16 days in Romania Itinerary

16 days in Romania Itinerary

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16 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Timisoara
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Bucharest
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Brasov
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Sighisoara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sibiu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Cluj-Napoca
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
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. On the 14th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Piata Victoriei and then tour or see a game at Mag Tehnica. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Fabric Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of The Palace of the Serbian Episcopacy, don't miss a visit to Unirii Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, and finally have some family-friendly fun at One Move.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Timisoara online travel route planner .

Newark, USA to Timisoara is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Timisoara when traveling from Newark in August, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Timisoara

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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One Move ©
One Move
Piata Victoriei ©
Piata Victoriei
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral ©
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral

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Bucharest

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Step out of Bucharest with an excursion to Mogosoaia Palace in Mogosoaia--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, get engrossed in the history at Museum of History of the Jewish Community, take a stroll through Old Town, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bucharest online trip maker .

Getting from Timisoara to Bucharest by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mogosoaia Palace
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

3
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
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 Predeal Monastery (in Predeal), Mountain Postavarul (in Poiana Brasov) and Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Peles Castle, stop by Autentic - Romanian Handmade, get your game on at Quad Team Building, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tampa.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brasov trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Bucharest to Brasov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Poiana Brasov, Sinaia, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Predeal Monastery, Rasnov Citadel
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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Black Church (Biserica Neagra) ©
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sighisoara Historic Center, snap pictures at Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, examine the collection at Art & Crafts, then take in the exciting artwork at The Spoonman, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Synagogue Sighisoara, and finally don't miss a visit to Torre do Relogio.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sighisoara day trip website .

Getting from Brasov to Sighisoara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Clock Tower ©
Sighisoara Clock Tower

3
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sibiu: Moldoveanu Peak (in Fagaras), Transfagarasan Highway (in Curtea de Arges) and Alba Iulia (Citadel of Alba Iulia & Catedrala Reintregirii Neamului (Coronation Cathedral)). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Big Square (Piata Mare), examine the collection at ASTRA Museum, steep yourself in history at Passage of Stairs, and stroll the grounds of Church of the Annunciation.

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Drive from Sighisoara to Sibiu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Moldoveanu Peak, Transfagarasan Highway
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Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway
Big Square (Piata Mare) ©
Big Square (Piata Mare)

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nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church, then walk around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art, then appreciate the history behind King Matthias Corvin Statue, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Hazsongard Cemetery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cluj-Napoca trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Sibiu to Cluj-Napoca by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 28th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden
Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park ©
Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park

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