Western Romania

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Travel through western Romania, enjoying the best museums, stunning nature, culture, and history on this trip through an unforgettable region.

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  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Night LifeNight Life
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Bucharest, Romania

  • 2

    Sibiu, Romania

  • 3

    Timisoara, Romania

  • 4

    Arad, Romania

  • 5

    Oradea, Romania

  • 6

    Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  • 7

    Sighisoara, Romania

  • 8

    Brasov, Romania

  • 9

    Bucharest, Romania

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Things to do in and around Bucharest

  • Romania-1193 - Union Square
  • 2649 R Sibiu Romănia vedere aeriană a centrului istoric
  • Romania-1170 - Palace of the Parliament
  • Untitled
  • Grigore Antipa Museum of Natural History, Bucharest
  • Photo
  • The Pool
  • The Museum of the Romanian Peasant
  • Carol I Park, Bucharest
  • National Village Museum Bucuresti 2010-10
  • Romania-1125 - National Art Museum
  • Piatra Craiului Mts., Romania
  • Mogosoaia Palace
  • Victory Avenue, Bucharest
  • Hanul_Manuc_Courtyard_3
  • Bucharest - Palace of Parliament
  • National Art Museum Bucharest
  • The Sfinx
  • Mount Cozia
   
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Bucharest

Romania, Wallachia region

CultureNight lifeHistoricFood2 nights

The capital of Romania serves as the country's historic, cultural, and financial center, offering a myriad of attractions and sights.

Bucharest is the capital municipality, cultural, industrial, and financial center of Romania. It is the largest city in Romania and located in the southeast of the country, lying on the banks of the Dambovita River. Its architecture is a mix of historical (neo-classical), interbellum (Bauhaus and art deco), communist-era and modern. In the period between the two World Wars, the city's elegant architecture and the sophistication of its elite earned Bucharest the nickname of Little Paris. Some of its main sights into the world's largest Parliament Palace, the Romanian Athenaeum concert hall, and a plethora of fascinating museums and parks.
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Things to do in and around Sibiu

  • Sibiu - Romania's Orthodox Cathedral
  • Downtown Sibiu
  • PA070094
  • Hay Roofs
  • Piata Mare (from the Council Tower)
  • Drumetie la Lacul Bucura, Parcul National Retezat
  • Defile of Jiu National Park, Romania
  • Sibiu
  • Old-fashioned pharmacy, all wood and glass
  • The Wood at Cheesfoot Head , Winchester
  • brukenthal museum
  • Defile of Jiu National Park, Romania
  • Leaning Tower of Medias
  • Council Tower (Turnul Sfatului)
  • P4217409
  • Last sun rays of the day
  • Sibiu - Lutheran cathedral
  • el mayordomo
  • cisnadie
   
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Sibiu

Romania, Transylvania region

CultureHistoricFood2 nights

A wonderful 12C city rich in Romanian history, known for its superb museums, medieval fortifications, and more.

Sibiu is a city in Transylvania, Romania, north-west of Bucharest. The city straddles the Cibin River, a tributary of the river Olt. Sibiu is one of the most important cultural centers of Romania and was designated the European Capital of Culture for the year 2007, along with the city of Luxembourg. Formerly the center of the Transylvanian Saxons, the old city of Sibiu was ranked as "Europe's 8th most idyllic place to live" by Forbes. It's main attractions include the surrounding Fagaras Mountains, the ancient historic center, a few lovely squares, and the medieval fortification system.
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Things to do in and around Timisoara

  • Timisoara - Piaţa Unirii - 19-03-2008 - 8h34
  • Timisoara - Piaţa Unirii - 18-03-2009 - 13h37
  • Swan lake
  • La place de l'Union a Timisoara
  • Citadel walls
  • Parcul Naţional Semenic-Cheile Caraşului
  • A smaller waterfall
  • Kirche
  • Parcul Botanic
  • Orthodox Cathedral
  • Timisoara - Piaţa Unirii - 19-03-2008 - 8h35
  • Romanian Tour: Cheile Nerei
  • Romanian Tour: Cheile Nerei
  • 2013-03-30 10.57.35
  • 2010 06 16_Rose at Clarence Street Gardens York_1983
  • Faith
  • Synagogue Cetate, Timisoara, Romania
  • Drumetie la Lacul Bucura, Parcul National Retezat
  • Lipova - Burg Soimos 2
   
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Timisoara

Romania, Transylvania region

HistoricCultureFoodNight life2 nights

Known as Romania's most beautiful urban area, Timisoara is home to lovely city squares, gardens, museums, and churches.

TimiSoara is the capital city of Timis County, and the main social, economic and cultural center in western Romania. One of the largest Romanian cities (the third most populous city in the country, as of 2011 census), Timisoara is considered the informal capital city of the historical region of Banat. The city is a candidate to become, in 2021, the European Capital of Culture. The city center largely consists of lovely buildings from the Austrian Empire. Others landmarks include the Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, St. George's Cathedral, the synagogue, the fortress bastion, and the Millennium Church.
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Things to do in and around Arad

  • Main street, Arad, Romania
  • No parking
  • Untitled
  • Palace of Culture
  • Arad Fort or Qal'at 'Arad, Bahrain
  • Parcul Naţional Semenic-Cheile Caraşului
  • A smaller waterfall
  • Arad 2010-13
  • THE RED CHURCH Arad, Romania
  • Arad 2010-5
  • Main street, Arad, Romania
  • Romanian Tour: Cheile Nerei
  • Romanian Tour: Cheile Nerei
  • Arad city hall
  • Serbian Orthodox Church, Timisoara
  • Drumetie la Lacul Bucura, Parcul National Retezat
  • Lipova - Burg Soimos 2
   
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Arad

Romania, Transylvania region

CultureHistoric2 nights

Due to its position next to the border, Arad is known for its Hungarian characteristics as well as its 19C-20C Viennese architecture.

Arad is the capital city of Arad County, historically situated in the regions of Crisana, and having recently extended on the left bank of the Mures river, in Banat region of western Romania. An important industrial center and transportation hub on the Mures River, Arad is also the seat of a Romanian Orthodox archbishop and features two universities. It had one of the first music conservatories in Europe. The city is the 12th largest city in Romania, and the third largest city in the western part of the country, behind Timișoara and Oradea. Its attractions include the Fortified Town,several remarkable palaces, the Serbian Church, the beautiful Neolog Synagogue, and more.
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Things to do in and around Oradea

  • 2005 Oradea
  • Nagyvárad / Oradea, Romania
  • The Fortress (founded in 1„1th century, present complex from 1569-1618), Oradea / Nagyvárad, Romania
  • Black Eagle Palace (Oradea, Romania)
  • Episcopal Palace (1762-1777), Oradea / Nagyvárad, Romania
  • Summer is around the corner
  • Lipova - Burg Soimos 2
  • Unirii Square, Oradea / Nagyvárad, Romania
  • Republicii Boulevard, Oradea / Nagyvárad, Romania
  • moon church
  • Oradea Church
  • Between Arieșeni and Cetățile Ponorului, Apuseni Nature Park, Romania
  • Cheile Turzii (Turda Gorges)
   
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Oradea

Romania, Transylvania region

Night life1 night

A significant historic and social center throughout the centuries, Oradea is known for its wealth of Art Nouveau architecture.

Oradea is the capital city of Bihor County and Crisana region, is one of the important centers of economic, social and cultural development in the western part of Romania, retaining these characteristics throughout history. The city is nestled between the hills that separate and unify in a harmonious way with plain Crisana. Located on the banks of Crisul Repede River, that divides the city into almost equal halves, it is the gateway to Central and Western Europe. Its main attractions include the Episcopal Palace, several interesting churches, the historic center, and the Republic Street.
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Things to do in and around Cluj-Napoca

  • Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Cluj-Napoca - Napoca street
  • Cluj-Napoca - Central Park
  • Cluj-Napoca
  • Ceramics Studio at the Art Institute, Cluj Napoca; This is the studio where  I started my undergrad education
  • Between Arieșeni and Cetățile Ponorului, Apuseni Nature Park, Romania
  • Cheile Turzii (Turda Gorges)
  • Cluj-Napoca - Bánffy Palace
  • Cluj-Napoca - Romulus Vuia Ethnoraphic Park
  • Cluj-Napoca - Museum square
  • Cluj-Napoca - Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Cathedral
  • Underground lake
  • Corvin's Castle - Hunedoara
  • Botanical Garden, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2008
  • Casa Hintz, Cluj
  • Cluj-Napoca Tailors' Bastion
  • Acer
  • Nori si flori
  • Morning at Colibita
   
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Cluj-Napoca

Romania, Transylvania region

NatureActiveCultureHistoricFood2 nights

With a varied cultural scene, Romania's second largest city offers monuments, architecture, and vibrant nightlife to its visitors.

Cluj-Napoca, commonly known as Cluj, is the second most populous city in Romania, after the national capital Bucharest, and the seat of Cluj County in the northwestern part of the country. Today, the city is one of the most important academic, cultural, industrial and business centers in Romania. Among other institutions, it hosts the country's largest university, Babes-Bolyai University, with its famous botanical garden; nationally renowned cultural institutions; as well as the largest Romanian-owned commercial bank. Other attractions include St. Michael's Church, Orthodox Cathedral, Central Park, the National Museum of Transylvanian History, and the Ethnographic Museum.
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Things to do in and around Sighisoara

  • I spy eyes
  • Back street in Sighisoara
  • Clock tower, Sighisoara, 14th - 16th centuries (4)
  • Church in Sighisoara
  • Schäßburg / Sighișoara / Segesvár, Romania
  • Drumetie la Lacul Bucura, Parcul National Retezat
  • el mayordomo
  • Defile of Jiu National Park, Romania
  • Kőhalom vára / Cetatea Rupea, Transylvania
   
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Sighisoara

Romania, Transylvania region

Small townsHistoricNatureActive1 night

The birthplace of the infamous Vlad Dracula, this city is a well-preserved medieval citadel with fortifications dating to the 13C.

Sighisoara is a city on the Tarnava Mare River in Mures County, Romania. Located in the historic region of Transylvania, Sighisoara is the birthplace of the historic Vlad Tepes, who had been the inspiration for Bram Stoker's bloodthirsty Count Dracula. This city is a popular tourist destination for its well-preserved walled old town. Some of its landmarks include the 13C Clock Tower, a 12th-century Saxon citadel, Church on the Hill as well as the covered staircase leading to it, and the House of Vlad Dracul.
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Things to do in and around Brasov

  • Piaţa Sfatului, Braşov, România
  • la strand in Brasov
  • Crazy course
  • Brasov
  • #059 -  A Billboard or Sign
  • Piatra Craiului Mts., Romania
  • The Sfinx
  • Black Church
  • P1000410
  • Romania-1766 - Council Square
  • Prejmer Fortified Church I
  • Montana Grizzly Encounter 2
  • Prejmer Fortified Church, 15th cent. fortifications seen from inside the fortress (7)
  • Sibiu zoo - wolf
  • Palace of Justice, Brasov (AP4H6905 1PP)
  • Brasov May 2009-37
  • 05258178
  • Peles castle
  • 2006.07-Cluj165
   
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Brasov

Romania, Transylvania region

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Set against a picturesque backdrop of the Carpathian mountains, this popular city is known for its well preserved historic attractions.

Brasov is a city in Romania and the administrative county center, as well as the 7th most populous city in Romania. It is located in the Transylvania region, surrounded by the Southern Carpathians, and is notable for being the birthplace of the national anthem of Romania. With its central location, Brasov is a suitable location from which to explore Romania, and the distances to several tourist destinations are similar. It is also the largest city in a mountain resorts area. The old city is very well preserved and is best seen by taking the cable-car to the top of Tampa Mountain. Other attractions include Biserica Neagra, the Schei district, Catherine's Gate, and the Brasov Citadel.
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Things to do in and around Bucharest

  • Romania-1193 - Union Square
  • 2649 R Sibiu Romănia vedere aeriană a centrului istoric
  • Romania-1170 - Palace of the Parliament
  • Untitled
  • Grigore Antipa Museum of Natural History, Bucharest
  • Photo
  • The Pool
   
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Bucharest

Romania, Wallachia region

CultureNight lifeHistoricFood0 nights

The capital of Romania serves as the country's historic, cultural, and financial center, offering a myriad of attractions and sights.

Bucharest is the capital municipality, cultural, industrial, and financial center of Romania. It is the largest city in Romania and located in the southeast of the country, lying on the banks of the Dambovita River. Its architecture is a mix of historical (neo-classical), interbellum (Bauhaus and art deco), communist-era and modern. In the period between the two World Wars, the city's elegant architecture and the sophistication of its elite earned Bucharest the nickname of Little Paris. Some of its main sights into the world's largest Parliament Palace, the Romanian Athenaeum concert hall, and a plethora of fascinating museums and parks.
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