13 days in Romania Itinerary

13 days in Romania Itinerary

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13 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  5​h
1
Cluj-Napoca
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Baia Mare
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Sighisoara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Brasov
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Sibiu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Turda
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
End: Cluj-Napoca


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1
night
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Moara de Vant, stop by Chic Bijoux Gallery, wander the streets of Avenue of Heroes in Cluj-Napoca, then stroll the grounds of Hazsongard Cemetery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church, examine the collection at Zoology Museum, then head outdoors with Panic Room, and finally explore the activities along Tarnița.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cluj-Napoca trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, you will find days in Cluj-Napoca are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are cooler (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Baia Mare.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Moara de Vant
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Hazsongard Cemetery ©
Hazsongard Cemetery
Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca ©
Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca
Franciscan Church ©
Franciscan Church

2
nights
Baia Mare

Baia Mare ©
Baia Mare is a municipality along the Săsar River, in northwestern Romania; it is the capital of Maramureș County. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Stephen's Tower, get engrossed in the history at Teleki kastely, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wooden Churches of Maramures, then admire the masterpieces at Baia Mare Ethnography and Folk Art Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Museums and Memorial Houses of Coltau Petofi Sandor Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lacul Albastru (The Blue Lake).

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Baia Mare holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Cluj-Napoca to Baia Mare takes 2.5 hours. In July in Baia Mare, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Baia Mare

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Teleki kastely, Surdesti Wooden Church, Lacul Albastru (The Blue Lake), Wooden Churches of Maramures
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Lacul Albastru (The Blue Lake) ©
Lacul Albastru (The Blue Lake)
Stephen's Tower ©
Stephen's Tower

2
nights
Sighisoara

Sighisoara ©
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 30th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Darjiu Fortified Church, view the masterpieces at The Spoonman, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Margaret Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Breite Ancient Oak Tree Reserve, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the design of Odorheiu Secuiesc, pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Romano-Catolica, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Manastirii, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of Tg. Mures, and finally examine the collection at Petry Museum and Workshop.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sighisoara trip planner.

You can drive from Baia Mare to Sighisoara in 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Medias, Targu Mures, Odorheiu Secuiesc, Darjiu Fortified Church
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St. Margaret Church ©
St. Margaret Church
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
Darjiu Fortified Church ©
Darjiu Fortified Church

2
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at The Museum of the Urban Community of Brasov, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga Neologa, then take in breathtaking views at Canionul Șapte Scări, and finally explore the activities along Saint Anna Lake. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Casino Sinaia, take in the dramatic natural features at La Prapastii Zarnesti, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Paul Roman-Catholic Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedrala Ortodoxa Adormirea Maicii Domnului, then see the interesting displays at Casa Muresenilor, and finally steep yourself in history at Turnul Alb.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brasov trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Sighisoara to Brasov in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Sibiu.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Anna Lake, Casino Sinaia, Fortified Church of Harman, La Prapastii Zarnesti, Canionul Șapte Scări
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Canionul Șapte Scări ©
Canionul Șapte Scări
Fortified Church of Harman ©
Fortified Church of Harman
Casino Sinaia ©
Casino Sinaia

3
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Catedrala Reintregirii Neamului (Coronation Cathedral) and Turnul Dulgherilor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sibiu: Alba Iulia (Sala Unirii & Roman Castrum Ruins) and Valea Viilor Fortified Church (in Valea Viilor). And it doesn't end there: walk around Parcul Sub Arini, pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată, appreciate the extensive heritage of Casa Calfelor, and wander the streets of Passage of Stairs.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sibiu trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Brasov to Sibiu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Turda.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Slimnic Citadel, Muzeul Pr. Zosim Oancea, Biserica Sfântul Mihail, Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată
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2
nights
Turda

Turda ©
Turda is a city and Municipality in Cluj County, Romania, situated on the Arieş River.HistoryAncient timesThere is evidence of human settlement in the area dating to the Middle Paleolithic, some 60,000 years ago. Explore hidden gems such as Coltesti Castle Ruins and Bethlen Gabor Kollegium. Change things up with these side-trips from Turda: Rimetea (Szekelyko, Rimetea Monastery, & more), Aiud Citadel (in Aiud) and Ramet Monastery (in Valea Manastirii). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Muzeul de Istorie Turda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turda Synagogue, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ramet Gorge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Turda trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sibiu to Turda in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Turda, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Turda

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rimetea, Aiud, Coltesti Castle Ruins, Ramet Gorge, Ramet Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Unitarian Church ©
Unitarian Church
Coltesti Castle Ruins ©
Coltesti Castle Ruins
Ethnographic Museum ©
Ethnographic Museum

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