Romania Travel Blog

We travel across Romania seeking out Romanian food, wine, the best things to do in Romania, & accommodation in Romania for you.

Romania Official Language: Romanian

Currency Of Romania: Romanian Leu (RON)

Romanian Population: 19,498,218

Capital City: Bucharest

National Day: 1st December

Timezone: UTC +2 (UTC +3 during summer)

UNESCO Sites: Romania has 8 sites.

Driving: Easy. Driving guide here

Best known for legends of Dracula or Vlad the Impaler, the land of Romania is as famous for Dracula Castle or Bran Castle as it is for Transylvania, Transfagarasan and the Sapanta Merry Cemetery. Surrounded by Bulgaria, Ukraine, Moldova, Hungary, and Serbia, it has the beautiful Black Sea to its South East.

Romania is growing ever popular as a ski destination in winter and for the Black Sea resorts in summer. It is also a land of beautiful landscapes and winding roads that lead to charming villages and romantic castles. Romania is an intriguing country to visit, to experience both its history and culture; while not forgetting to savour some authentic Romanian cuisine.

International Airports In Romania: Arad International Airport, Bacau “George Enescu” International Airport, Bucharest “Henry Coanda” International Airport (Otopeni Airport), Cluj “Avram Iancu” International Airport and Constanta “Mikhail Kogalniceaunu” International Airport.
The other airport in Bucharest, Bucharest “Aurel Vlaicu” International Airport (Baneasa Airport) is only for private international flights.
A few other international airports see traffic from Europe and Western Asia only: Suceava Ștefan cel Mare International Airport, Sibiu International Airport, Satu Mare Airport, Oradea International Airport, and Timișoara Traian Vuia International Airport

Romanian Traditional Food:

Romanian traditional food guide

  • Ciorba, a soup made with beef, vegetables, chicken or tripe
  • Sarma, minced meat and onions rolled in cabbage leaves
  • Drob, a meatloaf made with minced lamb organs
  • Papansi, a doughnut type dumpling made of semolina and sweetened cottage cheese
  • Gogosi, a soft airy doughnut
  • Zacusca, a paste made of baked vegetables such as eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, and onions
  • Mici, sausages made of red meat
  • Cornulete, a pastry filled with jam, nuts or chocolate
  • Tochitura, a dish of hot polenta, salty cheese, and pork meat
  • Pomana Porcului, a pork stew

Top Things To Do In Romania:

Start here for a few ideas

  • See the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon, Romania’s Palace of Parliament
  • Visit Peles Castle
  • Climb 1480 stairs and hike through the woods to Poenari Castle
  • Visit quaint villages along the Transfagarasan road
  • See the Danube Cauldrons in Caras Severin County
  • See the Bucegi Mountains from the Cantacuzino Castle
  • See the cemetery full of funny epitaphs, Sapanta Merry Cemetary
  • Visit Europe’s second largest underground glacier, Scarisoara Cave
  • Go underground in the Turda Salt Mine
  • Wander through the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum
  • Take a boat ride along the canals of the Danube Delta
  • Step into a fairytale at Bigar Waterfall
  • Visit Dracula’s Castle, locally known as Bran Castle
  • Visit the mud volcanoes in Buzau
  • Visit Rasnov Castle and the well that took 17 years to dig
  • Ride a boat on Lake Herastrau
  • See the lookalike of the French Arc de Triomphe, the Arcul de Triumf

Major Places Not To Skip:

  • Impressive Brasov
  • Old Town Bucharest
  • Charming Sibiu
  • Modern Cluj City
  • Old Town Constanta
  • Ski destination Poiana
  • Beautiful Gorj County
  • Ancient Suceava Fortress
  • Haunted Corvin Castle
  • Romantic Sturdza Castle