21 days in Romania Itinerary

21 days in Romania Itinerary

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21 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Cluj-Napoca
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Timisoara
— 2 nights
3
Hunedoara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sibiu
— 4 nights
5
Brasov
— 4 nights
6
Bucharest
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palace of Culture and Strada Iuliu Maniu. You'll explore and learn at The Transylvania Museum of Etnografico and History Museum. When in Cluj-Napoca, make a side trip to see Targu Mures Fortress in Targu Mures, approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, appreciate the history behind King Matthias Corvin Statue, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, and identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cluj-Napoca trip planning tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in June, with highs in Cluj-Napoca at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Timisoara.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Targu Mures
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Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden
Palace of Culture ©
Palace of Culture
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church

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 19th (Fri): make a trip to Piata Victoriei, then pause for some serene contemplation at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Timisoara Historical Center, and finally make a trip to Libertatii Square. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Unirii Square, then get engrossed in the history at Memorialul Revolutiei, then do a tasting at Recas Wine Cellar, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Evangelical Church of Timisoara.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Timisoara online trip builder .

You can drive from Cluj-Napoca to Timisoara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hunedoara.

Things to do in Timisoara

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

2
nights
Hunedoara

Hunedoara ©
Hunedoara is a city in Hunedoara County, Transylvania, Romania. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Prislop Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Colt Church, then step into the grandiose world of Malaiesti Citadel, and finally delve into the distant past at Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Termele Romane (Roman Baths), then explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Deva, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelul Corvinilor.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Hunedoara trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Timisoara to Hunedoara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Hunedoara sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sibiu.

Things to do in Hunedoara

Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Termele Romane (Roman Baths), Fortress of Deva, Malaiesti Citadel, Prislop Monastery, Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa
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Castelul Corvinilor ©
Castelul Corvinilor
Fortress of Deva ©
Fortress of Deva
Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa ©
Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa

4
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town and The Fortified Church of Biertan. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cetatea Poienari and Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower. Change things up with these side-trips from Sibiu: Citadel of Alba Iulia (in Alba Iulia) and Sighisoara (Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway & Torre do Relogio). The adventure continues: examine the collection at ASTRA Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga din Sibiu (The Great Synagogue in Sibiu), wander the streets of Passage of Stairs, and take in panoramic vistas at Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council).

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sibiu holiday planning website .

Getting from Hunedoara to Sibiu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Brasov.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Sighisoara, Citadel of Alba Iulia, Cetatea Poienari, The Fortified Church of Biertan
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ASTRA Museum ©
ASTRA Museum
Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Prima Scoala Romaneasca and Dino Parc. Explore hidden gems such as Fagaras Fortress and Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer. Get out of town with these interesting Brasov side-trips: Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti (in Zarnesti) and Sinaia (Pelisor Castle & Sinaia Monastery). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Biserica Sfântul Nicolae, make a trip to Sinagoga Neologa, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tampa, and contemplate the long history of Turnul Alb.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brasov road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Sibiu to Brasov takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Bucharest

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 Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche. Museum-lovers will get to explore Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History and The National Museum of Art of Romania. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Ceausescu Mansion, admire the striking features of CEC Palace, try your luck at Grand Casino Bucharest, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Patriarchal Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bucharest travel route planner .

You can take a train from Brasov to Bucharest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Mogosoaia Palace
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Mogosoaia Palace ©
Mogosoaia Palace
Ceausescu Mansion ©
Ceausescu Mansion

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