37 days in Romania & The Balkans Itinerary

37 days in Romania & The Balkans Itinerary

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Fly to Graz, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
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Zadar, Croatia
— 1 night
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Podgorica, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Budva, Montenegro
— 2 nights
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Shkoder, Albania
— 2 nights
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Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Novi Sad, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Timisoara, Romania
— 2 nights
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Brasov, Romania
— 1 night
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Bucharest, Romania
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 1 night
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church, examine the collection at Slovenian Ethnographic Museum, then contemplate the long history of Plečnik's House, then delve into the distant past at City Museum of Ljubljana, and finally look for gifts at SMILE Concept Store.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana planner.

Mumbai, India to Ljubljana is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in June, you will find days in Ljubljana are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are colder (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Bled, Slovenia

— 1 night
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 18th (Fri), browse for gifts or souvenirs at Galerija Mikame.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bled online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Bled takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bled

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zagreb, Croatia

— 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zagreb trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bled to Zagreb takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 20th (Sun), you're off to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 1 night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Milino, contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake, explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Great Cascades, then contemplate the waterfront views at Burgeti Lakes, and finally explore the activities along Kozjak.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature · Parks

Zadar, Croatia

— 1 night
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Elias - St Elias Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Chrysogonus Church, look for gifts at Natura Zara, then see the interesting displays at Permanent Exhibition of Religion Art, then steep yourself in history at Duke's palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sveti Šime.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zadar online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Split, Croatia

— 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Golden Gate, explore the world behind art at Split Gallery of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue, then stop by Filigran Split, then explore the world behind art at Jaman Art, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Monastery of St. Frances.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Split road trip app.

Traveling by car from Zadar to Split takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Split, with lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for Mostar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 1 night
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House), take in the exciting artwork at Art Studio Pandur, take an in-depth tour of Old Bridge Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Bosnaseum, and finally brush up on your military savvy at War Photo Exhibition.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mostar trip builder.

Drive from Split to Mostar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Mostar can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 2 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Alifakovac Cemetery, examine the collection at Muzej Sarajevo 1878-1918, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor's Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of Svrzo House, then examine the collection at Museum Alija Izetbegovic, and finally view the masterpieces at Sevdah Art House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alipasina Mosque, steep yourself in history at Gazi Husrev Begova Medresa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo, take in the dramatic scenery at Skakavac, then see the interesting displays at The Despic House, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Sarajevo Clock Tower.

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Traveling by car from Mostar to Sarajevo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 26th (Sat), contemplate the long history of St. John's Fortress, steep yourself in history at Revelin Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Treasury, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue, then see the interesting displays at Love Stories Museum, and finally get great views at Minceta Fortress. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fort Bokar, browse the exhibits of Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, stop by Dubrovnik Treasures, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Prijeko street, then steep yourself in history at Dominican Monastery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik attractions planner.

You can drive from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Podgorica.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Podgorica, Montenegro

— 2 nights
One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
On the 28th (Mon), learn about winemaking at 13 Jul Plantaže Vineyard, explore the world behind art at Museum and Gallery of Podgorica, examine the collection at Natural History Museum of Montenegro, then admire the masterpieces at Centre of Contemporary Art at Petrović Palace, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Montenegro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dajbabe Monastery, buy something for everyone on your list at Delta City, contemplate the waterfront views at Mareza Spring, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manastir Celija Piperska, and finally examine the collection at Marko Miljanov Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Podgorica trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Podgorica takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Podgorica

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Kotor, Montenegro

— 2 nights

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Martinovic Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John the Baptist, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Holy Mother Rozaria, explore the historical opulence of Zmajević Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark’s Church, and finally see a world frozen in time at Fort Vrmac - Old Austro-Hungarian Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Eustachius, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St. Matthew, make a trip to Radoničić Milošević Palace, steep yourself in history at Lapidarium in St. Michael's Church, then view the masterpieces at Namfleg, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Kampana Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kotor tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Podgorica to Kotor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Budva.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Budva, Montenegro

— 2 nights
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Ivan Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Punta Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Trinity, stop by Budva Leather, then explore the ancient world of Ruins of Roman-Era Necropolis, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of St. Thomas Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sutomore Beach, make a trip to Church of St. Petka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Reževići Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery Praskvica, and finally explore the striking landscape at Layered Rocks of Rafailovići.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Budva trip itinerary planning app.

Budva is just a stone's throw from Kotor. In July in Budva, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Budva

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Shkoder, Albania

— 2 nights
Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Lezhe Castle, then see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, then contemplate the long history of Former Palace of King Nikola I, and finally hike along Peaks Of The Balkans. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Monument to Mother Teresa, get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory, get to know the fascinating history of Kole Idromeno Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Venice Art Mask Factory.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Shkoder trip planner.

