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.
On the 22nd (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Sighisoara Historic Center. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Torture Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pivnita lui Teo - Teo's Cellar, then view the masterpieces at Art & Crafts, then don't miss a visit to Sighisoara Clock Tower, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church on the Hill.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sighisoara itinerary app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Sighisoara is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv in January, things will get cooler in Sighisoara: highs are around 1°C and lows about -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car 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 Black Church (Biserica Neagra). Explore Brasov's surroundings by going to Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran) and Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti (in Zarnesti). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Council Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rope Street - Strada Sforii, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and ponder the world of politics at Casa Sfatalui (City Hall).

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Brasov trip builder.

Traveling by car from Sighisoara to Brasov takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Brasov

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

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 Brukenthal National Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sibiu: Alba Iulia (St Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral & Citadel of Alba Iulia). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at ASTRA Museum, snap pictures at Bridge of Lies, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată, and identify plant and animal life at Expo Reptile Vii.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sibiu planner.

You can drive from Brasov to Sibiu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Sibiu are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car 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 identify plant and animal life 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 Historical Center make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Parcul Rozelor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parohia Reformată Timișoara, and explore the world behind art at Muzeul de Arta.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Timisoara trip tool.

Getting from Hunedoara to Timisoara by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Timisoara

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · 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). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind King Matthias Corvin Statue, gain insight at Babes Bolyai University, look for all kinds of wild species at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

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Traveling by car from Timisoara to Cluj-Napoca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. February in Cluj-Napoca sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel 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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