Lupeni is located some 150 miles (241 kilometers) from Bucharest, the national capital.
It's no surprise the area around Lupeni is such a hotspot for with international and local vacationers alike; the surrounding region is an Aladdin's Cave of wonderful cultural and natural attractions. You'll find Hateg, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southeast, and Ranca 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the west.
Around 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the northeast of Lupeni is Sibiu, a regional city where you can visit Piata Mare, History Museum and Council Tower. Holy Trinity Cathedral, Evangelical Cathedral and Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu are also good spots for calling into while you are here.
Spirituality is a fascinating element of every region's DNA, so why not visit the area's many churches and other places of worship. Each place offers a specific history and Transylvania has plenty of its own stories to tell. The fortresses in these parts provide a great snapshot to the past.
Should you hear the call of the wild, follow the lead of active locals and go mountain climbing and rock climbing. Get yourself some outdoor gear and have a go at skiing or snowboarding. Both of these are great options for locals and tourists alike.
As your time here draws to an end, spend your last Romanian lei on that last souvenir and say La revedere to the characters you have met and the locations you've been.