7 days in Northwest Romania Itinerary

7 days in Northwest Romania Itinerary

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7 days in Northwest Romania Itinerary

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

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day
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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Oradea City Hall and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oradea itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Oradea is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Oradea due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Oradea reach 34°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sighetu Marmatiei.

Things to do in Oradea

Spas
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Spas
Oradea City Hall ©
Oradea City Hall

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nights
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 18th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of The Elie Wiesel Memorial House - The Museum of the Jewish Culture in Maramures, don't miss a visit to Sapanta-Peri Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, and finally take an in-depth tour of Sighet village museum. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitirul Saracilor, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Paraskeva, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Barsana Monastery, then contemplate the long history of The Wooden Churches of Maramures, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ethnological Museum.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sighetu Marmatiei sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Oradea to Sighetu Marmatiei in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Sighetu Marmatiei, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Baia Mare.

Things to do in Sighetu Marmatiei

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ieud, Barsana, Church of the Holy Paraskeva, Sapanta-Peri Monastery
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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), see the interesting displays at Mineralogy Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wooden Churches of Maramures, and then contemplate the long history of Surdesti Wooden Church.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Baia Mare trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Sighetu Marmatiei to Baia Mare takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Baia Mare

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Surdesti Wooden Church, Wooden Churches of Maramures
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Mineralogy Museum ©
Mineralogy Museum
Surdesti Wooden Church ©
Surdesti Wooden Church
Wooden Churches of Maramures ©
Wooden Churches of Maramures

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Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): trek along TransyBike - Day Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca, and then examine the collection at The Pharmacy History Collection.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cluj-Napoca trip tool .

You can drive from Baia Mare to Cluj-Napoca in 2.5 hours. In August in Cluj-Napoca, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Outdoors Parks Trails
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TransyBike - Day Tours ©
TransyBike - Day Tours
Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca ©
Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca
The Pharmacy History Collection ©
The Pharmacy History Collection