29 days in Romania Itinerary

29 days in Romania Itinerary

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29 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Timisoara
— 2 nights
2
Hunedoara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sibiu
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Ramnicu Valcea
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Sighisoara
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Brasov
— 4 nights
7
Bucharest
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Iasi
— 3 nights
9
Cluj-Napoca
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

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. Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral and Muzeul de Locomotive (Steam Locomotive Museum) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Muzeul Consumatorului Comunist and Calina Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Unirii Square, admire the masterpieces at Muzeul de Arta, admire the striking features of The Palace of the Serbian Episcopacy, and steep yourself in history at Serbian Orthodox Episcopal Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Timisoara tour itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Timisoara is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Timisoara. Traveling from Vancouver in January, expect Timisoara to be slightly colder, temps between 5°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Hunedoara.

Things to do in Timisoara

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Muzeul de Locomotive (Steam Locomotive Museum)
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Memorialul Revolutiei ©
Memorialul Revolutiei
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral ©
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral

1
night
Hunedoara

Hunedoara ©
Hunedoara is a city in Hunedoara County, Transylvania, Romania. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): browse the different shops at Shopping City Deva, then examine the collection at Muzeul Civilizatiei Dacice si Romane 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 traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hunedoara trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Timisoara to Hunedoara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Hunedoara are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Hunedoara

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Deva
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Shopping City Deva ©
Shopping City Deva
Castelul Corvinilor ©
Castelul Corvinilor

4
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Museum-lovers will appreciate ASTRA Museum and Landeskirchliches Museum der Evangelischen Kirche. Explore hidden gems such as Citadel of Alba Iulia and Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council). Change things up with these side-trips from Sibiu: Alba Iulia (Traseul Celor Trei Fortificatii, National Museum of Union, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Brukenthal National Museum, contemplate the long history of The Tower of Stairs (Turnul Scarilor), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sibiu trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Hunedoara to Sibiu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hunedoara in January since evenings lows in Sibiu dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Ramnicu Valcea.

Things to do in Sibiu

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată, Biserica Sfântul Sevastius, Muzeul Pr. Zosim Oancea, Biserica fortificata din Cristian
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ASTRA Museum ©
ASTRA Museum
Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Brukenthal National Museum ©
Brukenthal National Museum

2
nights
Ramnicu Valcea

Ramnicu Valcea ©
Râmnicu Vâlcea is the capital city of Vâlcea County, Romania .Geography and climateRâmnicu Vâlcea is situated in the central-south area of Romania. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): examine the collection at Village Museum of Valcea County, make a trip to Manastirea Dintr-un Lemn, get engrossed in the history at Complexul Muzeal Maldaresti, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Biserica Horezu, and finally take an in-depth tour of Anton Pann Memorial House. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Antim Ivireanul Valcea County Library, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Curtea de Arges Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Princely Church of St Nicholas, and finally don't miss a visit to Ostrov Monastery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ramnicu Valcea trip planner .

You can drive from Sibiu to Ramnicu Valcea in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ramnicu Valcea can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Ramnicu Valcea

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Curtea de Arges, Ostrov Monastery, Biserica Horezu, Complexul Muzeal Maldaresti
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Biserica Horezu ©
Biserica Horezu
Complexul Muzeal Maldaresti ©
Complexul Muzeal Maldaresti
Curtea de Arges Monastery ©
Curtea de Arges Monastery

3
nights
Sighisoara

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Clock Tower and Fortified Evangelical Church of Cincsor. You'll explore and learn at Petry Museum and Workshop and Art & Crafts. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sighisoara: Teleki Castle (in Gornesti), Tirgu Mures (Palace of Culture & Rakoczi Staircase) and Medias (Franciscan Church and Monastery & St. Margaret Church). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Spoonman, contemplate the long history of Fagaras Fortress, snap pictures at Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, and see the interesting displays at Muzeul Etnografic Rupea.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sighisoara road trip planning website .

Drive from Ramnicu Valcea to Sighisoara in 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Sighisoara can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Targu Mures, Medias, Muzeul Etnografic Rupea, Fagaras Fortress, Darjiu Fortified Church
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Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Palace of Culture ©
Palace of Culture
Fagaras Fortress ©
Fagaras Fortress

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 get to explore La Cabane Aux Images and Rope Street Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Brasov Historical Center and Pelisor Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Brasov: Sinaia (Casino Sinaia & Sinaia Monastery). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Prima Scoala Romaneasca, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fortified Church of Harman, and stroll through Poiana Brasov.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brasov attractions planning site .

Getting from Sighisoara to Brasov by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sinaia, Fortified Church of Harman, Poiana Brasov, La Cabane Aux Images, Dinosaur Museum
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Sinaia Monastery ©
Sinaia Monastery
Prima Scoala Romaneasca ©
Prima Scoala Romaneasca
Pelisor Castle ©
Pelisor Castle

4
nights
Bucharest

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History and Ceausescu Mansion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Bellu Manor and Serve Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Therme București (in Balotesti) and The Clock Museum (in Ploiesti). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The National Museum of Art of Romania, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Rotenberg-Uzunov, and examine the collection at Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni).

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bucharest trip planner .

You can take a train from Brasov to Bucharest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Iasi.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Spas Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bellu Manor, The Clock Museum, Serve Winery, Therme București
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Ceausescu Mansion ©
Ceausescu Mansion
The National Museum of Art of Romania ©

3
nights
Iasi

Iasi ©
Iași is the largest city in eastern Romania and the seat of Iași County. Museum-lovers will appreciate Muzeul Universitatii Alexandru Ioan Cuza and Mihai Eminescu Museum - Literature. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palace of Culture and Casa Dosoftei. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Bojdeauca lui Ion Creanga, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sabbas the Sanctified, buy something for everyone on your list at Palas Iasi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Nicholas Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Iasi day trip site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Bucharest to Iasi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. February in Iasi sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Iasi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Palace of Culture ©
Palace of Culture
George Topirceanu Memorial House ©
George Topirceanu Memorial House

4
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Muzeul Memorial Octavian Goga and The Transylvania Museum of Etnografico will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Botanical Garden and Muntele Mare. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cluj-Napoca: Sic Calvinist Reformed Church (in Sic), Muzeul de Istorie Turda (in Turda) and Museum of History and Art (in Zalau). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Coltesti Castle Ruins, tour the pleasant surroundings at Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cluj-Napoca attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Iasi to Cluj-Napoca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Coltesti Castle Ruins, Museum of History and Art, Muzeul de Istorie Turda, Sic Calvinist Reformed Church, Muzeul Memorial Octavian Goga
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Muzeul Memorial Octavian Goga ©
Muzeul Memorial Octavian Goga
The Transylvania  Museum of Etnografico ©
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church

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