8 days in Northwest Romania Itinerary

8 days in Northwest Romania Itinerary

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8 days in Northwest Romania Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  5​h
1
Cluj-Napoca
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Padis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Oradea
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Sighetu Marmatiei
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Escape the urban bustle at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge and Cetatuia Hill. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Michael's Church and Crama Noastra. Step out of Cluj-Napoca with an excursion to Baile Figa in Beclean--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedrala Martirilor si Marturisitorilor secolului XX, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and pause for some photo ops at King Matthias Corvin Statue.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cluj-Napoca trip itinerary planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in October, with highs in Cluj-Napoca at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Padis.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Baile Figa
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Cetatuia Hill ©
Cetatuia Hill

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Padis

Padis ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Apuseni Natural Park. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Apuseni Natural Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Fortress of Ponor.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Padis day trip app .

Traveling by car from Cluj-Napoca to Padis takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Oradea.

Things to do in Padis

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Apuseni Natural Park
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Apuseni Natural Park ©
Apuseni Natural Park

1
night
Oradea

Oradea the capital city of Bihor County and Crișana region, is one of the important centers of economic, social and cultural development in the western part of Romania, retaining these characteristics throughout history. On the 17th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Oradea Fortress, then admire the landmark architecture of Black Hawk (Vulturul Negru) Palace Arcade, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Oradea online vacation planner .

Getting from Padis to Oradea by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Oradea are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sighetu Marmatiei.

Things to do in Oradea

Spas Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Spas
Oradea Fortress ©
Oradea Fortress

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Sighetu Marmatiei

Sighetu Marmatiei ©
Sighetu Marmației, until 1964 Sighet, is a city in Maramureș County near the Iza River, in northwestern Romania.GeographySighetu Marmației is situated along the Tisa river on the border with Ukraine, across from the Ukrainian town of Solotvyno. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Wooden Churches of Maramures, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barsana Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Merry Cemetery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sapanta-Peri Monastery. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Church in Budesti Josani, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Paraskeva, and then get engrossed in the history at Sighet village museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sighetu Marmatiei trip maker app .

You can drive from Oradea to Sighetu Marmatiei in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Sighetu Marmatiei, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sighetu Marmatiei

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sapanta, St Nicholas Church in Budesti Josani, The Wooden Churches of Maramures, Barsana Monastery, Church of the Holy Paraskeva
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Merry Cemetery ©
Merry Cemetery
Barsana Monastery ©
Barsana Monastery