35 days in Romania Itinerary

35 days in Romania Itinerary

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35 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  16​h 30​min
1
Sinaia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Brasov
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Curtea de Arges
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sibiu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Sighisoara
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Timisoara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Oradea
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Cluj-Napoca
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Sighetu Marmatiei
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Baia Mare
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
11
Iasi
— 2 nights
12
Tulcea
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Bucharest
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Ahmedabad


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2
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bike Resort Sinaia and Cantacuzino Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Iulia Hasdeu Castle and Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Sinaia: Targoviste (Princely Court, Curtea Domneasca (Corte Principesca), & more), Neagra Bison Reservation (in Bucsani) and Ploiesti (The Clock Museum, Ion Luca Caragiale Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Lalomita Cave, learn about winemaking at Pensiunea Rhein, get outside with Bucegi Plateau, and take in the awesome beauty at Cabana Babele.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sinaia trip builder tool .

Ahmedabad, India to Sinaia is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Brasov.

Things to do in Sinaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ploiesti, Targoviste, Moroeni, Predeal Monastery, Neagra Bison Reservation
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
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Stancile Franz Joseph ©
Stancile Franz Joseph
Bike Resort Sinaia ©
Bike Resort Sinaia
Cantacuzino Castle ©
Cantacuzino Castle

4
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch as well as Ivo Wildlife Park. Kids will enjoy Dino Parc and Parc Aventura Brasov. Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Museum Medieval Bran will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Brasov: La Cabane Aux Images (in Moieciu de Sus), Zarnesti (La Prapastii Zarnesti & Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti) and Bran Village Museum (in Bran). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, explore the striking landscape of Piatra Craiului, step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, and get outside with Cascada Putnei.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brasov tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Sinaia to Brasov takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Curtea de Arges.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bran, Rasnov, Izvoare, Zarnesti, Transylvania
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Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti ©
Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer ©

2
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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Princely Church of St Nicholas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Curtea de Arges Monastery, cruise along Transfagarasan Highway, then admire the engineering at Vidraru Dam, then examine the collection at The Museum of Transylvanian Life, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Racos Volcano.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Curtea de Arges trip itinerary site .

Drive from Brasov to Curtea de Arges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Curtea de Arges

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Racos Volcano, The Museum of Transylvanian Life
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
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Princely Church of St Nicholas ©
Princely Church of St Nicholas
Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway
Curtea de Arges Monastery ©
Curtea de Arges Monastery

3
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Citadel of Alba Iulia and ASTRA Museum. Get outdoors at Aventura Parc Dragus and Rapa Rosie. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sibiu: Valea Viilor Fortified Church (in Valea Viilor), Fortress Câlnic (in Calnic) and Fortified Evangelical Church of Cincsor (in Cincsor). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, examine the collection at Brukenthal National Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfântul Sevastius, and step into the grandiose world of Slimnic Citadel.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sibiu online tour builder .

Traveling by car from Curtea de Arges to Sibiu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Sibiu can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Biserica Sfântul Sevastius, Muzeul Pr. Zosim Oancea, Fortress Câlnic, Valea Viilor Fortified Church
Find places to stay May 3 — 6:
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Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
ASTRA Museum ©
ASTRA Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Sighisoara

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
On the 6th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saxon Church, make a trip to Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, look for all kinds of wild species at Breite Ancient Oak Tree Reserve, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Manastirii, then view the masterpieces at The Spoonman, and finally view the masterpieces at Art & Crafts.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sighisoara day trip planning site .

Getting from Sibiu to Sighisoara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Timisoara.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Saxon Church
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Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway ©
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway
Church on the Hill ©
Church on the Hill

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Malul Muresului, do a tasting at Recas Wine Cellar, identify plant and animal life at Dendrological Park, then see the interesting displays at Banat Village Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Bastionul Theresia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Episcopal Church. On your second day here, head outdoors with Strandul Sun Beach, get outside with Helios Sport Club, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Gradina Zoologica Timisoara Padurea Verde, then don't miss a visit to Unirii Square, then make a trip to Bruck House, and finally don't miss a visit to Piata Victoriei.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Timisoara trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Sighisoara to Timisoara by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oradea.

Things to do in Timisoara

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Malul Muresului, Dendrological Park
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:
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Serbian Orthodox Episcopal Church ©
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral ©
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral
Muzeul Consumatorului Comunist ©
Muzeul Consumatorului Comunist

2
nights
Oradea

Oradea ©
Oradea the capital city of Bihor County and Crișana region, is one of the important centers of economic, social and cultural development in the western part of Romania, retaining these characteristics throughout history. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of The Roman-Catholic Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Oradea Fortress, make a trip to The Holy Cross Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Ady Endre Memorial Museum, then have fun and explore at Darvas- La Roche House, and finally examine the collection at Memorial House of Iosif Vulcan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Moon Church (Biserica cu Luna), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Neolog Synagogue Zion, then take an in-depth tour of Aurel Lazar Memorial House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Greek Catholic Diocese, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica de lemn din Brusturi.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oradea day trip planning site .

