14 days in Romania Itinerary

14 days in Romania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Romania trip planner

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Bucharest
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tulcea
— 1 night
Drive
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Brasov
— 1 night
Drive
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Sibiu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cluj-Napoca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Orsova
— 1 night
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Timisoara
— 1 night
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Iasi
— 1 night
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Bucharest

— 2 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
For shopping fun, head to AFI Cotroceni or Carturesti Carusel. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Spas. Dedicate the 6th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bucharest trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bucharest is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Bucharest. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tulcea.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Wildlife · Wineries · Outdoors

Tulcea

— 1 night
Tulcea is a city in Dobrogea, Romania. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): examine the collection at The Danube Delta Museum, then stroll through Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, and then don't miss a visit to Monumentul Independentei.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tulcea holiday planner.

Getting from Bucharest to Tulcea by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May in Tulcea, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Tulcea

Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Brasov

— 1 night
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Prima Scoala Romaneasca, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tampa, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brasov road trip planning tool.

Getting from Tulcea to Brasov by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Brasov

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Sibiu

— 4 nights

Red Town

Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Town and Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council). Explore Sibiu's surroundings by going to Citadel of Alba Iulia (in Alba Iulia), The Fortified Church of Biertan (in Biertan) and Castelul Corvinilor (in Hunedoara). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Bridge of Lies, see the interesting displays at ASTRA Museum, shop like a local with Art & Crafts, and contemplate the long history of Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway.

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You can drive from Brasov to Sibiu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Cluj-Napoca

— 2 nights

Treasure City

The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
On the 14th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cetatuia Hill. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Matia Corvin Statue, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, and then stroll around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park.

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Traveling by car from Sibiu to Cluj-Napoca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Cluj-Napoca are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Orsova.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Orsova

— 1 night
Orșova is a port city on the Danube river in southwestern Romania's Mehedinți County. On the 16th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Romano-Catolica, then explore the striking landscape at Iron Gates, and then pause for some photo ops at Statue of King Decebalus.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Orsova online road trip planner.

You can drive from Cluj-Napoca to Orsova in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Timisoara.

Things to do in Orsova

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Timisoara

— 1 night
Timișoara is the capital city of Timiș County, and the main social, economic and cultural centre in western Romania.The third most populous city in the country, with 319,279 inhabitants as of the 2011 census, Timișoara is the informal capital city of the historical region of Banat. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Unirii Square, then take in the local highlights with Timisoara Tour Guide, and then admire the natural beauty at Parcul Rozelor.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Timisoara attractions tool.

Drive from Orsova to Timisoara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Timisoara sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Iasi.

Things to do in Timisoara

Tours · Wineries · Parks

Iasi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sabbas the Sanctified, buy something for everyone on your list at Palas Iasi, and then step into the grandiose world of Palatul Culturii.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Iasi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Timisoara to Iasi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Iasi, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iasi

Shopping · Historic Sites

Romania travel guide

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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.