21 days in Romania Itinerary

21 days in Romania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Romania attractions planner

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

— 4 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Spend the 22nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, walk around Herăstrău Park, don't miss a visit to Stavropoleos Monastery, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Bucharest trip itinerary planning site.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Bucharest is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Brasov

— 5 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brasov: Bran (Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) & Museum Medieval Bran), La Prapastii Zarnesti (in Zarnesti) and Predeal Monastery (in Predeal). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Peles Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), fly down the slopes at Poiana Brasov, and head outdoors with Monitor Ski.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brasov itinerary planner.

Drive from Bucharest to Brasov in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sighisoara

— 1 night
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for gifts at Casa in Natura country store, take in the pleasant sights at Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, view the masterpieces at Art & Crafts, enjoy breathtaking views from Turnul Cismarilor, then enjoy breathtaking views from Turnul Croitorilor, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sighisoara trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Brasov to Sighisoara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January in Sighisoara, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Sibiu

— 3 nights

Red Town

Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Explore Sibiu's surroundings by going to Castelul Corvinilor (in Hunedoara), Citadel of Alba Iulia (in Alba Iulia) and Moldoveanu Peak (in Fagaras). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Brukenthal National Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Potters Tower, don't miss a visit to Fortress Walls, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sibiu trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Sighisoara to Sibiu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Sibiu can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

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 Salina Turda (in Turda) and Coltesti Castle Ruins (in Coltesti). There's still lots to do: stop by Oranjerie, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tarnița.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cluj-Napoca trip itinerary maker site.

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 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Timisoara.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

Timisoara

— 4 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. Get out of town with these interesting Timisoara side-trips: Arad (Biserica Rosie & Trajan Bridge). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piata Victoriei, enjoy some diversion at Blue Line - The Shooting Range, look for gifts at La Cave a Vins, and buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping City Timisoara.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Timisoara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cluj-Napoca to Timisoara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Timisoara are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Timisoara

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

Romania travel guide

4.4
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.