16 days in Romania Itinerary

16 days in Romania Itinerary

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Brasov — 3 nights

With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Coresi Shopping Mall and Bacania lui Tomita. Change things up with these side-trips from Brasov: Pensiunea Rhein (in Azuga), Sinaia (Manastirea Sinaia & Peles Castle) and Bran (Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) & Museum Medieval Bran). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Sport Wellness Spa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Poiana Brasov, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Buna Vestire, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Brasov Historical Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brasov trip itinerary planning site.

Bacau to Brasov is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sighisoara.
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Sighisoara — 3 nights

As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Head to The Dracula Investigation and Art & Craftsfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sighisoara: Viscri (Village de Viscri & Viscri Fortified Church), St. Margaret Church (in Medias) and Villa Vinea (in Mica). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Septimia Spa, sample the fine beverages at Pivnita lui Teo - Teo's Cellar, go for a walk through Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, and admire the landmark architecture of Centrul Istoric Sighisoara.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Sighisoara trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Brasov to Sighisoara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Sighisoara are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turda.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips
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Turda — 1 night

Turda is a city and Municipality in Cluj County, Romania, situated on the Arieş River.HistoryAncient timesThere is evidence of human settlement in the area dating to the Middle Paleolithic, some 60,000 years ago. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turda Synagogue, go deep underground at Salina Turda, then have fun and explore at Muzeul de Istorie Turda, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ratiu Center for Democracy.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turda day trip planning site.

Drive from Sighisoara to Turda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Turda can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Orsova.
Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Orsova — 1 night

Orșova is a port city on the Danube river in southwestern Romania's Mehedinți County. On the 22nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Danube Gorge and then explore the striking landscape at Iron Gates.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Orsova online journey planner.

Drive from Turda to Orsova in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Orsova, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Timisoara.
Nature · Parks
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Timisoara — 3 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. Head to Shopping City Timisoara and La Cave a Vinsfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at Timisoara Tour Guide, make a trip to Piata Victoriei, steep yourself in history at Serbian Orthodox Episcopal Church, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Timisoara travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Orsova to Timisoara in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Timisoara can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bucharest.
Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries
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Bucharest — 4 nights

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Do your shopping at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti" and Urban Collectors. Step out of Bucharest with an excursion to Therme București in Balotesti--about 36 minutes away. On the 28th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Stavropoleos Monastery, and look for gifts at Mesteshukar ButiQ.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bucharest trip maker.

Getting from Timisoara to Bucharest by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive back home.
Tours · Theme Parks · Spas · Museums
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Romania travel guide

Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Government Buildings
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.