16 days in Southern Romania Itinerary

16 days in Southern Romania Itinerary

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Curtea de Arges
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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 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 Dragasani (Agricola Stirbey & Avincis - Vila Dobrusa Vineyard). The adventure continues: admire the engineering at Vidraru Dam, ponder the design of Musical fountains, make a trip to Transfagarasan Highway, and pause for some serene contemplation at The wooden church of Horea.

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Reykjavik, Iceland to Curtea de Arges is an approximately 15-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 Curtea de Arges. When traveling from Reykjavik in July, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Curtea de Arges: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. 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, Cozia Monastery
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Vidraru Dam ©
Vidraru Dam
Cetatea Poienari ©
Cetatea Poienari
Mănăstirea Curtea de Argeș ©
Mănăstirea Curtea de Argeș


Busteni ©
Bușteni is a small mountain town in the north of Prahova County, in central Romania. Visit Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Pelisor 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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cabana Babele, and do a tasting at Pensiunea Rhein.

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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 bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Ploiesti.

Things to do in Busteni

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sinaia, Moroeni, Cheile Sohodolului, Predeal Monastery, Pensiunea Rhein
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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 Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower). Explore Ploiesti's surroundings by going to Urlati (Bellu Manor, Conacul Bellu, &more), Serve Winery (in Ceptura) and LacertA Winery (in Buzau). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, look for all kinds of wild species at 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 °C, and evening lows to °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 Museums

Side Trips

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