Getting from Timisoara to Oradea by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Oradea

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Biserica de lemn din Brusturi
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:
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The Holy Cross Monastery ©
The Holy Cross Monastery
Oradea Fortress ©
Oradea Fortress
The Neolog Synagogue Zion ©
The Neolog Synagogue Zion

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nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
On the 11th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sic Calvinist Reformed Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Museum Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and finally stroll the grounds of Hazsongard Cemetery. On the next day, examine the collection at Poarta de su' Feleac, identify plant and animal life at Moara de Vant, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then wander the streets of Avenue of Heroes in Cluj-Napoca, then do a tasting at Crama Noastra, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cluj-Napoca trip planner.

Traveling by train from Oradea to Cluj-Napoca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cluj-Napoca can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Sighetu Marmatiei.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Moara de Vant, Sic Calvinist Reformed Church
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:
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Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca ©
Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church

2
nights
Sighetu Marmatiei

Sighetu Marmatiei ©
Sighetu Marmației, until 1964 Sighet, is a city in Maramureș County near the Iza River, in northwestern Romania.GeographySighetu Marmației is situated along the Tisa river on the border with Ukraine, across from the Ukrainian town of Solotvyno. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Poienile Izei Church of Saint Parascheva, take an in-depth tour of Ethnological Museum, contemplate the long history of The Wooden Churches of Maramures, pause for some serene contemplation at Barsana Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitirul Saracilor. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Merry Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Sapanta-Peri Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Paraskeva, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Church in Budesti Josani, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sighetu Marmatiei road trip planning app .

You can drive from Cluj-Napoca to Sighetu Marmatiei in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Sighetu Marmatiei, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Baia Mare.

Things to do in Sighetu Marmatiei

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sapanta, Barsana, Ieud, Church of the Holy Paraskeva, Poienile Izei Church of Saint Parascheva
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
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Church of the Holy Paraskeva ©
Church of the Holy Paraskeva
Merry Cemetery ©
Merry Cemetery
Barsana Monastery ©
Barsana Monastery

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Baia Mare

Baia Mare ©
Baia Mare is a municipality along the Săsar River, in northwestern Romania; it is the capital of Maramureș County. Get some historical perspective at The Church of the Holy Archangels and Surdesti Wooden Church. Let the collections at Teleki kastely and Central Baia Mare Art Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of the Holy Archangels (in Rogoz), Icoana Cavnic (in Cavnic) and The Museum of Ethnography and History (in Viseu de Sus). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wooden Churches of Maramures, contemplate the waterfront views at Lacul Albastru (The Blue Lake), examine the collection at COMPLEXUL ASTRONOMIC BAIA MARE, and cool off at Aquastar Satu Mare.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Baia Mare road trip app .

Getting from Sighetu Marmatiei to Baia Mare by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May in Baia Mare, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Iasi.

Things to do in Baia Mare

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Satu Mare, The Church of the Holy Archangels, Church of the Holy Archangels, Lacul Albastru (The Blue Lake), Teleki kastely
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
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Central Baia Mare Art Museum ©
Central Baia Mare Art Museum
The Church of the Holy Archangels ©
The Church of the Holy Archangels
Mineralogy Museum ©
Mineralogy Museum

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Iasi

Iasi ©
Iași is the largest city in eastern Romania and the seat of Iași County. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hadambu Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of the Three Holy Hierarchs, step into the grandiose world of Casa Vasile Pogor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banu Church of Iasi, then take a stroll through Iasi Historical Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga Mare din Iasi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Barnovschi Church, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Culture, take in the exciting artwork at Art Georgies - Gallery, Tea&Coffee, then explore the world behind art at Metropolitan Museum, then admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at Muzeul Universitatii Alexandru Ioan Cuza.

Plan my day in Iasi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Baia Mare to Iasi. In May in Iasi, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tulcea.

Things to do in Iasi

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hadambu Monastery
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
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St. Sabbas the Sanctified ©
St. Sabbas the Sanctified
Palace of Culture ©
Palace of Culture
Monastery of the Three Holy Hierarchs ©

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Tulcea

Tulcea ©
Tulcea is a city in Dobrogea, Romania. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, explore the world behind art at Tulcea Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Celic Dere Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saon Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of History and Archaeology, and finally admire the masterpieces at Muzeul de Etnografie Si Arta Populara - Tulcea / Ethnographic and Folk Art Museum - Tulcea.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tulcea trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Iasi to Tulcea in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bucharest.

Things to do in Tulcea

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Celic Dere Monastery
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve ©
Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve
The Danube Delta Museum ©
The Danube Delta Museum
Celic Dere Monastery ©
Celic Dere Monastery

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Bucharest

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Senses Bucharest and Mogosoaia Palace. Visiting Comana Nature Park and Vacaresti Park Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Bucharest side-trips: Edenland Park (in Balotesti), Tiriac Collection (in Otopeni) and Biserica Trei Lerarhi (in Filipestii de Padure). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Art Collections Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Coral Temple, don't miss a visit to Biserica Kretzulescu, and explore the world behind art at The National Museum of Art of Romania.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bucharest road trip website .

Getting from Tulcea to Bucharest by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Bucharest are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bran.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Urlati, Mogosoaia, Comana Nature Park, Biserica Trei Lerarhi, Tiriac Collection
Find places to stay May 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Mogosoaia Palace ©
Mogosoaia Palace
Patriarchal Cathedral ©
Patriarchal Cathedral
The National Museum of Art of Romania ©

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