21 days in Transylvania Itinerary

21 days in Transylvania Itinerary

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Timisoara
— 2 nights
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Oradea
— 3 nights
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Vartop
— 1 night
Drive
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Cluj-Napoca
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sibiu
— 4 nights
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Sighisoara
— 2 nights
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Brasov
— 4 nights
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Timisoara

— 2 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. Bring the kids along to Piata Victoriei and Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Unirii Square, enjoy some diversion at Blue Line - The Shooting Range, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Carpat Zoo, and get your game on at One Move.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Timisoara trip maker tool.

Bucharest to Timisoara is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Timisoara are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Oradea.

Things to do in Timisoara

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Oradea

— 3 nights
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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Spas and Black Hawk (Vulturul Negru) Palace Arcade. Take a break from Oradea with a short trip to Peştera cu cristale din mina Farcu in Rosia, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of The Roman-Catholic Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Neolog Synagogue Zion, see the interesting displays at Darvas- La Roche House, and cool off at Apollo-Felix Waterpark.

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Drive from Timisoara to Oradea in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Vartop.

Things to do in Oradea

Spas · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Vartop

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get in on the family fun at Apuseni Natural Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Galbena Gorges.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vartop route builder tool.

Getting from Oradea to Vartop by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Vartop

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Cluj-Napoca

— 4 nights

Treasure City

The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Bring the kids along to La Gradina Zoo and Baile Figa. When in Cluj-Napoca, make a side trip to see Muzeul de Istorie Turda in Turda, approximately Turda away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Gradina Botanica "Alexandru Borza", walk around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park, stroll through Cheile Turzii, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cluj-Napoca trip planner.

Getting from Vartop to Cluj-Napoca by car takes about 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Attractions like Big Square (Piata Mare) and Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sibiu: Dinosaur Geopark (in Hateg) and Hunedoara (Castelul Corvinilor & Expozitie Inedita: Ev Mediu. Tortura Si Executie). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Bridge of Lies, examine the collection at Muzeul ASTRA, enjoy breathtaking views from Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), and engage your brain at Muzeul de Istorie a Farmaciei.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sibiu travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Cluj-Napoca to Sibiu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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 1st (Wed): make a trip to Sighisoara Clock Tower, then take in the exciting artwork at Art & Crafts, then admire the striking features of Sighisoara Historic Center, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pivnita lui Teo - Teo's Cellar. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church on the Hill, go for a walk through Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Fortified Church of Biertan, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Margaret Church.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sighisoara route builder app.

Drive from Sibiu to Sighisoara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Brasov

— 4 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Bring the kids along to Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Rasnov Citadel. Change things up with these side-trips from Brasov: Mountain Postavarul (in Poiana Brasov) and La Cabane Aux Images (in Moieciu de Sus). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Council Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfânta Adormire a Maicii Domnului, try out the rides at Paradisul Acvatic, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Brasov Historical Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Brasov attractions app.

Drive from Sighisoara to Brasov in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.