16 days in Romania Itinerary

16 days in Romania Itinerary

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16 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Kiev
Drive:  10​h
1
Tulcea
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Constanta
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
3
Bucharest
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Curtea de Arges
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Brasov
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Lacu Rosu
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
7
Iasi
— 2 nights
train:  8​h 30​min
End: Kiev

1
night
Tulcea

Tulcea ©
Tulcea is a city in Dobrogea, Romania. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Danube Delta Museum, pause for some photo ops at Monumentul Independentei, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulcea route builder app .

Kiev, Ukraine to Tulcea is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Kiev in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Tulcea, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Constanta.

Things to do in Tulcea

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve ©
Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve
The Danube Delta Museum ©
The Danube Delta Museum
Monumentul Independentei ©
Monumentul Independentei

3
nights
Constanta

Constanta ©
Constanta is a relaxed seaside town on the coast of the Black Sea.
Get some cultural insight at Catedrala Sfinții Apostoli Petru și Pavel and St. Mina Orthodox Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Manastirea SF. Elena de la Mare and Ovidiu Square. Get out of town with these interesting Constanta side-trips: Cetatea Histria (in Istria) and Muzeul de Arheologie Callatis (in Mangalia). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mamaia Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Constanta Casino, take some stellar pictures from The Mosque of Constanta - Minaret, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of National History and Archeology.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Constanta online road trip planner .

You can drive from Tulcea to Constanta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Tulcea in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Constanta: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bucharest.

Things to do in Constanta

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Muzeul de Arheologie Callatis, Cetatea Histria, Manastirea SF. Elena de la Mare
Highlights from your plan
The Mosque of Constanta - Minaret ©
The Mosque of Constanta - Minaret
Manastirea SF. Elena de la Mare ©
Manastirea SF. Elena de la Mare

2
nights
Bucharest

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 16th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then admire the masterpieces at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), and then contemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, then admire the masterpieces at The National Museum of Art of Romania, then shop like a local with Rotenberg-Uzunov, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Bucharest travel route tool .

Take a train from Constanta to Bucharest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Constanta in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bucharest: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Curtea de Arges.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Curtea de Arges

Curtea de Arges ©
Curtea de Argeș is a city in Romania on the right bank of the Argeş River, where it flows through a valley of the lower Carpathians (the Făgăraș Mountains), on the railway from Pitești to the Turnu Roșu Pass. On the 18th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Anton Pann Memorial House, get outside with Transfagarasan Highway, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Curtea de Arges Monastery. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Cetatea Poienari.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Curtea de Arges trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Bucharest to Curtea de Arges by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Bucharest in July, plan for little chillier days in Curtea de Arges, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Curtea de Arges

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cetatea Poienari, Anton Pann Memorial House
Highlights from your plan
Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway
Cetatea Poienari ©
Cetatea Poienari
Anton Pann Memorial House ©
Anton Pann Memorial House

3
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Get a sense of the local culture at Peles Castle and Brasov Historical Center. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Sinagoga Neologa. Step out of Brasov to go to Sinaia and see Sinaia Monastery, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tampa, make a trip to Council Square, step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra).

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brasov vacation planner .

You can drive from Curtea de Arges to Brasov in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lacu Rosu.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Sinaia, Rasnov Citadel, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Highlights from your plan
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Black Church (Biserica Neagra) ©
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

2
nights
Lacu Rosu

Lacu Rosu ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the activities along Lacu Rosu (Red Lake) and then Head underground at Bicaz Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parcul National Ceahlau.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lacu Rosu trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Brasov to Lacu Rosu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Iasi.

Things to do in Lacu Rosu

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Parcul National Ceahlau
Highlights from your plan
Bicaz Canyon ©
Bicaz Canyon
Parcul National Ceahlau ©
Parcul National Ceahlau
Lacu Rosu (Red Lake) ©
Lacu Rosu (Red Lake)

2
nights
Iasi

Iasi ©
Iași is the largest city in eastern Romania and the seat of Iași County. On the 25th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Palace of Culture, take an in-depth tour of Casa Dosoftei, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Metropolitan Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of the Three Holy Hierarchs, and finally look for gifts at Leonidas Iasi. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Bojdeauca lui Ion Creanga.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Iasi vacation builder app .

Getting from Lacu Rosu to Iasi by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iasi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Casa Dosoftei ©
Casa Dosoftei
Palace of Culture ©
Palace of Culture
Monastery of the Three Holy Hierarchs ©

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