Transylvania Romania: The Ultimate Budget Travel Guide (2023)

The ultimate budget travel guide for Transylvania Romania.

Transylvania sounds like a fictional place. Like Madagascar or Tasmania, it sounds like the name of a fairy-tale land from a book or a movie.

Believe it or not, Transylvania is a real place that you can travel to! (As are Madagascar and Tasmania!)

Transylvania is a region in central Romania full of medieval towns, castles, and fortresses.

It does actually look like a place from a fairy tale, with brightly colored houses, magnificent palaces, and layers of mountains, hills, and forests in the distance.

The region of Transylvania is bordered by the Carpathian Mountains and the Apuseni Mountains, and it is sometimes called the Heart of Romania.

What To Expect in this Budget Travel Guide to Transylvania Romania

I’m here to answer any potential questions you may have before traveling to Transylvania Romania.

Wondering how to travel to Transylvania? Wondering how to explore Transylvania on a budget?

In this ultimate Transylvania budget travel guide, I’ll list some tips for how to travel around Transylvania, and include all the best places to visit.

Hopefully, this article inspires more people to travel to Romania!

It is an extremely charming, beautiful, and affordable country to visit in Europe, and I’d love to go back.

Read Travel Hacks for Europe for more budget travel tips!

The Ultimate Transylvania Romania Budget Travel Guide

How to get to Transylvania, Romania

Getting to Transylvania is very easy.

All you have to do is book a cheap flight to Romania. Most flights go to either Bucharest, the capital, or Timisoara, a lovely city in the west of the country.

I recommend flying RyanAir. Sure, you’ll have to pay a lot for extra bags, food, and drinks, but if you’re a budget traveler with just a backpack, you’ll find insanely cheap flights.

My RyanAir flight from London to Timisoara cost me 6 USD. I AM NOT LYING. I flew over 1,000 miles for less money than a glass of wine in a bar. (Check outHow To Find The Cheapest Flights Abroadfor more details on finding cheap flights!)

Granted, I visited Romania in February, which is the dead of winter so flight prices were very cheap.

But if you’re really looking to travel Transylvania on a budget, winter is the best time to go.

Which brings me to my next point.

The Best Time to Visit Transylvania Romania

There are basically two main seasons for travel in Transylvania.

Peak season: April to October

This is when you’ll have the nicest weather. Picture bright green grass, sunny days, and an overall pleasant atmosphere in Transylvania. Attractions may be a bit more crowded.

Flight prices may go up a little during peak season, but they’ll never be too expensive. Budget airlines in Europe make it so affordable to travel to Romania

Off Season: November to March

This is when you’ll find those $6 flights. Winter in Romania is cold and snowy, so exploring outside isn’t as enjoyable as the summertime.

Because fewer people want to travel to Romania in the winter, flight prices drop and the streets are basically empty.

For visiting Transylvania on a budget, winter will be the cheapest time to visit. There will be barely any crowds, and honestly, I think the snow makes the villages and castles look even more magical.

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How to Get Around Transylvania On A Budget

Public Transport

Getting around Transylvania on a budget is so straightforward and easy.

The local train network in Romania connects every major town and city in the country. Trains in Romania are reliable, consistent, and cheap.

Check Rome2Rio for each journey you take in Romania. You can put in the two cities you want to travel between, and they’ll list all the methods of public transport and the prices. But 99% of the time, the train will be the easiest and cheapest.

To buy your train tickets in Romania, just head to the local train station and buy them from the ticket window.

During peak season, you may want to buy your tickets 1 day in advance in case the journey sells out. But during the winter, you can just buy your ticket before your board the train.

Communicating with locals

If you don’t speak Romanian, which many people in the world probably don’t, you can still get by in Transylvania. Some of the towns are quite small, so lots of the locals might not speak English.

Romanians are incredibly nice and friendly. I could never speak to them but I did my best and the locals were always helpful.

