I have romanian roots and I am based in the UK.This is the budget trip I made two years ago.
I speak English and a little bit of Romanian,just to get by.As any other country in the EU,Romania has a good flight connection with the other countries,so I booked a cheap $30 round flight from London to Bucharest.Romania is connected by railways and coach routes,with websites such as
where you can book your transport.
Early in the morning I arrived in Bucharest.I completed the check-in to the hotel and took a taxi to the Old Town to have a nice coffee and a delicious romanian breakfast.Then,I went for a walk around the Old Town and headed to see the main attractions of the city-Palace of Parliament,the Romanian Athenaeum,Village Museum,the Arch of Triumph.Bucharest has a lot of streetfood which kept me full till dinner.Without acknowledging,I saw myself once again in the Old Town,where I had dinner and a beer.
I woke up and took the bus to Herastrau Park,and there I rented a bike and cycled around the park for a few hours.Truly beautiful and peaceful.Then I checked out some museums once again and went to eat at Caru cu Bere,one of the most famous restaurants in Bucharest.
After two days,I left Bucharest with a good impression.It's a nice vibrant city with a mix of communist and french architectural influences.
I took the coach to Sinaia,to see the Peles Castle.Then I went to Brasov,where I visited the center of the city(see Piata Sfatului).
I walked around Brasov all day.
I rented a $25 car and went to see the famous Bran Castle(more commonly known as Dracula Castle) and Rasnov Fortress.
I headed to Sighisoara,the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler.I can say that it was my favourite place of the trip.(sights worth to see:Sighisoara Citadel and the Clock Tower).
I went from Sighisoara to Sibiu.I walked around the center of the city,being mesmerised by the german architecture of the city,and I got to see the famous Bridge of Lies.
I woke up and took a taxi to the Astra open air Museum,where you can observe the old way of village life in Romania.After the museum,I took the coach to Curtea de Arges,where I visited a famous Romanian orthodox monastery.
From Curtea de Arges,I went to the city of Pitesti,a provincial town with a notorious ex-communist prison,which is now transformed in a museum.Interesting sight to see,where you can get a glimpse of romanian communist history.Then I took the train back to Bucharest,where I finished my trip,enjoying one last beer in the beautiful Old Town.
Romania is not in the Eurozone,so you will have to exchange your bills into the local currency.It is mostly a cash society.I hope you'll find this useful.