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

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 Centrul Istoric Sighisoara. 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.
Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping
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Brasov — 4 nights

With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Kids will enjoy Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Black Church (Biserica Neagra). Take a break from Brasov with a short trip to Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti in Zarnesti, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Poiana Brasov, ponder the world of politics at Casa Sfatalui, make a trip to Bastionul Graft, and make a splash at Paradisul Acvatic.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Brasov trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sighisoara to Brasov takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sibiu.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Side Trips
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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 Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sibiu: Alba Iulia (St Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral & Cetatea Alba Iulia). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Muzeul Astra, snap pictures at Bridge of Lies, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedrala Ortodoxa Sfanta Treime, and don't miss a visit to Turnul Dulgherilor.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sibiu online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Brasov to Sibiu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hunedoara.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips
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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.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips
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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 browse the different shops at Iulius Mall.

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.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
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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: Porolissum (in Zalau) and Salina Turda (in Turda). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedrala Sfantul Mihail, look for all kinds of wild species at Cheile Turzii, admire the landmark architecture of Catedrala Mitropolitana Adormirea Maicii Domnului, and stroll around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park.

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.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Winter Sports
Side Trips
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Transylvania travel guide

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

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

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).