16 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

16 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Sighisoara, Romania
— 2 nights
Brasov, Romania
— 1 night
Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights


Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and examine the collection at Hofburg.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary builder website.

Guadalajara, Mexico to Vienna is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Guadalajara to Vienna. When traveling from Guadalajara in April, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Vienna: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, then steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly to Sighisoara.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Sighisoara, Romania — 2 nights

As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sighisoara: Ascension of the Lord Cathedral (in Targu Mures) and The Fortified Church of Biertan (in Biertan). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at The Dracula Investigation, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pivnita lui Teo - Teo's Cellar, admire the landmark architecture of Centrul Istoric Sighisoara, and take in panoramic vistas at Turnul Cismarilor.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sighisoara road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Sighisoara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Sighisoara is 1 hour. In April in Sighisoara, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Brasov.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
Side Trips
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Brasov, Romania — 1 night

With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Piaka Sfatului, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), then wander the streets of Brasov Historical Center, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muntele Tampa.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brasov trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sighisoara to Brasov by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bucharest.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
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Bucharest, Romania — 3 nights

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 23rd (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", pause for some serene contemplation at Stavropoleos Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Museum of History of the Jewish Community, and wander the streets of Old Town.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bucharest travel route builder app.

You can drive from Brasov to Bucharest in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bucharest are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for home.
Tours · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
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