22 days in Romania, Hungary & Zadar Itinerary

22 days in Romania, Hungary & Zadar Itinerary

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22 days in Romania, Hungary & Zadar Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
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Tirgu Mures, Romania
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Brasov, Romania
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
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Heviz, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Zadar, Croatia
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
End: Budapest, Hungary

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Cluj-Napoca
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cluj-Napoca trip tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Cluj-Napoca International Airport, Transilvania Târgu Mureş International Airport and Sibiu International Airport. In July in Cluj-Napoca, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 57°F at night. You will leave for Tirgu Mures on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

#Nightlife, #Tours, #Parks
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Tirgu Mures, Romania

Tirgu Mures
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tirgu Mures: Sighisoara (Clock Tower, Sighisoara Historic Center, & more) and The Fortified Church of Biertan (in Biertan).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirgu Mures trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Cluj-Napoca to Tirgu Mures by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daily temperatures in Tirgu Mures can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Tirgu Mures

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sighisoara, The Fortified Church of Biertan
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Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center
Clock Tower ©
Clock Tower
The Fortified Church of Biertan ©
The Fortified Church of Biertan

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Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Piatra Craiului has been added to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran) and Peles Castle (in Sinaia). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tampa, don't miss a visit to Council Square, wander the streets of Brasov Historical Center, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Rope Street - Strada Sforii.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brasov day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Tirgu Mures to Brasov takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Brasov

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Peles Castle, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Rasnov Citadel, Piatra Craiului
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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Mount Tampa ©
Mount Tampa
Piatra Craiului ©
Piatra Craiului

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Cluj-Napoca ©
For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cluj-Napoca trip builder website .

Getting from Brasov to Cluj-Napoca by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

#Nature, #Fun & Games, #Parks
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Iulius Park ©
Iulius Park

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Spend the 7th (Tue) immersed in therapeutic waters at a local thermal spa. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Parliament, make a trip to Shoes on the Danube Bank, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, and admire the striking features of Matthias Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Budapest day trip site .

You can fly from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest due to the time zone difference. August in Budapest sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Heviz.

Things to do in Budapest

#Historic Sites, #Spas, #Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Thermal Spas
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

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Heviz, Hungary

Heviz ©
Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Festetics Palace and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Szigliget Castle, then explore the activities along Lake Cave, then step into the grandiose world of Sumeg Castle, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Balaton.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Heviz day trip app .

You can drive from Budapest to Heviz in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Heviz

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Cave, Lake Balaton, Festetics Palace, Sumeg Castle, Szigliget Castle
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Lake Balaton ©
Lake Balaton
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Festetics Palace ©
Festetics Palace

6
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Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Explore Zadar's surroundings by going to Simuni Beach (in Simuni), Paklenica National Park (in Starigrad-Paklenica) and Rucica Beach (in Novalja). There's much more to do: make a trip to Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, contemplate the long history of Church of St. Donat, and explore the ancient world of Zadar Land City Gates.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zadar trip planning website .

Drive from Heviz to Zadar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Heviz in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zadar: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 62°F at night. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Budapest.

Things to do in Zadar

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Nin, Rucica Beach, Simuni Beach, Paklenica National Park
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Paklenica National Park ©
Paklenica National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ) ©
Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ)

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest
To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Zadar in August, you will find days in Budapest are slightly colder (82°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). You will leave for Poiana Brasov on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Budapest

#Tours, #Nightlife, #Outdoors
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