At the train stations, you can try writing down the names of the towns and the times you want to travel, or pointing to them on a map.

At restaurants and bakeries, just point to what you want on the menu or in the shop window. The locals will do their best to help you out.

Getting To Transylvania

Because the villages of Transylvania are small, you probably won’t get a cheap flight directly to Transylvania.

As I mentioned, most flights go into either Bucharest or Timisoara.

From Bucharest, you can take the train to Brașovfor about 4 USD and the journey is just under 4 hours.

From Timisoara, you can take the train to Alba Iulia for about 5 USD and the journey is just under 5 hours.

Because all the train journies are so cheap, it is so easy to travel through Transylvania on a budget.

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Where To Stay in Transylvania on a Budget

If you’re a solo budget traveler in Transylvania, stay in hostels. Most dorm beds cost between 10 and 20 USD per night, so they’re a little pricy for easter Europe.

If you’re traveling as a couple, I recommend Airbnb. You can get adorable homes and apartments to rent for around 20-30 USD per night, and that’s for two people.

Because this is a budget travel guide, I’ll mainly be listing hostels for each location. You can browse on Hostelworld on your own for more hostel options, or have a look on Airbnb if you’d prefer a more cozy, private stay.

Click here to browse for affordable hostels on Hostelworld.

The Best Places To Go In Transylvania Romania

Now that we’ve covered when to visit Transylvania and how to get around, it’s time for the best part of this Transylvania budget travel guide.

This region of central Romania is full of historic villages and majestic castles.

So for any future travelers to Romania, here are all the best places to visit in Transylvania, as well as the best things to do in each place and a few food/accommodation recommendations.

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1. Alba Iulia

This town in western Transylvania will most likely be the first stop for travelers coming from Timisoara.

This isn’t a very popular town to visit in Transylvania, so you won’t find many other tourists. You only need 1 day here to explore the Old Town, the Citadel, and the stunning Orthodox Cathedral.

Best Thing To Do In Alba Iulia:Visit the Alba Carolina Citadel

This massive fortress was built in the 18th Century during the Hapsburg rule in Romania.

Its star-shaped walls are incredible and it is the largest citadel in Romania. It’s also free to enter, though you have to pay 2 Euros for the museum inside.

Best budget accommodation: There are no hostels, but Crema Residence offers private apartments and rooms for around 35 USD per night and gets amazing reviews.

2. Sibiu

Only about 2-3 hours away from Alba Iulia by train is Sibiu, one of the most gorgeous towns in Transylvania.

I actually loved Sibiu so much that I wrote an entire article about it.

Click here to read: Why I Fell In Love With Sibiu, Romania

Best Thing To Do In Sibiu: Explore the Old Town

Sibiu’s Old Town is incredibly picturesque, with brightly colored buildings, ornate churches, heartwarming shops, and cute cafes.

This is also where you’ll find the houses with narrow slits for windows on the roofs, so they look like eyes. That might sound creepy, but it’s actually very cool.

There are lots of old medieval walls surrounding the town center, and the main square is where you’ll find the best architecture.

Also, it is completely free to explore the Old Town, so save some money and get some exercise by just walking around as much as possible.

Best budget accommodation: Smart Hostel Sibiu, 10 USD per night for dorm room, 9.3/10 rating

My favorite restaurant in Sibiu: Atrium Restaurant, putsa modern twist on traditional Romanian cuisine

3. Brașov & Bran Castle

Only about 3 hours from Sibiu by train is Brașov, one of the most popular towns in Transylvania.

The town center is full of captivating Gothic architecture, charming alleyways, and medieval Saxon walls from the 16th Century.

Wandering through the town is captivating, but the main reason why people visit Brașov is to take day trips to the surrounding castles and nature.

Best Things To Do in Brașov:

1. Visit Dracula’s Castle

Dracula’s Castle, more formally known as Bran Castle, is only 24 km away fromBrașov.

