52 days in Romania Itinerary

52 days in Romania Itinerary

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Bucharest
— 6 nights
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Timisoara
— 6 nights
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Baia Mare
— 5 nights
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Cluj-Napoca
— 6 nights
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Sighisoara
— 6 nights
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Brasov
— 6 nights
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Sibiu
— 6 nights
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Gorj County
— 4 nights
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Curtea de Arges
— 1 night
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Tulcea
— 5 nights
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Bucharest — 6 nights

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bucharest: Mogosoaia Palace (in Mogosoaia) and Snagov Club - Pool Bar (in Snagov). On the 4th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", and admire the masterpieces at Muzeul Karanului Roman.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bucharest sightseeing planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Bucharest is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Bucharest is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dammam in August, things will get cooler in Bucharest: highs are around 36°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Timisoara.
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Timisoara — 6 nights

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. Get out of town with these interesting Timisoara side-trips: Arad (Biserica Rosie, Holy Trinity Cathedral, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piata Victoriei, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Fabric Synagogue, and take in nature's colorful creations at Iulius Gardens.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Timisoara day trip planning website.

You can fly from Bucharest to Timisoara in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Timisoara can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Baia Mare.
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Baia Mare — 5 nights

Baia Mare is a municipality along the Săsar River, in northwestern Romania; it is the capital of Maramureș County. Venture out of the city with trips to Sighetu Marmatiei (Sighet village museum, Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, &more), Barsana Monastery (in Barsana) and Church of the Holy Paraskeva (in Desesti). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Wooden Churches of Maramures, take in panoramic vistas at Stephen's Tower, explore the world behind art at Central Baia Mare Art Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Merry Cemetery.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Baia Mare trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Timisoara to Baia Mare takes 6 hours. August in Baia Mare sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Cluj-Napoca.
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Cluj-Napoca — 6 nights

Treasure City

The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Get out of town with these interesting Cluj-Napoca side-trips: Adrenalin Park (in Casele Micesti) and Salina Turda (in Turda). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Apuseni Natural Park, appreciate the history behind Rex Matia Corvin Statue, take in the dramatic scenery at Bride's Veil Waterfall, and admire the natural beauty at Gradina Botanica "Alexandru Borza".

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cluj-Napoca journey tool.

Traveling by car from Baia Mare to Cluj-Napoca takes 2.5 hours. In August in Cluj-Napoca, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sighisoara.
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Sighisoara — 6 nights

As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Explore Sighisoara's surroundings by going to Darjiu Fortified Church (in Darjiu), Racos (Emerald Lake & Racos Volcano) and Fortified Lutheran Church of Malancrav (in Malancrav). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Le Lac Balea, see the interesting displays at Petry Museum and Workshop, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pivnita lui Teo - Teo's Cellar, and take an in-depth tour of The Dracula Investigation.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sighisoara road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cluj-Napoca to Sighisoara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Sighisoara can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brasov.
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Find places to stay Aug 25 — 31:

Brasov — 6 nights

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: Sinaia (Cabana Babele, Peles Castle, &more) and Bran (Horror House Bran, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), &more). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muntele Tampa, pause for some serene contemplation at Fortified Church of Harman, indulge in some personalized pampering at Sport Wellness Spa, and hit the slopes at Poiana Brasov.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brasov trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Sighisoara to Brasov takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sibiu.
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Sibiu — 6 nights

Red Town

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: Sebes Evangelical Lutheran Church (in Sebes), Cetatea Alba Iulia (in Alba Iulia) and Hunedoara (Castelul Corvinilor & Expozitie Inedita: Ev Mediu. Tortura Si Executie). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Big Square (Piata Mare), admire the landmark architecture of Catedrala Ortodoxa Sfanta Treime, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica fortificata din Cristian, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sibiu trip planner.

You can drive from Brasov to Sibiu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Sibiu sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Gorj County.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 12:

Gorj County — 4 nights

Gorj is a county of Romania, in Oltenia, with its capital city at Târgu Jiu.DemographicsIn 2011, it had a population of 334,238 and its population density was 59.66/km². Explore Gorj County's surroundings by going to Iron Gates (in Orsova), Biserica Horezu (in Horezu) and Manastirea Dintr-un Lemn (in Ramnicu Valcea). There's much more to do: cruise along Transalpina, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Varful Parangul Mic, and appreciate the history behind Ecaterina Teodoroiu Mausoleum.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gorj County trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sibiu to Gorj County takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sibiu in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Gorj County. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Curtea de Arges.
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Curtea de Arges — 1 night

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 17th (Sat), see human ingenuity at work at Vidraru Dam and then take a memorable drive along Transfagarasan Highway.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Curtea de Arges vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Gorj County to Curtea de Arges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Gorj County in September, things will get a bit cooler in Curtea de Arges: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tulcea.
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Tulcea — 5 nights

Tulcea is a city in Dobrogea, Romania. Get out of town with these interesting Tulcea side-trips: Expozitia Sulina Veche (in Sulina), Caraorman Forest (in Crisan) and Braila (Monumentul Traian & The Public Clock). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cocoș Romanian Orthodox Monastery, admire the masterpieces at Tulcea Art Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of History and Archaeology.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulcea online journey builder.

Getting from Curtea de Arges to Tulcea by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Tulcea are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:

Romania travel guide

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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.
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