12 days in Romania Itinerary

12 days in Romania Itinerary

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12 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Bucharest
— 2 nights
2
Craiova
— 1 night
3
Brasov
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Lacu Rosu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Cluj-Napoca
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Bucharest

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Herăstrău Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bucharest itinerary maker app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bucharest is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bucharest, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Craiova.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Herăstrău Park ©
Herăstrău Park
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

1
night
Craiova

Craiova ©
Craiova, Romania's 6th largest city and capital of Dolj County, is situated near the east bank of the river Jiu in central Oltenia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): walk around Nicolae Romanescu Park, then try to win big at Minerva Hotel & Casino, and then see the interesting displays at Casa Baniei.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Craiova travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Bucharest to Craiova takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Craiova can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Craiova

Museums Casinos Fun & Games
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Nicolae Romanescu Park ©
Nicolae Romanescu Park

3
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Tampa and Poiana Brasov. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brasov: Crucea Caraiman (in Busteni), Peles Castle (in Sinaia) and Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran). There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Season Hill, take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Postavarul, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Predeal Monastery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Luado Chocolate.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brasov travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Craiova to Brasov takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lacu Rosu.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Poiana Brasov, Predeal Monastery, Peles Castle, Crucea Caraiman, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
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Mount Tampa ©
Mount Tampa
Poiana Brasov ©
Poiana Brasov
Season Hill ©
Season Hill

1
night
Lacu Rosu

Lacu Rosu ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the activities along Red Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lacu Rosu (Red Lake), and then Head underground at Bicaz Canyon.

Before you visit Lacu Rosu, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Brasov to Lacu Rosu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Lacu Rosu

Nature Parks
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Red Lake ©
Red Lake
Lacu Rosu (Red Lake) ©
Lacu Rosu (Red Lake)

4
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Step out of the city life by going to Baile Figa and Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Muntele Mare, take in nature's colorful creations at Iulius Park, find something for the whole family at Apuseni Natural Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cluj-Napoca trip planner .

Getting from Lacu Rosu to Cluj-Napoca by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Cluj-Napoca, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Baile Figa, Apuseni Natural Park
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
Muntele Mare ©
Muntele Mare
Apuseni Natural Park ©
Apuseni Natural Park

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