Bran Castle was used as inspiration in Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, “Dracula”, but no vampires actually lived here. The Dracula story is all fictional, but Bran Castle, built in 1378, is still a fascinating landmark in Romania to visit.

You can take a cheap local bus from Brașov to Bran Castle. The entrance fee is 8.5 Euros for adults.

Or you can book a skip-the-line guided tour if you want to learn all the facts and history from a local guide.

2. Book a Brown Bear Watching Tour

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Though this has nothing to do with medieval castles, this is one of the most popular things to do from Brașov.

Get picked in Brașov by a local guide and head out to the Carpathian Mountains. From there, your experienced guide will help you explore the wilderness and see some wildlife, including massive brown bears, lynxes, wolves, and foxes.

This is a great way to get out in the wilderness of Romania.

For this activity, you should definitely book a tour. A guide will help keep you safe and use their knowledge to give you the best chance of seeing some bears. You can book a bear sightseeing tour here for 60 USD.

Best budget accommodation in Brașov: Centrum House Hostel, 13 USD per night for a dorm bed, 9.4/10 rating

Food recommendation for Brașov: Shop at the local bakeries! They have so many delicious treats that are ridiculously cheap. I bought an entire bag of poppy seed cookies for less than 1 USD.

4. Sinaia & Peleș Castle

Sinaia is a small and cozy resort town in the mountains, only about 1 hour away from Brașov.

You could visit this town as a day trip from Brașov, or spend the night.

Either way, there is only one reason travelers visit this town in Transylvania, and it’s to see Peleș Castle.

Best Thing To Do In Sinaia: Tour Peleș Castle

This extravagant Neo-renaissance palace built in 1873 is surrounded by lush green forest, making it look like a real Disney castle.

On the inside you’ll find rich red carpets, spacious ballrooms, glittering chandeliers, and everything you’d expect to see in a luxurious palace.

We actually had to put plastic bags on our shoes before touring the castle so we wouldn’t ruin the rugs withour muddy, common-people shoes.

The entrance fee to Peleș Castle is 13 Euros. If you want to tour the castle with a local guide, you can book your ticket here.

Best budget accommodation in Sinaia: Casa Ta, 27 USD per night for a private room, 9.4/10 rating

5. Sighisoara

Sighisoara is one of the best places to visit in Transylvania.

It is one of the region’s oldest villages, dating back to the 12th Century. The entire town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it’s not hard to see why.

Walking around Sighisoara is like walking through a folk tale. There are winding cobblestone streets, buildings of bright pink, green, orange and purple, towering churches and fortress walls, and an overall whimsical atmosphere.

It is easy to explore the whole town on foot, and it is a very pedestrian-friendly city. You’ll barely see any cars in the Old Town.

Best Thing To Do In Sighisoara: Climb the Clock Tower

The 13th CenturyBaroque-style clock toweris the main landmark in the Old Town.

There is a little museum in the tower as you climb, and you get the most amazing view of the colorful buildings and their red-tiled roofs from the top.

The entrance fee is about 3 Euros.

Best budget accommodation in Sighisoara: Burg Hostel, 11 USD per night for a dorm bed, 9/10 rating

6. Cluj-Napoca

This is the fourth largest city in Romania, and some consider it the capital city of the Transylvania region.

Though Cluj-Napoca is a big city, it still feels small and welcoming. There are plenty of beautiful churches and cathedrals as well as some adorable shops and cafes.

Best Things To Do in Cluj-Napoca:

1. Visit Unirii Square

This is the main square of the city, and it is full of gorgeous architecture and impressive buildings. The Matthias Corvinus Statue and St. Michael’s Church are the main landmarks of the square.

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2. Relax in Cetățuia Park

This lovely green space near the city center makes a great place to stroll around or have a picnic.

You can also climb the nearby Fortness Hill for a nice view over the city. I recommend coming here at sunset or sunrise for the best lighting.

