16 days in Romania Itinerary

16 days in Romania Itinerary

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16 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Paphos
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Cluj-Napoca
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Lacu Rosu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Brasov
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Curtea de Arges
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Tulcea
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Bucharest
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Paphos

3
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Venture out of the city with trips to Baile Figa (in Beclean) and Alba Iulia (Framm's & Citadel of Alba Iulia). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, buy something for everyone on your list at Iulius Mall Cluj, stroll around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park, and stop by Chic Bijoux Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cluj-Napoca trip planner .

Paphos, Cyprus to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Paphos in July: high temperatures in Cluj-Napoca hover around 32°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lacu Rosu.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Baile Figa
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
Framm's ©
Framm's
Chic Bijoux Gallery ©
Chic Bijoux Gallery

2
nights
Lacu Rosu

Lacu Rosu ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Red Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Lacu Rosu (Red Lake), and then explore the fascinating underground world of Bicaz Canyon. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parcul National Ceahlau.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lacu Rosu trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Cluj-Napoca to Lacu Rosu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Lacu Rosu

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Parcul National Ceahlau
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Lacu Rosu (Red Lake) ©
Lacu Rosu (Red Lake)
Red Lake ©
Red Lake
Parcul National Ceahlau ©
Parcul National Ceahlau

3
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brasov: Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti (in Zarnesti), Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran) and Peles Castle (in Sinaia). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tampa, explore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel, get to know the fascinating history of Brasov Historical Center, and fly down the slopes at Poiana Brasov.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brasov trip site .

Traveling by car from Lacu Rosu to Brasov takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Curtea de Arges.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti, Poiana Brasov, Rasnov Citadel, Peles Castle
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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Poiana Brasov ©
Poiana Brasov
Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti ©
Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti

3
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Curtea de Arges: Ceramica Pietraru (in Horezu), Trovanti Museum Natural Reserve (in Costesti) and VIVO! Mall (in Pitesti). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Transfagarasan Highway, explore the activities along Balea Glacier Lake, explore the historical opulence of Cetatea Poienari, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Curtea de Arges Monastery.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Curtea de Arges online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Brasov to Curtea de Arges in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Curtea de Arges can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tulcea.

Things to do in Curtea de Arges

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Trovanti Museum Natural Reserve, Cetatea Poienari, VIVO! Mall, Ceramica Pietraru, Balea Glacier Lake
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Curtea de Arges Monastery ©
Curtea de Arges Monastery
Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway
Balea Glacier Lake ©
Balea Glacier Lake

1
night
Tulcea

Tulcea ©
Tulcea is a city in Dobrogea, Romania. On the 1st (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Danube Delta Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saon Monastery.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tulcea trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Curtea de Arges to Tulcea by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Curtea de Arges in July, Tulcea is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bucharest.

Things to do in Tulcea

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve ©
Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve
Saon Monastery ©
Saon Monastery
The Danube Delta Museum ©
The Danube Delta Museum

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nights
Bucharest

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Bucharest is known for historic sites, parks, nightlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Parliament, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, and stroll around Herăstrău Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bucharest day trip planning app .

Drive from Tulcea to Bucharest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks Shopping Trails

Side Trip

Autocross Arena
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Herăstrău Park ©
Herăstrău Park
Room Escape Games
Old Town ©
Old Town

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