31 days in Israel & Romania Itinerary

31 days in Israel & Romania Itinerary

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Haifa, Israel
— 3 nights
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
— 3 nights
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Sibiu, Romania
— 4 nights
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Brasov, Romania
— 5 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
— 5 nights
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Eilat, Israel
— 4 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Haifa, Israel

— 3 nights
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haifa: The Church of the Annunciation (in Nazareth), Sea of Galilee (in Tiberias) and Citadel of Acre (in Acre). Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Ramat HaNadiv. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Baha'i Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tabor, make a trip to Atlit Detainee Camp, and sample some tasty brews at My Israel Wine Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Haifa road trip planner.

Tel Aviv to Haifa is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. August in Haifa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Haifa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

— 3 nights

Treasure City

The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Step out of Cluj-Napoca with an excursion to Salina Turda in Turda--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheile Turzii, trek along TransyBike - Day Tours, admire the natural beauty at Gradina Botanica "Alexandru Borza", and stop by Avenue of Heroes in Cluj-Napoca (B-dul Eroilor).

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cluj-Napoca sightseeing planning app.

You can fly from Haifa to Cluj-Napoca in 6 hours. When traveling from Haifa in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Cluj-Napoca, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sibiu.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks · Museums · Spas · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Sibiu, Romania

— 4 nights

Red Town

Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sibiu: Cetatea Alba Iulia (in Alba Iulia), Transfagarasan Highway (in Curtea de Arges) and Transalpina (in Gorj County). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelul Corvinilor, examine the collection at Muzeul ASTRA, don't miss a visit to Big Square (Piata Mare), and steep yourself in history at Passage of Stairs.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sibiu journey maker tool.

Getting from Cluj-Napoca to Sibiu by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Sibiu

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Brasov, Romania

— 5 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brasov: Peles Castle (in Sinaia), La Prapastii Zarnesti (in Zarnesti) and Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Le Lac Balea, see the interesting displays at Art & Crafts, gain insight with Go2Transilvania - Day Tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra).

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brasov attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Sibiu to Brasov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

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Bucharest, Romania

— 5 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
When in Bucharest, make a side trip to see The Clock Museum in Ploiesti, approximately Ploiesti away. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, stroll around Herăstrău Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and pause for some serene contemplation at Stavropoleos Monastery.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bucharest vacation builder tool.

Getting from Brasov to Bucharest by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Eilat.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

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Eilat, Israel

— 4 nights
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Eilat is known for wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, and stroll through Botanical Garden Of Eilat.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Eilat visit planning website.

You can fly from Bucharest to Eilat in 6 hours. Traveling from Bucharest in August, expect nights in Eilat to be much warmer, around 33°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 47°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to fly to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Jerusalem, Israel

— 6 nights

Holy City

Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tel Aviv (Neve Tzedek & Joseph Bau House Museum) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). On the 30th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City of Jerusalem, and explore the world behind art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jerusalem trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Eilat to Jerusalem takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Eilat in August, with highs in Jerusalem at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 31:

Israel travel guide

4.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.

Romania travel guide

4.4
Castles · Churches · Historic Walking Areas
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.