20 days in Western Romania Itinerary

20 days in Western Romania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Romania trip planner

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Timisoara
— 10 nights
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Poneasca
— 3 nights
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Baile Herculane
— 3 nights
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Deva
— 3 nights
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Timisoara

— 10 nights
Timișoara is the capital city of Timiș County, and the main social, economic and cultural centre in western Romania.The third most populous city in the country, with 319,279 inhabitants as of the 2011 census, Timișoara is the informal capital city of the historical region of Banat. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral and Muzeul de Arta. Step out of the city life by going to Bega River and La Vaioaga Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Timisoara: Ochiul Beiului Lake (in Sasca Montana), Șoimoș Fortress (in Lipova) and Ghioroc Lake (in Ghioroc). There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at Timisoara Tour Guide, step into the grandiose world of Bastionul Theresia, don't miss a visit to Piata Victoriei, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parcul Rozelor.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Timisoara online day trip planner.

Oradea to Timisoara is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October in Timisoara, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Poneasca.

Things to do in Timisoara

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Poneasca

— 3 nights
Visiting Izvorul Bigar and Nera Beusnita National Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Poneasca with an excursion to Water mills at Rudăria in Eftimie Murgu--about 38 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Poneasca trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Timisoara to Poneasca takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Baile Herculane.

Things to do in Poneasca

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:

Baile Herculane

— 3 nights
Băile Herculane is a town in Romanian Banat, in Caraș-Severin County, situated in the valley of the Cerna River, between the Mehedinți Mountains to the east and the Cerna Mountains to the west, elevation 168 meters. Visiting National Park Domogled and Trei Ape (Three Waters Lake) will get you outdoors. Step out of Baile Herculane to go to Rausor and see Parcul National Retezat, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Cerna Valley.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Baile Herculane day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Poneasca to Baile Herculane takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Deva.

Things to do in Baile Herculane

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Deva

— 3 nights
Deva is a city in Romania, in the historical region of Transylvania, on the left bank of the Mureș River. Get some cultural insight at Castelul Corvinilor and Densus Church. Take a break from the city and head to Arboretumul Simeria and Pestera Bolii. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Deva: Cinciș (in Teliucu Inferior), Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa (in Sarmizegetusa) and Varful Parangul Mic (in Petrosani). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Deva, get engrossed in the history at Expozitie Inedita: Ev Mediu. Tortura Si Executie, and delve into the distant past at Sarmizegetusa Regia.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Deva online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Baile Herculane to Deva takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Deva are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Deva

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Western Romania travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Churches
Western Romania has large swathes of undeveloped areas where you can discover a variety of prehistoric ruins, medieval fortresses, and abandoned citadels. Timisoara, the region's main social and cultural city, is an architecturally beautiful city with colorful Baroque-style townhouses lining its squares. While perhaps less familiar to foreign tourists, this part of Western Romania hosts many festivals and has several performing arts centers, which draw visitors from the region and wider Romania.