16 days in Romania Itinerary

16 days in Romania Itinerary

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16 days in Romania Itinerary

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

2
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then walk around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cluj-Napoca trip planner.

Moscow, Russia to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Moscow in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cluj-Napoca: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Timisoara.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
Museum of Art ©
Museum of Art
Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden

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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 27th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of The Palace of the Serbian Episcopacy, don't miss a visit to Unirii Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, then make a trip to Piata Victoriei, and finally walk around Central Park. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Retro IT, walk around Cathedral Park, and then have some family-friendly fun at One Move.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Timisoara journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cluj-Napoca to Timisoara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Timisoara, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sibiu.

Things to do in Timisoara

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trip

Retro IT
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One Move ©
One Move
Piata Victoriei ©
Piata Victoriei
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral ©
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sibiu: Transfagarasan Highway (in Curtea de Arges), Moldoveanu Peak (in Fagaras) and Alba Iulia (Obeliscul lui Horea, Closca si Crisan & Citadel of Alba Iulia). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Big Square (Piata Mare), examine the collection at ASTRA Museum, contemplate the long history of Passage of Stairs, and take in the views from Bridge of Lies.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sibiu trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Timisoara to Sibiu by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Timisoara in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Sibiu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Sibiu

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Transfagarasan Highway, Moldoveanu Peak, Telescaun Paltinis
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ASTRA Museum ©
ASTRA Museum
Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway
Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia

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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 1st (Sun), make a trip to Torre do Relogio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sighisoara Historic Center, then snap pictures at Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, and finally admire the local landmark of Odorheiu Secuiesc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Petry Museum and Workshop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of Tg. Mures, admire the striking features of The Fortified Church of Biertan, then take in panoramic vistas at Turnul Croitorilor, and finally see the interesting displays at Art & Crafts.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sighisoara holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Sibiu to Sighisoara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Sighisoara are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Targu Mures, The Fortified Church of Biertan, Odorheiu Secuiesc
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Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center
Torre do Relogio ©
Torre do Relogio

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Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Explore Brasov's surroundings by going to Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran), Predeal Monastery (in Predeal) and Sinaia (Peles Castle & Sinaia Monastery). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra), get your game on at Quad Team Building, make a trip to Council Square, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Postavarul.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brasov travel planner .

You can drive from Sighisoara to Brasov in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Poiana Brasov, Sinaia, Villages with Fortified Churches, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Predeal Monastery
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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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Bucharest

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Change things up with a short trip to Mogosoaia Palace in Mogosoaia (about 34 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Parliament, admire the natural beauty at Cismigiu Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Museum of History of the Jewish Community, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bucharest online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Brasov to Bucharest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Bucharest sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mogosoaia Palace
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Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

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