Romania is a country in southeastern Europe on the coast of the Black Sea that attracts large number of tourists for its forested region and the Carpathian Mountains. Read along to know more about the best destinations and top cities to visit in Romania for your next trip.
Romania is also the destination to mysterious Transylvania, the folklore around vampires and horror castles.
Romania is a must visit holiday destination for its salt mines, stuffed cabbage leaves, preserved medieval towns, fortified churches and castles, wine, sunflower fields and its rich culture.
Bucharest is the largest city of Romania located in the southern part of the country. It is the capital and commercial center of Romania.
The city is a perfect example of integration of modernisation with the medieval architecture for having an amazing holiday.
Bucharest is home to many upscale landmarks like Palace of Parliament, Romanian Athenaeum, National Museum of Art of Romania, Arcul De Triumf, National Museum of Romanian History, Mogosoaia Palace, Stavropoleos Monastery.
The countryside of Bucharest is home to many picturesque Romanian castles like Bran Castle and Rotari Residence, which you must visit on your next trip.
Best time to visit Bucharest is from April to June and from September to October.
How to reach Bucharest? - the city can be reached easily by booking a flight to Henri Coanda International Airport, the main airport serving the Bucharest city.
Iași also referred to as Jassy or Iassy is the second largest city of Romania located in the northeastern part of the country on the bank of Bahlui River.
This charming city is very famous for its rich culture that you can find in its various landmarks.
There are many great places to explore during your holidy in Iasi like the Palace of Culture - a neogothic landmark that is home to four museums, Trei Lerarhi Monastery, Metropolitan Cathedral, Unity Museum, Golia Monastery, Galata Museum, Mihai Codreanu Museum, Barboi Church and many more landmarks.
Copou Park is a famous public garden in the city with roses, cacti and orchids and is a must visit on your trip to Iasi.
Best time to visit Iasi is from late April to early October.
How to reach Iasi? - The city can be accessed easily by booking a flight to Iasi International Airport.
Sibiu is the most popular and scenic city in the Transylvania region of Romania. This idyllic city of Romania is well known for its old town and German architecture along with its gastronomy and food scene.
Sibiu city offers the best Transylvanian food which you can try while exploring the city and its rural areas on your next trip. You can go to many bistros and restaurants that populate the city of Sibiu and nearby villages where you can find meat, sausages, cheese from milk of various animals and regional products.
Many festivals and events are also organised to cherish this unique food culture, most famous being the Sibiu Street Food Festival
Best time to visit Sibiu are the months of January, February, June, August and November.
How to reach Sibiu?– you can book a flight to Sibiu International Airport to get access to the city.
Cluj-Napoca is the second most populous city of Romania located at the Cluj Judet county in northwestern Romania. The city is well known for its vibrant architecture, shops and nightlife.
Visit shopping malls of Cluj on your next trip to buy some of the world’s most famous brands at affordable prices. Iulius Mall is the most stylish shopping centre in the city where you can shop many national and international brands in more than 250 stores.
The other places to shop in Cluj are Central Shopping Centre, Platinia Shopping Centre, Vintage Shop, Soga Shopping Centre and more.
The St. Michael’s Church of is a must-visit landmark. Also explore amazing ski resorts like Teleschi Feleacu, Paltinis Ski Resort and Buscat Ski Resort during winter holiday to Cluj-Napoca.
Best time to visit Cluj Napoca is from May until September.
How to reach Cluj Napoca? The city can be reached easily by booking a flight to Avram Iancu Cluj International Airport.
Mamaia is a long strip of land in Romania located on the coast of Black Sea and Lake Siutghiol. This beach resort town is home to a large number of beachside resort bars, seafood restaurants, pizza spots and lavish hotels along its sandy beaches.
Try Snorkeling and water sports during your holiday in Mamaia at Kudos beach, Vega beach, Aza beach, Myrtos beach, Oha beach, Relax beach.
Aqua Magic Mamaia is an amazing water park to have fun with your family and friends. The Museum of National History and Archaeology is a top cultural landmark.
The Genoese Lighthouse gives a breathtaking view of the sea and is a must visit in your next trip to Mamaia.
Best time to visit Mamaia is from June till August.
How to reach Mamaia? - the nearest airport from the town is Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport.
Sinaia is a mountain resort town in Romania located at the Prahova county in the historical region of Muntenia.
The town is well known for its Sinaia ski resort which is the largest ski resort in Romania with a slope length of over 17.9 km.
On your next Sinaia trip, explore the Peles Castle - an exceptional example of neo renaissance architecture; this summer palace attracts a large number of visitors.
You can also explore Foisor Castle, Pelisor Castle, Sinaia Monastery, Sinaia Casino, Vila Carola and many more places during your vacation.
Best time to visit Sinaia is from July to mid August or from December to March.
How to reach Sinaia? – the nearest airport from the town is Henri Coanda International Airport from where you can take a bus or taxi to reach the resort.
Timișoara or Temeswar is the third most populous city in Romania located at the Banat region in western Romania.
This underrated city of Romania offers the best nightlife scene in Romania along with its Secessionist architecture. The Old Town of Timisoara is lined with night café and bars to enjoy a relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere during your holiday in Timisoara.
The D’arc Bar has been the representative of Timisoara’s nightlife for a decade and this 80’s Pub is a great place to enjoy dancing.
The other bars and clubs to explore in Timisoara are Fratelli Lounge and Bar, The Scottish Pub, Manufaktura, Spirit and more great places. Don’t forget to visit the Metropolitan Orthodox Cathedral on your next trip.
Best time to visit Timisoara is between mid March to mid June and between September to late November.
How to reach Timisoara? - you can book a flight to Timisoara International Airport to get access to the city.
