Romania is one of my favourite countries in eastern Europe thanks to it’s wild landscapes punctuated by colourful fairytale towns and villages. From the myths and legends of Dracula in Transylvania to the bustling cities of Bucharest and Brasov, Romania is a fantastic destination to explore.

I’ve been visiting Romania for years and have been to the capital, Bucharest, Bran, Brasov, Sibiu and the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, the medieval town of Sighisoara. 

If you’re looking to get off the beaten path in Europe, then you really can’t go wrong with Romania. From the Carpathian Mountains to the Black Sea, there’s something for everyone in this ancient and scenic land.

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Things to do in Brasov

Brasov Day Trips

How to Visit Bran Castle

Things to do in Sighisoara

Top Hostels in Brasov

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Romanian Parliament, Bucharest


Bucharest is the capital of Romania and the former home of dictator Ceausescu. There’s plenty to see and do from exploring the vibrant old town with its many cafes, bars and restaurants to museums, the imposing Parliament building and more. 

Streets of Brasov


Brasov is a charming city in the northwest of Romania famous for its medieval old town full of brightly coloured buildings. The city is surrounded by forested mountains and is a great base for exploring Transylvania.



The Scottish Highlands is a wild and rugged land of glens (valleys), mountains, lochs, rivers and forests. Some of the highlights of the Highlands include Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, Glencoe and Fort William.

Citadel of Sighisoara


Inverness is a city (formerly a town) and gateway to the Highlands. The city sits on the banks of the River Ness a few miles from famous Loch Ness, home of the legendary monster.

Brasov to Bran Bus - The Castle


Ben Neis is the highest mountain in Scotland (and the whole of the UK) at 4.411 feet (1,344 metres). It’s located near the town of Fort William on the West Coast of the Scottish Highlands. It takes around eight hours to hike to the summit and back.

How to Get to Romania

By Air

It’s easy to reach Scotland by air with flights to airports across the region including Glasgow Prestwick, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. has some of the best deals on flights to Scotland.

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By Train

There are daily train services to Scotland (Edinburgh and Glasgow) from London and other cities across the UK.

By Bus

I’ve travelled form London to Glasgow and Edinburgh on the overnight bus many times. Tickets are cheap, it’s (relatively) comfortable and the journey is very scenic.

You can book tickets to Glasgow and Edinburgh with Flixbus which is the service I always use when travelling to and from Scotland. Click here to book your ticket.

By Sea

In July 2023 a new Black Sea ferry service started between Constanta in Romania and Poti in Georgia. Read more about the Constanta to Poti ferry.