This road-trip is a bit more personal as it means going back home in areas I have never visited. The excitement is even bigger as we will have special (non Romanian) guests along. Our aim is to visit 3 main areas in Romania (Maramures - Bucovina - Moldova) + the Danube Delta. In this trip we have as bonus: Oradea, Cluj Napoca, Bucharest
Now, getting into more details. I'll split this in 2, namely:
- week 1: Maramures - Bucovina
- week 2: Moldova - Danube Delta
Getting into Romania
We will be doing the trip by car, so we will drive from Belgium all the way. For who would be coming by plane suggested airports for this trip would be Budapest (HU) or Cluj Napoca(RO). I recommend renting a car once in Romania, but if you land in Budapest (HU) I researched a bit online and you have rent-a-car companies that allow you to return the car in Bucharest (RO) (example: Europcar) in this case as you can have more flexibility. Alternatively you can check TRAIN connections (cfrcalatori.ro) or BUS connections (autogari.ro)
all EU citizens only need an ID or passport to enter Romania (you still have border control!). If you are not an EU citizen you might require a VISA. Here you can get the latest information on this topic.
The map shows you our route and you can check it out also in google per day, just click on the left corner up on the icon next to Romania to see the details.
Planning per Day
From Bucharest, you can either drive back (which is long) or you can take a plane, The 2 Romanian airlines are Tarom and the "low cost" Blue Air
the trip (Oradea - Bucharest) is approx 2000 km and you can check gas costs on peco-online
Updates will be done once back if needed. keep an eye on twitter, Instagram for ongoing pictures from the trip, and on the the alusoare.com/Europe/Romania tab for more details about the trip and the whole experience after i am back