25 days in Romania Itinerary

25 days in Romania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Romania trip planner

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Cluj-Napoca
— 2 nights
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Sibiu
— 4 nights
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Sighisoara
— 3 nights
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Brasov
— 4 nights
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Bucharest
— 5 nights
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Timisoara
— 5 nights
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Cluj-Napoca

— 2 nights

Treasure City

The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
When in Cluj-Napoca, make a side trip to see Salina Turda in Turda, approximately Turda away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Cheile Turzii, take in nature's colorful creations at Gradina Botanica "Alexandru Borza", appreciate the history behind Rex Matia Corvin Statue, and walk around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cluj-Napoca trip itinerary planning tool.

Washington, USA to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington to Cluj-Napoca. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington in June, with highs in Cluj-Napoca at 77°F and lows at 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sibiu.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks · Museums · Spas · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sibiu

— 4 nights

Red Town

Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Explore Sibiu's surroundings by going to Castelul Corvinilor (in Hunedoara), Fortress of Deva (in Deva) and Transalpina (in Gorj County). The adventure continues: make a trip to Big Square (Piata Mare), see the interesting displays at Muzeul ASTRA, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cetatea Alba Iulia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedrala Reintregirii Neamului.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sibiu trip planner.

Drive from Cluj-Napoca to Sibiu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Sibiu are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sighisoara

— 3 nights
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sighisoara: Odorheiu Secuiesc (in Odorheiu Secuiesc), Fortified Church (in Alma Vii) and Palatul Culturii (in Targu Mures). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Art & Crafts, make a trip to Sighisoara Clock Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Centrul Istoric Sighisoara, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pivnita lui Teo - Teo's Cellar.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sighisoara trip itinerary site.

Getting from Sibiu to Sighisoara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Brasov

— 4 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sinaia (Pelisor Castle & Peles Castle) and Bran (Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) & Museum Medieval Bran). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra), make a trip to St. Nicholas Church, relax and rejuvenate at Sport Wellness Spa, and get engrossed in the history at Prima Scoala Romaneasca.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brasov vacation maker website.

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 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Bucharest

— 5 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Bucharest is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, walk around Herăstrău Park, take in the exciting artwork at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", and explore the world behind art at Muzeul Karanului Roman.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Bucharest trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brasov to Bucharest takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly to Timisoara.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

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Timisoara

— 5 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. Explore Timisoara's surroundings by going to Arad (Trajan Bridge & Holy Trinity Cathedral). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piata Victoriei, pause for some serene contemplation at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, awaken your taste buds at Timisoara Tour Guide, and admire the landmark architecture of The Palace of the Serbian Episcopacy.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Timisoara trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Timisoara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Timisoara, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 58°F at night. You will leave for home on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Timisoara

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

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Romania travel guide

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Castles · Churches · Historic Walking Areas
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.