24 days in Romania Itinerary

24 days in Romania Itinerary

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24 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cluj-Napoca
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  4​h 15​min
2
Poiana Brasov
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bucharest
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
4
Sinaia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Constanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Lacu Rosu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Fagaras
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h
8
Brasov
— 4 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  15​h
End: Montreal, Quebec

3
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Citadel of Alba Iulia and St. Michael's Church will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Baile Figa and Cetatuia Hill. When in Cluj-Napoca, make a side trip to see Palace of Culture in Targu Mures, approximately 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, examine the collection at The Transylvania Museum of Etnografico, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cluj-Napoca road trip planning website .

Montreal, Canada to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Montreal to Cluj-Napoca. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Montreal in August since evenings lows in Cluj-Napoca dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Poiana Brasov.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Citadel of Alba Iulia, Palace of Culture, Baile Figa
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Palace of Culture ©
Palace of Culture

2
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Poiana Brasov

Poiana Brasov ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Poiana Brasov, step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, then step into the grandiose world of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Postavarul. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Dino Parc, fly down the slopes at Valtour Ski School, and then enjoy some diversion at Season Hill.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Poiana Brasov trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Cluj-Napoca to Poiana Brasov by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Bucharest.

Things to do in Poiana Brasov

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Rasnov, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
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Poiana Brasov ©
Poiana Brasov
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Season Hill ©
Season Hill

3
nights
Bucharest

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman) and The National Museum of Art of Romania. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stavropoleos Monastery and Old Town. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of History of the Jewish Community.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bucharest holiday planner.

Getting from Poiana Brasov to Bucharest by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Sinaia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Museums Wildlife
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Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
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Sinaia

Sinaia ©
Named after the monastery around which it was built, Sinaia is a mountain resort and popular holiday destination for Romanians and foreigners alike.
Get outdoors at Cabana Babele and Lalomita Cave. Museum-lovers will get to explore Cantacuzino Castle and Casino Sinaia. Change things up with a short trip to The Clock Museum in Ploiesti (about 1h 05 min away). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Peles Castle and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Sinaia journey builder tool .

You can take a train from Bucharest to Sinaia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Constanta.

Things to do in Sinaia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cantacuzino Castle, Lalomita Cave, The Clock Museum
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Cantacuzino Castle ©
Cantacuzino Castle
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Sinaia Monastery ©
Sinaia Monastery

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Constanta

Constanta ©
Constanta is a relaxed seaside town on the coast of the Black Sea.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mamaia Beach. On the 22nd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mina Orthodox Church, stroll through Mamaia Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Constanta Casino, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ovidiu Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedrala Sfinții Apostoli Petru și Pavel, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of National History and Archeology, and then get great views at The Mosque of Constanta - Minaret.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Constanta attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Sinaia to Constanta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lacu Rosu.

Things to do in Constanta

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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The Mosque of Constanta - Minaret ©
The Mosque of Constanta - Minaret
St. Mina Orthodox Church ©
St. Mina Orthodox Church

1
night
Lacu Rosu

Lacu Rosu ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lacu Rosu (Red Lake). On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Bicaz Canyon.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lacu Rosu online holiday builder .

You can drive from Constanta to Lacu Rosu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fagaras.

Things to do in Lacu Rosu

Parks Nature
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Bicaz Canyon ©
Bicaz Canyon
Lacu Rosu (Red Lake) ©
Lacu Rosu (Red Lake)

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nights
Fagaras

Fagaras ©
Făgăraș is a city in central Romania, located in Brașov County. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to Viscri Fortified Church, see the interesting displays at Muzeul Etnografic Rupea, then explore the historical opulence of Cetatea Rupea, then contemplate the geological forces at Racos Volcano, and finally identify plant and animal life at Emerald Lake. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Castelul de Lut Valea Zanelor, then hike along Aventura Parc Dragus, then admire the sheer force of Capra Wasserfall, and finally steep yourself in history at Fagaras Fortress.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fagaras trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Lacu Rosu to Fagaras by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the bus ride to Brasov.

Things to do in Fagaras

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rupea, Racos, Aventura Parc Dragus, Castelul de Lut Valea Zanelor, Viscri Fortified Church
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Moldoveanu Peak ©
Moldoveanu Peak
Fagaras Fortress ©
Fagaras Fortress
Racos Volcano ©
Racos Volcano

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nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Tampa and Canionul Șapte Scări. Black Church (Biserica Neagra) and Prima Scoala Romaneasca will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Brasov Historical Center, contemplate the long history of Yekaterina's Gate, make a trip to Draper Bastion, and pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brasov road trip planner .

Take a bus from Fagaras to Brasov in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, Canionul Șapte Scări
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Black Church (Biserica Neagra) ©
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
Mount Tampa ©
Mount Tampa
Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer ©

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