16 days in Romania Itinerary

16 days in Romania Itinerary

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16 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Cluj-Napoca
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Iasi
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  2​h 45​min
3
Bucharest
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Brasov
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sighisoara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Alba Iulia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Timisoara
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Lagos

1
night
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church, look for gifts at Chic Bijoux Gallery, then examine the collection at Zoology Museum, and finally explore the activities along Tarnița. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hazsongard Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca, then have fun and explore at Muzeul de Istorie Turda, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cluj-Napoca trip maker .

Lagos, Nigeria to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lagos to Cluj-Napoca. Expect little chillier evenings in Cluj-Napoca when traveling from Lagos in July, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Iasi.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Muzeul de Istorie Turda
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Muzeul de Istorie Turda ©
Muzeul de Istorie Turda

2
nights
Iasi

Iasi ©
Iași is the largest city in eastern Romania and the seat of Iași County. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Bojdeauca lui Ion Creanga, take in the exciting artwork at Art Georgies - Gallery, Tea&Coffee, look for gifts at Leonidas Iasi, then explore the historical opulence of Palace of Culture, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galata Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sabbas the Sanctified, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Armenian Church in Iasi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Three Hierarchs, then take an in-depth tour of Muzeul Universitatii Alexandru Ioan Cuza, and finally browse the different shops at Palas Iasi.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Iasi trip planner .

You can fly from Cluj-Napoca to Iasi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Iasi

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Palace of Culture ©
Palace of Culture
Monastery of the Three Holy Hierarchs ©
Galata Monastery ©
Galata Monastery

2
nights
Bucharest

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore by horseback at MySecretRomania - Private Day Tours, then browse the different shops at AFI Cotroceni, then take a memorable tour with Romania Tour Store, and finally look for gifts at Carturesti Carusel. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Vacaresti Park Nature Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni), and then see the interesting displays at The Art Collections Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bucharest tour itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Iasi to Bucharest in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks Outdoors Tours
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MySecretRomania - Private Day Tours ©
The Art Collections Museum ©
The Art Collections Museum
Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni) ©

3
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Get outdoors at Mount Tampa and Parasailing & Paragliding. Head to The Himalayan Boutique and Coresi Shopping Mallfor some retail therapy. Step out of Brasov to go to Bran and see Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Brasov Historical Center, take in breathtaking views at Canionul Șapte Scări, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedrala Ortodoxa Adormirea Maicii Domnului.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brasov trip itinerary builder website .

Take a train from Bucharest to Brasov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Fortified Church of Harman, Rasnov Citadel, Canionul Șapte Scări
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Canionul Șapte Scări ©
Canionul Șapte Scări
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Rasnov Citadel ©
Rasnov Citadel

2
nights
Sighisoara

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
On the 7th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Sighisoara Historic Center, take in the views from Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, view the masterpieces at Art & Crafts, then view the masterpieces at The Spoonman, then make a trip to Clock Tower, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church on the Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Palace of Culture, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Margaret Church, then admire the landmark architecture of The Fortified Church of Biertan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sighisoara trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Brasov to Sighisoara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alba Iulia.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

St. Margaret Church, Palace of Culture, The Fortified Church of Biertan
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Palace of Culture ©
Palace of Culture
The Fortified Church of Biertan ©
The Fortified Church of Biertan
Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts

2
nights
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 9th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Traseul Celor Trei Fortificatii, view the masterpieces at Museikon, then examine the collection at National Museum of Union, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Citadel of Alba Iulia. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Coltesti Castle Ruins, don't miss a visit to Aiud Citadel, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Câlnic, and finally delve into the distant past at Colt Citadel.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Alba Iulia trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Sighisoara to Alba Iulia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Timisoara.

Things to do in Alba Iulia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Aiud Citadel, Colt Citadel, Coltesti Castle Ruins, Fortress Câlnic
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Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Fortress Câlnic ©
Fortress Câlnic
Coltesti Castle Ruins ©
Coltesti Castle Ruins

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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the striking features of Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Muzeul de Arta, don't miss a visit to Unirii Square, then shop like a local with Calina Art Gallery, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping City Timisoara.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Timisoara trip planner .

Traveling by car from Alba Iulia to Timisoara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Timisoara

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral ©
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral
Muzeul de Arta ©
Muzeul de Arta
Shopping City Timisoara ©
Shopping City Timisoara

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