22 days in Romania Itinerary

22 days in Romania Itinerary

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22 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  8​h
1
Brasov
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sighisoara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sibiu
— 5 nights
4
Cluj-Napoca
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + subway + train:  2​h 15​min
5
Constanta
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Bucharest
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Amsterdam

4
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Popular historic sites such as Brasov Historical Center and Pelisor Castle are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bran Castle and Peles Castle. Take a break from Brasov with a short trip to Sinaia Monastery in Sinaia, about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rope Street - Strada Sforii, contemplate the long history of Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Biserica Sfânta Adormire a Maicii Domnului.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brasov trip builder website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Brasov is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Brasov is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Sinaia, Rasnov Citadel, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer
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Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Sinaia Monastery ©
Sinaia Monastery

2
nights
Sighisoara

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
On the 15th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Church on the Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Turnul Franghierilor, take in the pleasant sights at Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, don't miss a visit to Casa Vlad Dracul, then don't miss a visit to Clock Tower, and finally look for gifts at Art & Crafts. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of The Fortified Church of Biertan and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sighisoara Historic Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sighisoara travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Brasov to Sighisoara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Sighisoara can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

The Fortified Church of Biertan, Fortified Church
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The Fortified Church of Biertan ©
The Fortified Church of Biertan
Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway ©
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway

5
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Citadel Alba-Carolina and Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower. Get some historical perspective at Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council) and Orthodox Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Rapa Rosie in Sebes (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at ASTRA Museum, don't miss a visit to Big Square (Piata Mare), pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Romano Catolica, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sibiu road trip tool .

Drive from Sighisoara to Sibiu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rapa Rosie, Citadel of Alba Iulia, Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată
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Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Old Town ©
Old Town
Orthodox Cathedral
Orthodox Cathedral

3
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fortress of Ponor and Botanical Garden Tower. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Michael's Church and Museum Square. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park, pause for some photo ops at King Matthias Corvin Statue, and explore the striking landscape at Cetatuia Hill.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cluj-Napoca trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Sibiu to Cluj-Napoca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Constanta.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fortress of Ponor
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Museum Square ©
Museum Square

5
nights
Constanta

Constanta ©
Constanta is a relaxed seaside town on the coast of the Black Sea.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plaja de Carte and Mamaia Beach. Visit The Mosque of Constanta - Minaret and Ovidiu Square for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Shut Up Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Ortodoxa Schimbarea la Fata, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Constanta Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Constanta vacation maker website .

Fly from Cluj-Napoca to Constanta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Constanta. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bucharest.

Things to do in Constanta

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Plaja de Carte
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Plaja de Carte ©
Plaja de Carte
Mamaia Beach ©
Mamaia Beach

2
nights
Bucharest

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History and The National Museum of Art of Romania. Get some cultural insight at Village Museum (Muzeul Satului) and ATM Hanul lui Manuc,B. Take a break from Bucharest with a short trip to Mogosoaia Palace in Mogosoaia, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Parliament, look for gifts at Cărturești Carusel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Patriarchal Cathedral, and take a stroll through Old Town.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bucharest travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Constanta to Bucharest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Constanta in August: highs in Bucharest hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Mogosoaia Palace
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Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Mogosoaia Palace ©
Mogosoaia Palace
Patriarchal Cathedral ©
Patriarchal Cathedral

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