28 days in Romania Itinerary

28 days in Romania Itinerary

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28 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h
1
Sibiu
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Hunedoara
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Timisoara
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Meziad
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Cluj-Napoca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Praid
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Sighisoara
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Sinaia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
9
Curtea de Arges
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
10
Bucharest
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
11
Brasov
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
12
Zarnesti
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
13
Praid
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
14
Sapanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
15
Baia Mare
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Bucharest

1
night
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
On the 18th (Sat), explore the activities along Ocna Sibiului Salt Mine, explore the striking landscape at Rapa Rosie, identify plant and animal life at Parc Dendrologic Doctor Ion Vlad, then contemplate the long history of Citadel of Alba Iulia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Obeliscul lui Horea, Closca si Crisan. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Citadel Park of Sibiu, get to know the resident critters at Zoological Gardens, then walk around Parcul Sub Arini, then head outdoors with Arka Park Paltinis, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfanta Treime.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sibiu trip itinerary tool.

Bucharest to Sibiu is an approximately 3- hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bucharest in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sibiu: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Hunedoara.

Things to do in Sibiu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Rapa Rosie, Biserica Sfanta Treime, Ocna Sibiului Salt Mine
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Rapa Rosie ©
Rapa Rosie
Ocna Sibiului Salt Mine ©
Ocna Sibiului Salt Mine
Arka Park Paltinis ©
Arka Park Paltinis

1
night
Hunedoara

Hunedoara ©
Hunedoara is a city in Hunedoara County, Transylvania, Romania. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Deva, identify plant and animal life at Arboretumul Simeria, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelul Corvinilor.

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Traveling by car from Sibiu to Hunedoara takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Timisoara.

Things to do in Hunedoara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretumul Simeria, Fortress of Deva
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Castelul Corvinilor ©
Castelul Corvinilor
Arboretumul Simeria ©
Arboretumul Simeria
Fortress of Deva ©
Fortress of Deva

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Timisoara

Timisoara ©
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. On the 21st (Tue), make a trip to Romanian Orthodox Parish Iosefin, pause for some serene contemplation at Millennium Church, steep yourself in history at Timisoara Historical Center, then contemplate the long history of Serbian Orthodox Episcopal Church, then walk around Central Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Piata Victoriei.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Timisoara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hunedoara to Timisoara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Timisoara can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Meziad.

Things to do in Timisoara

Historic Sites Parks
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Serbian Orthodox Episcopal Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Episcopal Church
Piata Victoriei ©
Piata Victoriei
Timisoara Historical Center ©
Timisoara Historical Center

1
night
Meziad

Meziad
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Meziad Cave and then stroll through Peştera cu cristale din mina Farcu.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Meziad online day trip planner.

Getting from Timisoara to Meziad by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July in Meziad, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Meziad

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Peştera cu cristale din mina Farcu
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2
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
On the 23rd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turda Synagogue, have fun and explore at Muzeul de Istorie Turda, look for all kinds of wild species at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, then see the top attractions with TransyBike - Day Tours, and finally explore the activities along Tarnița. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at King Matthias Corvin Statue, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then don't miss a visit to Fabrica de Pensule, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hoia Baciu Forest.

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Traveling by car from Meziad to Cluj-Napoca takes 3 hours. July in Cluj-Napoca sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Praid.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Turda
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
Hoia Baciu Forest ©
Hoia Baciu Forest
TransyBike - Day Tours ©
TransyBike - Day Tours

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night
Praid

Praid ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, get outside with Parc Aventura Sovata, and then explore the stunning scenery at Salt Canyon.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Praid trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cluj-Napoca to Praid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Praid can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Praid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sovata
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Salt Canyon ©
Salt Canyon

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night
Sighisoara

Sighisoara
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the world behind art at The Spoonman, look for all kinds of wild species at Breite Ancient Oak Tree Reserve, then don't miss a visit to Sighisoara Clock Tower, then take in the pleasant sights at Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sighisoara Historic Center.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sighisoara trip maker app.

Drive from Praid to Sighisoara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sinaia.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Clock Tower ©
Sighisoara Clock Tower
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway ©
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Peles Castle, examine the collection at Casino Sinaia, then make a trip to Crucea Caraiman, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cabana Babele.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Sinaia itinerary site.

Drive from Sighisoara to Sinaia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Curtea de Arges.

Things to do in Sinaia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Crucea Caraiman
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Cabana Babele ©
Cabana Babele
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Casino Sinaia ©
Casino Sinaia

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night
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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the engineering at Vidraru Dam, then cruise along Transfagarasan Highway, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princely Church of St Nicholas.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Curtea de Arges trip planner.

You can drive from Sinaia to Curtea de Arges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Curtea de Arges sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Bucharest.

