21 days in Romania Itinerary

21 days in Romania Itinerary

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Brasov
— 3 nights
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Sighisoara
— 1 night
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Sibiu
— 4 nights
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Cluj-Napoca
— 3 nights
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Oradea
— 2 nights
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Timisoara
— 2 nights
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Bucharest
— 5 nights
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Brasov

— 3 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Explore Brasov's surroundings by going to Bran (Horror House Bran & Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)) and Sinaia (Sinaia Monastery & Peles Castle). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Poiana Brasov, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, head outdoors with Monitor Ski, and step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brasov trip itinerary builder site.

Bacau to Brasov is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Sighisoara

— 1 night
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
On the 28th (Sun), make a trip to Sighisoara Clock Tower, stop by Haus Klein & Klemenzy, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sighisoara Historic Center, then go for a walk through Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Turnul Cismarilor.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sighisoara tour planner.

Getting from Brasov to Sighisoara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. February in Sighisoara sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sibiu.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hunedoara (Expozitie Inedita: Ev Mediu. Tortura Si Executie & Castelul Corvinilor), Citadel of Alba Iulia (in Alba Iulia) and Moldoveanu Peak (in Fagaras). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Brukenthal National Museum, wander the streets of Passage of Stairs, take in panoramic vistas at Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), and don't miss a visit to Strada Nicolae Balcescu.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sibiu online route planner.

You can drive from Sighisoara to Sibiu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Sibiu

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cluj-Napoca

— 3 nights

Treasure City

The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Explore Cluj-Napoca's surroundings by going to Turda (Salina Turda & Muzeul de Istorie Turda), Ramet Monastery (in Valea Manastirii) and Coltesti Castle Ruins (in Coltesti). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Zoology Museum, don't miss a visit to Szeki Palace, and trek along TransyBike - Day Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cluj-Napoca online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Sibiu to Cluj-Napoca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oradea.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Oradea

— 2 nights
Oradea the capital city of Bihor County and Crișana region, is one of the important centers of economic, social and cultural development in the western part of Romania, retaining these characteristics throughout history. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): learn about all things military at Military Museum, make a trip to The Holy Cross Monastery, then get a sense of history and politics at Oradea City Hall, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Felixarium, take an in-depth tour of Ady Endre Memorial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Oradea Fortress, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Black Hawk (Vulturul Negru) Palace Arcade.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Oradea online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Cluj-Napoca to Oradea takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Oradea can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Timisoara.

Things to do in Oradea

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trip

Timisoara

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Serbian Orthodox Episcopal Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Piata Victoriei, and finally stroll around Central Park. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Cathedral Park, then take in the local highlights with Timisoara Tour Guide, and then don't miss a visit to Unirii Square.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Timisoara tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Oradea to Timisoara by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Timisoara are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Timisoara

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Wineries

Bucharest

— 5 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Bucharest is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bucharest trip planner.

Getting from Timisoara to Bucharest by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Romania travel guide

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Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
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.