20 days in Madrid, Romania & Bulgarian Black Sea Coast Itinerary

20 days in Madrid, Romania & Bulgarian Black Sea Coast Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, Shuttle to Brasov
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Brasov, Romania
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
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Varna, Bulgaria
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain — 6 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid route builder site.

Rio Cuarto, Argentina to Madrid is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio Cuarto to Madrid. Traveling from Rio Cuarto in April, expect Madrid to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brasov.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Brasov, Romania — 3 nights

With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Get out of town with these interesting Brasov side-trips: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran), Peles Castle (in Sinaia) and La Prapastii Zarnesti (in Zarnesti). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Muntele Tampa, relax and rejuvenate at Sport Wellness Spa, don't miss a visit to Piaka Sfatului, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra).

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brasov visit planner.

Getting from Madrid to Brasov by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Bucharest.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Spas
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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.
Step out of Bucharest to go to Mogosoaia and see Mogosoaia Palace, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", walk around Herăstrău Park, don't miss a visit to Stavropoleos Monastery, and get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bucharest tour planner.

Traveling by car from Brasov to Bucharest takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Varna.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Varna, Bulgaria — 5 nights

Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Explore Varna's surroundings by going to Kamchiya River (in Kamchia) and Church of St. Blaise (in Sveti Vlas). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Prisoe Winery, take in the dramatic natural features at Pobiti Kamani, see the interesting displays at The Retro Museum In Varna, and admire the natural beauty at ''Primorski'' park.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Varna day trip site.

You can drive from Bucharest to Varna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Romania travel guide

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Castles · Churches · Historic Walking Areas
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.