9 days in Transylvania & Kecskemet Itinerary

9 days in Transylvania & Kecskemet Itinerary

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Turda, Romania
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Targu Mures, Romania
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Praid, Romania
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Sovata, Romania
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Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania
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Lacu Rosu, Romania
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Sighisoara, Romania
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Bran, Romania
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Hunedoara, Romania
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Deva, Romania
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Kecskemet, Hungary
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Turda, Romania

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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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at Salina Turda and then take an in-depth tour of Ratiu Center for Democracy.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turda tour itinerary planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Turda is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Budapest to Turda, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Turda, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Targu Mures.

Things to do in Turda

Museums · Spas
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Targu Mures, Romania

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Târgu Mureș is the seat of Mureș County in the north-central part of Romania. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Palatul Culturii and then step into the grandiose world of Targu Mures Fortress.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Targu Mures trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Turda to Targu Mures takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Targu Mures can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Praid.

Things to do in Targu Mures

Museums · Historic Sites
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Praid, Romania

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Praid day trip planning website.

You can drive from Targu Mures to Praid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Praid sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel to Sovata.

Things to do in Praid

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Sovata, Romania

— 1 night
Sovata is a town in Mureș County, central Romania.HistorySovata is part of the Székely Land region of the historical Transylvania province. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): head outdoors with Parc Aventura Sovata and then explore the activities along Bear Lake.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sovata trip app.

Sovata is just a short distance from Praid. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Miercurea-Ciuc.

Things to do in Sovata

Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania

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For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Miercurea-Ciuc day trip site.

You can drive from Sovata to Miercurea-Ciuc in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lacu Rosu.

Things to do in Miercurea-Ciuc

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Lacu Rosu, Romania

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To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lacu Rosu trip planner.

You can drive from Miercurea-Ciuc to Lacu Rosu in 1.5 hours. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Lacu Rosu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Sighisoara, Romania

As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
On the 25th (Wed), snap pictures at Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sighisoara Historic Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sighisoara road trip planning site.

You can drive from Lacu Rosu to Sighisoara in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Sighisoara are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bran.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites

Bran, Romania

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Bran is a commune in Brașov County, Romania. To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bran tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sighisoara to Bran takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hunedoara.

Things to do in Bran

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Hunedoara, Romania

Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Castelul Corvinilor.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hunedoara road trip website.

Getting from Bran to Hunedoara by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In August in Hunedoara, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Deva.

Things to do in Hunedoara

Historic Sites
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Deva, Romania

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Deva is a city in Romania, in the historical region of Transylvania, on the left bank of the Mureș River. To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Deva route planning tool.

Deva is just a short distance from Hunedoara. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kecskemet.

Things to do in Deva

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Kecskemet, Hungary

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Kecskemét is a city in the central part of Hungary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Kossuth Square and then test the waters at Kecskemet Bath.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kecskemet vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Deva to Kecskemet takes 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Deva to Kecskemet is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kecskemet

Museums · Spas

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.