31 days in Romania Itinerary

31 days in Romania Itinerary

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31 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Timisoara
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Iasi
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Cluj-Napoca
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Sighisoara
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Brasov
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h
6
Sibiu
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Curtea de Arges
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Bucharest
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
Timisoara

Timisoara ©
Timișoara is the capital city of Timiș County, and the main social, economic and cultural centre in western Romania.The third most populous city in the country, with 319,279 inhabitants as of the 2011 census, Timișoara is the informal capital city of the historical region of Banat. Explore hidden gems such as Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral and Memorialul Revolutiei. Venture out of the city with trips to Arad (Malul Muresului, Trajan Bridge, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Unirii Square, have fun at Blue Line - The Shooting Range, walk around Central Park, and admire the natural beauty at Parcul Rozelor.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Timisoara trip itinerary maker website.

Vancouver, Canada to Timisoara is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in May: highs in Timisoara hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Iasi.

Things to do in Timisoara

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Arad
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Parcul Rozelor ©
Parcul Rozelor
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral ©
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral
Unirii Square ©
Unirii Square

4
nights
Iasi

Iasi ©
Iași is the largest city in eastern Romania and the seat of Iași County. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palace of Culture and Copou Parc. Venture out of the city with trips to Vaslui (Parcul Copou & Equestrian Statue of Stephen the Great). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of the Three Holy Hierarchs, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cetatuia Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Golia Monastery, and get engrossed in the history at Casa Dosoftei.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Iasi day trip planner.

You can fly from Timisoara to Iasi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Iasi can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Iasi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vaslui
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Palace of Culture ©
Palace of Culture
Monastery of the Three Holy Hierarchs ©
Botanic Garden ©
Botanic Garden

3
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Botanical Garden and Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Museum Square, head outdoors with Panic Room, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cetatuia Hill.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cluj-Napoca trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Iasi to Cluj-Napoca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Tours Historic Sites
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Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden
Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park ©
Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge

3
nights
Sighisoara

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sighisoara Clock Tower and Viscri Fortified Church. Get out of town with these interesting Sighisoara side-trips: Biserica Fortificata din Richis (in Richis), Teleki Castle (in Gornesti) and The Fortified Church of Biertan (in Biertan). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Palace of Culture, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of Tg. Mures, sample the fine beverages at Pivnita lui Teo - Teo's Cellar, and get to know the fascinating history of Sighisoara Historic Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sighisoara trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Cluj-Napoca to Sighisoara in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Sighisoara can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Targu Mures, Viscri Fortified Church, Teleki Castle, The Fortified Church of Biertan, Darjiu Fortified Church
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Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Sighisoara Clock Tower ©
Sighisoara Clock Tower
Palace of Culture ©
Palace of Culture

4
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Tampa and Walking tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brasov: Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti (in Zarnesti), Sinaia (Sinaia Monastery, Peles Castle, &more) and Bran (Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) & Museum Medieval Bran). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, take in the spiritual surroundings of Biserica Sfântul Nicolae, admire the landmark architecture of Prima Scoala Romaneasca, and hit the slopes at Poiana Brasov.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Brasov trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Sighisoara to Brasov in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sibiu.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sinaia, Rasnov, Bran, Poiana Brasov, Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti
Find places to stay May 15 — 19:
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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Mount Tampa ©
Mount Tampa
Sinaia Monastery ©
Sinaia Monastery

4
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Citadel of Alba Iulia and ASTRA Museum. Explore Sibiu's surroundings by going to Alba Iulia (Catedrala Reintregirii Neamului (Coronation Cathedral) & Dumbrava Monastery), Fortress Câlnic (in Calnic) and Hunedoara (Expozitie Inedita: Ev Mediu. Tortura Si Executie & Castelul Corvinilor). There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, wander the streets of Passage of Stairs, admire the striking features of Orthodox Cathedral Holy Trinity, and enjoy breathtaking views from Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council).

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sibiu online trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Brasov to Sibiu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Curtea de Arges.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Hunedoara, Shopping City Deva, Telescaun Paltinis, Fortress Câlnic
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Castelul Corvinilor ©
Castelul Corvinilor
Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
ASTRA Museum ©
ASTRA Museum

3
nights
Curtea de Arges

Curtea de Arges ©
Curtea de Argeș is a city in Romania on the right bank of the Argeş River, where it flows through a valley of the lower Carpathians (the Făgăraș Mountains), on the railway from Pitești to the Turnu Roșu Pass. Explore hidden gems such as Transfagarasan Highway and Cozia Monastery. Change things up with these side-trips from Curtea de Arges: Trovanti Museum Natural Reserve (in Costesti), Turnu Monastery (in Calimanesti) and Cetatea Poienari (in Arefu). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Curtea de Arges Monastery, explore the activities along Balea Glacier Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princely Church of St Nicholas, and admire the engineering at Vidraru Dam.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Curtea de Arges route planner.

Traveling by car from Sibiu to Curtea de Arges takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May in Curtea de Arges, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Bucharest.

Things to do in Curtea de Arges

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Trovanti Museum Natural Reserve, Cetatea Poienari, Cozia Monastery, Turnu Monastery, Balea Glacier Lake
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Cetatea Poienari ©
Cetatea Poienari
Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway
Cozia Monastery ©
Cozia Monastery

5
nights
Bucharest

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Ceausescu Mansion. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, explore the world behind art at The National Museum of Art of Romania, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bucharest itinerary builder.

You can drive from Curtea de Arges to Bucharest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament
Wine Tours & Tastings
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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