19 days in Northwest Romania Itinerary

19 days in Northwest Romania Itinerary

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19 days in Northwest Romania Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Drive + Fly:  7​h
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
Sighetu Marmatiei
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h
End: Jerusalem


Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
For shopping fun, head to Iulius Mall Cluj or Oranjerie. Escape the urban bustle at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge and Hoia Baciu Forest. Step out of Cluj-Napoca to go to Turda and see Salina Turda, which is approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Cetatuia Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Museum Square, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and take a spin around town with TransyBike - Day Tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cluj-Napoca itinerary planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Jerusalem in June, expect Cluj-Napoca to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Oradea.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Salina Turda, Baisoara Ski Resort
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
Salina Turda ©
Salina Turda
Cetatuia Hill ©
Cetatuia Hill


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. Bring the kids along to Apuseni Natural Park and Apollo-Felix Waterpark. Step out of the city life by going to Bear's Cave and Ultimate High. Go for a jaunt from Oradea to Rosia to see Peştera cu cristale din mina Farcu about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: stop by Lotus Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moon Church (Biserica cu Luna), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oradea Zoo, and expand your understanding of the military at Oradea Fortress.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Oradea road trip site .

You can take a train from Cluj-Napoca to Oradea in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sighetu Marmatiei.

Things to do in Oradea

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Peştera cu cristale din mina Farcu, Apuseni Natural Park, Bear's Cave
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Bear's Cave ©
Bear's Cave
Apuseni Natural Park ©
Apuseni Natural Park
Oradea Zoo ©
Oradea Zoo

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. Escape the urban bustle at Pietrosul Rodnei Peak and Lacul Albastru (The Blue Lake). Change things up with these side-trips from Sighetu Marmatiei: Barsana Monastery (in Barsana), The Wooden Churches of Maramures (in Ieud) and Baia Mare (COMPLEXUL ASTRONOMIC BAIA MARE, Mineralogy Museum, & more). There's more to do: stroll the grounds of Merry Cemetery and get engrossed in the history at Sighet village museum.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sighetu Marmatiei online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Oradea to Sighetu Marmatiei takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Sighetu Marmatiei, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sighetu Marmatiei

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baia Mare, Barsana Monastery, Merry Cemetery, Pietrosul Rodnei Peak, The Wooden Churches of Maramures
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Merry Cemetery ©
Merry Cemetery
Pietrosul Rodnei Peak ©
Pietrosul Rodnei Peak
Lacul Albastru (The Blue Lake) ©
Lacul Albastru (The Blue Lake)