29 days in Romania Itinerary

29 days in Romania Itinerary

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29 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Bucharest
— 4 nights
2
Constanta
— 5 nights
3
Tulcea
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Curtea de Arges
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Brasov
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Lacu Rosu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Cluj-Napoca
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Tel Aviv

4
nights
Bucharest

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Get outdoors at Neagra Bison Reservation and MySecretRomania - Private Day Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bucharest: Mogosoaia Palace (in Mogosoaia) and Edenland Park (in Balotesti). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", look for gifts at Guilty Pleasure by Roro Stirbu, and contemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bucharest day trip planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bucharest is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect nights in Bucharest to be cooler, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Constanta.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks Fun & Games Trails

Side Trips

Neagra Bison Reservation, Edenland Park, Mogosoaia Palace
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Herăstrău Park ©
Herăstrău Park
Edenland Park ©
Edenland Park
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

5
nights
Constanta

Constanta ©
Constanta is a relaxed seaside town on the coast of the Black Sea.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plaja de Carte and Shut Up Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like H2O Beach and Doors Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Constanta: Muzeul de Arheologie Callatis (in Mangalia) and Footprints of Joy by Save the Dogs and other Animals (in Cernavoda). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Dobrogea Gorges Reserve, step off the mainland to explore Ovidiu Island, head outdoors with Oha Beach, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Constanta trip tool .

Getting from Bucharest to Constanta by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Constanta when traveling from Bucharest in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Tulcea.

Things to do in Constanta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Navodari, Plaja de Carte, Ovidiu Island, Footprints of Joy by Save the Dogs and other Animals, Muzeul de Arheologie Callatis
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Plaja de Carte ©
Plaja de Carte
Mamaia Beach ©
Mamaia Beach

4
nights
Tulcea

Tulcea ©
Tulcea is a city in Dobrogea, Romania. Take a break from the city and head to Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve and Caraorman Forest. Venture out of the city with trips to Cocoș Romanian Orthodox Monastery (in Niculitel), Letea Forest (in Letea) and Sulina (Sulina Mixed Cemetery & Sulina Beach). Spend the 8th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Muzeul de Etnografie Si Arta Populara - Tulcea / Ethnographic and Folk Art Museum - Tulcea and appreciate the history behind Monumentul Independentei.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tulcea travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Constanta to Tulcea takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Tulcea are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Curtea de Arges.

Things to do in Tulcea

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sulina, Caraorman Forest, Letea Forest, Cocoș Romanian Orthodox Monastery
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Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve ©
Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve
Photography Tours
Letea Forest ©
Letea Forest

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. Step out of the city life by going to Transfagarasan Highway and Balea Glacier Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Curtea de Arges: Moldoveanu Peak (in Fagaras), Anton Pann Memorial House (in Ramnicu Valcea) and Trovanti Museum Natural Reserve (in Costesti). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Cetatea Poienari and see human ingenuity at work at Vidraru Dam.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Curtea de Arges road trip planning site .

Drive from Tulcea to Curtea de Arges in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tulcea in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Curtea de Arges, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Curtea de Arges

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trovanti Museum Natural Reserve, Cetatea Poienari, Anton Pann Memorial House, Balea Glacier Lake, Moldoveanu Peak
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Balea Glacier Lake ©
Balea Glacier Lake
Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway
Moldoveanu Peak ©
Moldoveanu Peak

5
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 Valtour Ski School. Venture out of the city with trips to Peles Castle (in Sinaia), Mountain Postavarul (in Poiana Brasov) and Crucea Caraiman (in Busteni). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bunloc, hit the slopes at Poiana Brasov, and don't miss a visit to Council Square.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brasov trip planning tool .

You can drive from Curtea de Arges to Brasov in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lacu Rosu.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Poiana Brasov, Zarnesti, Crucea Caraiman, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Rasnov Citadel
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Season Hill ©
Season Hill
Poiana Brasov ©
Poiana Brasov
Valtour Ski School ©
Valtour Ski School

2
nights
Lacu Rosu

Lacu Rosu ©
On the 18th (Fri), explore the activities along Red Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lacu Rosu (Red Lake), and then explore the striking landscape at Bicaz Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Parcul National Ceahlau.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lacu Rosu road trip site .

You can drive from Brasov to Lacu Rosu in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Lacu Rosu

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Parcul National Ceahlau
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Red Lake ©
Red Lake
Parcul National Ceahlau ©
Parcul National Ceahlau
Lacu Rosu (Red Lake) ©
Lacu Rosu (Red Lake)

5
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 Moara de Vant. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Apuseni Natural Park and Muzeul de Istorie Turda. Get out of town with these interesting Cluj-Napoca side-trips: Szekelyko (in Rimetea) and Alba Iulia (Citadel of Alba Iulia & Obeliscul lui Horea, Closca si Crisan). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Muntele Mare, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art.

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Traveling by car from Lacu Rosu to Cluj-Napoca takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Cluj-Napoca sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Muzeul de Istorie Turda, Moara de Vant, Baile Figa, Szekelyko
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
Moara de Vant ©
Moara de Vant
Muntele Mare ©
Muntele Mare

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