Skip Navigation

What not to miss in Romania

Travel Forums Europe What not to miss in Romania

1. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 10y

Rraven has indicated that this thread is about Romania

I'm looking into going to Romania for about two weeks , possibly extending it to three weeks and taking Budapest in as well..

What should I not miss ??? I intend on doing a lot of hiking and of course seeing the various castles....

Thanks !!

2. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 10y

meant to say as well that I would be going in Sept or Oct

3. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 10y

Another hole in the SA budget, eh?

4. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 10y

nope, this budget is seperate and a totally different story

5. Posted by Odysseas (Full Member 1359 posts) 10y

Hum,hello.
First I have to say...my experience of romania was ass...
So my first advise,don't go to the south,it's only a big flat boring land,covered with NOTHING.

"Dracula's Castle" in Bran (close to Brasov) is ok,but nothing to make you shiver.If you go to Bran,though,you can't miss Lupilor restaurant,behind Wolf supermarket...Simply one of the best restaurants I've ever been to (and don't forget I'm French..so if I say that...)

Good news for the hiking part: the Carpate are beautiful,it's easy hiking but pleasure though,you have even some nice paths to climb some peaks.

I was there in September-October,the weather is just perfectly warm..buuuut.....prepare the mosquito net,and you will suffer by the end of the days...!!

Finally,the thing I think is really not to miss there,I actually missed it :( But lots of people told me about it.It is in the north-north-east,an area where people still live like in the roman's time,doing all their clothes themselves,and their shoes,and they don't even use horses,but buffalos to pull their "cars"...The houses follow the same principles,well,everything.You want to go there.

There is also a canyon in the south west thhat is reputated amazing..then again,I missed it...I really sucked there

So ,go there,buy a T-shirt Dracula "can't stop thinking of you",and visit these beautiful places I never saw (for my revenge).

Ask anything else you want to know of course!
;)

[ Edit: Edited at May 5, 2006 8:20 AM by Odysseas ]

6. Posted by bluecheese (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

The citadel of Sighisoara, the fortified churches of Transylvania near the village of Biertan (close to Sighisoara), towns of Brasov/ Sibiu/Timisoara/Oradea, Apuseni mountains with the Padis carstic plateau, Maramures with its wooden churches, houses and really picturesque people dressed in traditional clothing, the merry cemetery of Sapanta(in Maramures also), Bran, Sinaia, Bucovina and its painted churches, all the Carpathians (Retezat, my love)... Bucharest is worth a small visit, but careful with taxi drivers, beggars and thieves...

There are many attraction points, most of them in the country and near the mountains.
I think maramures-bucovina is the north-east zone odysseas is talking about and the canyon in the south is the Nera gorges or "Cheile Nerei" in Romanian.

My opinion is that the seaside doesn't have too much to offer once you've seen the mediteranean for example, excepting ofcourse the delta of the danube.

As a general rule do not expect a touristic developed infrastructure, Romania by yourself is mostly adventure, still safe adventure if you take the normal precautions.

Post 7 was removed by a moderator