8 days in Romania Itinerary

8 days in Romania Itinerary

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8 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Bologna
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Bucharest
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Brasov
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Sibiu
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Bologna

2
nights
Bucharest

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Herăstrău Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Stavropoleos Monastery.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bucharest trip planner .

Bologna, Italy to Bucharest is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bologna to Bucharest, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bologna in August, plan for little chillier nights in Bucharest, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a train to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Mogosoaia
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Herăstrău Park ©
Herăstrău Park
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

2
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel, step into the grandiose world of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), then explore the historical opulence of Peles Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Crucea Caraiman. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Quad Team Building, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tampa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra), then don't miss a visit to Council Square, then steep yourself in history at Draper Bastion, and finally stop by Autentic - Romanian Handmade.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brasov route planner.

Traveling by train from Bucharest to Brasov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Sibiu.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Crucea Caraiman, Quad Team Building, Peles Castle, Rasnov Citadel
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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Black Church (Biserica Neagra) ©
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

3
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sibiu: Transfagarasan Highway (in Curtea de Arges), Citadel of Alba Iulia (in Alba Iulia) and Moldoveanu Peak (in Fagaras). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Big Square (Piata Mare), see the interesting displays at Brukenthal National Museum, stroll the grounds of Church of the Annunciation, and take in the views from Bridge of Lies.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sibiu trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Brasov to Sibiu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Sibiu sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sibiu

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Moldoveanu Peak, Transfagarasan Highway, Citadel of Alba Iulia
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ASTRA Museum ©
ASTRA Museum
Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway
Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia

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