Dealu Mare is the most famous wine region in Romania located around the Prahova county and Buzau county in Valea Calugareasca region in southern Romania.
This hilly wine region is best known for its red wine and white wine. Dealu Mare attracts large number of wine lovers for its authentic wine, beautiful location and its medieval monasteries.
You must visit the wine museums of Bellu Manor and Crama 1777 during your Dealu Mare holiday. You must also taste some wine at Lacerta Winery and Casa Colinelor and enjoy a traditional lunch at these endless vineyards on your next trip.
Best time to visit Dealu Mare is from April to October.
How to reach Dealu Mare? - the wine region is around 100 km away from the city of Bucharest from where you can take a bus or car to reach the region.
Danube delta or Delta Dunarii is the second largest river delta in Europe that lies on the countries of Romania and Ukraine and it a must have on your vacation to Romania.
It is a UNESCO protected site In Dobrogea, Romania that is well known for its wildlife and biodiversity along with its rivers, marshes, lakes and reed islands.
Danube delta is a delight for wildlife photographers and is home to more than 5500 species of flora and fauna with over 300 species of birds. Danube Delta is no doubt compared to the Australian Great Barrier Reef for its biodiversity.
Explore birds like ibis, great white pelican, heron, Eurasian spoonbill, swans, eagles, egrets on your next trip to Danube Delta.
Best time to visit Danube delta is the months of April and May, in order to see the various migratory birds.
How to reach Danube delta? - the nearest airport from the delta is Tulcea Danube Delta Airport. You need to take a boat ride to explore the Danube delta.
Brasov is a beautiful city in Romania located in the Transylvania region that is surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains in the background.
Roam around Saxon Walls and the colorful baroque buildings during your Romanian vacation.
This picturesque town of Brașov is home to many pretty buildings like Bran Castle - a famous hilltop castle in Brasov, Black Church, Rasnov Citadel, Tampa, Brasov, St. Nicolas Church.
You can take a cable car ride to get a wonderful view of mountains and city. You must visit Seven Ladders Canyon with beautiful waterfalls and trails on your next trip to Brasov.
Best time to visit Brașov is between late April and late September.
How to reach Brașov? - the city can be reached easily by booking a flight to Brasov Ghimbav International Airport.
Sighisoara is a historical city in Romania located at the Mures county on the Tarnava Mare river. It has well preserved colorful houses in the old town, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sighișoara is great for solo travellers because of its laid back culture, affordable cafes and walkable attractions. Sighisoara Citadel is the most popular landmark and a must-visit for your holiday.
Other top experiences and landmarks in Sighisoara are Monastery Church, Sighisoara Clock Tower, Vlad Dracul House, Butcher’s Tower, Muzeul De Istorie, Sighisoara, Iglesia De La Colina, Holy Trinity Church, Monastery of St. Demetrius.
Best time to visit Sighisoara is from April till October.
How to reach Sighisoara? – the nearest airport is Targu Mures Airport located around 40 km away from the city.
Oradea is a large city in Romania located at the Bihor county on the bank of Crisul Repede river in northwestern Romania.
The baroque and art nouveau architecture buildings makes Ordea perfect for a romantic holiday in Romania.
Oradea has lot of must-visit attractions like Oradea Fortress, Moon Church, Oradea Town Hall, Cathedral Basilica of St. Mary, Oradea, Neolog Synagogue Sion, House Darvas La Roche and many more.
The Black Eagle Palace is a secession style shopping arcade that you must explore on your honeymoon trip to Ordea.
Best time to visit Oradea is from May until late September.
How to go Oradea? - the city can be reached easily by booking a flight to Oradea International Airport.
Berca Mud Volcanoes or Vulcanii Noroioși Pâclele Mari is a geological and botanical reservation in Romania located in the Buzau county in the town of Berca.
Berca Mud Volcanoes is an amazing place for a day trip with family and is famous all across Romania for its mud volcanoes. It has lots of small volcano shaped structures that are caused by the eruption of mud and various gases.
This experience is a live geography class for your kids. You can also see the traditional villages, green hills and colorful houses during your holiday.
The Ciolanu Monastery is a wonderful monastery amidst the geological area of Berca Mud Volcanoes.
Best time to visit Berca Mud Volcanoes is from May until September.
How to reach Berca Mud Volcanoes? – take a bus or taxi from the city of Bucharest.
Iron Gates is a gorge in Romania located along the Danube river on the border of Romania and Serbia. The gorge is a part of the Iron Gates National Park which is designated as a world heritage site in 2009.
Iron Gate's almost vertical cliffs is a must visit holiday destination for those who want to get away from day to day chaos and want to explore something unique in Romania.
Decebalus, the tallest rock formation of Europe is located in Iron Gates. A boat ride on the Danube river gives the best view of the gorges and the region.
Ponicova Cave is a must visit natural cave on your next trip to Iron Gates.
Best time to visit Iron Gates is from late April to mid July or from mid August to late September.
How to reach Iron Gates? - the nearest city is Orsova from where you can take a boat ride or a car to reach the gorge.
Transfăgărășan or DN7C is a scenic road in Romania with a length of more than 150 km that passes the Fagaras Mountains reaching an elevation of more than 2000 meter.
The road is sure to give you an exciting mountain driving experience making it a popular travel destination in Romania.
Transfagarasan follows the valley of Arges river, and all along you can see a typical mountain landscape with alpine meadows and pine trees.
Transfagarasan descends to Cartisoara in Olt valley. The sharp turns of the road and the various tunnels on the way is a perfect recipe for an adventurous Romanian holiday.
Best time to visit Transfagarasan is from June to October, the time when the road is open for the visitors.
How to reach Transfagarasan? – you can book a tour from the cities like Bucharest and Brasov to get access to the road.