15 days in Romania, Hungary & Bulgaria Itinerary

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Drive to Chennai International Airport, Fly to Bucharest
Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
Eger, Hungary
— 1 night
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Borovets, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
Smolyan, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly to Chennai International Airport, Drive to Pondicherry


Bucharest, Romania — 3 nights

Bucharest is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Art of Romania (Muzeul Nakional de Arta al Romaniei), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and view the masterpieces at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti".

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bucharest online trip itinerary maker.

Pondicherry, India to Bucharest is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Pondicherry to Bucharest. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Eger.
Tours · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Eger, Hungary — 1 night

Hungarian Rome

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Valley of the Beautiful Women, step into the grandiose world of Eger Castle, then make a trip to Dobo Square, and finally soothe aching muscles at Torok Furdo.

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

You can fly from Bucharest to Eger in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. January in Eger sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Budapest.
Nature · Wineries · Parks · Spas
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Budapest, Hungary — 4 nights

Pearl of the Danube

Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, test the waters at Széchenyi Thermal Bath, and ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Eger to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Borovets.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours
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Borovets, Bulgaria — 3 nights

categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: stroll through Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School, trot along with a tour on horseback, head outdoors with Borosport Ski Rentals, and make a trip to Tsarska Bistritsa.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Borovets tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Budapest to Borovets by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Borovets due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Smolyan.
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Smolyan, Bulgaria — 1 night

On the 24th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Ecotrail Neviastata, hit the slopes at Fun Park Pamporovo, learn and have fun at Spree Ski & Snowboard School, then stroll through Pamporovo Ski Resort, and finally make a trip to National Astronomical Observatory at Rozhen.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Smolyan route planner.

Traveling by car from Borovets to Smolyan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sofia.
Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks
Side Trips
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Sofia, Bulgaria — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get curious at Museum of illusions Sofia, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sofia Church.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sofia travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Smolyan to Sofia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daily temperatures in Sofia can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games
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Romania travel guide

Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Government Buildings
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.

Hungary travel guide

Historic Sites · Government Buildings · Nightlife
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

Bulgaria travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Ruins · Nightlife
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.