24 days in Romania Itinerary

24 days in Romania Itinerary

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24 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
1
Bucharest
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Tulcea
— 2 nights
3
Iasi
— 2 nights
4
Cluj-Napoca
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Sibiu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Sighisoara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Brasov
— 6 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Bucharest

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Popular historic sites such as Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stravrapoleos) and Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Patriarchal Cathedral. When in Bucharest, make a side trip to see Mogosoaia Palace in Mogosoaia, approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, explore the world behind art at The National Museum of Art of Romania, see the interesting displays at Ceausescu Mansion, and learn more about the world around you at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History.

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Melbourne, Australia to Bucharest is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect Bucharest to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Tulcea.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Mogosoaia Palace
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Mogosoaia Palace ©
Mogosoaia Palace
Patriarchal Cathedral ©
Patriarchal Cathedral

2
nights
Tulcea

Tulcea ©
Tulcea is a city in Dobrogea, Romania. On the 11th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Museum of History and Archaeology, admire the masterpieces at Tulcea Art Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Muzeul de Etnografie Si Arta Populara - Tulcea / Ethnographic and Folk Art Museum - Tulcea, then see the interesting displays at The Danube Delta Museum, and finally make a trip to Monumentul Independentei. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Celic Dere Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saon Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cocoș Romanian Orthodox Monastery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tulcea visit planner .

Getting from Bucharest to Tulcea by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Iasi.

Things to do in Tulcea

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Celic Dere Monastery, Cocoș Romanian Orthodox Monastery
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Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve ©
Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve
The Danube Delta Museum ©
The Danube Delta Museum
Cocoș Romanian Orthodox Monastery ©

2
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Iasi

Iasi ©
Iași is the largest city in eastern Romania and the seat of Iași County. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palace of Culture and Church of the Three Hierarchs. Popular historic sites such as Sinagoga Mare din Iasi and Cetatuia Monastery are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sabbas the Sanctified, admire the striking features of Golia Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Barnovschi Church, and buy something for everyone on your list at Palas Iasi.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Iasi trip builder .

Traveling by car from Tulcea to Iasi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Iasi

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

3
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Michael's Church and Sic Calvinist Reformed Church. Get in touch with nature at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge and TransyBike - Day Tours. Explore Cluj-Napoca's surroundings by going to Coltesti Castle Ruins (in Coltesti) and Unitarian Church (in Rimetea). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church, make a trip to Szeki Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of Museum Square.

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You can fly from Iasi to Cluj-Napoca in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Cluj-Napoca sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Unitarian Church, Coltesti Castle Ruins, Sic Calvinist Reformed Church
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Museum Square ©
Museum Square

3
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Citadel of Alba Iulia and Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower. Get some cultural insight at ASTRA Museum and Passage of Stairs. Get out of town with these interesting Sibiu side-trips: Transfagarasan Highway (in Curtea de Arges) and Moldoveanu Peak (in Fagaras). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), wander the streets of Old Town, and see the interesting displays at Brukenthal National Museum.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sibiu journey builder .

Traveling by car from Cluj-Napoca to Sibiu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Moldoveanu Peak, Citadel of Alba Iulia, Transfagarasan Highway
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia

2
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Sighisoara

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
On the 22nd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, admire the masterpieces at The Spoonman, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower, then take in the exciting artwork at Art & Crafts, then pause for some serene contemplation at Darjiu Fortified Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Cetatea Rupea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Sighisoara Historic Center, snap pictures at Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, then step into the grandiose world of Bethlen Castle, and finally admire the striking features of The Fortified Church of Biertan.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sighisoara online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Sibiu to Sighisoara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Sighisoara can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Darjiu Fortified Church, The Fortified Church of Biertan, Bethlen Castle
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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

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Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sinaia Monastery and Brasov Historical Center. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Tampa and La Prapastii Zarnesti. Venture out of the city with trips to Sinaia (Peles Castle & Pelisor Castle), Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran) and Fagaras Fortress (in Fagaras). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fortified Church of Harman, explore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel, and get engrossed in the history at Prima Scoala Romaneasca.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brasov online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Sighisoara to Brasov takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sinaia, Fortified Church of Harman, Fagaras Fortress, Poiana Brasov, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
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Sinaia Monastery ©
Sinaia Monastery
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Pelisor Castle ©
Pelisor Castle

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