25 days in Romania Itinerary

25 days in Romania Itinerary

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Timisoara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cluj-Napoca
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sibiu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sighisoara
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brasov
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tulcea
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bucharest
— 5 nights

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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. Bring the kids along to Piata Victoriei and Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Unirii Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Episcopal Church, stroll around Central Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bega River.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Timisoara travel route planning tool.

Bucharest to Timisoara is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Timisoara can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Timisoara

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Cluj-Napoca

— 4 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 & Ratiu Center for Democracy). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, stroll around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cluj-Napoca tour planning website.

Getting from Timisoara to Cluj-Napoca by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Cluj-Napoca are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sibiu.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

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.
Attractions like Big Square (Piata Mare) and Bridge of Lies make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Sibiu side-trips: Alba Iulia (Traseul Celor Trei Fortificatii, Citadel of Alba Iulia, &more), Curtea de Arges (Vidraru Dam & Transfagarasan Highway) and Biserica Sfanta Treime (in Sibiel). On the 17th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Moldoveanu Peak. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower and stroll around Citadel Park of Sibiu.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sibiu online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cluj-Napoca to Sibiu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Sibiu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Sighisoara

— 3 nights
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sighisoara: Darjiu Fortified Church (in Darjiu), Odorheiu Secuiesc (in Odorheiu Secuiesc) and Viscri Fortified Church (in Viscri). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Sighisoara Historic Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Margaret Church, take in the pleasant sights at Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, and view the masterpieces at The Spoonman.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sighisoara trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Sibiu to Sighisoara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Sighisoara, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Brasov

— 4 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Attractions like Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Black Church (Biserica Neagra) make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Brasov's surroundings by going to Horror House Bran (in Bran) and Sinaia (Casino Sinaia, Peles Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, indulge in some personalized pampering at Sport Wellness Spa, hit the slopes at Poiana Brasov, and wander the streets of Brasov Historical Center.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brasov route maker.

Traveling by car from Sighisoara to Brasov takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tulcea.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Tulcea

— 2 nights
Tulcea is a city in Dobrogea, Romania. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museum of History and Archaeology, then look for all kinds of wild species at Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, and then examine the collection at The Danube Delta Museum. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Muzeul de Etnografie Si Arta Populara - Tulcea / Ethnographic and Folk Art Museum - Tulcea, then appreciate the history behind Monumentul Independentei, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cocoș Romanian Orthodox Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Celic Dere Monastery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tulcea travel route planner.

Getting from Brasov to Tulcea by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Tulcea can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bucharest.

Things to do in Tulcea

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bucharest

— 5 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Bring the kids along to Palace of Parliament and Herăstrău Park. Take a break from Bucharest with a short trip to Mogosoaia Palace in Mogosoaia, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", explore the world behind art at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), get a new perspective on nature at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, and take in nature's colorful creations at Cismigiu Gardens.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bucharest trip website.

Drive from Tulcea to Bucharest in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.