Things to do in

Bucharest

Romania’s capital is a chance to discover a vibrant culture, interesting history, and unique buildings.

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Best things to do in Bucharest

The "Little Paris" label may have been shredded by decades of war and oppression, but the Romanian capital's rich culture is thriving once again. Bucharest today is open and green – a place where tradition partners with modern life! Here's what to see and do.

Frequently asked questions about Bucharest

Planning Your Visit

  • How many days?

    2 or 3 nights will probably be enough in Bucharest, but why not stay a little longer to enjoy day trips to Romania's nearby historic sites? Sinaia, Brasov, and Transylvannia are all unmissable!

  • Where to stay?

    Most of Bucharest's tourist attractions and sights are located downtown, as are its best places to eat and drink. Of the 3 squares there, Universitatii is the most pleasant for visitors. There is also Unirii Square, which is the shopping district, and Romana Square is well-connected though more residential.

Good to know

  • Language
    Romanian
  • Currency
    Romanian leu (lei)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +40
  • Best time to visit
    It's best to visit from April through June, and also September and October, when you can avoid the hot, dry summer and cold winter, instead enjoying sightseeing in milder temperatures.

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What people are saying about Bucharest

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 4,883 reviews

Very nice this little day in Transylvania Andrei our guide was very caring all day. He gave us a lot of info about Romania and was a great guide in Peles and Brasov. Very impressive to meet in Bran in front of Dracula's castle Very good day !!

The trip was amazing specially with Mattia as the guide he was very very knowledgeable, he explained a lot about the real Vlad history and he went beyond the myth by sharing the real history with actual facts. Awesome experience

The driver was on time, holding a sign with our name. He carried my luggage to a very comfortable, good-smelling car and told us about Romania (in spanish) while driving us quickly and safe to our hotel.

Emanuel a great guide, he deserves 5 stars. He managed everything in the best way possible even if it was a crowded day due to Halloween

Gabriel was very knowledgeable of the places we visited