40 days in Romania Itinerary

40 days in Romania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Bucharest
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Tulcea
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h
3
Bran
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Piatra Neamt
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Iasi
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Timisoara
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Hunedoara
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Sibiu
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Sighisoara
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Cluj-Napoca
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Berlin

5
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, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, explore the world behind art at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

Before you visit Bucharest, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Berlin, Germany to Bucharest is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Bucharest. In May, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tulcea.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains
Find places to stay May 7 — 12:
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Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament
Muzeul National al Satului
Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti"
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery

4
nights
Tulcea

Tulcea ©
Tulcea is a city in Dobrogea, Romania. Explore Tulcea's surroundings by going to Cetatea Halmyris (in Murighiol), Cocoș Romanian Orthodox Monastery (in Niculitel) and Sulina Mixed Cemetery (in Sulina). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, see the interesting displays at The Danube Delta Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Celic Dere Monastery, and admire the masterpieces at Tulcea Art Museum.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tulcea road trip planner.

Drive from Bucharest to Tulcea in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Tulcea are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bran.

Things to do in Tulcea

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cetatea Halmyris, Cocoș Romanian Orthodox Monastery, Caraorman Forest, Celic Dere Monastery, Letea Forest
Find places to stay May 12 — 16:
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Cocoș Romanian Orthodox Monastery ©
Cocoș Romanian Orthodox Monastery
Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve ©
Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve
Caraorman Forest
Caraorman Forest

1
night
Bran

Bran ©
Bran is a commune in Brașov County, Romania. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel, then hit the slopes at Poiana Brasov, then examine the collection at Museum Medieval Bran, and finally see the interesting displays at Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bran sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Tulcea to Bran takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Piatra Neamt.

Things to do in Bran

Museums Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Poiana Brasov, Rasnov Citadel
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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Rasnov Citadel ©
Rasnov Citadel
Poiana Brasov ©
Poiana Brasov

4
nights
Piatra Neamt

Piatra Neamt ©
Piatra Neamț, Kreuzburg an der, Karácsonkő) is the capital city of Neamț County, in the historical region of Moldavia, eastern Romania. Explore Piatra Neamt's surroundings by going to Lacu Rosu (Bicaz Canyon & Lacu Rosu (Red Lake)), Manastirea Voronet (in Voronet) and Rasca Monastery (in Suceava). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Curtea Domneasca, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sihastria Monastery, get a new perspective on nature at Muzeul De Stiinte Naturale, and see the interesting displays at Royal Church "Sfantul Ioan Domnesc".

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Piatra Neamt online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Bran to Piatra Neamt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Piatra Neamt are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Iasi.

Things to do in Piatra Neamt

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lacu Rosu, Sihla Monastery, Secu Monastery, Manastirea Voronet, Rasca Monastery
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:
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Manastirea Voronet ©
Manastirea Voronet
Curtea Domneasca ©
Curtea Domneasca
Sihastria Monastery ©
Sihastria Monastery

5
nights
Iasi

Iasi ©
Iasi is known for historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Palace of Culture, take an in-depth tour of Muzeul Universitatii Alexandru Ioan Cuza, wander the streets of Iasi Historical Town, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nicholas Church.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Iasi itinerary builder.

You can drive from Piatra Neamt to Iasi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Timisoara.

Things to do in Iasi

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 21 — 26:
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Palace of Culture ©
Palace of Culture
Monastery of the Three Holy Hierarchs ©
Monastery of the Three Holy Hierarchs
Bojdeauca lui Ion Creanga ©
Bojdeauca lui Ion Creanga

4
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Arad (Retro IT Museum, Trajan Bridge, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Piata Victoriei, admire the striking features of The Palace of the Serbian Episcopacy, stroll around Central Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Timisoara online travel planner.

You can fly from Iasi to Timisoara in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hunedoara.

Things to do in Timisoara

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Arad
Find places to stay May 26 — 30:
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Parcul Rozelor ©
Parcul Rozelor
Piata Victoriei ©
Piata Victoriei
Unirii Square ©
Unirii Square

3
nights
Hunedoara

Hunedoara ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Geoagiu Bai (Clocota Waterfalls & Termele Romane (Roman Baths)), Petrosani (The Romanian Plumber Museum & Varful Parangul Mic) and Colt Citadel (in Suseni).

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hunedoara trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Timisoara to Hunedoara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sibiu.

Things to do in Hunedoara

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Geoagiu Bai, Petrosani, Fortress of Deva, Densus Church, Colt Citadel
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Castelul Corvinilor ©
Castelul Corvinilor
Sarmizegetusa Regia ©
Sarmizegetusa Regia
Densus Church ©
Densus Church

4
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alba Iulia (Obeliscul lui Horea, Closca si Crisan, Citadel of Alba Iulia, &more) and Moldoveanu Peak (in Fagaras). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Big Square (Piata Mare), admire the striking features of Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), snap pictures at Bridge of Lies, and pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfanta Treime.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sibiu travel route planner.

You can drive from Hunedoara to Sibiu in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Biserica Sfanta Treime, Moldoveanu Peak
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:
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Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Moldoveanu Peak ©
Moldoveanu Peak
Big Square (Piata Mare) ©
Big Square (Piata Mare)

4
nights
Sighisoara

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sighisoara: Izvoare (Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch & Ivo Wildlife Park), Darjiu Fortified Church (in Darjiu) and The Fortified Church of Biertan (in Biertan). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Sighisoara Historic Center, don't miss a visit to Sighisoara Clock Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Margaret Church, and take in the pleasant sights at Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sighisoara travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sibiu to Sighisoara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Izvoare, Balea Glacier Lake, Darjiu Fortified Church, St. Margaret Church, The Fortified Church of Biertan
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:
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Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center
Balea Glacier Lake ©
Balea Glacier Lake

5
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Cluj-Napoca is known for parks, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, get outside with Panic Room, and stroll around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cluj-Napoca trip planner.

You can drive from Sighisoara to Cluj-Napoca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Cluj-Napoca sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Moara de Vant
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
TransyBike - Day Tours ©
TransyBike - Day Tours
Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden

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