21 days in Romania Itinerary

21 days in Romania Itinerary

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21 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Bucharest
— 3 nights
2
Brasov
— 3 nights
3
Sibiu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hunedoara
— 1 night
5
Timisoara
— 2 nights
6
Iasi
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
7
Voronet
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Sapanta
— 1 night
9
Cluj-Napoca
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Bucharest

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Mogosoaia Palace and Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History and Patriarchal Cathedral. Dedicate the 16th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Ceausescu Mansion, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Coral Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Bucharest day trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Bucharest is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in June; daily highs in Bucharest reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mogosoaia Palace
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Mogosoaia Palace ©
Mogosoaia Palace

3
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Let the collections at Prima Scoala Romaneasca and Muzeul de Arta capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fagaras Fortress and Sinaia Monastery. Explore Brasov's surroundings by going to Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti (in Zarnesti), Pelisor Castle (in Sinaia) and Dino Parc (in Rasnov). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, make a trip to Yekaterina's Gate, delve into the distant past at Weavers Bastion or Bastionul Tesatorilor, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tampa.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brasov visit planning app .

Take a train from Bucharest to Brasov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can take a bus to Sibiu.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sinaia, Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, Dino Parc, Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti, Fagaras Fortress
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Sinaia Monastery ©
Sinaia Monastery
Pelisor Castle ©
Pelisor Castle
Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer ©

3
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Catedrala Reintregirii Neamului (Coronation Cathedral) and The Fortified Church of Biertan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Town and Citadel of Alba Iulia. Venture out of the city with trips to Museikon (in Alba Iulia) and Transfagarasan Highway (in Curtea de Arges). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at ASTRA Museum, contemplate the long history of Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), make a trip to Piata Mica, and wander the streets of Passage of Stairs.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sibiu route app .

You can take a bus from Brasov to Sibiu in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Hunedoara.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, The Fortified Church of Biertan, Transfagarasan Highway
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Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Hunedoara

Hunedoara ©
Hunedoara is a city in Hunedoara County, Transylvania, Romania. On the 25th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Conacul Berthelot, examine the collection at Muzeul Civilizatiei Dacice si Romane Deva, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Deva, then get engrossed in the history at Expozitie Inedita: Ev Mediu. Tortura Si Executie, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelul Corvinilor.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hunedoara trip planner .

You can drive from Sibiu to Hunedoara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Timisoara.

Things to do in Hunedoara

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Deva
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Castelul Corvinilor ©
Castelul Corvinilor
Fortress of Deva ©
Fortress of Deva
Conacul Berthelot ©
Conacul Berthelot

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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Memorialul Revolutiei, make a trip to Unirii Square, appreciate the history behind Timisoara Historical Center, don't miss a visit to Libertatii Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Piata Victoriei. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Botanic Park, admire the natural beauty at Roses Park, see the interesting displays at Banat Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Cathedral, then learn about winemaking at Recas Wine Cellar, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Millennium Church.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Timisoara itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hunedoara to Timisoara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Timisoara sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Iasi.

Things to do in Timisoara

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral ©
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral
Memorialul Revolutiei ©
Memorialul Revolutiei
Timisoara Historical Center ©
Timisoara Historical Center

2
nights
Iasi

Iasi ©
Iași is the largest city in eastern Romania and the seat of Iași County. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the striking features of Metropolitan Complex of Iasi, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Culture, then buy something for everyone on your list at Palas Iasi, then explore the world behind art at Mihai Eminescu Museum - Literature, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Iulius Mall, steep yourself in history at 'Mihai Codreanu' Memorial House - 'the Sonnet Villa', stroll around Copou Parc, steep yourself in history at Union Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of the Three Holy Hierarchs.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Iasi road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Timisoara to Iasi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Voronet.

Things to do in Iasi

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Palace of Culture ©
Palace of Culture
Monastery of the Three Holy Hierarchs ©
Union Square ©
Union Square

1
night
Voronet

Voronet ©
On the 30th (Tue), admire the striking features of Manastirea Voronet.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Voronet online route planner .

Traveling by bus from Iasi to Voronet takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Sapanta.

Things to do in Voronet

Historic Sites
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Manastirea Voronet ©
Manastirea Voronet

1
night
Sapanta

Sapanta ©
Săpânța is a commune in Maramureș County in northern Romania, 15 kilometers northwest of Sighet and just south of the Tisza River. On the 1st (Wed), stroll the grounds of Cimitirul Saracilor, get engrossed in the history at Sighet village museum, get engrossed in the history at Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, take an in-depth tour of The Elie Wiesel Memorial House - The Museum of the Jewish Culture in Maramures, then don't miss a visit to Sapanta-Peri Monastery, and finally stroll the grounds of Merry Cemetery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sapanta online road trip planner .

You can drive from Voronet to Sapanta in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Sapanta can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Sapanta

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sighetu Marmatiei
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Merry Cemetery ©
Merry Cemetery
Sighet village museum ©
Sighet village museum

2
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Cetatuia Hill, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Strada Iuliu Maniu, pause for some photo ops at King Matthias Corvin Statue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then examine the collection at The Transylvania Museum of Etnografico, then stroll around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Museum Square.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cluj-Napoca travel planner.

You can drive from Sapanta to Cluj-Napoca in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Cluj-Napoca can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Museum Square ©
Museum Square

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