16 days in Southern Romania Itinerary

16 days in Southern Romania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Romania holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Sibiu International Airport, Drive to Curtea de Arges
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Curtea de Arges
— 5 nights
Drive
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Busteni
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ploiesti
— 4 nights
Drive to Henri Coandă International Airport, Fly to Reykjavik

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Curtea de Arges

— 5 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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mănăstirea Curtea de Argeș and Biserica Horezu. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Curtea de Arges: Campulung (Biserica Sf. Nicolae & Centrul Sportiv Ceramus), Cetatea Poienari (in Arefu) and Avincis - Vila Dobrusa Vineyard (in Dragasani). The adventure continues: see human ingenuity at work at Vidraru Dam, make a trip to Ostrov Monastery, admire all the interesting features of Transfagarasan Highway, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Sfanta Vineri.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Curtea de Arges day trip planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Curtea de Arges is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Reykjavik to Curtea de Arges is 2 hours. When traveling from Reykjavik in July, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Curtea de Arges: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Busteni.

Things to do in Curtea de Arges

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Busteni

— 5 nights
Bușteni is a small mountain town in the north of Prahova County, in central Romania. Visit Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Peles Castle for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave (in Sinaia), Moroeni (Bucegi Plateau & Lalomita Cave) and Rasnov Citadel (in Rasnov). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Cantacuzino Castle, steep yourself in history at George Enescu Memorial House, take in the dramatic natural features at Cabana Babele, and pause for some serene contemplation at Predeal Monastery.

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Traveling by car from Curtea de Arges to Busteni takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Ploiesti.

Things to do in Busteni

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Ploiesti

— 4 nights
Ploiești is the county seat of Prahova County and lies in the historical region of Wallachia in Romania. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mogosoaia Palace and Princely Church. Explore Ploiesti's surroundings by going to Urlati (Bellu Manor & Crama Basilescu), LacertA Winery (in Buzau) and Serve Winery (in Ceptura). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll through Neagra Bison Reservation, pause for some serene contemplation at Manastirea Dealu, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghighiu Monastery.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ploiesti trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Busteni to Ploiesti in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ploiesti

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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.