8 days in Northwest Romania Itinerary

8 days in Northwest Romania Itinerary

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8 days in Northwest Romania Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Cluj-Napoca
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Padis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Oradea
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Sapanta
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Barsana
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

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nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Cluj-Napoca is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, explore the activities along Tarnița, pause for some serene contemplation at Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, and stroll through Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cluj-Napoca travel route planning website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for little chillier days in Cluj-Napoca, with highs around 32°C, while nights are colder with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Padis.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park ©
Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park
Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge

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Padis

Padis ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get in on the family fun at Apuseni Natural Park and then don't miss a visit to Fortress of Ponor.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Padis trip planning tool .

Drive from Cluj-Napoca to Padis in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Oradea.

Things to do in Padis

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Apuseni Natural Park
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Apuseni Natural Park ©
Apuseni Natural Park

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night
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 23rd (Thu): admire the striking features of Black Hawk (Vulturul Negru) Palace Arcade, deepen your knowledge of military history at Oradea Fortress, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally stroll through Oradea Zoo.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Oradea itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Padis to Oradea by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Oradea can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Sapanta.

Things to do in Oradea

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Oradea Zoo ©
Oradea Zoo
Oradea Fortress ©
Oradea Fortress

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Sapanta

Sapanta ©
Săpânța is a commune in Maramureș County in northern Romania, 15 kilometers northwest of Sighet and just south of the Tisza River. On the 24th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Il Cimitero Allegro, don't miss a visit to Cimitirul Saracilor, then get engrossed in the history at The Elie Wiesel Memorial House - The Museum of the Jewish Culture in Maramures, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, and finally stroll the grounds of Merry Cemetery.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Sapanta holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Oradea to Sapanta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Sapanta are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barsana.

Things to do in Sapanta

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sighetu Marmatiei
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night
Barsana

Barsana ©
Bârsana is a commune in Maramureș County, Romania. To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Barsana online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Sapanta to Barsana in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Barsana can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barsana

Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Wooden Churches of Maramures
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Barsana Monastery ©
Barsana Monastery