260
trips planned in the last hour
8.9
out of 10
Trustscore rating
©

Arad trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Arad

4.1
Arad is the capital city of Arad County, historically situated in the region of Crișana, and having recently extended on the left bank of the Mureș river, in Banat region of western Romania.An important industrial center and transportation hub on the Mureș River, Arad is also the seat of a Romanian Orthodox archbishop and features two universities, a Romanian Orthodox theological seminary and a training school for teachers. It had one of the first music conservatories in Europe. The city has a population of 159,704, making it the 12th largest city in Romania. Arad is the third largest city in the western part of the country, behind Timișoara and Oradea.HistoryArad was first mentioned in documents in the 11th century. The Mongol invasion of the Kingdom of Hungary in 1241 showed the importance of the fortifications on this place, to which were added in the second half of the 13th century more stone fortresses at Șoimoș, Șiria, and Dezna. The Ottoman Empire conquered the region from Hungary in 1551 and kept it until the Peace of Karlowitz of 1699. Arad became an eyalet center, which comprised the sanjaks of Arad, Lugoj, Kacaș, Beşlek and Yanova from 1660 till 1697, when it was captured by Austrians (Serbian Militia under command of Subota Jović) during Ottoman-Habsburg wars (1683–1699). After 1699, the city was ruled by the Habsburg Monarchy. At the beginning of the 18th century, Arad became the center of the Eastern Orthodox Eparchy of Arad. According to 1720 data, the population of the city was composed of 177 Romanian families, 162 Serbian, and 35 Hungarian.
Arad is in Arad County. Customize your holiday with our Romania trip itinerary planner to create an adventure that suits you.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Arad

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Arad

View all >
4.5
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5
Duration: 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h

Side trips from Arad

4.4
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h

Hidden gems in Arad

4.5
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h

Historic Sites in Arad

1.7
Duration: 30​min
1
Duration: 1​h

Museums in Arad

4.2
Duration: 1​h

Wineries in Arad

3.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Where to stay in Arad

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Arad

1 day in Arad BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 27 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA September, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Arad BY A USER FROM ROMANIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Arieseni & Arad BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Arad & Vienna BY A USER FROM ROMANIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 50 days in Romania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 34 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA September, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Romania BY A USER FROM ROMANIA January, culture, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Arad BY A USER FROM ISRAEL November, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Arad BY A USER FROM HUNGARY October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Romania BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Arad BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans