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1. Short Break in Transylvania: 5 days in Romania

Bucharest Old Town Sunny Summer Day
Romania's capital, Bucharest, is a highly popular destination for tourists visiting Eastern Europe
Alpine pink rhododendron flowers in the mountains, Bucegi, Carpathians, Rom
The Bucegi Mountains are located south of the city of Brașov and form the Transylvanian Alps

Day 1

Arrive in Bucharest and explore the city at your leisure

Day 2

Cover the major sights of Bucharest

Day 3

Enjoy walking in Bucegi Mountains, visit Peles and Pelisor castles

Day 4

Explore Bran Castle and discover the medieval city of Brasov

Day 5

Head back to Bucharest for your flight home

While it might not sound long, five days in Romania is enough to cover the top sights and enjoy unique experiences, such as spotting bears in their natural habitat. Having covered some of Bucharest’s highlights, you will spend some time in the tranquil Bucegi Mountains. Also included is a visit to some of Romania’s storied castles, including Bran Castle, which inspired the Bram Stoker’s description of Dracula’s lair. Discover the medieval city of Brasov and marvel at the architecture of Peles and Pelisor castles before it is time to head home. 

2. The Best of Romania: 7 days in Romania

Rupea Citadel, Romania
Rupea Citadel is a medieval fortress built by Transylvanian Saxons
Sighisoara, Transylvania, Romania
Sighisoara's medieval architecture is often considered to be the most beautiful attraction in Romania

Day 1

Arrive in Bucharest and discover its old town

Day 2

Hike to Poenari Citadel, visit Vidraru Dam and travel to Sibiu

Day 3

Explore remote Transylvanian villages

Day 4

See Biertan’s fortified church and discover Sighisoara

Day 5

Tick Rupea Citadel off your bucket list

Day 6

Visit Tampa Mountain Natural Reservation

Day 7

Follow in the footsteps of Dracula before the trip ends

Dive deeper into the country’s history with this seven-day Romania tour. Drive down the Transfagarasan Highway, a 150-kilometer-long stretch of winding mountain roads made famous by the BBC show ‘Top Gear. You will then explore Transylvanian villages before heading for the 850-year-old Sighișoara, considered to be Europe’s only inhabited medieval citadel. This tour goes well beyond Romania’s tourist attractions, as it gives you the chance to meet locals and learn more about their way of life. See more Romania tours

3. See the Highlights: 8 days in Romania

Avram Iancu Square, Cluj Napoca, Romania
CaptiCluj Napoca is the perfect place to take a breath before heading out to explore Transylvania and the rest of Romania on
Peles Castle, Romania
Built between 1873 and 1914, Peles Castle resides in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia

Day 1

Take your first steps in Cluj-Napoca

Day 2

Discover Cluj-Napoca’s old town and drive to Apuseni

Day 3

Relax by Warm Somes River

Day 4

Go out on a walking tour of Sighisoara

Day 5

Cover Viscri and Brasov, and visit Bran Castle

Day 6

Admire the beautiful Peles Castle

Day 7

Wander around Bucharest

Day 8

Bid farewell to Romania

Spending eight days in Romania during this tour means that you can travel at a more leisurely pace and cover more sights. Start out by discovering Cluj-Napoca’s old town before heading for Apuseni Natural Park. Go on a gentle walk along the Warm Somes River and spot a variety of flora and fauna. Feel like you have been transported back into the middle ages during a visit the ancient Saxon village of Viscri. Then dive straight into the fairy tale world during a trip to Peles Castle. See tours.

4. Cycle Through: Romania in 8 days

Zarnesti, a small city in Brasov county, Romania
Zarnesti is a town located at the foot of Piatra Craiului Massif which are part of the Southern Carpathians mountains range
Biertan village, Transylvania, Romania
Biertan is a fortified village that offers a view of its gothic church, surrounded by walls and flanked by towers

Day 1

Take the train from Bucharest to Zarnesti

Day 2

Cycle through Obaha and finish in Bucium

Day 3

Explore ancient monasteries and traditional villages

Day 4

Continue to Biertan

Day 5

Reach the heritage town of Sighisoara

Day 6

Journey through Transylvanian hills to Soars

Day 7

See the Saxon village of Viscri

Day 8

Explore Brasov before taking the train back to Bucharest

An alternative way to spend eight days in Romania is with a bicycle trip. Starting from Bucharest, this bicycle tour takes you to the picturesque mountain village of Zarnesti, which is also the gateway for those heading for Piatra Craiului National Park. Cycle through traditional villages and soak up the beautiful scenery of the Romanian countryside as you head for Biertan, home to a late-Gothic church with an intricately carved pulpit and a mosaic door. Next, it is time to truly get off the beaten path and tread ground in the Transylvanian hills and lush countryside which just a handful of lucky travelers ever visit. 

You can still enjoy a memorable trip during one week in Romania. Go through our list of seven-day Romania itineraries for more ideas. If you would like to create a custom itinerary from scratch, get in touch with our travel experts in Romania. Check out our guide on how many days to spend in Romania for more ideas.

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Published by Lucas Toft, updated on April 10, 2024
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