7 days in Southern Romania Itinerary

7 days in Southern Romania Itinerary

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7 days in Southern Romania Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Balotesti
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Calarasi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Curtea de Arges
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Sinaia
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
Balotesti

Balotesti ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St.George's Church and then let the kids burn off some steam at Edenland Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Balotesti trip planner .

London, UK to Balotesti is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. When traveling from London in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Balotesti: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Calarasi.

Things to do in Balotesti

Fun & Games Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

St.George's Church
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Edenland Park ©
Edenland Park

1
night
Calarasi

Calarasi ©
Călărași, the capital of Călărași County in the Muntenia region, is situated in south-east Romania, on the bank of Danube's Borcea branch, at about 12km from the Bulgarian border and 125kmfrom Bucharest.The city is an industrial centre for lumber and paper, food processing, glass manufacturing, textiles, medical equipment production and heavy industry, the last represented by the Călărași steel works. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Lower Danube Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Parc Calarasi, and then take an in-depth tour of Municipal Museum Calarasi.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Calarasi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Balotesti to Calarasi takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Curtea de Arges.

Things to do in Calarasi

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Municipal Museum Calarasi ©
Municipal Museum Calarasi

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 2nd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Curtea de Arges Monastery, cruise along Transfagarasan Highway, and then see human ingenuity at work at Vidraru Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princely Church of St Nicholas and then explore the ancient world of Cetatea Poienari.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Curtea de Arges sightseeing planner .

Drive from Calarasi to Curtea de Arges in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Calarasi in October, plan for little chillier nights in Curtea de Arges, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sinaia.

Things to do in Curtea de Arges

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Cetatea Poienari
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Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway
Cetatea Poienari ©
Cetatea Poienari
Vidraru Dam ©
Vidraru Dam

2
nights
Sinaia

Sinaia ©
Named after the monastery around which it was built, Sinaia is a mountain resort and popular holiday destination for Romanians and foreigners alike.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinaia Monastery, then step into the grandiose world of Peles Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Pelisor Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Casino Sinaia. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Manastirea Caraiman, then examine the collection at Cantacuzino Castle, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cabana Babele, and finally don't miss a visit to Crucea Caraiman.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sinaia trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Curtea de Arges to Sinaia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sinaia

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trip

Busteni
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Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Cabana Babele ©
Cabana Babele
Pelisor Castle ©
Pelisor Castle