21 days in Transylvania Itinerary

21 days in Transylvania Itinerary

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Fly to Transilvania Târgu Mureş International Airport, Drive to Sighisoara
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Sighisoara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brasov
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sibiu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hunedoara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Timisoara
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cluj-Napoca
— 5 nights
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Sighisoara

— 2 nights
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Sighisoara Historic Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Torture Museum, sample the fine beverages at Pivnita lui Teo - Teo's Cellar, then view the masterpieces at Art & Crafts, then make a trip to Sighisoara Clock Tower, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church on the Hill.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sighisoara trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Sighisoara is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv in January, things will get much colder in Sighisoara: highs are around 1°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Brasov

— 4 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Kids will enjoy Poiana Brasov and Council Square. Explore Brasov's surroundings by going to Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran) and Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti (in Zarnesti). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), get to know the fascinating history of Rope Street - Strada Sforii, look for gifts at Barrique M, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brasov trip itinerary website.

Drive from Sighisoara to Brasov in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Brasov

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:

Sibiu

— 4 nights

Red Town

Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Kids will enjoy Big Square (Piata Mare) and Muzeul ASTRA. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sibiu: Alba Iulia (St Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral & Citadel of Alba Iulia). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower, see the interesting displays at Muzeul Pr. Zosim Oancea, and make a trip to Potters Tower.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sibiu travel planner.

You can drive from Brasov to Sibiu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Sibiu can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hunedoara.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:

Hunedoara

— 2 nights
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Colt Citadel, explore the historical opulence of Castelul Corvinilor, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arboretumul Simeria.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hunedoara trip planner.

Drive from Sibiu to Hunedoara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sibiu in February since evenings lows in Hunedoara dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Timisoara.

Things to do in Hunedoara

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

Timisoara

— 3 nights
Timișoara is the capital city of Timiș County, and the main social, economic and cultural centre in western Romania.The third most populous city in the country, with 319,279 inhabitants as of the 2011 census, Timișoara is the informal capital city of the historical region of Banat. Attractions like Piata Victoriei and Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Unirii Square, take in nature's colorful creations at Parcul Rozelor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parohia Reformată Timișoara, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bega River.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Timisoara sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Hunedoara to Timisoara in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Timisoara

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:

Cluj-Napoca

— 5 nights

Treasure City

The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Get out of town with these interesting Cluj-Napoca side-trips: Salina Turda (in Turda) and Porolissum (in Zalau). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Rex Matia Corvin Statue, trek along TransyBike - Day Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedrala Sfantul Mihail, and catch a live event at Cluj Arena.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cluj-Napoca travel website.

Getting from Timisoara to Cluj-Napoca by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Cluj-Napoca are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 11:

Transylvania travel guide

4.3
Castles · Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas
While Transylvania may be known in popular culture as the home of Dracula, the incredible lanscape and rich history of this region are not to be overlooked. Located in the Carpathian Mountains in central Romania, travelers flock here for outdoor activities and adventures such as hiking, skiing, and rock climbing. Further, the medieval towns and architecture scattered throughout the region are some of the oldest and best preserved in the country. As host of many festivals and events, Transylvania is a cultural center for foreigners and locals alike. It's the country's largest and most well-known region, and the majority of tourism within Romania exists in this historic area.

Brasov County travel guide

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Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas
Brasov County is characterized by its diverse landscape and architecture. Situated in northern Romania, it has the Carpathian and Persani Mountains on one side and the Brasov Depression and Olt River Valley on others. The small German population within Romania tends to reside in the city of Brasov and the surrounding area. As a result, the influence of German architecture and culture is more noticeable here than in the rest of Romania. The economy of Brasov County is one of the strongest in the country and although there are various industries here, tourism thrives. From mountain resorts to medieval fortresses to old cities, it has plenty to offer.

Hunedoara County travel guide

4.1
Castles · Ruins · Landmarks
Hunedoara is a county of Romania, in Transylvania, with its capital city at Deva. The county is part of the Danube–Criș–Mureș–Tisa Euroregion.NameIn Hungarian, it is known as Hunyad megye, in German as Kreis Hunedoara, and in Slovak as Hunedoara.DemographicsIn 2011, the county had a population of 396,253 and the population density was 56.1/km².Romanians - 93.31%Hungarians - 4.09%Romani - 1.9%Germans 0.25%. Hunedoara's Jiu River Valley is traditionally a coal-mining region, and its high level of industrialisation drew many people from other regions of Romania in the period before the fall of the communist regime.GeographyThis county has a total area of 7,063 km².Mainly, the relief is made up of mountains, divided by the Mureș River valley which crosses the county from East to West. To the North side there are the Apuseni Mountains and to the South side there are mountains from the Southern Carpathians group, Parâng Mountains group and Retezat-Godeanu Mountains group: Orastie and Surianu Mountains (South-East), Retezat Mountains (South), Poiana Ruscai Mountains (South-West).

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