16 days in Southern Romania Itinerary

16 days in Southern Romania Itinerary

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Fly to Henri Coandă International Airport, Drive to Urlati
— 1 day
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
Curtea de Arges
— 7 nights
Drive to Sibiu International Airport, Fly to Reykjavik


Urlati — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Crama Basilescu and then examine the collection at Bellu Manor.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Urlati trip planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Urlati is an approximately 12.5-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 Urlati. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Urlati, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ploiesti.
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Ploiesti — 3 nights

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 Princely Church. The Clock Museum and Cathedral of Ploiesti are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Targoviste (Manastirea Dealu & Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower)), Crama Serve Ceptura (in Ceptura) and LacertA Winery (in Buzau). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marea Sinagoga, see the interesting displays at Tiriac Collection, join the crowd at Autocross Arena, and pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Trei Lerarhi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ploiesti trip planner.

Ploiesti is very close to Urlati. In July, daytime highs in Ploiesti are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Busteni.
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Busteni — 4 nights

Bușteni is a small mountain town in the north of Prahova County, in central Romania. Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Cantacuzino Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Peles Castle and Rasnov Citadel are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Busteni: Moroeni (Lalomita Cave & Bucegi Plateau) and Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave (in Sinaia). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Manastirea Sinaia, steep yourself in history at George Enescu Memorial House, make a trip to Manastirea Caraiman, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Predeal Monastery.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Busteni online route planner.

Traveling by car from Ploiesti to Busteni takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Curtea de Arges.
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Curtea de Arges — 7 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. Mănăstirea Curtea de Argeș and Cetatea Poienari are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Biserica Horezu and Princely Church of St Nicholas. Explore Curtea de Arges' surroundings by going to Stefanesti (Vila Florica - CENTRUL DE CULTURA ,,BRATIANU" & Muzeul Viticulturii si Pomiculturii Golesti), Trovanti Museum Natural Reserve (in Costesti) and Anton Pann Memorial House (in Ramnicu Valcea). There's much more to do: see human ingenuity at work at Vidraru Dam, ponder the design of Musical fountains, have fun at Centrul Sportiv Ceramus, and pause for some serene contemplation at The wooden church of Horea.

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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 train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.
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Southern Romania travel guide

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.