57 days in Romania Itinerary

57 days in Romania Itinerary

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57 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Cluj-Napoca
— 6 nights
2
Iasi
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  4​h 30​min
3
Brasov
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Sighisoara
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sibiu
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Curtea de Arges
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Bucharest
— 7 nights
8
Constanta
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Oradea
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Timisoara
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

6
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cluj-Napoca: Gradina Botanica Vasile Fati Jibou (in Jibou), Baile Figa (in Beclean) and Coltesti Castle Ruins (in Coltesti). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, gain insight at Babes Bolyai University, stop by Oranjerie, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cluj-Napoca road trip tool .

Lisbon, Portugal to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in September, expect Cluj-Napoca to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Iasi.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Coltesti Castle Ruins, Apuseni Natural Park, Baile Figa, Gradina Botanica Vasile Fati Jibou
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
Apuseni Natural Park ©
Apuseni Natural Park
Museum of Art ©
Museum of Art

6
nights
Iasi

Iasi ©
Iași is the largest city in eastern Romania and the seat of Iași County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Iasi: Ion Creanga Memorial House (in Targu Neamt), The Popa Museum (in Tarpesti) and Muzeul Vasile Parvan (in Barlad). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Culture, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cetatuia Monastery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of the Three Holy Hierarchs.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Iasi trip planner.

You can fly from Cluj-Napoca to Iasi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brasov.

Things to do in Iasi

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Popa Museum, Muzeul Vasile Parvan, Ion Creanga Memorial House
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Palace of Culture ©
Palace of Culture
Iasi Historical Town ©
Iasi Historical Town
Monastery of the Three Holy Hierarchs ©

7
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brasov: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran), La Cabane Aux Images (in Moieciu de Sus) and Mountain Postavarul (in Poiana Brasov). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Peles Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Quad Team Building, make a trip to Council Square, and enjoy some diversion at Season Hill.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Brasov trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Iasi to Brasov in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Poiana Brasov, Sinaia, La Cabane Aux Images, Rasnov Citadel, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
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Mount Tampa ©
Mount Tampa
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle

5
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: Odorheiu Secuiesc (in Odorheiu Secuiesc), Viscri Fortified Church (in Viscri) and Targu Mures (Synagogue of Tg. Mures, Petry Museum and Workshop, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Balea Glacier Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at The Fortified Church of Biertan, explore by horseback at Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch, and get to know the fascinating history of Sighisoara Historic Center.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sighisoara trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Brasov to Sighisoara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Sighisoara sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Targu Mures, Izvoare, Viscri Fortified Church, Darjiu Fortified Church, Balea Glacier Lake
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:
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Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Balea Glacier Lake ©
Balea Glacier Lake
Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center

6
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sibiu: Alba Iulia (Catedrala Reintregirii Neamului (Coronation Cathedral), Citadel of Alba Iulia, & more), Castelul Corvinilor (in Hunedoara) and Moldoveanu Peak (in Fagaras). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Big Square (Piata Mare), enjoy breathtaking views from Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cozia Monastery, and admire the landmark architecture of Orthodox Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sibiu trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sighisoara to Sibiu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Curtea de Arges.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Castelul Corvinilor, Telescaun Paltinis, Moldoveanu Peak, Sarmizegetusa Regia
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Castelul Corvinilor ©
Castelul Corvinilor
Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Big Square (Piata Mare) ©
Big Square (Piata Mare)

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. On the 6th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Curtea de Arges Monastery, don't miss a visit to Transfagarasan Highway, and then admire the engineering at Vidraru Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Village Museum of Valcea County and then explore the ancient world of Cetatea Poienari.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Curtea de Arges tour app .

Traveling by car from Sibiu to Curtea de Arges takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bucharest.

Things to do in Curtea de Arges

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cetatea Poienari, Village Museum of Valcea County
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
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Curtea de Arges Monastery ©
Curtea de Arges Monastery
Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway
Vidraru Dam ©
Vidraru Dam

7
nights
Bucharest

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Get out of town with these interesting Bucharest side-trips: Snagov Club - Pool Bar (in Snagov) and Mogosoaia Palace (in Mogosoaia). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, pause for some serene contemplation at Stavropoleos Monastery, walk around Herăstrău Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Cismigiu Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bucharest driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Curtea de Arges to Bucharest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Bucharest are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Constanta.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Snagov Club - Pool Bar, Mogosoaia Palace
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

6
nights
Constanta

Constanta ©
Constanta is a relaxed seaside town on the coast of the Black Sea.
Explore Constanta's surroundings by going to Ibida (in Slava Rusa), Muzeul de Etnografie Si Arta Populara - Tulcea / Ethnographic and Folk Art Museum - Tulcea (in Tulcea) and Footprints of Joy by Save the Dogs and other Animals (in Cernavoda). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Dobrogea Gorges Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedrala Sfinții Apostoli Petru și Pavel, relax in the rural setting at Mangalia Stud Farm, and have fun at Zip Escort.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Constanta trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Bucharest to Constanta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Constanta when traveling from Bucharest in October, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oradea.

Things to do in Constanta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mangalia, Ibida, Doors Beach, Muzeul de Etnografie Si Arta Populara - Tulcea / Ethnographic and Folk Art Museum - Tulcea, Footprints of Joy by Save the Dogs and other Animals
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Room Escape Games
Zip Escort ©
Zip Escort

5
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oradea: Bear's Cave (in Pietroasa), Peştera cu cristale din mina Farcu (in Rosia) and Bears' Cave (in Chiscau). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the historical opulence of Oradea Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Cross Monastery, and admire the landmark architecture of Black Hawk (Vulturul Negru) Palace Arcade.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Oradea vacation planning app .

Getting from Constanta to Oradea by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October in Oradea, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Timisoara.

Things to do in Oradea

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Baile Felix, Bear's Cave, Bears' Cave, Peştera cu cristale din mina Farcu
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Bear's Cave ©
Bear's Cave
Spas
Room Escape Games

6
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Timisoara: Arad (Retro IT, St. Anthony of Padua Church, & more), Trei Ape (Three Waters Lake) (in Anina) and La Vaioaga Waterfall (in Sasca Montana). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Piata Victoriei, admire the natural beauty at Roses Park, have fun at Mag Tehnica, and admire the landmark architecture of The Palace of the Serbian Episcopacy.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Timisoara trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Oradea to Timisoara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Timisoara sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Timisoara

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Arad, Trei Ape (Three Waters Lake), La Vaioaga Waterfall
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 31:
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Malul Muresului ©
Malul Muresului
Piata Victoriei ©
Piata Victoriei
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral ©
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral

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