16 days in Northwest Romania Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Romania Itinerary

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16 days in Northwest Romania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  29 h
1
Oradea
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Baia Mare
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Sighetu Marmatiei
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Borsa
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Cluj-Napoca
— 4 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Oradea

Oradea ©
Oradea the capital city of Bihor County and Crișana region, is one of the important centers of economic, social and cultural development in the western part of Romania, retaining these characteristics throughout history. Step out of Oradea to go to Rosia and see Peştera cu cristale din mina Farcu, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Oradea Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Oradea City Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moon Church (Biserica cu Luna), and walk around Lacul cu nufer.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Oradea travel itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Oradea is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Oradea reach 34°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Baia Mare.

Things to do in Oradea

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Peştera cu cristale din mina Farcu, Lacul cu nufer
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Oradea Fortress ©
Oradea Fortress
Spas

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Baia Mare

Baia Mare ©
Baia Mare is a municipality along the Săsar River, in northwestern Romania; it is the capital of Maramureș County. On the 20th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Stephen's Tower, then admire the striking features of Wooden Churches of Maramures, and then examine the collection at Mineralogy Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at COMPLEXUL ASTRONOMIC BAIA MARE, explore the world behind art at Central Baia Mare Art Museum, then steep yourself in history at Church of the Holy Archangels, and finally steep yourself in history at Surdesti Wooden Church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Baia Mare day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Oradea to Baia Mare takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Sighetu Marmatiei.

Things to do in Baia Mare

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Wooden Churches of Maramures, Church of the Holy Archangels, Surdesti Wooden Church
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Wooden Churches of Maramures ©
Wooden Churches of Maramures
Stephen's Tower ©
Stephen's Tower
Mineralogy Museum ©
Mineralogy Museum

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Sighetu Marmatiei

Sighetu Marmatiei ©
Sighetu Marmației, until 1964 Sighet, is a city in Maramureș County near the Iza River, in northwestern Romania.GeographySighetu Marmației is situated along the Tisa river on the border with Ukraine, across from the Ukrainian town of Solotvyno. On the 22nd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Paraskeva, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barsana Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Sighet village museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Ethnological Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Wooden Churches of Maramures, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Merry Cemetery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sapanta-Peri Monastery, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimitirul Saracilor.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sighetu Marmatiei visit planner.

Traveling by car from Baia Mare to Sighetu Marmatiei takes 1.5 hours. August in Sighetu Marmatiei sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Borsa.

Things to do in Sighetu Marmatiei

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ieud, Barsana, Sapanta, Church of the Holy Paraskeva
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Merry Cemetery ©
Merry Cemetery
Barsana Monastery ©
Barsana Monastery

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Borsa

Borsa ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): head outdoors with Pietrosul Rodnei Peak and then admire the sheer force of Horses Waterfall.

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Getting from Sighetu Marmatiei to Borsa by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Borsa

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Pietrosul Rodnei Peak ©
Pietrosul Rodnei Peak

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Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
When in Cluj-Napoca, make a side trip to see Citadel of Alba Iulia in Alba Iulia, approximately Alba Iulia away. There's much more to do: walk around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca, get to know the fascinating history of Museum Square, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cluj-Napoca road trip tool .

You can drive from Borsa to Cluj-Napoca in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cluj-Napoca are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Citadel of Alba Iulia
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Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park ©
Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park
Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden