One Week Itinerary For The Best Of Romania

Peles Castle (Romania)

This is a suggested one week travel itinerary for Romania that covers Bucharest, Brașov, Sighișoara & the castles.

Why Travel To Romania

  • Stunning architecture 
  • Breathtaking castles
  • Fascinating history
  • Rich cultural heritage
  • Spectacular natural landscape
  • Diverse wildlife
  • Vibrant city nightlife
  • Budget friendly
  • Delicious cuisine

Best Time To Visit Romania

Just considering the temperatures, the best time to visit Romania would be mid-May through mid-September. June to August the prices of accommodations and flights will be high since it is considered the high season. You could consider travelling in late spring or early fall when the prices are better and the temperatures are comfortable.

Romania Top Experiences

        • Bucharest history and architecture
        • Dimitrie Gusti - National Village Museum in Bucharest
        • Medieval town of Brașov
        • Stunning Peles Castle 
        • Bear watching in Carpathian region
        • UNESCO-protected historic town of Sighișoara

        Romania Itinerary Map

        Romania Itinerary Map
        A:Bucharest  B:Brașov  C:Sighișoara

        Romania Travel Itinerary

        • Day 1: Arrive in Bucharest
        • Day 2: Explore Bucharest
        • Day 3: Explore Bucharest
        • Day 4: Bucharest to Brașov
        • Day 5: Explore Brașov
        • Day 6: Day trip to Peles Castle, Bran Castle and Rasnov Citadel from Brașov 
        • Day 7: Day trip to Viscri Village and Sighișoara from Brașov
        • Day 8: Depart from Brașov

        If you've extra days then you can include SibiuCluj Nacova and the Monasteries of Bucovina

        Day 1: Arrive In Bucharest

        After a long flight to Bucharest, it would be best to relax in your hotel. Bucharest is the capital and largest city of Romania.

        Travel Tip: Avoid drinking tap water in Bucharest since it can upset your stomach. Drink only bottled water

        Best location to book your stay in Bucharest is the City Center area.

        Day 2: Explore Bucharest

        • After a good night's sleep and a nice morning breakfast, start your day with a guided walking tour of Bucharest where you'll understand the history and architecture of the city. After the walking tour enjoy authentic Romanian food for lunch at the historic Manuc's Inn

        • After lunch visit the cute little Stavropoleos Monastery Church built in 1724. Later you can have a nice stroll in King Michael I Park (formerly Herăstrău Park), which is a large park on the northern side of Bucharest. End your day with dinner at one of the nice restaurants in the city center.

        Piata Unirii (Bucharest)
        Piata Unirii (Bucharest)


        Stavropoleos Monastery Church
        Stavropoleos Monastery Church (Bucharest)

        Day 3: Explore Bucharest

        • Start your day with a visit to "Dimitrie Gusti" National Village Museum. It is an outdoor museum showcasing more than 60 original houses, farmsteads, windmills, churches, etc. from all of Romania’s regions. 
        • In the afternoon visit the massive Palace of ParliamentIt is the second largest administrative building in the world. The Palace was ordered by Nicolae Ceaușescu who was the president of Communist Romania. Entry to the building is by guided tour only so please book ahead.

        "Dimitrie Gusti" National Village Museum
        "Dimitrie Gusti" National Village Museum (Bucharest)

        "Dimitrie Gusti" National Village Museum
        "Dimitrie Gusti" National Village Museum (Bucharest)

        Palace Of The Parliament (Bucharest)
        Palace Of The Parliament (Bucharest)
        (Image By European People's Party - EPP_Congress_2361, CC BY 2.0,

        Day 4: Bucharest to Brașov, Explore Brașov

        Travel to Brașov from Bucharest in morning and check into your hotel. Brașov is a charming city and is a prefect base to explore the beautiful Transylvania region. In the afternoon join a guided walking tour of historic Brașov town. End your day with a dinner at one of the nice Romanian restaurants near the Council Square.

        Best location to book your stay in Brașov is close to the Council Square.

        Council Square (Brasov)
        Council Square (Brașov)


        Day 5: Explore Brașov

        • In the morning visit the The Black Church (Biserica Neagra) which is a 15th-century Gothic church. The church got its name after the great fire in 1689 that blackened its outer walls. Next visit Strada Sforii which is believed to be one the narrowest streets in Europe. 
        • In the afternoon hike or take cable car to Mount Tampa for panoramic view of the city. Or you could just walk the streets around the town and enjoy the architecture. Then relax over a drink at the square and enjoy the lively atmosphere. Again end your day with dinner at one of the lovely restaurants at the square.

        Black Church (Brasov)
        Black Church (Brașov)

        Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church (Brasov)
        Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church (Brașov)

        Day 6: Day trip to Peles Castle, Bran Castle & Rasnov Citadel from Brașov

        • Join a day tour from Brașov to see the castles. After leaving from Brașov in morning you'll visit Peles Castle first. Peles Castle is a 19th-century neo-renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains with ornate architecture and furnishings. It is considered by many as one of the most stunning castles in Europe. 
        • After lunch you'll visit the Bran Castle which was built by Saxons in 1377 and is a national monument in Transylvania. Outside Transylvania the castle is commonly known as Dracula's Castle. The castle is now a museum dedicated to displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie.
        • In the end you'll visit Rasnov Fortress which is a 13th-century fortress-village located on a hilltop.

        Peles Castle
        Peles Castle

        Bran Castle (Dracula Castle)
        Bran Castle (Dracula Castle)

        Day 7: Day trip to Viscri Village & Sighișoara from Brașov

        • Join a day tour to visit the Viscri village and Sighișoara from Brașov. After leaving from Brașov in morning, you'll stop at historical Viscri village which is a charming Romanian village. Here you'll visit the Viscri Fortified Church which is one of Transylvania’s UNESCO-listed fortified churches. 

        • Then you'll continue your trip to visit the UNESCO-listed medieval town of Sighișoara. It is a citadel-city with buildings, walls and defense towers build during the middle ages. Sighișoara is also the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration behind Dracula. 

        • Later in afternoon you can tour the Carpathian mountain region with a guide to watch the brown bears.

        Viscri Village (Romania)
        Viscri Village

        Viscri Fortified Church
        Viscri Fortified Church


        Bear Watching (Carpathian Region)
        Bear Watching (Carpathian Region)

        Day 8: Depart from Brașov

        On this last day of your trip you can do last minute shopping if you've some time. Then depart from Brașov to your destination.

        What to Shop In Romania

        Romania is known for winefruit jamRomanian traditional blouse, painted eggsceramic objects, and Dracula souvenirs.

        Foods To Try In Romania

          • Sarmale (Cabbage rolls)
          • Polenta
          • Ciorbă de burtă (Beef tripe soup)
          • Salata de vinete (grilled Eggplant salad)
          • Mici (grilled meat rolls)
          • Zacusca (vegetable spread)
          • Papanasi (fried cheese doughnut)
                      Romanian Potato Soup (Ciorba de cartofi)
                      Romanian Potato Soup (Ciorba de cartofi)
                      (Above Image By User Paulnasca on en.wikipedia - Own work, CC BY 2.0,

                      Please do let me know in the comments section below if you like this itinerary or if you've any questions/suggestions about the itinerary.

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