16 days in Southern Romania Itinerary

16 days in Southern Romania Itinerary

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Curtea de Arges
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Urlati ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Crama Basilescu, admire the masterpieces at Conacul Bellu, and then see the interesting displays at Bellu Manor.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Urlati travel route planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Urlati is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Reykjavik in July: highs in Urlati hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ploiesti.

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Bellu Manor ©
Bellu Manor
Crama Basilescu ©
Crama Basilescu


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 Marea Sinagoga. 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). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Mogosoaia Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Trei Lerarhi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghighiu Monastery, and bet on your favorite at Autocross Arena.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ploiesti travel route planner.

Ploiesti is very close to Urlati. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Busteni.

Things to do in Ploiesti

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


Busteni ©
Bușteni is a small mountain town in the north of Prahova County, in central Romania. Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Rasnov Citadel 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 it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Cantacuzino Castle, make a trip to Crucea Caraiman, steep yourself in history at George Enescu Memorial House, and examine the collection at Casino Sinaia.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Busteni road trip planner.

You can drive from Ploiesti to Busteni in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Curtea de Arges.

Things to do in Busteni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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

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. 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 Biserica Horezu. Explore Curtea de Arges' surroundings by going to Trovanti Museum Natural Reserve (in Costesti), Anton Pann Memorial House (in Ramnicu Valcea) and Stefanesti (Vila Florica - CENTRUL DE CULTURA ,,BRATIANU" & Muzeul Viticulturii si Pomiculturii Golesti). Next up on the itinerary: see human ingenuity at work at Vidraru Dam, pause for some serene contemplation at The wooden church of Horea, contemplate the long history of Culele de la Maldaresti, and head outdoors with 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 bus. In July, daily temperatures in Curtea de Arges can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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

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Campulung, Pitesti, Horezu, Dragasani, Stefanesti
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Mănăstirea Curtea de Argeș ©
Mănăstirea Curtea de Argeș
Cetatea Poienari ©
Cetatea Poienari
Biserica Horezu ©
Biserica Horezu