16 days in Southern Romania Itinerary

16 days in Southern Romania Itinerary

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16 days in Southern Romania Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly + Drive:  12 h 15 min
1
Urlati
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ploiesti
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Busteni
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Curtea de Arges
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Reykjavik

1
day
Urlati

Urlati ©
On the 17th (Wed), do a tasting at Crama Basilescu, admire the masterpieces at Conacul Bellu, and then see the interesting displays at Bellu Manor.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Urlati itinerary planner .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Urlati is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Urlati due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in July, expect nights in Urlati to be a bit warmer, around 20°C, while days are much hotter, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Ploiesti.

Things to do in Urlati

Museums Wineries
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Bellu Manor ©
Bellu Manor
Crama Basilescu ©
Crama Basilescu

3
nights
Ploiesti

Ploiesti ©
Ploiești is the county seat of Prahova County and lies in the historical region of Wallachia in Romania. Get some historical perspective at Mogosoaia Palace and Marea Sinagoga. Get a sense of the local culture at Serve Winery and LacertA Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ploiesti: Autocross Arena (in Mogosoaia), Tiriac Collection (in Otopeni) and Targoviste (Manastirea Dealu, Curtea Domneasca (Corte Principesca), & more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Clock Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghighiu Monastery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Ploiesti.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ploiesti route site .

Ploiesti is just a stone's throw from Urlati. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Busteni.

Things to do in Ploiesti

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Targoviste, Mogosoaia, Serve Winery, Tiriac Collection, LacertA Winery
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Mogosoaia Palace ©
Mogosoaia Palace
Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower) ©
Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower)
Serve Winery ©
Serve Winery

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nights
Busteni

Busteni ©
Bușteni is a small mountain town in the north of Prahova County, in central Romania. Cantacuzino Castle and Sinaia Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Rasnov Citadel and Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Busteni: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran) and Moroeni (Lalomita Cave & Bucegi Plateau). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Peles Castle, explore the striking landscape at Cabana Babele, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Predeal Monastery, and contemplate the long history of George Enescu Memorial House.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Busteni route planning website .

You can drive from Ploiesti to Busteni in 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 Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sinaia, Moroeni, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Predeal Monastery, Rasnov Citadel
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Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Rasnov Citadel ©
Rasnov Citadel

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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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Biserica Horezu and Curtea de Arges Monastery. Cetatea Poienari and Biserica Sfanta Vineri will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Trovanti Museum Natural Reserve (in Costesti), Stefanesti (Vila Florica - CENTRUL DE CULTURA ,,BRATIANU" & Muzeul Viticulturii si Pomiculturii Golesti) and Anton Pann Memorial House (in Ramnicu Valcea). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Transfagarasan Highway, enjoy some diversion at Centrul Sportiv Ceramus, see human ingenuity at work at Vidraru Dam, and pause for some serene contemplation at Princely Church of St Nicholas.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Curtea de Arges trip itinerary builder website .

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 bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Curtea de Arges

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Campulung, Horezu, Dragasani, Stefanesti, Pitesti
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Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway
Cetatea Poienari ©
Cetatea Poienari
Biserica Horezu ©
Biserica Horezu