Bucharest Itinerary 1 Day

A Day in Bucharest - Perfect 24 Hours Guide

Romania’s capital and the largest city, Bucharest was earlier known as the "Little Paris of the East," thanks to its massive and glitzy Palatul Parlamentului government building, energetic nightlife, orthodox churches, and centuries' old palaces. This 15th century city’s old town charm can be felt as you take a walk down its breezy cobbled lanes. And with 24 hours in Bucharest, there are a few sights that you just cannot miss.

The traffic is notorious, but an efficient metro system makes moving around the city easy. Let’s take a look at how you can spend 1 day in Bucharest while touching upon the best that the city has to offer.

How to spend 1 day in Bucharest?

Morning in Bucharest:

One of the most important tourist attractions in the city, the Palace of Parliament Bucharest attracts massive crowds every day. You don’t want to miss out on visiting the parliament, but with just one day in hand, let us reserve this sight for the latter half of the day. Start your day trip by first visiting the Bucharest Old Town. Lined with many cute cafes and wonderous streets, your day is sure to start on a relaxing note. Enjoy a traditional Romanian breakfast fare followed by wandering around the old town area. The many old-school buildings will take you back in time. After wandering around the area, you can make your way to the north of the city to Herastrau Park. The city’s lungs, this park has a beautiful garden in the middle of it where you can spend a few hours before making way to one of the high-end restaurants for lunch.

Afternoon in Bucharest:

Back in the city, visit the Palace of Parliament Bucharest. This humongous building, with its 12 stories and 3,100 rooms is a premium attraction in the city. The making of this building was initiated by Nicolae Ceaușescu and the construction began in 1984. Once inside, you will need to hire a tour guide who will not only show you around but will also let you in on many facts and secrets. Do not forget you get your passport along as you would be required to produce it while purchasing the tickets. Later, stop by at The National Bank on the Lipscani Street to view one of the most significant buildings in the city.

Evening in Bucharest:

No tour of Bucharest can ever be complete without visiting the Caru cu Bere. This 19th-century beer brewery is today transformed into a restaurant where you can just spend hours while enjoying a fresh pint of beer. Trust us, after walking through a thousand rooms of the parliament building, you would want to take the evening slow and easy.

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