19 days in Romania Itinerary

19 days in Romania Itinerary

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19 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  5​h
1
Cluj-Napoca
— 2 nights
2
Iasi
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  2​h 45​min
3
Bucharest
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Curtea de Arges
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Brasov
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Sighisoara
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Hunedoara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Sibiu
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Get some historical perspective at St. Michael's Church and Museum Square. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge and Moara de Vant. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Cetatuia Hill, stroll around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, and pause for some photo ops at King Matthias Corvin Statue.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Cluj-Napoca online travel route planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for little chillier days in Cluj-Napoca, with highs around 32°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Iasi.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Moara de Vant
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Museum Square ©
Museum Square

1
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Iasi

Iasi ©
Iași is the largest city in eastern Romania and the seat of Iași County. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of the Three Holy Hierarchs, take in the spiritual surroundings of Armenian Church in Iasi, then admire the striking features of Palace of Culture, and finally browse the different shops at Palas Iasi.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Iasi travel route planner.

You can fly from Cluj-Napoca to Iasi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Iasi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Iasi

Historic Sites Shopping
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Palace of Culture ©
Palace of Culture
Monastery of the Three Holy Hierarchs ©
Metropolitan Cathedral ©
Metropolitan Cathedral

2
nights
Bucharest

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", browse the different shops at AFI Cotroceni, then get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, and finally don't miss a visit to Stavropoleos Monastery. On the next day, walk around Herăstrău Park, learn more about the world around you at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche, then pause for some serene contemplation at Patriarchal Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Carturesti Carusel.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bucharest trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Iasi to Bucharest in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Curtea de Arges.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Patriarchal Cathedral ©
Patriarchal Cathedral
Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche ©

1
night
Curtea de Arges

Curtea de Arges ©
Curtea de Argeș is a city in Romania on the right bank of the Argeş River, where it flows through a valley of the lower Carpathians (the Făgăraș Mountains), on the railway from Pitești to the Turnu Roșu Pass. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Curtea de Arges Monastery, then cruise along Transfagarasan Highway, and then see human ingenuity at work at Vidraru Dam.

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You can drive from Bucharest to Curtea de Arges in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bucharest in August, expect nights in Curtea de Arges to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Curtea de Arges

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway
Curtea de Arges Monastery ©
Curtea de Arges Monastery
Vidraru Dam ©
Vidraru Dam

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Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Parc Aventura Brasov and Paradisul Acvatic. Visiting Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti and Transfagarasan Highway will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Brasov side-trips: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran) and Sinaia (Peles Castle & Sinaia Monastery). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tampa, admire the striking features of Biserica Sfântul Nicolae, make a trip to Sinagoga Neologa, and browse the different shops at Coresi Shopping Mall.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brasov trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Curtea de Arges to Brasov takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Sinaia, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti, Transfagarasan Highway
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Paradisul Acvatic ©
Paradisul Acvatic
Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti ©
Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)

3
nights
Sighisoara

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Explore hidden gems such as Fagaras Fortress and Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Fortified Church of Biertan and Sighisoara Historic Center. Go for a jaunt from Sighisoara to Viscri to see Viscri Fortified Church about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Art & Crafts, get engrossed in the history at The History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, and don't miss a visit to Torre do Relogio.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sighisoara itinerary maker .

Getting from Brasov to Sighisoara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Hunedoara.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Viscri Fortified Church, Fagaras Fortress, The Fortified Church of Biertan
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Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Fagaras Fortress ©
Fagaras Fortress
The Fortified Church of Biertan ©
The Fortified Church of Biertan

1
night
Hunedoara

Hunedoara ©
Hunedoara is a city in Hunedoara County, Transylvania, Romania. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Deva, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretumul Simeria, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelul Corvinilor.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hunedoara online trip builder .

You can drive from Sighisoara to Hunedoara in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Hunedoara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretumul Simeria, Fortress of Deva
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Castelul Corvinilor ©
Castelul Corvinilor
Arboretumul Simeria ©
Arboretumul Simeria
Fortress of Deva ©
Fortress of Deva

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sarmizegetusa Regia and Catedrala Reintregirii Neamului (Coronation Cathedral). Your inner history buff will appreciate Cetatea Poienari and Citadel of Alba Iulia. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, make a trip to Piata Mica, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica din groapa.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sibiu holiday site .

Drive from Hunedoara to Sibiu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Sibiu, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Cetatea Poienari, Sarmizegetusa Regia
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Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Sarmizegetusa Regia ©
Sarmizegetusa Regia

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