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 30 min
Curtea de Arges
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Reykjavik

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. Curtea de Arges Monastery and Biserica Horezu will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Curtea de Arges side-trips: Cetatea Poienari (in Arefu), Campulung (Biserica Sf. Nicolae & Centrul Sportiv Ceramus) and Dragasani (Agricola Stirbey & Avincis - Vila Dobrusa Vineyard). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Transfagarasan Highway, admire the local landmark of Musical fountains, steep yourself in history at Vila Florica - CENTRUL DE CULTURA ,,BRATIANU", and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cozia Monastery.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Curtea de Arges road trip planner .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Curtea de Arges is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Reykjavik to Curtea de Arges, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Reykjavik in July, plan for much hotter days in Curtea de Arges, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Busteni.

Things to do in Curtea de Arges

Historic Sites Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Pitesti, Campulung, Dragasani, Calimanesti, The wooden church of Horea
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Cetatea Poienari ©
Cetatea Poienari
Cozia Monastery ©
Cozia Monastery
Biserica Horezu ©
Biserica Horezu


Busteni ©
Bușteni is a small mountain town in the north of Prahova County, in central Romania. Popular historic sites such as Cantacuzino Castle and Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Busteni: Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave (in Sinaia), Moroeni (Bucegi Plateau & Lalomita Cave) and Rasnov Citadel (in Rasnov). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Peles Castle, learn about winemaking at Pensiunea Rhein, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Predeal Monastery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinaia Monastery.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Busteni trip app .

Getting from Curtea de Arges to Busteni by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ploiesti.

Things to do in Busteni

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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


Ploiesti ©
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 Curtea Domneasca (Corte Principesca). Explore Ploiesti's surroundings by going to Urlati (Bellu Manor, Conacul Bellu, & more), LacertA Winery (in Buzau) and Serve Winery (in Ceptura). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghighiu Monastery, identify plant and animal life at Neagra Bison Reservation, and pause for some serene contemplation at Manastirea Dealu.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ploiesti online travel planner .

Getting from Busteni to Ploiesti by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ploiesti

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Urlati, Targoviste, LacertA Winery, Ghighiu Monastery, Neagra Bison Reservation
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Serve Winery ©
Serve Winery
Mogosoaia Palace ©
Mogosoaia Palace
Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower) ©
Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower)