60 days in Romania Itinerary

60 days in Romania Itinerary

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Cluj-Napoca
— 7 nights
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Baia Mare
— 6 nights
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Timisoara
— 7 nights
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Gorj County
— 5 nights
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Curtea de Arges
— 3 nights
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Bucharest
— 8 nights
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Brasov
— 8 nights
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Sighisoara
— 7 nights
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Sibiu
— 8 nights
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Cluj-Napoca

— 7 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: Salina Turda (in Turda), Adrenalin Park (in Casele Micesti) and Moara de Vant (in Ciurila). The adventure continues: stroll through Cheile Turzii, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedrala Sfantul Mihail, walk around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park, and trek along TransyBike - Day Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cluj-Napoca route planner.

New York City, USA to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Cluj-Napoca. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get a bit cooler in Cluj-Napoca: highs are around 81°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Baia Mare.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Baia Mare

— 6 nights
Baia Mare is a municipality along the Săsar River, in northwestern Romania; it is the capital of Maramureș County. Change things up with these side-trips from Baia Mare: St Nicholas Church in Budesti Josani (in Budesti), Church of the Holy Archangels (in Rogoz) and Barsana (Church of the Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple & Barsana Monastery). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Wooden Churches of Maramures, explore the world behind art at Central Baia Mare Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Surdesti Wooden Church, and steep yourself in history at The Wooden Churches of Maramures.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Baia Mare trip builder website.

You can drive from Cluj-Napoca to Baia Mare in 2.5 hours. August in Baia Mare sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Timisoara.

Things to do in Baia Mare

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Timisoara

— 7 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. Explore Timisoara's surroundings by going to Arad (Retro IT Museum, Trajan Bridge, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Piata Victoriei, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, gain insight with Timisoara Tour Guide, and admire the landmark architecture of Fabric Synagogue.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Timisoara travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Baia Mare to Timisoara takes 6 hours. August in Timisoara sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gorj County.

Things to do in Timisoara

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Gorj County

— 5 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gorj County: Iron Gates (in Orsova), National Park Domogled (in Baile Herculane) and Danube Valley (in Drobeta-Turnu Severin). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Transalpina, don't miss a visit to Table of Silence, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Retezat Mountains, and appreciate the history behind Ecaterina Teodoroiu Mausoleum.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gorj County online day trip planner.

Getting from Timisoara to Gorj County by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Gorj County can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Curtea de Arges.

Things to do in Gorj County

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Curtea de Arges

— 3 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Cozia Monastery (in Caciulata) and Cetatea Poienari (in Arefu). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Transfagarasan Highway, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mănăstirea Curtea de Argeș, explore the activities along Le Lac Balea, and see human ingenuity at work at Vidraru Dam.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Curtea de Arges day trip website.

You can drive from Gorj County to Curtea de Arges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Gorj County in August, with highs in Curtea de Arges at 83°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bucharest.

Things to do in Curtea de Arges

Historic Sites · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bucharest

— 8 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Spend the 3rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, stroll around Herăstrău Park, admire the masterpieces at Muzeul Karanului Roman, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bucharest trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Curtea de Arges to Bucharest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Brasov

— 8 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Manastirea Caraiman (in Busteni), Bran (Museum Medieval Bran & Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)) and Sinaia (Manastirea Sinaia & Peles Castle). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muntele Tampa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brasov Historical Center, surround yourself with nature on Go2Transilvania - Day Tours, and step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Brasov driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bucharest to Brasov in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sighisoara

— 7 nights
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sighisoara: Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch (in Izvoare), Targu Mures (Palatul Culturii & Petry Museum and Workshop) and Racos (Racos Volcano & Emerald Lake). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sighisoara Historic Center, take in the exciting artwork at Art & Crafts, pause for some serene contemplation at Darjiu Fortified Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Breite Ancient Oak Tree Reserve.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sighisoara itinerary planning app.

Getting from Brasov to Sighisoara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Sighisoara sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sibiu

— 8 nights

Red Town

Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sibiu: Alba Iulia (Roman Castrum Ruins & Citadel of Alba Iulia), Moldoveanu Peak (in Fagaras) and Arboretumul Simeria (in Simeria). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castelul Corvinilor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedrala Ortodoxa Sfanta Treime, visit Old Town, and examine the collection at Brukenthal National Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sibiu planning site.

Drive from Sighisoara to Sibiu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Sibiu sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Romania travel guide

4.4
Castles · Churches · Historic Walking Areas
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.