Bucharest, the capital of Romania, is roughly 200 miles (322 kilometers) to the south of Iasi.
Be sure to check out the Palace of Culture or Metropolitan Cathedral while you are in Iasi.
The area around Iasi is wonderfully endowed with natural and cultural attractions, from perennial tourist favourites to still-undiscovered gems. Roman, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the northeast, and Vaslui, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the north of Iasi are also worth checking out.
Eastern Romania is popular for its range of old towns; these are fascinating portals into the area's colorful past. If you are after things to do inside, make a beeline for Eastern Romania's history museums and art museums. These are ideal places to soak up some of the local culture and find a unique souvenir or two.
Unwind the way the locals do in Eastern Romania. Try wildlife watching and camping. If you're seeking something a little different from seeing the sights, why not indulge in a local watersport? Swimming and canoeing are available within the region.
Sampling local food is often about more than just satisfying appetites. It offers a glimpse into places and people's lives. Two local favorites worth trying are parjoale (meatballs) are iahnie (beans with ham). Finish off with poale in brau(sweet cheese pie), a popular final course.
At the end of your time in Iasi, say goodbye the way locals do, with a heartfelt "La revedere."