16 days in Southern Romania Itinerary

16 days in Southern Romania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Romania trip planner

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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 Reykjavik

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Urlati

— 1 day
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

Museums · Wineries
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Ploiesti

— 3 nights
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 Mogosoaia Palace. The Clock Museum and LacertA Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Tiriac Collection (in Otopeni), Targoviste (Manastirea Dealu, Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower), &more) and Serve Winery (in Ceptura). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marea Sinagoga, pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Trei Lerarhi, and join the crowd at Autocross Arena.

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Ploiesti is just a stone's throw from Urlati. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Busteni.

Things to do in Ploiesti

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

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Busteni

— 4 nights
Bușteni is a small mountain town in the north of Prahova County, in central Romania. Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Cantacuzino Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Peles Castle and Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Busteni: Moroeni (Lalomita Cave & Bucegi Plateau) and Rasnov Citadel (in Rasnov). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Pelisor Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Cabana Babele, learn about winemaking at Pensiunea Rhein, and don't miss a visit to Crucea Caraiman.

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

Things to do in Busteni

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Curtea de Arges

— 7 nights
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 Cetatea Poienari are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Biserica Horezu and Princely Church of St Nicholas. Explore Curtea de Arges' surroundings by going to Stefanesti (Vila Florica - CENTRUL DE CULTURA ,,BRATIANU" & Muzeul Viticulturii si Pomiculturii Golesti), Trovanti Museum Natural Reserve (in Costesti) and Anton Pann Memorial House (in Ramnicu Valcea). Next up on the itinerary: see human ingenuity at work at Vidraru Dam, pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfanta Vineri, ponder the design of Musical fountains, and admire all the interesting features of Transfagarasan Highway.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Curtea de Arges holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Busteni to Curtea de Arges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Curtea de Arges can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 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

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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.