9 days in Romania Itinerary

9 days in Romania Itinerary

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9 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Nuremberg
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Timisoara
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Oradea
— 1 night
Bus:  5​h 30​min
3
Alba Iulia
— Few hours
Bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Sibiu
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h
5
Brasov
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Sighisoara
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h
7
Cluj-Napoca
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Berlin

2
nights
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral as well as Muzeul Consumatorului Comunist. On the 24th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Millennium Church and then examine the collection at Muzeul Consumatorului Comunist.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Timisoara road trip tool .

Nuremberg, Germany to Timisoara is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Nuremberg to Timisoara is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Oradea.

Things to do in Timisoara

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral ©
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral
Muzeul Consumatorului Comunist ©
Muzeul Consumatorului Comunist
Serbian Orthodox Episcopal Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Episcopal Church

1
night
Oradea

Oradea ©
Oradea the capital city of Bihor County and Crișana region, is one of the important centers of economic, social and cultural development in the western part of Romania, retaining these characteristics throughout history. Moon Church (Biserica cu Luna) has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Moon Church (Biserica cu Luna), brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum, explore the historical opulence of Oradea Fortress, take an in-depth tour of Ady Endre Memorial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Cross Monastery, and finally admire the striking features of Black Hawk (Vulturul Negru) Palace Arcade.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Oradea trip planner .

You can drive from Timisoara to Oradea in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Oradea are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Alba Iulia.

Things to do in Oradea

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
The Holy Cross Monastery ©
The Holy Cross Monastery
Oradea Fortress ©
Oradea Fortress
Military Museum ©
Military Museum

few
hours
Alba Iulia

Alba Iulia ©
Alba Iulia is a city located on the Mureş River in Alba County, Transylvania, Romania, with a population of 63,536. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Camera de garda-Sala Armelor, and then pause for some photo ops at Obeliscul lui Horea, Closca si Crisan.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Alba Iulia day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Oradea to Alba Iulia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Alba Iulia when traveling from Oradea in December, with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sibiu.

Things to do in Alba Iulia

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
St Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral ©
Obeliscul lui Horea, Closca si Crisan ©

1
night
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Big Square (Piata Mare) as well as Strada Nicolae Balcescu. On the 27th (Fri), make a trip to Strada Nicolae Balcescu and then don't miss a visit to Big Square (Piata Mare).

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sibiu trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Alba Iulia to Sibiu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Brasov.
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Big Square (Piata Mare) ©
Big Square (Piata Mare)
Strada Nicolae Balcescu ©
Strada Nicolae Balcescu

1
night
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Black Church (Biserica Neagra), Mount Tampa, Peles Castle, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Postavarul, step into the grandiose world of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter And St. Paul's Roman Catholic Parish, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Biserica Sfânta Adormire a Maicii Domnului, and finally examine the collection at Expozitia Oraselul Trenuletelor. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church, explore the historical opulence of Peles Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinaia Monastery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tampa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra).

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brasov attractions website .

You can take a bus from Sibiu to Brasov in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sinaia, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Rasnov Citadel, Mountain Postavarul
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)

2
nights
Sighisoara

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sighisoara travel planner.

You can drive from Brasov to Sighisoara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trip

Targu Mures
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Petry Museum and Workshop ©
Petry Museum and Workshop
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
Synagogue of Tg. Mures ©
Synagogue of Tg. Mures

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 31st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Piarist Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Cluj-Napoca day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Sighisoara to Cluj-Napoca in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Cluj-Napoca can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca ©
Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca
Franciscan Church ©
Franciscan Church
Piarist Church ©
Piarist Church

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