46 days in Romania & Istanbul Itinerary

46 days in Romania & Istanbul Itinerary

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Bucharest, Romania
— 7 nights
2
Brasov, Romania
— 4 nights
3
Constanta, Romania
— 14 nights
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Constanta, Romania
— 14 nights


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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Patriarchal Cathedral. Bring the kids along to Room Escape Games and Edenland Park. Explore Bucharest's surroundings by going to Therme București (in Balotesti) and Mogosoaia Palace (in Mogosoaia). Dedicate the 27th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: walk around Herăstrău Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Cismigiu Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stavropoleos Monastery.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bucharest vacation planner.

Boston, USA to Bucharest is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Boston in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bucharest, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Balotesti, Mogosoaia Palace
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Walking tours
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Brasov Historical Center and Dino Parc. Family-friendly places like Parc Aventura Brasov and Black Church (Biserica Neagra) will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Brasov: Peles Castle (in Sinaia) and Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran). Spend the 7th (Sun) airborne with a parasailing or paragliding tour. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Canionul Șapte Scări, pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfânta Adormire a Maicii Domnului, and contemplate the long history of Draper Bastion.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Brasov trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Bucharest to Brasov in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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

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

14
nights
Constanta, Romania

Constanta ©
Constanta is a relaxed seaside town on the coast of the Black Sea.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plaja de Carte and Footprints of Joy by Save the Dogs and other Animals. Family-friendly places like Mamaia Beach and Dobrogea Gorges Reserve will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Constanta: Mangalia (Moscheea Esmahan Sultan & Mangalia Stud Farm), The Rupestrian Churches from Murfatlar-Basarabi (in Murfatlar) and Costinesti (Manastirea SF. Elena de la Mare & Evangelia Shipwreck Costinesti). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 15th (Mon) at Aqua magic park. The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Delfinariu, head outdoors with Oha Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Constanta Casino, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mina Orthodox Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Constanta day trip app.

You can drive from Brasov to Constanta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Constanta

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mangalia, Costinesti, The Rupestrian Churches from Murfatlar-Basarabi, Footprints of Joy by Save the Dogs and other Animals, Biserica Ortodoxa Nasterea Maicii Domnului
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Mamaia Beach ©
Mamaia Beach
Aqua magic park ©
Aqua magic park
Delfinariu ©
Delfinariu

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum and Basilica Cistern. Step off the beaten path and head to Sultanahmet Square and Photography Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Istanbul: Ataturk Kosku (in Termal), Yalova (Erikli Waterfall & Cevdet Aydin Parki) and Delmece Yaylasi (in Cinarcik). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Constanta to Istanbul. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Constanta to Istanbul. July in Istanbul sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Constanta.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Yalova, Ataturk Kosku, Delmece Yaylasi
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

14
nights
Constanta, Romania

Constanta ©
Explore hidden gems such as 2 Mai and H2O Beach. Bring the kids along to Shut Up Beach and Eforie Sud. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Constanta: Muzeul de Arheologie Callatis (in Mangalia), Ograda Veseliei (in Arsa) and Ibida (in Slava Rusa). Enjoy Constanta some more: kick back and relax at Doors Beach, walk around Gravity Park, get outside with Venus, and explore the ancient world of Enisala Medieval Fortress.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Constanta road trip website.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Constanta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Mangalia, Eforie, Lake Techirghiol, Enisala Medieval Fortress, Ograda Veseliei
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Corbu Beach ©
Corbu Beach
Shut Up Beach ©
Shut Up Beach
The Museum of Natural Sciences Constanta ©
The Museum of Natural Sciences Constanta

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