Things to do in Curtea de Arges

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
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Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway
Vidraru Dam ©
Vidraru Dam
Princely Church of St Nicholas ©
Princely Church of St Nicholas

2
nights
Bucharest

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 28th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then let little ones run wild at Edenland Park. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Romania Motorcycle Tours, admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", and then get outside with Rent4Ride.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bucharest travel route planner.

You can drive from Curtea de Arges to Bucharest in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Curtea de Arges in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bucharest: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Edenland Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Edenland Park ©
Edenland Park
Romania Motorcycle Tours ©
Romania Motorcycle Tours

3
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
On the 31st (Fri), fly down the slopes at Poiana Brasov, head outdoors with Monitor Ski, then find something for the whole family at Parc Aventura Brasov, then shop like a local with Luado Chocolate, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tampa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church, then explore the striking landscape at Buffogo Swamp, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mohos Peat-Bog, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Bunloc.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brasov trip planner.

Take a train from Bucharest to Brasov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zarnesti.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Poiana Brasov, Buffogo Swamp, Bunloc, Mohos Peat-Bog
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Mohos Peat-Bog ©
Mohos Peat-Bog
Poiana Brasov ©
Poiana Brasov
Mount Tampa ©
Mount Tampa

3
nights
Zarnesti

Zarnesti ©
Zărnești is a town in Brașov County, Transylvania, Romania, with a population of 21,681. Piatra Craiului has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti and La Prapastii Zarnesti. Change things up with these side-trips from Zarnesti: Capra Wasserfall (in Fagaras) and Manastirea rupestra Sinca Veche (in Sinca Veche). There's more to do: have fun at Dino Parc and explore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zarnesti sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Brasov to Zarnesti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Zarnesti, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to Praid.

Things to do in Zarnesti

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rasnov, Capra Wasserfall, Manastirea rupestra Sinca Veche, Piatra Craiului
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Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti ©
Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti
Dino Parc ©
Dino Parc
La Prapastii Zarnesti ©
La Prapastii Zarnesti

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nights
Praid

Praid ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lacu Rosu (Red Lake) and Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch. Step out of the city life by going to Ivo Wildlife Park and Pestera de Gheata si Grota ursilor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Praid: Csiki Szekely Muzeum (in Miercurea-Ciuc), Odorheiu Secuiesc (in Odorheiu Secuiesc) and Balu Adventure Park (in Harghita Bai). See some other sides of Praid: look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly House Praid and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salina Praid - Salt Mine.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Praid trip maker.

You can drive from Zarnesti to Praid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sapanta.

Things to do in Praid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Izvoare, Pestera de Gheata si Grota ursilor, Balu Adventure Park, Csiki Szekely Muzeum, Odorheiu Secuiesc
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Ivo Wildlife Park ©
Ivo Wildlife Park
Lacu Rosu (Red Lake) ©
Lacu Rosu (Red Lake)
Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch ©
Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch

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nights
Sapanta

Sapanta ©
Săpânța is a commune in Maramureș County in northern Romania, 15 kilometers northwest of Sighet and just south of the Tisza River. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Merry Cemetery and Barsana Monastery. Get out of town with these interesting Sapanta side-trips: Poienile Izei Church of Saint Parascheva (in Poienile Izei), Ieud (The Wooden Churches of Maramures & Ethnological Museum) and Church of the Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple (in Barsana). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Paraskeva, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitirul Saracilor, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sapanta-Peri Monastery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sapanta trip planner.

You can drive from Praid to Sapanta in 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Baia Mare.

Things to do in Sapanta

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sighetu Marmatiei, Barsana, Ieud, Poienile Izei Church of Saint Parascheva, Church of the Holy Paraskeva
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Merry Cemetery ©
Merry Cemetery
Barsana Monastery ©
Barsana Monastery

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nights
Baia Mare

Baia Mare ©
Baia Mare is a municipality along the Săsar River, in northwestern Romania; it is the capital of Maramureș County. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): cool off at Aquastar Satu Mare, pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Church in Budesti Josani, then contemplate the long history of The Church of the Holy Archangels, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Archangels. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Stephen's Tower, then admire the masterpieces at Central Baia Mare Art Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lacul Albastru (The Blue Lake), and finally stroll through Icoana Cavnic.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Baia Mare online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Sapanta to Baia Mare takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baia Mare

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Church of the Holy Archangels, Church of the Holy Archangels, Icoana Cavnic, Lacul Albastru (The Blue Lake), Wooden Churches of Maramures
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Church of the Holy Archangels ©
Church of the Holy Archangels
Icoana Cavnic ©
Icoana Cavnic
Lacul Albastru (The Blue Lake) ©
Lacul Albastru (The Blue Lake)

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