18 days in Romania Itinerary

18 days in Romania Itinerary

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18 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Constanta
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Sinaia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Brasov
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Sighisoara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Cluj-Napoca
— 2 nights
6
Sibiu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Bucharest
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Constanta

Constanta ©
Constanta is a relaxed seaside town on the coast of the Black Sea.
Visit Mamaia Beach and Plaja de Carte for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Corbu Beach and Catedrala Sfinții Apostoli Petru și Pavel. Change things up with these side-trips from Constanta: Cetatea Histria (in Istria) and Evangelia Shipwreck Costinesti (in Costinesti). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mina Orthodox Church, explore the ancient world of Cetatea Capidava, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Andrew's Cave Monastery.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Constanta trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Constanta is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sinaia.

Things to do in Constanta

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Evangelia Shipwreck Costinesti, Plaja de Carte, Cetatea Histria
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Plaja de Carte ©
Plaja de Carte
Cetatea Histria ©
Cetatea Histria
Mamaia Beach ©
Mamaia Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave, then don't miss a visit to Crucea Caraiman, and then explore the historical opulence of Peles Castle. On your second day here, make a trip to Manastirea Caraiman, explore the historical opulence of Pelisor Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinaia Monastery, then steep yourself in history at George Enescu Memorial House, and finally see the interesting displays at Casino Sinaia.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Sinaia online tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Constanta to Sinaia in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Brasov.

Things to do in Sinaia

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Busteni
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Pelisor Castle ©
Pelisor Castle
Sinaia Monastery ©
Sinaia Monastery
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle

2
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
On the 1st (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel, explore the historical opulence of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga Neologa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Fortified Church of Harman, and finally contemplate the long history of Villages with Fortified Churches. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Canionul Șapte Scări, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Brasov Historical Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedrala Ortodoxa Adormirea Maicii Domnului, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Paul Roman-Catholic Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brasov online day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Sinaia to Brasov takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Villages with Fortified Churches, Canionul Șapte Scări, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Fortified Church of Harman, Rasnov Citadel
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Fortified Church of Harman ©
Fortified Church of Harman
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Sighisoara Historic Center, take in the pleasant sights at Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, take in panoramic vistas at Turnul Franghierilor, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church on the Hill, then make a trip to Torre do Relogio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Art & Crafts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, then make a trip to Biserica Manastirii, then look for all kinds of wild species at Breite Ancient Oak Tree Reserve, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Margaret Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sighisoara vacation tool .

You can drive from Brasov to Sighisoara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Sighisoara are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

St. Margaret Church
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Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway ©
Church on the Hill ©
Church on the Hill

2
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
On the 5th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hazsongard Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Piarist Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church, then explore the ancient world of City Walls of Cluj, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sic Calvinist Reformed Church. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and then explore the activities along Tarnița.

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Traveling by car from Sighisoara to Cluj-Napoca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Cluj-Napoca sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sic Calvinist Reformed Church
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Hazsongard Cemetery ©
Hazsongard Cemetery
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Franciscan Church ©
Franciscan Church

2
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Valea Viilor Fortified Church, explore the historical opulence of Slimnic Citadel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată, then pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfântul Mihail, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Romano Catolica. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Fortress Câlnic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Sfântul Sevastius, then walk around Citadel Park of Sibiu, then wander the streets of Passage of Stairs, and finally steep yourself in history at The Lower Town of Sibiu (orasul de jos).

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Traveling by car from Cluj-Napoca to Sibiu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Sibiu, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Biserica Sfântul Sevastius, Biserica Sfântul Mihail, Valea Viilor Fortified Church, Slimnic Citadel, Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată
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Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată ©
Valea Viilor Fortified Church ©
Valea Viilor Fortified Church
Fortress Câlnic ©
Fortress Câlnic

3
nights
Bucharest

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Get some historical perspective at Mogosoaia Palace and Biserica Kretzulescu. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Patriarchal Cathedral and Wine Tours & Tastings. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche, see the interesting displays at Ceausescu Mansion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Coral Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Bucharest tour builder site .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sibiu to Bucharest in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Mogosoaia Palace
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Mogosoaia Palace ©
Mogosoaia Palace
Patriarchal Cathedral ©
Patriarchal Cathedral

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