8 days in Prahova County Itinerary

8 days in Prahova County Itinerary

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8 days in Prahova County Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta


Busteni ©
Bușteni is a small mountain town in the north of Prahova County, in central Romania. Step out of Busteni with an excursion to Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave in Sinaia--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Peles Castle, make a trip to Crucea Caraiman, take in the dramatic natural features at Stancile Franz Joseph, and browse the exhibits of Cantacuzino Castle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Busteni trip itinerary planner.

Valletta, Malta to Busteni is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Busteni. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Ploiesti.

Things to do in Busteni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sinaia, Pensiunea Rhein
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Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Sinaia Monastery ©
Sinaia Monastery
Pelisor Castle ©
Pelisor Castle


Ploiesti ©
Ploiești is the county seat of Prahova County and lies in the historical region of Wallachia in Romania. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ploiesti: Urlati (Conacul Bellu & Bellu Manor), Unirea Salt Mine (in Slanic) and Serve Winery (in Ceptura). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marea Sinagoga, and examine the collection at The Clock Museum.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ploiesti trip planner .

Traveling by car from Busteni to Ploiesti takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ploiesti can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ploiesti

Museums Wineries Fun & Games

Side Trips

Urlati, Ghighiu Monastery, Iulia Hasdeu Castle, Serve Winery, Unirea Salt Mine
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The Clock Museum ©
The Clock Museum
Room Escape Games
Ion Luca Caragiale Museum ©
Ion Luca Caragiale Museum