14 days in Transylvania Itinerary

14 days in Transylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Transylvania planner

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Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, Shuttle to Brasov
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Brasov
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bran
— 2 nights
Drive
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Timisoara
Drive
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Cluj-Napoca
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
When in Brasov, make a side trip to see Peles Castle in Sinaia, approximately Sinaia away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Council Square, contemplate the long history of Turnul Alb, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brasov Historical Center, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brasov vacation tool.

New York City, USA to Brasov is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Brasov. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bran.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Bran

— 2 nights
Bran is a commune in Brașov County, Romania. On the 7th (Sun), surround yourself with nature on Transylvanian Wolf, examine the collection at Museum Medieval Bran, then explore the historical opulence of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), and finally find something for the whole family at Horror House Bran. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Valea Cetatii Cave, then step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, and then have some family-friendly fun at Dino Parc.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bran trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Brasov to Bran in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Timisoara.

Things to do in Bran

Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Timisoara

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. For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Timisoara itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bran to Timisoara takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Timisoara can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. On the 9th (Tue), you're off to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Timisoara

Nightlife · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Cluj-Napoca

— 4 nights

Treasure City

The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cluj-Napoca: Turda (Salina Turda & Muzeul de Istorie Turda). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at King Matthias Corvin Statue, and examine the collection at The Transylvania Museum of Etnografico.

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

Drive from Timisoara to Cluj-Napoca in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Transylvania travel guide

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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.