16 days in Southern Romania Itinerary

16 days in Southern Romania Itinerary

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Fly to Henri Coandă International Airport, Drive to Urlati
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Urlati
— 1 day
Drive
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Ploiesti
— 3 nights
Drive
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Busteni
— 4 nights
Drive
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Curtea de Arges
— 7 nights
Drive to Sibiu International Airport, Fly to Keflavik International Airport

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Urlati

Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Crama Basilescu and then examine the collection at Bellu Manor.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Urlati trip planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Urlati is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Urlati. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Urlati, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ploiesti.

Things to do in Urlati

Wineries · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

3
nights
Ploiesti

Ploiești is the county seat of Prahova County and lies in the historical region of Wallachia in Romania. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Ploiesti and Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower). The Clock Museum and LacertA Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Serve Winery (in Ceptura), Targoviste (Manastirea Dealu & Princely Church) and Tiriac Collection (in Otopeni). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Mogosoaia Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marea Sinagoga, pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Trei Lerarhi, and join the crowd at Autocross Arena.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Ploiesti tour itinerary planner.

Ploiesti is just a stone's throw from Urlati. In July, daytime highs in Ploiesti are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Busteni.

Things to do in Ploiesti

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

4
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Busteni

Bușteni is a small mountain town in the north of Prahova County, in central Romania. Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Peles Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Cantacuzino Castle and Pelisor Castle are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Busteni: Moroeni (Lalomita Cave & Bucegi Plateau), Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave (in Sinaia) and Rasnov Citadel (in Rasnov). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinaia Monastery, steep yourself in history at George Enescu Memorial House, make a trip to Manastirea Caraiman, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Predeal Monastery.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Busteni online route planner.

Traveling by car from Ploiesti to Busteni takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Curtea de Arges.

Things to do in Busteni

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:

7
nights
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. Mănăstirea Curtea de Argeș and Princely Church of St Nicholas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Cetatea Poienari and Vila Florica - CENTRUL DE CULTURA ,,BRATIANU". Explore Curtea de Arges' surroundings by going to Horezu (Biserica Horezu & Culele de la Maldaresti), Anton Pann Memorial House (in Ramnicu Valcea) and Trovanti Museum Natural Reserve (in Costesti). There's much more to do: see human ingenuity at work at Vidraru Dam, enjoy some diversion at Centrul Sportiv Ceramus, admire the local landmark of Musical fountains, and pause for some serene contemplation at The wooden church of Horea.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Curtea de Arges trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Busteni to Curtea de Arges takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Curtea de Arges

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

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Southern Romania travel guide

4.2
Castles · Thermal Spas · Sacred & Religious Sites
The attractions within Southern Romania are primarily focused on architecture, old and new. For those interested in Romanian history, there are castles, towers, and ruins galore. A step further towards the present brings you to cathedrals, monasteries, and palaces. The Bucegi Mountains are a major focal point in this region, attracting skiers and hikers alike and offering spectacular views of the landscape. Just east of these mountains in the Prahova River valley lies the main city of the region, Sinaia, one of Romania's finest holiday resort towns.