8 days in Transylvania Itinerary

8 days in Transylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Transylvania attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Sibiu
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Brasov
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Sighisoara
— 1 night
Drive
4
Cluj-Napoca
— 2 nights
Fly

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Sibiu

— 2 nights

Red Town

Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then make a trip to Big Square (Piata Mare), then admire the landmark architecture of Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), and finally snap pictures at Bridge of Lies. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Brukenthal National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedrala Ortodoxa Sfanta Treime, and then see the interesting displays at Muzeul ASTRA.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sibiu day trip app.

New York City, USA to Sibiu is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Sibiu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sibiu, with lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Sibiu

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Brasov

— 2 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
On the 4th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Bastionul Graft, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tampa, make a trip to Council Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), then visit Brasov Historical Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Draper Bastion. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Dino Parc, explore the striking landscape at La Prapastii Zarnesti, then browse the exhibits of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), and finally explore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brasov day trip planner.

You can drive from Sibiu to Brasov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Sighisoara

— 1 night
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): make a trip to Sighisoara Clock Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Synagogue Sighisoara, then view the masterpieces at Art & Crafts, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sighisoara Historic Center.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sighisoara trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brasov to Sighisoara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Sighisoara sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Cluj-Napoca

— 2 nights

Treasure City

The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheile Turzii, then browse the exhibits of Salina Turda, and then don't miss a visit to Fabrica de Pensule. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Gradina Botanica "Alexandru Borza" and then walk around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park.

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Cluj-Napoca driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sighisoara to Cluj-Napoca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks · Spas · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.