40 days in Romania Itinerary

40 days in Romania Itinerary

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Bucharest
— 6 nights
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Brasov
— 5 nights
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Sighisoara
— 4 nights
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Sibiu
— 5 nights
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Hunedoara
— 3 nights
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Gorj County
— 5 nights
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Timisoara
— 5 nights
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Cluj-Napoca
— 6 nights
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Bucharest

— 6 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Take a break from Bucharest with a short trip to Therme București in Balotesti, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Museum of History of the Jewish Community, and walk around Herăstrău Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bucharest trip itinerary builder site.

Kabul, Afghanistan to Bucharest is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Afghanistan Time (AFT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Oct 20 — 26:

Brasov

— 5 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brasov: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran), Sinaia (Peles Castle & Manastirea Sinaia) and Transylvanian Wolf (in Zarnesti). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), head outdoors with Monitor Ski, see the interesting displays at Casa Muresenilor, and don't miss a visit to Piaka Sfatului.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brasov day trip planning website.

You can drive from Bucharest to Brasov in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Casinos

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 31:

Sighisoara

— 4 nights
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Take a break from Sighisoara with a short trip to Darjiu Fortified Church in Darjiu, about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Le Lac Balea, get to know the fascinating history of Centrul Istoric Sighisoara, make a trip to Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, and take in panoramic vistas at Turnul Cismarilor.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sighisoara visit app.

Traveling by car from Brasov to Sighisoara takes 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sibiu.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:

Sibiu

— 5 nights

Red Town

Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Explore Sibiu's surroundings by going to Moldoveanu Peak (in Fagaras), Transfagarasan Highway (in Curtea de Arges) and Cetatea Alba Iulia (in Alba Iulia). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Muzeul ASTRA, make a trip to Big Square (Piata Mare), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica fortificata din Cristian, and wander the streets of Passage of Stairs.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sibiu day trip app.

Traveling by car from Sighisoara to Sibiu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Sibiu are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hunedoara.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 9:

Hunedoara

— 3 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Hunedoara: Varful Parangul Mic (in Petrosani), Clocota Waterfalls (in Geoagiu Bai) and Colt Citadel (in Suseni).

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hunedoara route builder tool.

You can drive from Sibiu to Hunedoara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Sibiu in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hunedoara, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gorj County.

Things to do in Hunedoara

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:

Gorj County

— 5 nights
Gorj is a county of Romania, in Oltenia, with its capital city at Târgu Jiu.DemographicsIn 2011, it had a population of 334,238 and its population density was 59.66/km². Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gorj County: Fantana arteziana / artesian well (in Drobeta-Turnu Severin), National Park Domogled (in Baile Herculane) and Iron Gates (in Orsova). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Infinity Column, admire the masterpieces at Constantin Brancusi House Museum, appreciate the history behind Ecaterina Teodoroiu Mausoleum, and take in the awesome beauty at Retezat Mountains.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gorj County trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Hunedoara to Gorj County in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Gorj County are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Timisoara.

Things to do in Gorj County

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 17:

Timisoara

— 5 nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Arad (Retro IT Museum, Trajan Bridge, &more). There's much more to do: indulge your senses at Timisoara Tour Guide, make a trip to Unirii Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Memorialul Revolutiei.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Timisoara trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Gorj County to Timisoara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Timisoara are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Timisoara

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 22:

Cluj-Napoca

— 6 nights

Treasure City

The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cluj-Napoca: Turda (Muzeul de Istorie Turda & Salina Turda). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Gradina Botanica "Alexandru Borza", learn about winemaking at Crama Noastra, take a stroll through Avenue of Heroes in Cluj-Napoca (B-dul Eroilor), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedrala Sfantul Mihail.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cluj-Napoca road trip website.

Drive from Timisoara to Cluj-Napoca in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Cluj-Napoca are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 28:

Romania travel guide

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Castles · Churches · Historic Walking Areas
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.