8 days in Romania Itinerary

8 days in Romania Itinerary

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8 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Train + Fly:  20​h
1
Sibiu
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Sinaia
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Bucharest
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Seoul

3
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Castelul Corvinilor. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower and Passage of Stairs. Venture out of the city with trips to Termele Romane (Roman Baths) (in Geoagiu Bai) and Citadel of Alba Iulia (in Alba Iulia). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), delve into the distant past at Turnul Pielarilor, and see the interesting displays at Brukenthal National Museum.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sibiu trip itinerary planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Sibiu is an approximately 20-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Seoul to Sibiu. In December in Sibiu, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sinaia.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Termele Romane (Roman Baths), Castelul Corvinilor, Citadel of Alba Iulia
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower ©
Brukenthal National Museum ©
Brukenthal National Museum

1
night
Sinaia

Sinaia ©
Named after the monastery around which it was built, Sinaia is a mountain resort and popular holiday destination for Romanians and foreigners alike.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): make a trip to Crucea Caraiman, step into the grandiose world of Pelisor Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Peles Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinaia Monastery.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sinaia road trip planner.

Getting from Sibiu to Sinaia by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a train to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sinaia

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Crucea Caraiman
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Pelisor Castle ©
Pelisor Castle
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Sinaia Monastery ©
Sinaia Monastery

3
nights
Bucharest

Bucharest
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 30th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Lipscani, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then examine the collection at Ceausescu Mansion, then get a new perspective on nature at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, and finally admire the masterpieces at Romanian Kitsch Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bucharest trip builder .

Take a train from Sinaia to Bucharest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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