8 days in Romania Itinerary

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Bucharest — 1 night

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 11th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with Green Adventure and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, then view the masterpieces at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", and finally get outside with Romania Motorcycle Tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bucharest trip maker site.

London, UK to Bucharest is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Bucharest, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Bucharest are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Brasov.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
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Brasov — 4 nights

With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Peles Castle. Get in touch with nature at Transfagarasan Highway and Muntele Tampa. Change things up with these side-trips from Brasov: Zarnesti (Prapastiile Zarnestiului & Transylvanian Wolf), Cascada Urlatoarele (in Busteni) and Cabana Babele (in Sinaia). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Le Lac Balea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bunloc, and hit the slopes at Poiana Brasov.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brasov journey planner.

Drive from Bucharest to Brasov in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Cluj-Napoca.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Cluj-Napoca — 2 nights

Treasure City

The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the local highlights with TransyBike - Day Tours, identify plant and animal life at Moara de Vant, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cetakuia Hill (Dealul Cetakuia). On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Muzeon - Storytelling Jewish History Museum, then soothe aching muscles at Salina Turda, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cheile Turzii, and finally appreciate the history behind Rex Matia Corvin Statue.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cluj-Napoca travel route site.

You can drive from Brasov to Cluj-Napoca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Spas
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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.