Romania Travel Guide

Romania is mainly known for its association with Dracula and Transylvania, but this Eastern European country has a lot more to offer to travelers. Romania is extremely affordable and is home to stunning castles, beautiful scenery, historic cities, and friendly people.

Romania quick facts

  • Population: 19.5 million
  • Language: Romanian
  • Currency: Romanian Leu (RON)
  • Capital city: Bucharest
  • Country size: 92,046 square miles
  • High season: June through August

Top 10 things to do in Romania

  1. Spend a night out in Bucharest, Romania’s lively capital
  2. Explore the Old Town of Brasov in Transylvania
  3. Visit Bran Castle (the inspiration for Dracula’s castle) in Transylvania
  4. Check out the less famous but equally beautiful Peles Castle
  5. Explore the colorful and quaint town of Sighisoara
  6. See the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  7. Drive the famous Transfăgărășan Highway in the Carpathian Mountains
  8. Take a scenic ride across the country on the Mocanita steam train
  9. Check out the unique and beautiful rounded waterfall at Bigar Cascade Falls
  10. Step back in time by visiting the Romanian countryside 

Getting around

The best way to get around Romania is by train. All the major cities and towns are connected by train, and the train system is pretty efficient and affordable.

Within cities, walking or public buses are the best options for getting around.

Road tripping in Romania is also possible, and it a good way to visit places that are off the beaten path. (Search for rental cars here.)

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  1. […] What better than reading about a girl travelling alone around the world, for some inspiration? A girl travelling alone to remote destinations! That is exactly what draws me to the travel blog A Dangerous Business where a small town girl from the Mid-West explores the world, one remote destination at a time. Why Romania? One, I have been intrigued by this country since the time I heard tidbits about it from a dear friend from Law School. You know the more you hear about a country, the more you want to know. Two, Anthony Bourdain (as much as I adore him) did no justice to this country in his signature prime time show, No Reservations. So, when I saw this post by Amanda, I just had to share it with you guys. Follow this link – Romania – to read the article which highlights the best of Romania and those pictures will make you check flight fares right away! Want to read more about her experiences in Romania? Here you go – Amandas’ Romanian Adventures. […]

    Hello Amanda,

    Im Alice from Romania. I read about your jorney in my country and i want recommand to you a very known place which i enjoy the most. Is about “Transfagarasean”, one of the the most beautiful and spectacular road in the world. I love so much mountains and if you feel the same, next time you came in Romania just try to get there and sleep even for one night at Balea Lake Chalet, near Balea Lake which is reaching the altitude of 2042m. You can get there by car and during winter by tele cabin.
    I love my country especially for the mountains which are here and the feeling you get when you are there in top.
    Wish you all the best and good luck in ur journey!

    Best Regards,

    Alice Mountainlover

      Thanks for the tip, Alice! I have indeed heard of that famous road, and would certainly love to drive it someday!