31 days in Romania Itinerary

31 days in Romania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Romania travel planner

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Cluj-Napoca
— 4 nights
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Timisoara
— 4 nights
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Craiova
— 2 nights
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Bucharest
— 7 nights
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Brasov
— 5 nights
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Sibiu
— 4 nights
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Sighisoara
— 3 nights
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Vatra Dornei
— 1 night
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Cluj-Napoca

— 4 nights

Treasure City

The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cluj-Napoca: Aiud Citadel (in Aiud), Turda (Salina Turda, Muzeul de Istorie Turda, &more) and Coltesti Castle Ruins (in Coltesti). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Apuseni Natural Park, don't miss a visit to Elian Palace, head outdoors with Panic Room, and examine the collection at The Pharmacy History Collection.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Cluj-Napoca trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cluj-Napoca. In February, daily temperatures in Cluj-Napoca can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Timisoara.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Timisoara: Arad (Retro IT Museum, Trajan Bridge, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piata Victoriei, get engrossed in the history at Muzeul Consumatorului Comunist, admire the striking features of The Palace of the Serbian Episcopacy, and pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Episcopal Church.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Timisoara attractions tool.

Drive from Cluj-Napoca to Timisoara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Craiova.

Things to do in Timisoara

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Craiova

— 2 nights
Craiova, Romania's 6th largest city and capital of Dolj County, is situated near the east bank of the river Jiu in central Oltenia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitirul Ungureni, see the interesting displays at Muzeul Stiintele Naturii Oltenia, then try to win big at Minerva Hotel & Casino, and finally examine the collection at Casa Baniei. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Craiova Botanical Garden and then examine the collection at Muzeul Olteniei.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Craiova day trip app.

Getting from Timisoara to Craiova by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March in Craiova, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bucharest.

Things to do in Craiova

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks

Bucharest

— 7 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Step out of Bucharest to go to Mogosoaia and see Mogosoaia Palace, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, walk around Herăstrău Park, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bucharest day trip tool.

You can drive from Craiova to Bucharest in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brasov

— 5 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Get out of town with these interesting Brasov side-trips: Bran (Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) & Museum Medieval Bran), La Prapastii Zarnesti (in Zarnesti) and Sinaia (George Enescu Memorial House, Peles Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Poiana Brasov, relax and rejuvenate at Sport Wellness Spa, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Sfatalui (City Hall), and contemplate the long history of Villages with Fortified Churches.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brasov day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bucharest to Brasov takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 Moldoveanu Peak (in Fagaras), Hunedoara (Castelul Corvinilor & Expozitie Inedita: Ev Mediu. Tortura Si Executie) and Citadel of Alba Iulia (in Alba Iulia). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Brukenthal National Museum, make a trip to Passage of Stairs, take in panoramic vistas at Potters Tower, and contemplate the long history of Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council).

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sibiu online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brasov to Sibiu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Sibiu sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Sibiu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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 Sighisoara's surroundings by going to Odorheiu Secuiesc (in Odorheiu Secuiesc), Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch (in Izvoare) and Fortified Church (in Alma Vii). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sighisoara Clock Tower, look for gifts at Casa in Natura country store, take in panoramic vistas at Turnul Croitorilor, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sighisoara Historic Center.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sighisoara tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sibiu to Sighisoara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vatra Dornei.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatra Dornei

— 1 night
Vatra Dornei is a city in Suceava County, north-eastern Romania. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Euroski - Scoala de Schi.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vatra Dornei day trip planning site.

Drive from Sighisoara to Vatra Dornei in 4 hours. Traveling from Sighisoara in March, expect nights in Vatra Dornei to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vatra Dornei

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Highlights from your trip

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.