16 days in Romania & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
Sighisoara, Romania
— 1 night
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
— 1 night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 8 nights


Bucharest, Romania — 3 nights

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Bucharest is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", walk around Herăstrău Park, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Art of Romania (Muzeul Nakional de Arta al Romaniei), and get engrossed in the history at Muzeul Karanului Roman.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Bucharest is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in March; daily highs in Bucharest reach 14°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Brasov.
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Brasov, Romania — 2 nights

With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), step into the grandiose world of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), explore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Poiana Brasov, and finally look for gifts at Drink Story Liquor Store. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at Sport Wellness Spa, then step into the grandiose world of Peles Castle, and then examine the collection at Museum of Living in Communism.

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Drive from Bucharest to Brasov in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sighisoara.
Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks
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Sighisoara, Romania — 1 night

As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
On the 16th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Sighisoara Clock Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with The Dracula Investigation, take in the exciting artwork at Art & Crafts, then stop by Haus Klein & Klemenzy, and finally take an in-depth tour of Central Underground.

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Getting from Brasov to Sighisoara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Sighisoara are 14°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cluj-Napoca.
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania — 1 night

Treasure City

The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
On the 17th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at TransyBike - Day Tours, explore the world behind art at Muzeul de Arta, and then explore the striking landscape at Cetakuia Hill (Dealul Cetakuia).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cluj-Napoca vacation planner.

Getting from Sighisoara to Cluj-Napoca by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 8 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), &more) and Haarlem (Beeld Laurens Janszoon Coster, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Cluj-Napoca to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. March in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Romania travel guide

Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Government Buildings
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.