8 days in Bucharest & Central Romania Itinerary

8 days in Bucharest & Central Romania Itinerary

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8 days in Bucharest & Central Romania Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  6​h
1
Bucharest
— 1 day
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Brasov
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Bucharest
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

1
day
Bucharest

Bucharest
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): walk around Herăstrău Park and then admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti".

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bucharest trip planner .

Valletta, Malta to Bucharest is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Bucharest due to the time zone difference. In September, Bucharest is a bit cooler than Valletta - with highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks
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Herăstrău Park ©
Herăstrău Park

5
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Visiting Mount Tampa and Poiana Brasov will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brasov: Peles Castle (in Sinaia), Transfagarasan Highway (in Curtea de Arges) and Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sighisoara Historic Center, wander the streets of Brasov Historical Center, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Brasov visit planner .

Getting from Bucharest to Brasov by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can take a train to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Transfagarasan Highway, Sighisoara Historic Center, Peles Castle, Rasnov Citadel
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Mount Tampa ©
Mount Tampa
Poiana Brasov ©
Poiana Brasov
Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway

1
night
Bucharest

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bucharest trip app .

Take a train from Brasov to Bucharest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Walking tours
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery

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