15 days in Romania Itinerary

15 days in Romania Itinerary

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15 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  17​h
1
Sibiu
— 3 nights
2
Brasov
— 3 nights
3
Bucharest
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Curtea de Arges
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: Tampa

3
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sighisoara (Sighisoara Historic Center, Art & Crafts, & more), Castelul Corvinilor (in Hunedoara) and Citadel of Alba Iulia (in Alba Iulia). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Big Square (Piata Mare), examine the collection at Brukenthal National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Cathedral, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Moldoveanu Peak.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sibiu trip planner .

Tampa, USA to Sibiu is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. When traveling from Tampa in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Sibiu, with highs around 83°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Brasov.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sighisoara, Moldoveanu Peak, Castelul Corvinilor, Citadel of Alba Iulia
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Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Castelul Corvinilor ©
Castelul Corvinilor
Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia

3
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brasov: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran), Peles Castle (in Sinaia) and Crucea Caraiman (in Busteni). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Sfânta Adormire a Maicii Domnului, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tampa, and look for gifts at Autentic - Romanian Handmade.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Brasov journey builder .

You can take a bus from Sibiu to Brasov in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Poiana Brasov, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Peles Castle, Crucea Caraiman, Rasnov Citadel
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Mount Tampa ©
Mount Tampa
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle

3
nights
Bucharest

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Go for a jaunt from Bucharest to Mogosoaia to see Mogosoaia Palace about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Parliament, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, explore the world behind art at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), and walk around Herăstrău Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bucharest trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Brasov to Bucharest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Curtea de Arges.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mogosoaia Palace
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Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

3
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the activities along Balea Glacier Lake and then get outside with Transfagarasan Highway. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see human ingenuity at work at Vidraru Dam and then explore the historical opulence of Cetatea Poienari.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Curtea de Arges route maker site .

Traveling by car from Bucharest to Curtea de Arges takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bucharest in August, expect nights in Curtea de Arges to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Curtea de Arges

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

The wooden church of Horea, Cetatea Poienari, Balea Glacier Lake, Trovanti Museum Natural Reserve
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Balea Glacier Lake ©
Balea Glacier Lake
Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway
Cetatea Poienari ©
Cetatea Poienari

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