10 days in Romania Itinerary

10 days in Romania Itinerary

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10 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Cluj-Napoca
— 1 night
2
Iasi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Timisoara
— 1 night
4
Sibiu
— 1 night
5
Brasov
— 2 nights
6
Tulcea
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Bucharest
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Seattle

1
night
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the engaging exhibits at Muzeul de Istorie Turda, then identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, and then look for gifts at Chic Bijoux Gallery. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Moara de Vant, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Hazsongard Cemetery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cluj-Napoca day trip planning website .

Seattle, USA to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 10 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Cluj-Napoca can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Iasi.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muzeul de Istorie Turda, Moara de Vant
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Moara de Vant ©
Moara de Vant

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Iasi

Iasi ©
Iași is the largest city in eastern Romania and the seat of Iași County. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sabbas the Sanctified, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga Mare din Iasi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Three Hierarchs, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nicholas Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Culture, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barnovschi Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Iasi trip planner .

You can fly from Cluj-Napoca to Iasi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Iasi can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Timisoara.

Things to do in Iasi

Historic Sites
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Monastery of the Three Holy Hierarchs ©
Palace of Culture ©
Palace of Culture
Sinagoga Mare din Iasi ©
Sinagoga Mare din Iasi

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night
Timisoara

Timisoara ©
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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Piaţa Victoriei, make a trip to Piata Victoriei, explore the world behind art at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Memorialul Revolutiei, and finally don't miss a visit to Unirii Square.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Timisoara trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Iasi to Timisoara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Timisoara

Historic Sites Museums
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Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral ©
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral
Memorialul Revolutiei ©
Memorialul Revolutiei
Timisoara Historical Center ©
Timisoara Historical Center

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Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
On the 9th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), examine the collection at Brukenthal National Museum, contemplate the long history of The Tower of Stairs (Turnul Scarilor), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower, and finally examine the collection at ASTRA Museum.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sibiu trip planner.

You can drive from Timisoara to Sibiu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Sibiu, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Brasov.

Things to do in Sibiu

Museums Historic Sites
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ASTRA Museum ©
ASTRA Museum
Brukenthal National Museum ©
Brukenthal National Museum

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nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Paul Roman-Catholic Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedrala Ortodoxa Adormirea Maicii Domnului, take a stroll through Brasov Historical Center, then see the interesting displays at Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), and finally contemplate the long history of Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinaia Monastery, step into the grandiose world of Peles Castle, explore the historical opulence of Pelisor Castle, then examine the collection at Casa Muresenilor, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tampa.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Brasov trip maker .

Traveling by bus from Sibiu to Brasov takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tulcea.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Sinaia, Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
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Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Sinaia Monastery ©
Sinaia Monastery

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Tulcea

Tulcea ©
Tulcea is a city in Dobrogea, Romania. On the 12th (Sun), examine the collection at The Danube Delta Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Muzeul de Etnografie Si Arta Populara - Tulcea / Ethnographic and Folk Art Museum - Tulcea, then look for all kinds of wild species at Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Celic Dere Monastery.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tulcea trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Brasov to Tulcea in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bucharest.

Things to do in Tulcea

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Celic Dere Monastery
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Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve ©
Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve
The Danube Delta Museum ©
The Danube Delta Museum
Celic Dere Monastery ©
Celic Dere Monastery

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Bucharest

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 13th (Mon), take a stroll through Old Town, learn more about the world around you at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, then ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stravrapoleos).

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bucharest tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tulcea to Bucharest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Old Town ©
Old Town

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