8 days in Romania Itinerary

8 days in Romania Itinerary

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8 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
1
Brasov
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Curtea de Arges
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Bucharest
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Istanbul

3
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) and Sinaia (Sinaia Monastery, Peles Castle, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra), wander the streets of Brasov Historical Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedrala Ortodoxa Adormirea Maicii Domnului, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read Brasov trip website .

Istanbul, Turkey to Brasov is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Brasov is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Curtea de Arges.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sinaia, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Black Church (Biserica Neagra) ©
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

1
night
Curtea de Arges

Curtea de Arges ©
On the 19th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Curtea de Arges Monastery, admire the engineering at Vidraru Dam, and then don't miss a visit to Transfagarasan Highway.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Curtea de Arges day trip site .

Traveling by car from Brasov to Curtea de Arges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Curtea de Arges can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Bucharest.

Things to do in Curtea de Arges

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway
Vidraru Dam ©
Vidraru Dam
Curtea de Arges Monastery ©
Curtea de Arges Monastery

3
nights
Bucharest

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Step out of Bucharest with an excursion to Mogosoaia Palace in Mogosoaia--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, tour the pleasant surroundings at Herăstrău Park, admire the striking features of Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stravrapoleos), and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Bucharest trip itinerary planner .

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. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Mogosoaia Palace
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Food Tours
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

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