10 days in Romania Itinerary

10 days in Romania Itinerary

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10 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
1
Bucharest
— 2 nights
2
Brasov
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sighisoara
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Baia Mare
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cluj-Napoca
— 1 night
6
Sibiu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Bucharest
— 1 night
End: Bucharest


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2
nights
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 21st (Mon): walk around Herăstrău Park, then contemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery, and then get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", and finally admire the natural beauty at Cismigiu Gardens.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bucharest trip maker website .

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airport is Henri Coandă International Airport. In October in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Brasov.

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Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Herăstrău Park ©
Herăstrău Park
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

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Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brasov: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran), Crucea Caraiman (in Busteni) and Sinaia (Peles Castle, Pelisor Castle, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra), steep yourself in history at Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Brasov Historical Center.

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You can take a train from Bucharest to Brasov in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Sinaia, Rasnov Citadel, Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Crucea Caraiman
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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)

1
night
Sighisoara

Sighisoara
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sighisoara trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Brasov to Sighisoara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Sighisoara can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Baia Mare.

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Historic Sites
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Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center
Torre do Relogio ©
Torre do Relogio
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway ©
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway

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Baia Mare

Baia Mare ©
Baia Mare is a municipality along the Săsar River, in northwestern Romania; it is the capital of Maramureș County. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Surdesti Wooden Church, then see the interesting displays at Mineralogy Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wooden Churches of Maramures, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Stephen's Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Baia Mare road trip planning site .

Drive from Sighisoara to Baia Mare in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Baia Mare

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Surdesti Wooden Church, Wooden Churches of Maramures
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Mineralogy Museum ©
Mineralogy Museum
Stephen's Tower ©
Stephen's Tower

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Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church, and then pause for some photo ops at King Matthias Corvin Statue.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cluj-Napoca online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Baia Mare to Cluj-Napoca takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sibiu.

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Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
King Matthias Corvin Statue ©
King Matthias Corvin Statue
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church

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Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
On the 29th (Tue), examine the collection at ASTRA Museum, don't miss a visit to Big Square (Piata Mare), take in the views from Bridge of Lies, then enjoy breathtaking views from Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), and finally wander the streets of Passage of Stairs.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sibiu trip planner .

You can drive from Cluj-Napoca to Sibiu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Sibiu, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sibiu

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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ASTRA Museum ©
ASTRA Museum
Big Square (Piata Mare) ©
Big Square (Piata Mare)

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night
Bucharest

Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bucharest trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sibiu to Bucharest in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

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