Best budget accommodation in Cluj-Napoca: Transylvania Hostel, 15 USD per night for a dorm bed

Food recommendations in Cluj-Napoca: Zama for traditional Romania food, and Samsara Teahouse for drinking loose leaf tea on comfy floor cushions surrounded by psychedelic paintings.

Additional Travel Tips for Transylvania Romania:

Visas

Most visitors to Romania don’t need a visa for a stay of fewer than 30 days.

But it’s worth visitingiVisa.com to check if your nationality requires a visa.

Travel Insurance

You should probably get travel insurance before traveling to Romania.Transylvania is an incredibly safe place to visit, but you never know what could happen.

Budget Traveler’s Guide To Travel Insurance

I recommend Squaremouth Insurance. You can find affordable travel insurance plans that suit your needs, and they have a great live chat for asking questions online.

I like to travel with only emergency medical coverage, and they have cheap plans that do exactly that.

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Budget Travel Guide for Transylvania Romania: Wrap Up

I feel incredibly lucky to have walked the charismatic streets of these gorgeous Transylvanian towns, and I think more people should consider Romania when touring Europe.

The colorful Old Towns and magnificent architecture rival that of western Europe yet the cheap prices make this country extremely affordable.

I enjoyed every moment of this journey. From taking scenic train rides to browsing through foreign grocery stores. From getting lost while searching for our Airbnbs, to embracing the occasional snow flurries.

I was wise for putting Transylvania Romania on my bucket list, and I am thrilled to have finally made it to this magical destination.

For other travel articles about Eastern Europe, check out these links:

10 Best Places To Visit In Croatia

How To See Kotor, Montenegro On A Budget

Why Warsaw Changed My Life

Magical Moments in Sofia

15 Things To Do In Sofia, Bulgaria

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FAQs

How many days do you need in Transylvania? ›

If you'd like to plan day trips to see Bran Castle or to hike into the mountains, 10 days or more will really allow you to enjoy some of the prettiest towns in Romania and take in the charm that is Transylvania.

Is Romania cheap for tourists? ›

The good news is that it's never too expensive to visit Romania. This country is considered one of the least expensive European countries and traveling there won't strain your budget too much. Just like anywhere else, there is low-season and high-season so you can notice a slight difference in prices.

How much money do I need in Romania? ›

You should plan to spend around lei306 ($62) per day on your vacation in Romania, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, lei104 ($21) on meals for one day and lei79 ($16) on local transportation.

How many days is enough for Romania? ›

You can easily spend five to seven days here if you are interested in uncovering all its gems. But if you don't have that much time, you can see the essentials in two days. Start with a walk in the Old Centre, filled with gorgeous buildings, cafés, bars and terraces.

Is Transylvania worth visiting? ›

Today, people seem to know it as a spooky fictional place full of Gothic horror, not realizing that Transylvania is a real place with real people, and zero vampires. A central region in the eastern European country of Romania, it's possible to not only visit Transylvania, but also to fall in love with it.

What is the best month to go to Romania? ›

The best time to travel to Romania and explore these wonderful towns and cities is in August or September. Between May and July, the weather is good, but it rains frequently, so it is better to wait until August or September to make your trip.

How much money do you need for a week in Romania? ›

If you want to spend a week in Romania the cost of your stay will be: 374 USD (1,700 RON) - a cheap stay for 7 days in Romania. 516 USD (2,400 RON) - a budget travel for 7 days in Romania. 676 USD (3,100 RON) for a one week of comfortable stay in Romania.

Is Romania cheaper than Italy? ›

The average cost of living in Italy ($1221) is 88% more expensive than in Romania ($650). Italy ranked 38th vs 131st for Romania in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

How much does a Coke cost in Romania? ›

Summary of cost of living in Romania
Food
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket3.84 lei
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality31 lei
2 liters of coca-cola7 lei
Bread for 2 people for 1 day4.04 lei
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Can I use euros in Romania? ›

As of 2022, the only currency on the market is the leu and the euro is not yet used in shops.

