16 days in Romania Itinerary

16 days in Romania Itinerary

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16 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Tirana
Drive:  9​h
1
Timisoara
— 2 nights
2
Sibiu
— 3 nights
3
Brasov
— 4 nights
4
Bucharest
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Tirana

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. Get out of town with these interesting Timisoara side-trips: Arad (Statue of Liberty, St. Anthony of Padua Church, & more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piata Victoriei, enjoy some diversion at Poligon MAG Tehnica, admire the landmark architecture of Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Piaţa Victoriei.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Timisoara road trip planning tool .

Tirana, Albania to Timisoara is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tirana to Timisoara. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tirana in February: high temperatures in Timisoara hover around 10°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Timisoara

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arad
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Malul Muresului ©
Malul Muresului
Piata Victoriei ©
Piata Victoriei
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral ©
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral

3
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sibiu: Fagaras Mountains (in Sambata de Sus), Moldoveanu Peak (in Fagaras) and Alba Iulia (Traseul Celor Trei Fortificatii & Citadel of Alba Iulia). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Big Square (Piata Mare), see the interesting displays at Brukenthal National Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), and admire the striking features of Biserica fortificata din Cristian.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sibiu online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Timisoara to Sibiu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Timisoara in February, Sibiu is little chillier at night with lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Brasov.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Biserica Sfântul Mihail, Moldoveanu Peak, Biserica fortificata din Cristian, Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată
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Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Moldoveanu Peak ©
Moldoveanu Peak
Big Square (Piata Mare) ©
Big Square (Piata Mare)

4
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 Crucea Caraiman (in Busteni), Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran) and Peles Castle (in Sinaia). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Quad Team Building, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, fly down the slopes at Valtour Ski School, and take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Postavarul.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brasov holiday builder website .

Traveling by bus from Sibiu to Brasov takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Bucharest

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Step out of Bucharest to go to Mogosoaia and see Mogosoaia Palace, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Dedicate the 28th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, pause for some serene contemplation at Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stravrapoleos), admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", and take an in-depth tour of Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman).

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You can take a train from Brasov to Bucharest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Mogosoaia Palace, Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains
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Herăstrău Park ©
Herăstrău Park
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

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