16 days in Southern Romania Itinerary

16 days in Southern Romania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Romania holiday planner
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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 Princely Church of St Nicholas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Curtea de Arges: Biserica Horezu (in Horezu), Avincis - Vila Dobrusa Vineyard (in Dragasani) and Cetatea Poienari (in Arefu). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Transfagarasan Highway, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cozia Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfanta Vineri, and have fun at Centrul Sportiv Ceramus.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Curtea de Arges trip itinerary tool.

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 in Curtea de Arges, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Busteni.
Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Parks
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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 Manastirea Sinaia for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave (in Sinaia), Rasnov Citadel (in Rasnov) and Moroeni (Bucegi Plateau & Lalomita Cave). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Peles Castle, examine the collection at Cazinoul Sinaia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Predeal Monastery, and learn about winemaking at Pensiunea Rhein.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Busteni online journey maker.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ploiesti.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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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 Crama Serve Ceptura (in Ceptura), LacertA Winery (in Buzau) and Urlati (Bellu Manor & Crama Basilescu). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghighiu Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Manastirea Dealu, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Neagra Bison Reservation.

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.
Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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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.