46 days in Romania & Istanbul Itinerary

46 days in Romania & Istanbul Itinerary

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46 days in Romania & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Bucharest, Romania
— 7 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Brasov, Romania
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Constanta, Romania
— 14 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Constanta, Romania
— 14 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Boston, United States


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7
nights
Bucharest, Romania

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 Herăstrău Park and Therme București. Attractions like Edenland Park and Museum of Senses Bucharest make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Bucharest with a short trip to Mogosoaia Palace in Mogosoaia, about 34 minutes away. Dedicate the 27th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stravrapoleos), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Patriarchal Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Carol Park (Liberty Park), and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bucharest online trip builder .

Boston, USA to Bucharest is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Bucharest is 7 hours. Traveling from Boston in June, expect nights in Bucharest to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Balotesti, Mogosoaia Palace
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Therme București ©
Therme București
Edenland Park ©
Edenland Park

4
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Brasov Historical Center and Canionul Șapte Scări. Bring the kids along to Parc Aventura Brasov and Dino Parc. Change things up with these side-trips from Brasov: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran) and Peles Castle (in Sinaia). There's much more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedrala Ortodoxa Adormirea Maicii Domnului, and make a trip to Draper Bastion.

To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the Brasov online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Bucharest to Brasov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Constanta.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Canionul Șapte Scări, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Peles Castle, Dino Parc
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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Dino Parc ©
Dino Parc
Parc Aventura Brasov ©
Parc Aventura Brasov

14
nights
Constanta, Romania

Constanta ©
Constanta is a relaxed seaside town on the coast of the Black Sea.
Explore hidden gems such as Plaja de Carte and Oha Beach. Kids will enjoy Mamaia Beach and Delfinariu. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Constanta: The Rupestrian Churches from Murfatlar-Basarabi (in Murfatlar), Mangalia (Moscheea Esmahan Sultan & Mangalia Stud Farm) and Footprints of Joy by Save the Dogs and other Animals (in Cernavoda). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 15th (Mon) at Aqua magic park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Dobrogea Gorges Reserve, gain interesting insight with a heritage tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedrala Sfinții Apostoli Petru și Pavel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Ortodoxa Nasterea Maicii Domnului.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Constanta trip tool .

Drive from Brasov to Constanta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Constanta

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mangalia, Costinesti, The Rupestrian Churches from Murfatlar-Basarabi, Plaja de Carte, Biserica Ortodoxa Nasterea Maicii Domnului
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Mamaia Beach ©
Mamaia Beach
Aqua magic park ©
Aqua magic park
Plaja de Carte ©
Plaja de Carte

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Kapali Carsi will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Erikli Waterfall and Ataturk Kosku. Get out of town with these interesting Istanbul side-trips: Cevdet Aydin Parki (in Yalova) and Delmece Yaylasi (in Cinarcik). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, make a trip to Sultanahmet Square, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Istanbul driving holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Constanta to Istanbul with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Constanta to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Istanbul are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Constanta.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Yalova, Ataturk Kosku, Delmece Yaylasi
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

14
nights
Constanta, Romania

Constanta ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like 2 Mai and Corbu Beach. Attractions like Doors Beach and H2O Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Ograda Veseliei (in Arsa), Ibida (in Slava Rusa) and Muzeul de Arheologie Callatis (in Mangalia). Enjoy Constanta some more: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shut Up Beach, head outdoors with Eforie Sud, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Nasterea Sf. Ioan Botezatorul, and don't miss a visit to Venus.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Constanta day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Istanbul to Constanta. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Constanta is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Constanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mangalia, Eforie, Geamia Ali-Gazi Pasa, Enisala Medieval Fortress, Ograda Veseliei
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Corbu Beach ©
Corbu Beach
2 Mai ©
2 Mai

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