15 days in Transylvania Itinerary

15 days in Transylvania Itinerary

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Sibiu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sighisoara
— 1 night
Drive
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Brasov
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lacu Rosu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cluj-Napoca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oradea
— 1 night
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Sibiu

— 3 nights

Red Town

Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Get some historical perspective at Catedrala Reintregirii Neamului (Coronation Cathedral) and St Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Roman Castrum Ruins and Passage of Stairs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sibiu: Alba Iulia (Obeliscul lui Horea, Closca si Crisan & Citadel of Alba Iulia). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfântul Mihail, admire the landmark architecture of Orthodox Cathedral Holy Trinity, don't miss a visit to Piaka Mica, and steep yourself in history at Fortress Walls.

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Krakow, Poland to Sibiu is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krakow to Sibiu due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Sibiu can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sighisoara

— 1 night
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 12th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Breite Ancient Oak Tree Reserve, delve into the mystery of Casa Vlad Dracul, see the interesting displays at Art & Crafts, then admire the striking features of Sighisoara Historic Center, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sighisoara travel website.

Drive from Sibiu to Sighisoara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Sighisoara, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Brasov

— 5 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Prima Scoala Romaneasca. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fagaras Fortress and Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer. Venture out of the city with trips to Fagaras (Cathedral of St. John the Baptist & Capra Wasserfall) and Transylvanian Wolf (in Zarnesti). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fortified Church of Harman, explore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tampa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Biserica Sfântul Nicolae.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Brasov trip maker tool.

You can drive from Sighisoara to Brasov in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lacu Rosu.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Lacu Rosu

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the activities along Lacu Rosu (Red Lake) and then Head underground at Bicaz Gorge. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Pestera de Gheata si Grota ursilor and then surround yourself with nature on Medveles Erdelyben.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lacu Rosu trip planner.

Getting from Brasov to Lacu Rosu by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Lacu Rosu

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Cluj-Napoca

— 2 nights

Treasure City

The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the engaging exhibits at Muzeul de Istorie Turda, then examine the collection at Salina Turda, then identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Museum Square, then examine the collection at The Pharmacy History Collection, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cetatuia Hill.

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Traveling by car from Lacu Rosu to Cluj-Napoca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Oradea.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Spas

Side Trip

Oradea

— 1 night
Oradea the capital city of Bihor County and Crișana region, is one of the important centers of economic, social and cultural development in the western part of Romania, retaining these characteristics throughout history. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of The Roman-Catholic Cathedral, deepen your knowledge of military history at Oradea Fortress, admire the striking features of Black Hawk (Vulturul Negru) Palace Arcade, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moon Church (Biserica cu Luna), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Neolog Synagogue Zion.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Oradea trip builder site.

You can drive from Cluj-Napoca to Oradea in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oradea

Historic Sites

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.