How much is a cup of coffee in Romania? ›

Prices in restaurants in Romania.
Meal in a cheap restaurant30 RON (20-50)
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)5.90 RON (3.50-9.00)
Water (0.33 liter bottle)5.40 RON (4.00-8.00)
Cappuccino (regular)8.80 RON (5.00-15)
Espresso Coffee6.20 RON (3.50-11)
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How much do you tip in Romania? ›

As a general rule, expect to tip around 10% of the bill. If you get exceptionally good service, say thank you with a tip closer to 15-20%. Whether you're tipping with cash or card, always use the local currency to save money. Use the Wise travel money card.

Is Romania friendly to tourists? ›

Warnings & Dangers in Romania

For the most part, Romania is a safe country to travel to and considered to be a welcoming traveling destination, ranked among the most-threat free countries on the planet.

What should I know before traveling to Romania? ›

8 Things to Know Before Visiting Romania
  • Romanian train travel is not like western Europe. ...
  • Transylvania is a must-see. ...
  • Be prepared to feel remnants of the Soviet era in Bucharest. ...
  • Get ready for Instagrammable Bucharest. ...
  • Yes, it's worth going to Cărturești Carusel. ...
  • The bread is to-die for.
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Is Romania cheaper than Portugal? ›

Romania is 23.5% cheaper than Portugal.

Is Dracula's castle worth visiting? ›

It could pass as yet another, ordinary medieval castle, one of thousands in Europe. Although Vlad never resided in the castle, his portraits are present on the walls as is the precisely described legend. Bear in mind that you will have to squeeze through the narrow passages among the crowds which won't make it easy.

Do they speak English in Transylvania? ›

Most speak English, and many older people do too. If someone doesn't, they'll help you find someone who can. Transylvania's official language is Romanian, but there are many towns where Hungarian is widely spoken, for example in Miercurea Ciuc, Gheorgheni, Brasov, Odorheiu Secuiesc, Cluj-Napoca.

How much does it cost to visit Dracula castle? ›

Bran Castle Price: Tickets and Events

For adults: 40Lei (8.5€) Seniors (65+): 30Lei (6.5€) Students: 25Lei (5.5€) Children: 10Lei (2 €)

Do they speak good English in Romania? ›

Romania is one of the countries where English is very well understood and spoken, according to an international map drawn up by Education First. Romania ranks 16th in Europe for English proficiency, better than countries such as France, Spain, Italy or Greece, and 20th in the world, reports local Digi24.

Can you wear shorts in Romania? ›

1-2 pairs of shorts: Summer in Romania can be brutally hot, and in this situation, you will be happy to have some shorts. Just avoid shorts that look overly touristy.

When should I go to Transylvania? ›

The best time to visit Transylvania is either side of summer with wild-flower filled meadows in spring and fiery autumnal foliage offering walkers a kaleidoscope of colour to accompany comfortable temperatures.

What's the average price of a meal in Romania? ›

Cost of Living in Romania
RestaurantsEdit
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant35.00lei
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course150.00lei
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)25.00lei
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)8.00lei
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How much is a Big Mac meal in Romania? ›

The price is 3.59 USD. The average price for all countries is 6.17 USD. The database includes 35 countries.
...
Romania - Big Mac menu - price, September 2020.
Romania - Big Mac menu - price, September 2020
USD3.593
EUR3.645
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Is Romania cheaper than Turkey? ›

Romania is 68.9% more expensive than Turkey.

Which is cheaper Croatia or Romania? ›

The average cost of living in Croatia ($896) is 38% more expensive than in Romania ($650). Croatia ranked 78th vs 131st for Romania in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

Is Romania cheaper than Netherlands? ›

Romania is 50.1% cheaper than Netherlands.

