8 days in Harghita County Itinerary

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Harghita Bai
— 3 nights
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Lacu Rosu
— 2 nights
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Praid
— 2 nights
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Harghita Bai — 3 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Harghita Bai: Baile Tusnad (Wellness Tusnad, Saint Anna Lake, &more), Darjiu Fortified Church (in Darjiu) and Izvoare (Ivo Wildlife Park & Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch).

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Harghita Bai online visit planner.

Sibiu to Harghita Bai is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lacu Rosu.
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Lacu Rosu — 2 nights

On the 27th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Red Lake and then explore the fascinating underground world of Bicaz Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Pestera de Gheata si Grota ursilor and then make a short side trip with Medveles Erdelyben.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lacu Rosu sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Harghita Bai to Lacu Rosu in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Praid.
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Praid — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Salt Canyon and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salina Praid - Salt Mine. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly House Praid.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Praid road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lacu Rosu to Praid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Praid sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.
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Harghita County travel guide

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Harghita is a county in the center of Romania, in eastern Transylvania, with the county seat at Miercurea Ciuc.Demographics2002 censusIn 2002, Harghita County had a population of 326,222 and a population density of 52/km².Hungarians- 84.62% (or 276,038)Romanians – 14.06% (or 45,870)Romani – 1.18% (or 3,835), and others.2011 censusIn 2011, it had a population of 302,432 and a population density of 46/km².Hungarians- 85.21% (or 257,707)Romanians – 12.96% (or 39,196)Romani, others – 1.76% (or 5,326). Harghita county has the highest percentage of Hungarians in Romania, just ahead of Covasna county. The Hungarians form the majority of the population in most of the county's municipalities, with Romanians concentrated in the northern and eastern part of the county (particularly Toplița and Bălan), as well as in the enclave of Voșlăbeni.The Székelys of Harghita are mostly Roman Catholic, with Reformed and Unitarian minorities, while the ethnic Romanians are primarily Orthodox. Catholicism is strongest in the east, in the former Csíkszék, while Protestants are concentrated in the west, south and west of Odorheiu Secuiesc. By religion, the county is divided roughly as follows:

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