Getting from Budva to Shkoder by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Budva in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Shkoder, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Shkoder

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Tirana, Albania

— 2 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at The Beach Bar, admire the striking features of Durres Castle, get engrossed in the history at Durres Archaeological Museum, then learn more about the world around you at National Archaeological Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Petrela Castle, and finally look for gifts at Tirana East Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Preza Castle, examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, examine the collection at Museum of Secret Surveillance, see the interesting displays at Bektashi World Center, then take an in-depth tour of House of Leaves, and finally admire the striking features of Reja "The Cloud".

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tirana trip maker site.

You can drive from Shkoder to Tirana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and shuttle; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Tirana when traveling from Shkoder in July, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the shuttle to Ohrid.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums · Beaches · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

— 2 nights

Jerusalem of the Balkans

Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Icon Gallery-Ohrid, make a trip to Halveti Hayati Tekke, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Mary Perybleptos, make a trip to Early Christian Basilica, then make a trip to River Drim, and finally explore the activities along Vevchani Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at National Ohrid Museum - Robevci House, shop like a local with Atelier Marta Pejoska, see the interesting displays at National Workshop For Handmade Paper, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nikola Gerakomija, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Virgin Mary Kamenko.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ohrid holiday maker site.

You can take a shuttle from Tirana to Ohrid in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tirana in July: high temperatures in Ohrid hover around 34°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Skopje.

Things to do in Ohrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

— 3 nights
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Head to Galerija Martinoski and Skopje City Mallfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mustafa Pasha Mosque and Archaeological Museum of Macedonia. Step out of Skopje with an excursion to Stobi in Palikura--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum of Macedonian Struggle, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Clement of Ohrid, browse the eclectic array of goods at Prilep's Old Bazaar, and look for gifts at Jumbo Vero Centar.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Skopje trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ohrid to Skopje takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Skopje

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Belgrade, Serbia

— 2 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The National Assembly, admire the landmark architecture of Crkva Svetog Marka, contemplate the long history of Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church, then view the masterpieces at Art for All, and finally head off the coast to Great War Island. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Sava, brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum, then examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum, then explore the world behind art at Zepter Museum , Belgrade, and finally take a stroll around Trg Republike.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Belgrade trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Skopje to Belgrade in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In July in Belgrade, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a shuttle to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Novi Sad, Serbia

— 2 nights

Serbian Athens

The regional and cultural center of northern Serbia, the riverside city of Novi Sad occupies a strategically advantageous position between Belgrade and Budapest.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Beocin, contemplate the long history of Monastery Jazak, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Vrdnik-Ravanica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Staro Hopovo Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Grgeteg. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Upper Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Lower church from 1718, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Petkovac, then admire the masterpieces at Spomen-zbirka Pavla Beljanskog, then see the interesting displays at The Gallery of Matica srpska, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Big Shopping.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Novi Sad trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a shuttle from Belgrade to Novi Sad in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Novi Sad, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Timisoara.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Timisoara, Romania

— 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. On the 17th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Dendrological Park, let the kids burn off some steam at Parcul Copiilor Ion Creangă, look for gifts at La Cave a Vins, then steep yourself in history at Serbian Orthodox Episcopal Church, then stroll around Central Park, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping City Timisoara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Romanian Orthodox Parish Iosefin, admire the striking features of Fabric Synagogue, pause for some serene contemplation at Millennium Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cetate Synagogue, then don't miss a visit to The Palace of the Serbian Episcopacy, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mehala Orthodox Church.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Timisoara trip planner.

Drive from Novi Sad to Timisoara in 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Novi Sad to Timisoara due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Timisoara

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Brasov, Romania

— 1 night
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
On the 19th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Casa Muresenilor, contemplate the long history of Draper Bastion, buy something for everyone on your list at Coresi Shopping Mall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fortified Church of Harman, and finally steep yourself in history at Villages with Fortified Churches.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brasov trip planner.

Traveling by car from Timisoara to Brasov takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Bucharest, Romania

— 2 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lady Balasa Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint George New Church (Biserica Sfantul Gheorghe Nou), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Church, then look for gifts at my romanian store, then take in the exciting artwork at Rotenberg-Uzunov, and finally explore the world behind art at Muzeul Theodor Aman. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Romania Motorcycle Tours, examine the collection at National Museum of Old Maps and Books, examine the collection at K. H. Zambaccian Museum, then see the interesting displays at Ferestroika, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Spyridon the New Church.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bucharest trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Brasov to Bucharest takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

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.