28 days in Romania Itinerary

28 days in Romania Itinerary

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28 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
Bucharest
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Brasov
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Gura Humorului
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Iasi
— 4 nights
5
Cluj-Napoca
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Sighisoara
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Sibiu
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History and Patriarchal Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stravrapoleos) and Biserica Fundenii Doamnei. Go for a jaunt from Bucharest to Mogosoaia to see Mogosoaia Palace about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Palace of Parliament, wander the streets of Old Town, admire the masterpieces at The National Museum of Art of Romania, and stroll through Herăstrău Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bucharest trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Bucharest is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Bucharest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Bucharest: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mogosoaia Palace, Biserica Fundenii Doamnei
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Mogosoaia Palace ©
Mogosoaia Palace
Patriarchal Cathedral ©
Patriarchal Cathedral

4
nights
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 Pelisor Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Brasov Historical Center and Black Church (Biserica Neagra). Change things up with these side-trips from Brasov: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran), Dino Parc (in Rasnov) and Peles Castle (in Sinaia). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, get in on the family fun at Parc Aventura Brasov, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Biserica Sfântul Nicolae.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brasov trip maker .

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 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Gura Humorului.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Gura Humorului

Gura Humorului ©
Gura Humorului is a town in Suceava County, north-eastern Romania. On the 25th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Folk Traditions Museum of Bucovina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Humor Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Voronet Monastery, and finally examine the collection at Muzeul Arta lemnului. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moldovita Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sucevita Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bogdana Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arbore Monastery.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gura Humorului travel route planner .

You can drive from Brasov to Gura Humorului in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Gura Humorului are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Iasi.

Things to do in Gura Humorului

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Manastirea Voronet, Muzeul Arta lemnului, Bogdana Monastery, Moldovita Monastery, Sucevita Monastery
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Humor Monastery ©
Humor Monastery
Sucevita Monastery ©
Sucevita Monastery
Manastirea Voronet ©
Manastirea Voronet

4
nights
Iasi

Iasi ©
Iași is the largest city in eastern Romania and the seat of Iași County. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palace of Culture and Saint Nicholas Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of the Three Hierarchs and Golia Monastery. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga Mare din Iasi, pause for some serene contemplation at Frumoasa Monastery, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Iasi trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Gura Humorului to Iasi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Iasi can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Iasi

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

4
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Michael's Church and Sic Calvinist Reformed Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Botanical Garden and Coltesti Castle Ruins. Explore Cluj-Napoca's surroundings by going to Muzeul de Istorie Turda (in Turda) and Rimetea (Rimetea Monastery & Unitarian Church). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at National Ethnographic Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park, identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, get to know the fascinating history of Museum Square, and stroll the grounds of Hazsongard Cemetery.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cluj-Napoca trip planner .

Fly from Iasi to Cluj-Napoca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cluj-Napoca are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rimetea, Sic Calvinist Reformed Church, Muzeul de Istorie Turda, Coltesti Castle Ruins
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Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Museum Square ©
Museum Square

4
nights
Sighisoara

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fagaras Fortress and Fortified Evangelical Church of Cincsor. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cetatea Rupea and Teleki Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Sighisoara: Darjiu Fortified Church (in Darjiu), Medias (St. Margaret Church & Franciscan Church and Monastery) and The Fortified Church of Biertan (in Biertan). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Clock Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Synagogue Sighisoara, examine the collection at Palace of Culture, and shop like a local with Art & Crafts.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sighisoara online trip maker .

You can drive from Cluj-Napoca to Sighisoara in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Sighisoara sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sibiu.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Medias, Targu Mures, Fortified Church, Teleki Castle, The Fortified Church of Biertan
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Fagaras Fortress ©
Fagaras Fortress
The Fortified Church of Biertan ©
The Fortified Church of Biertan
Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts

5
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Citadel of Alba Iulia and Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cetatea Poienari and Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată. Venture out of the city with trips to Biserica Sfanta Treime (in Sibiel) and Catedrala Reintregirii Neamului (Coronation Cathedral) (in Alba Iulia). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at ASTRA Museum, make a trip to The Tower of Stairs (Turnul Scarilor), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Sfântul Mihail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sibiu trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Sighisoara to Sibiu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Biserica Sf. Mihail si Gavril, Biserica Sfântul Sevastius, Cetatea Poienari, Biserica fortificata din Cristian
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Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Old Town ©
Old Town

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