39 days in Romania Itinerary

39 days in Romania Itinerary

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39 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Bratislava
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Sibiu
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Curtea de Arges
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bucharest
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Brasov
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sighisoara
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Cluj-Napoca
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Iasi
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Timisoara
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Bratislava

5
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sibiu: Trovanti Museum Natural Reserve (in Costesti), Moldoveanu Peak (in Fagaras) and Citadel of Alba Iulia (in Alba Iulia). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Big Square (Piata Mare), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, snap pictures at Bridge of Lies, and admire the sheer force of Lotrisor Waterfall.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sibiu travel planner .

Bratislava, Slovakia to Sibiu is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bratislava to Sibiu is 1 hour. August in Sibiu sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Curtea de Arges.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cozia Monastery, Lotrisor Waterfall, Citadel of Alba Iulia, Trovanti Museum Natural Reserve, Moldoveanu Peak
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Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Big Square (Piata Mare) ©
Big Square (Piata Mare)
Moldoveanu Peak ©
Moldoveanu Peak

2
nights
Curtea de Arges

Curtea de Arges ©
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. On the 5th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Curtea de Arges Monastery, cruise along Transfagarasan Highway, and then admire the engineering at Vidraru Dam. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Princely Church of St Nicholas and then explore the ancient world of Cetatea Poienari.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Curtea de Arges trip planner.

You can drive from Sibiu to Curtea de Arges in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Curtea de Arges are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bucharest.

Things to do in Curtea de Arges

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Cetatea Poienari
Highlights from your plan
Cetatea Poienari ©
Cetatea Poienari
Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway
Vidraru Dam ©
Vidraru Dam

6
nights
Bucharest

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Snagov Club - Pool Bar (in Snagov) and Mogosoaia Palace (in Mogosoaia). There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take in nature's colorful creations at Cismigiu Gardens.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Bucharest trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Curtea de Arges to Bucharest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Snagov Club - Pool Bar, Mogosoaia Palace
Highlights from your plan
Herăstrău Park ©
Herăstrău Park
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

5
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brasov: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran), Peles Castle (in Sinaia) and Crucea Caraiman (in Busteni). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), tour the pleasant surroundings at Season Hill, make a trip to Council Square, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tampa.

Discover how to plan a Brasov trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Take a train from Bucharest to Brasov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Poiana Brasov, La Prapastii Zarnesti, Predeal Monastery, Rasnov Citadel, Peles Castle
Highlights from your plan
Mount Tampa ©
Mount Tampa
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle

5
nights
Sighisoara

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Get out of town with these interesting Sighisoara side-trips: Fortified Evangelical Church of Cincsor (in Cincsor), The Fortified Church of Biertan (in Biertan) and Odorheiu Secuiesc (in Odorheiu Secuiesc). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Balea Glacier Lake, stroll through Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch, see the interesting displays at Palace of Culture, and explore the historical opulence of Fagaras Fortress.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sighisoara online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Brasov to Sighisoara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Targu Mures, Fagaras, Balea Glacier Lake, Darjiu Fortified Church, Fortified Evangelical Church of Cincsor
Highlights from your plan
Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Balea Glacier Lake ©
Balea Glacier Lake
Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center

5
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Venture out of the city with trips to Baile Figa (in Beclean), Coltesti Castle Ruins (in Coltesti) and Ramet Monastery (in Valea Manastirii). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church, appreciate the history behind King Matthias Corvin Statue, and stroll through Muntele Mare.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cluj-Napoca travel route builder .

You can drive from Sighisoara to Cluj-Napoca in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Iasi.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Baile Figa, Ramet Monastery, Apuseni Natural Park, Coltesti Castle Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
Apuseni Natural Park ©
Apuseni Natural Park
Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden

5
nights
Iasi

Iasi ©
Iași is the largest city in eastern Romania and the seat of Iași County. Take a break from Iasi with a short trip to Parcul Copou in Vaslui, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Iasi Historical Town, stroll around Copou Parc, admire the natural beauty at Botanic Garden, and explore the historical opulence of Palace of Culture.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Iasi trip itinerary site .

Fly from Cluj-Napoca to Iasi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Iasi are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Timisoara.

Things to do in Iasi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Parcul Copou
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Culture ©
Palace of Culture
Iasi Historical Town ©
Iasi Historical Town
Monastery of the Three Holy Hierarchs ©

5
nights
Timisoara

Timisoara ©
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. Explore Timisoara's surroundings by going to Izvorul Bigar (in Poneasca), Arad (Malul Muresului, Retro IT, & more) and Trei Ape (Three Waters Lake) (in Anina). There's much more to do: make a trip to Piata Victoriei, admire the sheer force of La Vaioaga Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Valiug Lake, and get your game on at One Move.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Timisoara vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Iasi to Timisoara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Timisoara

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Arad, La Vaioaga Waterfall, Trei Ape (Three Waters Lake), Izvorul Bigar, Valiug Lake
Highlights from your plan
Izvorul Bigar ©
Izvorul Bigar
Piata Victoriei ©
Piata Victoriei
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral ©
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral

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