Is Romania cheaper than Spain? ›

The average cost of living in Romania ($650) is 43% less expensive than in Spain ($1141). Romania ranked 131st vs 46th for Spain in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

How much is a pizza in Romania? ›

The price is 5 USD. The average price for all countries is 9 USD. The database includes 37 countries.
...
Romania - Pizza - price, September 2020.
Romania - Pizza - price, September 2020
RON24.000
USD4.911
EUR4.905

Can you drink on the street in Romania? ›

DRINKING LAWS

People can drink and buy alcoholic drinks if they are over 18 years old. You can buy alcohol no matter the hour, but drinking in public places is forbidden. That includes streets, parks, trains, buses and public buildings.

What is considered rude in Romania? ›

It is impolite to chew gum or keep your hands in your pockets while speaking to someone of a higher status. People are expected to dress neatly in a professional setting to show respect for the person they are meeting. Older Romanians may dress more conservatively, ensuring their legs and shoulders are covered.

Can I use my phone in Romania? ›

Romania is a Go Roam in Europe destination which means you can use your data here at no extra cost. If you have an Add-on with a data allowance of 12GB or greater, a fair use limit applies, with use over 12GB subject to a surcharge (see below).

How much is $100 US in Romania? ›

472.51800

How much is $1 US in Romania? ›

4.74305 RON

Can you drink alcohol in Romania? ›

Liquor Laws -- You can buy alcohol practically anywhere in Romania; drinking is legal in most public spaces, including trains and sidewalks. The legal age for drinking is 18. It is illegal to drive a car after drinking any amount of alcohol.

Is Romania cheaper than England? ›

United Kingdom is 2.4 times more expensive than Romania.

Is it rude to tip waiters in Europe? ›

Restaurants. Restaurant tips are more modest in Europe than in America. At restaurants, check the menu to see if service is included; if it isn't, a tip of 5–10 percent is normal. In most places, 10 percent is a big tip.

Is it rude to not tip in Europe? ›

At bars in Europe, tips are not customary, but leaving change or a few euros is always appreciated, if not expected. For takeaway food or drinks, counter dining, or stand-up service, tips are also not customary.

How do you ask for the bill in Romania? ›

(slow) No-ta de pla-tă vă rog. Once more: Nota de plată vă rog. Nota de plată literally means “the note of payment”, but is translated in English as “the check”.

Do I need a visa for Romania? ›

You must have a U.S. passport that is valid for at least three months beyond your departure date from Romania. U.S. citizens may enter and remain in Romania without a visa for up to 90 days total in any 180-day period.

Do you need cash in Romania? ›

Romania is increasingly a card economy. While most businesses do accept credit cards, it may be safer to use cash due to the risk of credit card fraud. There is a large network of ATMs that accept standard international credit and debit cards but you may incur a fee.

Do you need a Covid test to enter Romania? ›

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Romania? A negative COVID-19 test is not required when arriving to Romania.

What is the safest city in Romania? ›

Romania's capital, Bucharest, was also among the top ten safest cities in Romania.
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Public opinion on the safest cities in Romania in 2017, by score.
CharacteristicScore
Oradea73.89
Brașov73.75
Cluj-Napoca73.39
Sibiu71.8
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What should I wear in Romania now? ›

Summer – June, July and August – can be very hot especially in the south of the country. In Winter (December, January, February and March) it turns colder, and there can be substantial snow. Our advice would be to pack warm layers – a coat, gloves, a warm hat and scarf. A furry lining or trim will keep you even cozier.

Is Romania the poorest country in the EU? ›

Moldova officially called the Republic of Moldova is the poorest country in Europe with its GDP per capita of just $3,300. Moldova shares its border with Romania and Ukraine.

Is Slovenia cheaper than Romania? ›

Slovenia is 60.0% more expensive than Romania.

