13 days in Romania Itinerary

13 days in Romania Itinerary

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13 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8​h
1
Bucharest
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Targoviste
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Curtea de Arges
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sibiu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hunedoara
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Deva
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Alba Iulia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Turda
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
9
Cluj-Napoca
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Biertan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Sighisoara
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
12
Brasov
— Few hours
13
Bucharest
— Few hours
Fly:  8​h
End: Dubai

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes my romanian store as well as Carturesti Carusel. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", explore the world behind art at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), then steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, and finally take a stroll through Old Town. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by my romanian store and then look for gifts at Carturesti Carusel.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bucharest day trip website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bucharest is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in July: high temperatures in Bucharest hover around 36°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Targoviste.

Things to do in Bucharest

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

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Targoviste

Targoviste ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): learn about all things military at Museum of Communism, explore the ancient world of Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower), and then get engrossed in the history at Muzeul de Arta.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Targoviste online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Bucharest to Targoviste by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Curtea de Arges.

Things to do in Targoviste

Museums Historic Sites
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Muzeul de Arta ©
Muzeul de Arta
Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower) ©
Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower)

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Curtea de Arges

Curtea de Arges
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. For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Curtea de Arges tour website .

You can drive from Targoviste to Curtea de Arges in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Targoviste in July: high temperatures in Curtea de Arges hover around 32°C and lows are around 16°C. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to Sibiu.

Things to do in Curtea de Arges

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Lower Town of Sibiu (orasul de jos), ASTRA Museum, Orthodox Cathedral, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at ASTRA Museum and then take a stroll through The Lower Town of Sibiu (orasul de jos). Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Old Town, then make a trip to Big Square (Piata Mare), then take in the views from Bridge of Lies, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sibiu tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Curtea de Arges to Sibiu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Hunedoara.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
ASTRA Museum ©
ASTRA Museum

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Hunedoara

Hunedoara ©
Hunedoara is a city in Hunedoara County, Transylvania, Romania. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Prislop Monastery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Hunedoara trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Sibiu to Hunedoara takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Hunedoara, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Deva.

Things to do in Hunedoara

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Prislop Monastery
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Castelul Corvinilor ©
Castelul Corvinilor
Prislop Monastery ©
Prislop Monastery

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Deva

Deva ©
Deva is a city in Romania, in the historical region of Transylvania, on the left bank of the Mureș River. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fortress of Deva.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Deva visit planning site .

Deva is just a short distance from Hunedoara. In July, daily temperatures in Deva can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Alba Iulia.

Things to do in Deva

Historic Sites
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Fortress of Deva ©
Fortress of Deva

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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. On the 10th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Citadel of Alba Iulia. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Bears' Cave, contemplate the long history of Camera de garda-Sala Armelor, take in the dramatic natural features at Rapa Rosie, then get lost in a book at Batthyaneum Library, then get a taste of local nightlife at Framm's, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedrala Reintregirii Neamului (Coronation Cathedral).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Alba Iulia travel route tool .

Drive from Deva to Alba Iulia in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Turda.

Things to do in Alba Iulia

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Museum Square, Rapa Rosie, Turda Synagogue, Scarisoara Ice Cave, Bears' Cave
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Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Framm's ©
Framm's
Rapa Rosie ©
Rapa Rosie

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Turda

Turda
Turda is a city and Municipality in Cluj County, Romania, situated on the Arieş River.HistoryAncient timesThere is evidence of human settlement in the area dating to the Middle Paleolithic, some 60,000 years ago. To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turda online itinerary planner .

Getting from Alba Iulia to Turda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Turda sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will leave for Cluj-Napoca on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Turda

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cluj-Napoca trip itinerary maker app .

Cluj-Napoca is just a stone's throw from Turda. July in Cluj-Napoca sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel to Biertan.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Nightlife Historic Sites Parks
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Biertan

Biertan ©
Biertan is a commune in central Romania, in the north of the Sibiu County, 80 km north of Sibiu and 29 km east of Mediaş. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Fortified Church and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fortified Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Biertan online travel planner .

Drive from Cluj-Napoca to Biertan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Biertan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for Sighisoara.

Things to do in Biertan

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fortified Church, Fortified Church
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Fortified Church ©
Fortified Church
Fortified Church ©
Fortified Church

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Sighisoara

Sighisoara
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sighisoara trip planner .

Sighisoara is just a short distance from Biertan. July in Sighisoara sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C at night. You will leave for Brasov on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Brasov

Brasov
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Brasov road trip planning website .

You can drive from Sighisoara to Brasov in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. You will leave for Bucharest on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Brasov

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Bucharest

Bucharest
To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bucharest travel route builder site .

You can take a train from Brasov to Bucharest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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