17 days in Romania Itinerary

17 days in Romania Itinerary

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17 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Bucharest
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Sinaia
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Busteni
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
4
Brasov
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Cartisoara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Sibiu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Turda
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
8
Cluj-Napoca
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Bucharest

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Palace of Parliament, Admiral Vasile Urseanu Astronomical Observatory, Comana Nature Park, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look and learn at Admiral Vasile Urseanu Astronomical Observatory, look for all kinds of wild species at Comana Nature Park, and then walk around Carol Park (Liberty Park). On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche, then look for gifts at Carturesti Carusel, and finally look for gifts at Romanian Boutique.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bucharest attractions planning website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bucharest is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Expect little chillier evenings in Bucharest when traveling from Tel Aviv in July, with lows around 19°C. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sinaia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Patriarchal Cathedral ©
Patriarchal Cathedral
Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche ©

1
night
Sinaia

Sinaia ©
Named after the monastery around which it was built, Sinaia is a mountain resort and popular holiday destination for Romanians and foreigners alike.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Peles Castle, explore the galleries of Cantacuzino Castle, don't miss a visit to Crucea Caraiman, explore the striking landscape at Cabana Babele, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave, and finally get outside with Cascada Urlatoarea.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sinaia itinerary planner.

Take a train from Bucharest to Sinaia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Busteni.

Things to do in Sinaia

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Busteni
Highlights from your plan
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Cantacuzino Castle ©
Cantacuzino Castle
Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave ©
Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave

few
hours
Busteni

Busteni ©
Bușteni is a small mountain town in the north of Prahova County, in central Romania. On the 1st (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Muzeul Memorial Cezar Petrescu, make a trip to Manastirea Caraiman, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Predeal Monastery.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Busteni road trip planning tool .

Busteni is just a stone's throw from Sinaia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Brasov.

Things to do in Busteni

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Predeal Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Predeal Monastery ©
Predeal Monastery
Muzeul Memorial Cezar Petrescu ©
Muzeul Memorial Cezar Petrescu
Manastirea Caraiman ©
Manastirea Caraiman

4
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dino Parc, Horror House Bran, Walkabout Free Tour - Brasov, and other attractions you added. Get in touch with nature at Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get some cultural insight at Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Rasnov Citadel. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Canionul Șapte Scări, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga Neologa, buy something for everyone on your list at Coresi Shopping Mall, and get in on the family fun at Parc Aventura Brasov.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brasov holiday planner .

Getting from Busteni to Brasov by bus takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or drive. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cartisoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Rasnov, Bran, Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti, Canionul Șapte Scări
Highlights from your plan
Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Canionul Șapte Scări ©
Canionul Șapte Scări

1
night
Cartisoara

Cartisoara ©
You've now added Balea Glacier Lake to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brancoveanu Monastery, take in the awesome beauty at Moldoveanu Peak, and then explore the activities along Balea Glacier Lake. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Villages with Fortified Churches, then pause for some serene contemplation at Fortified Evangelical Church of Cincsor, then admire the sheer force of Capra Wasserfall, and finally examine the collection at Muzeul Badea Cartan.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cartisoara route planning site .

Drive from Brasov to Cartisoara in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cartisoara can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sibiu.

Things to do in Cartisoara

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fagaras, Villages with Fortified Churches, Brancoveanu Monastery, Balea Glacier Lake, Fortified Evangelical Church of Cincsor
Highlights from your plan
Balea Glacier Lake ©
Balea Glacier Lake
Muzeul Badea Cartan ©
Muzeul Badea Cartan
Brancoveanu Monastery ©
Brancoveanu Monastery

2
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Planning Sibiu trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cartisoara to Sibiu in an hour. In August in Sibiu, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Turda.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Muzeul Pr. Zosim Oancea, Biserica Sfântul Mihail, Valea Viilor Fortified Church, Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată, Slimnic Citadel
Highlights from your plan
Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată ©
Valea Viilor Fortified Church ©
Valea Viilor Fortified Church
Muzeul Pr. Zosim Oancea ©
Muzeul Pr. Zosim Oancea

1
night
Turda

Turda ©
Turda is a city and Municipality in Cluj County, Romania, situated on the Arieş River.HistoryAncient timesThere is evidence of human settlement in the area dating to the Middle Paleolithic, some 60,000 years ago. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Ratiu Center for Democracy.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Turda tour site .

Traveling by car from Sibiu to Turda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Turda

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Rimetea, Coltesti Castle Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Coltesti Castle Ruins ©
Coltesti Castle Ruins
Unitarian Church ©
Unitarian Church
Muzeul de Istorie Turda ©
Muzeul de Istorie Turda

4
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
You've added Panic Room, Hoia-Baciu Project, National Ethnographic Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge and Cascada Varciorog. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hazsongard Cemetery and Sic Calvinist Reformed Church. When in Cluj-Napoca, make a side trip to see Museum of History and Art in Zalau, approximately 1h 50 min away. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Moara de Vant and pause for some serene contemplation at Piarist Church.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cluj-Napoca road trip planning tool .

Cluj-Napoca is very close to Turda. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Sic Calvinist Reformed Church, Cascada Varciorog, Museum of History and Art, Moara de Vant
Highlights from your plan
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
Moara de Vant ©
Moara de Vant
Museum of History and Art ©
Museum of History and Art

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