15 days in Romania Itinerary

15 days in Romania Itinerary

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15 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8​h
1
Bucharest
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Tulcea
— 1 night
3
Brasov
— 3 nights
4
Sibiu
— 3 nights
5
Cluj-Napoca
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Dubai

3
nights
Bucharest

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Lipscani are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Stavropoleos Monastery and Serve Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Bucharest side-trips: Neagra Bison Reservation (in Bucsani) and LacertA Winery (in Buzau). And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, stroll around Herăstrău Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Guilty Pleasure by Roro Stirbu.

To see photos and tourist information, you can read our Bucharest trip itinerary app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bucharest is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Bucharest. In July, Bucharest is colder than Dubai - with highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Tulcea.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

LacertA Winery, Neagra Bison Reservation, Serve Winery
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
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Herăstrău Park ©
Herăstrău Park
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Tulcea

Tulcea ©
Tulcea is a city in Dobrogea, Romania. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saon Monastery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Celic Dere Monastery.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tulcea sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bucharest to Tulcea in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Tulcea sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Tulcea

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Celic Dere Monastery
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:
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Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve ©
Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve
Celic Dere Monastery ©
Celic Dere Monastery
Saon Monastery ©
Saon Monastery

3
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Visit Peles Castle and Black Church (Biserica Neagra) for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Brasov Historical Center. Venture out of the city with trips to La Prapastii Zarnesti (in Zarnesti) and Crucea Caraiman (in Busteni). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tampa, explore the landscape on two wheels at Season Hill, and fly down the slopes at Poiana Brasov.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Brasov planner .

You can drive from Tulcea to Brasov in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Sibiu.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Poiana Brasov, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), La Prapastii Zarnesti, Crucea Caraiman, Peles Castle
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
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Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Black Church (Biserica Neagra) ©
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

3
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and The Lower Town of Sibiu (orasul de jos). Take a break from the city and head to Transfagarasan Highway and Moldoveanu Peak. Venture out of the city with trips to Rapa Rosie (in Sebes) and Alba Iulia (Citadel of Alba Iulia & Framm's). It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Passage of Stairs and appreciate the extensive heritage of Casa Calfelor.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sibiu sightseeing planner.

You can take a bus from Brasov to Sibiu in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Rapa Rosie, Moldoveanu Peak, Transfagarasan Highway
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Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Get a sense of the local culture at Crama Noastra and Muzeul de Istorie Turda. Get in touch with nature at Baile Figa and Moara de Vant. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca, and get in on the family fun at Apuseni Natural Park.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cluj-Napoca trip planner .

You can drive from Sibiu to Cluj-Napoca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Moara de Vant, Muzeul de Istorie Turda, Apuseni Natural Park, Baile Figa
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
Moara de Vant ©
Moara de Vant
Apuseni Natural Park ©
Apuseni Natural Park

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