31 days in Romania Itinerary

31 days in Romania Itinerary

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Bucharest
— 5 nights
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Tulcea
— 2 nights
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Curtea de Arges
— 4 nights
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Gorj County
— 3 nights
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Baile Herculane
— 2 nights
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Sibiu
— 4 nights
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Brasov
— 5 nights
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Cluj-Napoca
— 5 nights
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Bucharest

— 5 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Stavropoleos Monastery are in your itinerary. Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti" and The Clock Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bucharest: Manastirea Dealu (in Targoviste) and Neagra Bison Reservation (in Bucsani). Spend the 1st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Green Adventure, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of History of the Jewish Community.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Bucharest trip maker site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Bucharest is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich to Bucharest, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zurich in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bucharest, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tulcea.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tulcea

— 2 nights
Tulcea is a city in Dobrogea, Romania. On the 7th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Cetatea Halmyris, look for all kinds of wild species at Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, and then admire the masterpieces at Muzeul de Etnografie Si Arta Populara - Tulcea / Ethnographic and Folk Art Museum - Tulcea. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Celic Dere Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cocoș Romanian Orthodox Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saon Monastery.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tulcea day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bucharest to Tulcea in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Curtea de Arges.

Things to do in Tulcea

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Curtea de Arges

— 4 nights
Curtea de Argeș is a city in Romania on the right bank of the Argeş River, where it flows through a valley of the lower Carpathians (the Făgăraș Mountains), on the railway from Pitești to the Turnu Roșu Pass. Visit Cetatea Poienari and Cozia Monastery for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Transfagarasan Highway and Le Lac Balea. Change things up with these side-trips from Curtea de Arges: Cozia National Park (in Brezoi) and Costesti (Trovanti Museum Natural Reserve & Manastirea Bistrita). There's still lots to do: see human ingenuity at work at Vidraru Dam.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Curtea de Arges sightseeing site.

Drive from Tulcea to Curtea de Arges in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tulcea in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Curtea de Arges. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Gorj County.

Things to do in Curtea de Arges

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gorj County

— 3 nights
Gorj is a county of Romania, in Oltenia, with its capital city at Târgu Jiu.DemographicsIn 2011, it had a population of 334,238 and its population density was 59.66/km². Get in touch with nature at Transalpina and Danube Gorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gorj County: Podul lui Dumnezeu (in Ponoarele) and Petrosani (Pestera Bolii & Varful Parangul Mic). There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Retezat Mountains and Head underground at The Women's Cave ( Pestera Muierii ).

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gorj County trip planner.

Traveling by car from Curtea de Arges to Gorj County takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Curtea de Arges in August since evenings lows in Gorj County dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Baile Herculane.

Things to do in Gorj County

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Baile Herculane

— 2 nights
Băile Herculane is a town in Romanian Banat, in Caraș-Severin County, situated in the valley of the Cerna River, between the Mehedinți Mountains to the east and the Cerna Mountains to the west, elevation 168 meters. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of National Park Domogled. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Cerna Valley and then explore the striking landscape at Iron Gates.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Baile Herculane day trip planning app.

You can drive from Gorj County to Baile Herculane in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sibiu.

Things to do in Baile Herculane

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your 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.
Old Town and Biserica Sfanta Treime are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Moldoveanu Peak and Arboretumul Simeria. Change things up with these side-trips from Sibiu: Rapa Rosie (in Sebes), Citadel of Alba Iulia (in Alba Iulia) and Castelul Corvinilor (in Hunedoara). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Ocna Sibiului Salt Mine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica din groapa, visit The Lower Town of Sibiu (Orasul de Jos), and make a trip to Fortress Walls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sibiu trip site.

Getting from Baile Herculane to Sibiu by car takes about 4 hours. In August in Sibiu, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Sibiu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Brasov

— 5 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Tampa and Valea Zimbrilor. Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Brasov Historical Center will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brasov: Sinaia (Cabana Babele & Peles Castle), La Prapastii Zarnesti (in Zarnesti) and Museum Medieval Bran (in Bran). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Go2Transilvania - Day Tours, learn about winemaking at Pensiunea Rhein, don't miss a visit to Council Square, and stop by Barrique M.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brasov travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Sibiu to Brasov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Cluj-Napoca

— 5 nights

Treasure City

The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Salina Turda and Ratiu Center for Democracy are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge and Moara de Vant will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Cluj-Napoca side-trips: Szekelyko (in Rimetea), Ramet Gorge (in Baia de Aries) and Gradina Zmeilor (in Gilgau). And it doesn't end there: take a spin around town with TransyBike - Day Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, explore the activities along Tarnița, and explore the ancient world of City Walls of Cluj.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cluj-Napoca online attractions planner.

Drive from Brasov to Cluj-Napoca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Cluj-Napoca sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

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.