Is Romania poor or rich country? ›

Would you rather be rich in a poor country or poor in a rich one? Measuring how rich a country is not that easy (spoiler: it is not just about GDP).
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RankCountryGDP-PPP ($)
52Romania36,622
53Croatia36,201
54Panama36,085
55Greece35,596
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How many days do you need in Moldova? ›

Ideal Duration For A Trip To Moldova

If you are visiting Moldova with your family and want to explore every last bit of the place, the best time frame to consider is at least a week to 10 days. This way you can ensure to more or less cover every significant landmark and sightseeing spot around.

How many nights do you need in Montenegro? ›

2 days in Montenegro is not enough time to see everything, but it is enough time to enjoy a few of the many highlights. Ideally, five days or longer is perfect, which is enough time to explore the coastal towns, relax in Kotor, and then go inland.

Is 3 days enough in Bucharest? ›

Beautiful, complex, and loaded with culture, it's a city that deserves more attention than it gets. Many visit Bucharest for about two or three days, which is just the perfect amount of time to see the city and get a sense of why it's often called the “Paris of the East”.

Is one day enough for Alexandria? ›

(I expect that you have a guide book). Yes, Alexandria is worth a day trip although, as others have pointed out, it will be a long day (even if you decline the visits to a Papyrus Institute, alabaster factory, perfume shop and souvenir shop - all time-wasters that earn commission for your guide).

Is Moldova cheaper than Ukraine? ›

The average cost of living in Moldova ($501) is 9% more expensive than in Ukraine ($458). Moldova ranked 179th vs 184th for Ukraine in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

Why is Moldova not visited? ›

Moldova is landlocked, has no natural resources outside of fertile agricultural land and has recently been relying on handouts from the EU to try and keep their country together.

Is Moldova cheap to visit? ›

Moldova is a relatively cheap country to begin with but, if you're looking to save some money, here are some added ways to cut costs: Take a free walking tour – Chisinau and Tiraspol both have free walking tours led by local guides. They're a good way to get introduced to the city and its history and culture.

Which is better Kotor or Budva? ›

If you like fancy resorts, fine dining and relaxing…or you have kids and want to go to the beach or the waterpark, then you might like Budva. If you like history and a beautiful setting, then the answer is undoubtedly Kotor. Kotor's old town is much more interesting than Budva's and the geography more spectacular.

Is Montenegro budget friendly? ›

Of the Balkan countries, Montenegro sits at about mid-range cost-of-living-wise, being neither the cheapest nor the most expensive country we visited. Especially compared to Western Europe, North America, Australia or New Zealand, Montenegro is quite affordable to travel/live in.

Is it better to stay in Tivat or Kotor? ›

If you're looking to enjoy the beaches in Montenegro, I would recommend a seaside destination like Ulcinj instead. Overall, I recommend choosing Tivat if you need time to get adjusted to Montenegro or prefer a quiet escape away from the crowds of tourists in Kotor or Budva.

Is Bucharest or Budapest better? ›

Most people consider Budapest to be better for backpackers than Bucharest. Backpackers and budget travelers come from all over the world to visit Budapest. The city is more affordable than many large cities and it has a number of fun hostels to choose from.

Which is cheaper Budapest or Bucharest? ›

Cost of living in Bucharest (Romania) is 9% cheaper than in Budapest (Hungary)

Which is better Cairo or Alexandria? ›

Where Cairo is steeped in tradition, Alexandria is shaped by Mediterranean values. Where Alexandria is laid-back, Cairo is bustling. Regardless of which city resonates with you, both Alexandria and Cairo will show you different sides of modern Egyptian life. They're both must-visits, truly.

How far are the Pyramids from Alexandria? ›

The distance between Pyramids of Giza and Alexandria is 179 km. The road distance is 214.7 km.

Is Alexandria cheaper than Cairo? ›

Cost of Living Comparison Between Cairo and Alexandria

You would need around 28,708.38EG£ in Alexandria to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 32,000.00EG£ in Cairo (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Cost of Living Plus Rent Index to compare cost of living.

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