What to do in Bucharest in one day

09:00 – Rembrant Hotel

09:30 – Palace of Parliament

10:30 – Tucano Coffee El Salvador

11:00 – Old Town

12:30 – Lunch at Caru’ cu Bere

14:00 – Piata Revolutiei & National Museum of Art

16:00 – Camera din Fata

17:00 – Village Museum

18:30 – Herastrau Park

19:30 – Dinner at The Artist

21:00 – Romanian Athenaeum

22:30 – The Drunken Lords

23:59 – Kristal Glam Club

 

We mapped out your day trip in Bucharest

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Bucharest

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

A gem that comes under the radar is the capital of Romania: Bucharest. This city falls right on the Dambovita River and is great for fishing. Bucharest is home to a vivid nightlife scene, growing shopping facilities, and a few major convention centers. Visit the open-air Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum and the Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History. During your Bucharest day trips, spend a day exploring the Cotroceni Palace or learning about the city’s architecture at the Museum of the Romanian Present. For a change of scenery, wander around the gorgeous Cismigiu Garden or tour the historic district of Lipscani

The National Museum of Art of Romania and the Palace of the Parliament are must-see attractions in Bucharest. Visit the famous Stavropoleos Monastery or enjoy an afternoon picnic at the popular Herastrau Park. Make sure to stop by the Romanian Athenaeum as well

Bucharest is famous for their smoked bacon. Romania also is well-known for their stuffed cabbage rolls, called “sarmale”. If you’re in the mood for dessert, try the popular Romanian dessert “placinte cu branza dulce”. This is an ancient traditional Romanian dish covered in powdered sugar

“Salut” (Pronounced sah-LOOT) means “Hello” and the informal way to ask someone “How are you?” is “Ce mai faceti?” (Pronounced chey my FAHTCH). “La revedere” (pronounced lah reh-veh-DEH-reh) means “Goodbye”, “Mersi” is “Thank you”, and “Vă rog” (Pronounced vuh ROHG) means “Please”

Spring in Bucharest is pleasant with warm days and highs around 50 degrees. Summer can get quite warm and has average temperatures in the 70s. Autumn is dry and cool, with temperatures in the 50s and 60s. Winters gets pretty cold, with temperatures dropping to the 20s to 40s

To get to the city, there are three major way: buses, via train or taxis. The best means is via train or bus. The ticket for the bus is around 8 Romanian leu. Take the train, the Henri Coanda Express, for around 8 Romanian leu

To travel within the city falls under either bus, trams, trolleys, or the subway. All are incredibly inexpensive. A 10 trip pass on the train costs about 20 Romanian leu. The bus, tram, trolley, and subways cost about about 2 Romanian leu

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