9 days in Romania Itinerary

9 days in Romania Itinerary

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9 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Cluj-Napoca
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Curtea de Arges
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Brasov
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Constanta
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Tulcea
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Bucharest
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Dublin

1
night
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church and then appreciate the history behind Avram Iancu Monument.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cluj-Napoca trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from Dublin in August, things will get a bit warmer in Cluj-Napoca: highs are around 32°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Curtea de Arges.

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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Tarnița ©
Tarnița

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Curtea de Arges

Curtea de Arges ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Curtea de Arges Monastery, admire the engineering at Vidraru Dam, and then cruise along Transfagarasan Highway.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Curtea de Arges trip planning site .

You can drive from Cluj-Napoca to Curtea de Arges in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Curtea de Arges are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Brasov.

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Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway
Curtea de Arges Monastery ©
Curtea de Arges Monastery
Vidraru Dam ©
Vidraru Dam

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tampa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra), don't miss a visit to Council Square, then explore the historical opulence of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), and finally step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Predeal Ski Area and then step into the grandiose world of Peles Castle.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brasov trip planner .

Drive from Curtea de Arges to Brasov in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Constanta.

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Peles Castle, Rasnov Citadel, Predeal Ski Area, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
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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)

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Constanta

Constanta ©
Constanta is a relaxed seaside town on the coast of the Black Sea.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mamaia Beach, delve into the distant past at Cetatea Capidava, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Constanta Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Constanta visit planner .

Traveling by car from Brasov to Constanta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tulcea.

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Constanta Beach ©
Constanta Beach
Mamaia Beach ©
Mamaia Beach
Cetatea Capidava ©
Cetatea Capidava

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Tulcea

Tulcea ©
Tulcea is a city in Dobrogea, Romania. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, then don't miss a visit to Monumentul Independentei, and then see the interesting displays at The Danube Delta Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tulcea journey planner.

Getting from Constanta to Tulcea by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Tulcea can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bucharest.

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Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve ©
Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve
Monumentul Independentei ©
Monumentul Independentei
The Danube Delta Museum ©
The Danube Delta Museum

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nights
Bucharest

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 11th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), then examine the collection at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herăstrău Park, and finally wander the streets of Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stravrapoleos), and then ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bucharest road trip planner .

Getting from Tulcea to Bucharest by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bucharest are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

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