We are traveling through Romania and would love some advice. We will arrive in Bucharest on May 22 and will try and rent an apartment until the 24th. On the 24th, we will head to either Bucovina, Maramures, or Transylvania. We will need to end up in Budapest on June 2nd.
I am thinking we may want to head north from Bucharest to see the painted monasteries, then south and east through Transylvania, ending the trip in Timisoara and taking a train from there to Budapest.
1) Do you have advice on itineraries/routes from Bucharest to Budapest that would capitalize on our 8 days?
2) Do you have the names or emails of guesthouses or budget lodgings in these areas?
3) Should we rent a car if we want to see villages and towns or is taking a train more sane? It seems we could rent a car in Bucharest and then return it in Timisoara, but I am having trouble determining whether there a