31 days in Romania Itinerary

31 days in Romania Itinerary

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31 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  29​h
1
Brasov
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sighisoara
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sibiu
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Cluj-Napoca
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Baia Mare
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Timisoara
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Bucharest
— 8 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Brisbane

4
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: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran), Peles Castle (in Sinaia) and Mountain Postavarul (in Poiana Brasov). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra), have some family-friendly fun at Quad Team Building, explore the activities along Balea Glacier Lake, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tampa.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brasov trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Brasov is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Brasov is minus 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Poiana Brasov, Peles Castle, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Balea Glacier Lake
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Season Hill ©
Season Hill
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle

3
nights
Sighisoara

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Explore Sighisoara's surroundings by going to Butterfly House Praid (in Praid), Emerald Lake (in Racos) and Odorheiu Secuiesc (in Odorheiu Secuiesc). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Art & Crafts, look for all kinds of wild species at Ivo Wildlife Park, don't miss a visit to Sighisoara Clock Tower, and take in the views from Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sighisoara trip planning site .

Drive from Brasov to Sighisoara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Sighisoara, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sibiu.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Izvoare, Butterfly House Praid, Odorheiu Secuiesc, Emerald Lake, Darjiu Fortified Church
Find places to stay May 6 — 9:
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Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center
Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch ©
Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch

4
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Explore Sibiu's surroundings by going to Citadel of Alba Iulia (in Alba Iulia), Moldoveanu Peak (in Fagaras) and Hunedoara (Expozitie Inedita: Ev Mediu. Tortura Si Executie & Castelul Corvinilor). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Big Square (Piata Mare), identify plant and animal life at Expo Reptile Vii, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and wander the streets of Passage of Stairs.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sibiu online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Sighisoara to Sibiu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Sibiu are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Sibiu

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Hunedoara, Citadel of Alba Iulia, Moldoveanu Peak, Telescaun Paltinis
Find places to stay May 9 — 13:
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Brukenthal National Museum ©
Brukenthal National Museum
Castelul Corvinilor ©
Castelul Corvinilor
Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia

3
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
When in Cluj-Napoca, make a side trip to see Coltesti Castle Ruins in Coltesti, approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca, don't miss a visit to Elian Palace, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cluj-Napoca online day trip planner .

Getting from Sibiu to Cluj-Napoca by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Cluj-Napoca sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Baia Mare.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Coltesti Castle Ruins
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
Walking tours
Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden

3
nights
Baia Mare

Baia Mare ©
Baia Mare is a municipality along the Săsar River, in northwestern Romania; it is the capital of Maramureș County. Venture out of the city with trips to St Nicholas Church in Budesti Josani (in Budesti), Cimitirul Saracilor (in Sighetu Marmatiei) and Church of the Holy Paraskeva (in Desesti). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Wooden Churches of Maramures, contemplate the long history of Church of the Holy Archangels, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Archangels, and admire the masterpieces at Central Baia Mare Art Museum.

To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Baia Mare travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Cluj-Napoca to Baia Mare takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Timisoara.

Things to do in Baia Mare

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Church of the Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple, Church of the Holy Archangels, The Church of the Holy Archangels, Church of the Holy Paraskeva, Wooden Churches of Maramures
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
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Wooden Churches of Maramures ©
Wooden Churches of Maramures
Church of the Holy Archangels ©
Church of the Holy Archangels

3
nights
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. Get out of town with these interesting Timisoara side-trips: Arad (Biserica Rosie, Trajan Bridge, & more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Piata Victoriei, pause for some serene contemplation at Millennium Church, steep yourself in history at Serbian Orthodox Episcopal Church, and admire the striking features of The Palace of the Serbian Episcopacy.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Timisoara driving holiday tool .

Drive from Baia Mare to Timisoara in 6.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Timisoara are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Timisoara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Arad
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Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral ©
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral
Piata Victoriei ©
Piata Victoriei
Unirii Square ©
Unirii Square

8
nights
Bucharest

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Change things up with a short trip to Mogosoaia Palace in Mogosoaia (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and get your game on at Gateway Virtual Reality Studio.

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Fly from Timisoara to Bucharest in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Mogosoaia Palace, Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains
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Walking tours
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery

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