15 days in Romania Itinerary

15 days in Romania Itinerary

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15 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Sibiu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sighisoara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Piatra Neamt
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Suceava
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Borsa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Cluj-Napoca
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3​h
7
Bucharest
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
8
Brasov
— 3 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  15​h
End: Toronto

1
night
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Big Square (Piata Mare), then don't miss a visit to Telescaun Paltinis, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Citadel of Alba Iulia. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at ASTRA Museum, contemplate the long history of Passage of Stairs, then examine the collection at Brukenthal National Museum, then take in the views from Bridge of Lies, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council).

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sibiu day trip app .

Toronto, Canada to Sibiu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Toronto to Sibiu, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Sibiu are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Sibiu

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Citadel of Alba Iulia, Telescaun Paltinis
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Brukenthal National Museum ©
Brukenthal National Museum
Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Big Square (Piata Mare) ©
Big Square (Piata Mare)

2
nights
Sighisoara

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
On the 10th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Torre do Relogio, get to know the fascinating history of Sighisoara Historic Center, contemplate the long history of Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, stop by The Spoonman, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Manastirii, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Synagogue Sighisoara. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Petry Museum and Workshop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of Tg. Mures, then look for all kinds of wild species at Breite Ancient Oak Tree Reserve, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art & Crafts.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sighisoara day trip planning site .

Getting from Sibiu to Sighisoara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In May in Sighisoara, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Piatra Neamt.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Targu Mures
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Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Clock Tower ©
Sighisoara Clock Tower

1
night
Piatra Neamt

Piatra Neamt ©
Piatra Neamț, Kreuzburg an der, Karácsonkő) is the capital city of Neamț County, in the historical region of Moldavia, eastern Romania. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): head outdoors with Lake Cuejdel, don't miss a visit to Stephen The Great's Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Curtea Domneasca, and finally explore the world behind art at Cucuteni Neolithic Art Museum.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Piatra Neamt travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Sighisoara to Piatra Neamt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Piatra Neamt can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Suceava.

Things to do in Piatra Neamt

Outdoors Museums
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Cucuteni Neolithic Art Museum ©
Cucuteni Neolithic Art Museum
Curtea Domneasca ©
Curtea Domneasca
Stephen The Great's Tower ©
Stephen The Great's Tower

1
night
Suceava

Suceava ©
Suceava is the largest city and the seat of Suceava County, in the historical region of Bukovina, north-eastern Romania. On the 13th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Cetatea de Scaun a Sucevei, examine the collection at Bucovina Village Museum, then see the interesting displays at Letitia Orsivschi's Egg Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dragomirna Monastery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Suceava trip tool .

Getting from Piatra Neamt to Suceava by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Piatra Neamt in May, you will find days in Suceava are little chillier (23°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Borsa.

Things to do in Suceava

Historic Sites Museums
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Dragomirna Monastery ©
Dragomirna Monastery
Letitia Orsivschi's Egg Museum ©
Letitia Orsivschi's Egg Museum
Bucovina Village Museum ©
Bucovina Village Museum

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Borsa

Borsa ©
On the 14th (Thu), get outside with Pietrosul Rodnei Peak and then take in the dramatic scenery at Horses Waterfall.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Borsa trip builder app .

Getting from Suceava to Borsa by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May in Borsa, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Borsa

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Pietrosul Rodnei Peak ©
Pietrosul Rodnei Peak

2
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): appreciate the history behind King Matthias Corvin Statue, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Panic Room, walk around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cluj-Napoca trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Borsa to Cluj-Napoca in 3 hours. May in Cluj-Napoca sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden
Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park ©
Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll around Herăstrău Park, then admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Cismigiu Gardens, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Old Town, then wander the streets of Lipscani, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of History of the Jewish Community.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bucharest journey site .

Getting from Cluj-Napoca to Bucharest by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery

3
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Explore Brasov's surroundings by going to Peles Castle (in Sinaia) and Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra), admire the striking features of Biserica Sfântul Nicolae, get in on the family fun at Parc Aventura Brasov, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tampa.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Brasov trip builder .

Getting from Bucharest to Brasov by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Peles Castle, Rasnov Citadel
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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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