8 days in Romania Itinerary

8 days in Romania Itinerary

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8 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Bucharest
— Few hours
shuttle + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Iasi
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 15​min
3
Alba Iulia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Sighisoara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Brasov
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  19​h
End: Seattle

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hours
Bucharest

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, then browse the different shops at AFI Cotroceni, and then get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament.

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Seattle, USA to Bucharest is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Seattle to Bucharest, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Bucharest, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Iasi.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Shopping
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AFI Cotroceni
AFI Cotroceni
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

1
night
Iasi

Iasi ©
Iași is the largest city in eastern Romania and the seat of Iași County. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): shop like a local with Mihai Eminescu Museum - Literature, look for gifts at Leonidas Iasi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Three Hierarchs, then view the masterpieces at Art Georgies - Gallery, Tea&Coffee, then step into the grandiose world of Palace of Culture, and finally browse the different shops at Palas Iasi.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Bucharest to Iasi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Iasi can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Alba Iulia.

Things to do in Iasi

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Palace of Culture ©
Palace of Culture
Monastery of the Three Holy Hierarchs ©
Palas Iasi ©
Palas Iasi

1
night
Alba Iulia

Alba Iulia ©
Alba Iulia is a city located on the Mureş River in Alba County, Transylvania, Romania, with a population of 63,536. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Traseul Celor Trei Fortificatii, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedrala Reintregirii Neamului (Coronation Cathedral), appreciate the history behind Obeliscul lui Horea, Closca si Crisan, then shop like a local with Museikon, then shop like a local with Framm's, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Citadel of Alba Iulia.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Iasi to Alba Iulia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Alba Iulia

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Traseul Celor Trei Fortificatii ©
Traseul Celor Trei Fortificatii

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night
Sighisoara

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
On the 9th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Sighisoara Historic Center, take in the views from Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower, admire the masterpieces at The Spoonman, then examine the collection at Art & Crafts, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Synagogue Sighisoara.

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Drive from Alba Iulia to Sighisoara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Sighisoara can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

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Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway ©
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway
Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center

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nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Visit Brasov Historical Center and Peles Castle for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Luado Chocolate and Coresi Shopping Mall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brasov: Sinaia (Sinaia Monastery & Pelisor Castle) and Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tampa, take an in-depth tour of Prima Scoala Romaneasca, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Paul Roman-Catholic Cathedral, and get in on the family fun at Parc Aventura Brasov.

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Drive from Sighisoara to Brasov in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sinaia, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer
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Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Sinaia Monastery ©
Sinaia Monastery

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