18 days in Northwest Romania, Luxembourg City & Esch-sur-Alzette Itinerary

18 days in Northwest Romania, Luxembourg City & Esch-sur-Alzette Itinerary

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18 days in Northwest Romania, Luxembourg City & Esch-sur-Alzette Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Beclean, Romania
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Baia Mare, Romania
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Padis, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 5 nights
bus:  15​min
7
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2
nights
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Michael's Church and Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca. Let the collections at Museum of Art and Muzeul de Istorie Turda capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Cluj-Napoca to Ciurila to see Moara de Vant about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, examine the collection at The Transylvania Museum of Etnografico, try your luck at Casino, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cluj-Napoca holiday maker website .

If you are flying in from Romania, the closest major airports are Cluj-Napoca International Airport, Transilvania Târgu Mureş International Airport and Sibiu International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Beclean.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Muzeul de Istorie Turda, Moara de Vant
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Moara de Vant ©
Moara de Vant

1
night
Beclean, Romania

Beclean
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a splash at Baile Figa.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Beclean trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Cluj-Napoca to Beclean in 1.5 hours. In May in Beclean, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sighetu Marmatiei.

Things to do in Beclean

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

2
nights
Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania

Sighetu Marmatiei ©
Sighetu Marmației, until 1964 Sighet, is a city in Maramureș County near the Iza River, in northwestern Romania.GeographySighetu Marmației is situated along the Tisa river on the border with Ukraine, across from the Ukrainian town of Solotvyno. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Merry Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Sighet village museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barsana Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at Ethnological Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Wooden Churches of Maramures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Sapanta-Peri Monastery, then stroll the grounds of Il Cimitero Allegro, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Elie Wiesel Memorial House - The Museum of the Jewish Culture in Maramures.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sighetu Marmatiei visit app .

Traveling by car from Beclean to Sighetu Marmatiei takes 2.5 hours. In May in Sighetu Marmatiei, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Baia Mare.

Things to do in Sighetu Marmatiei

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sapanta, Ieud, Barsana Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Merry Cemetery ©
Merry Cemetery
Barsana Monastery ©
Barsana Monastery

1
night
Baia Mare, Romania

Baia Mare ©
Baia Mare is a municipality along the Săsar River, in northwestern Romania; it is the capital of Maramureș County. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Central Baia Mare Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at COMPLEXUL ASTRONOMIC BAIA MARE, then see the interesting displays at Mineralogy Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wooden Churches of Maramures.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Baia Mare tour itinerary tool .

You can drive from Sighetu Marmatiei to Baia Mare in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Baia Mare are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Padis.

Things to do in Baia Mare

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wooden Churches of Maramures
Highlights from your plan
Mineralogy Museum ©
Mineralogy Museum
Central Baia Mare Art Museum ©
Central Baia Mare Art Museum
COMPLEXUL ASTRONOMIC BAIA MARE ©
COMPLEXUL ASTRONOMIC BAIA MARE

2
nights
Padis, Romania

Padis ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Galbena Gorges and then don't miss a visit to Fortress of Ponor. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Apuseni Natural Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Padis trip maker site .

Getting from Baia Mare to Padis by car takes about 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Padis can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Padis

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trip

Apuseni Natural Park
Highlights from your plan
Apuseni Natural Park ©
Apuseni Natural Park

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nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Get some historical perspective at MNHM National Museum of Military History and Chateau de Vianden. Get outdoors at Casemates du Bock and Parcs de la Petrusse. Explore Luxembourg City's surroundings by going to Biodiversum (in Remerschen), Mullerthal Trail (in Mullerthal) and Kikuoka Country Club (in Canach). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, stroll the grounds of Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, contemplate the long history of Museum Drai Eechelen, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art).

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Luxembourg City travel route planner .

Explore your travel options from Padis to Luxembourg City with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Padis to Luxembourg City is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Padis in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Luxembourg City: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Esch-sur-Alzette.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mullerthal Trail, MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire, Chateau de Vianden, Jardin Des Papillons, Biodiversum
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

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nights
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Esch-sur-Alzette ©
Esch-sur-Alzette is a commune with town status in south-western Luxembourg. On the 15th (Wed), sample the tasty concoctions at National Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Henri, steep yourself in history at Blast Furnace Belval, then see the interesting displays at European Museum Schengen, and finally do a tasting at Caves St Martin.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Esch-sur-Alzette trip builder app .

Esch-sur-Alzette is just a stone's throw from Luxembourg City. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Esch-sur-Alzette

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Musee National des Mines de Fer Luxembourgeoises, European Museum Schengen, Bofferding, Caves St Martin, Parc Merveilleux
Highlights from your plan
Parc Merveilleux ©
Parc Merveilleux
Bofferding ©
Bofferding

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