21 days in Transylvania Itinerary

21 days in Transylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Transylvania trip itinerary maker

©
This plan was created by another inspirock user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

21 days in Transylvania Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Cluj-Napoca
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Hunedoara
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Sighisoara
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Brasov
— 5 nights
Bus:  2​h
5
Sibiu
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Orlando, Florida

3
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Popular historic sites such as St. Michael's Church and Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cluj-Napoca: Ramet Gorge (in Baia de Aries) and Gradina Zmeilor (in Gilgau). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saints Peter and Paul Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, and stop by Chic Bijoux Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cluj-Napoca trip itinerary planning website .

Orlando, USA to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In October, Cluj-Napoca is cooler than Orlando - with highs of 59°F and lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Hunedoara.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ramet Gorge, Gradina Zmeilor, Moara de Vant
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Moara de Vant ©
Moara de Vant

1
night
Hunedoara

Hunedoara ©
Hunedoara is a city in Hunedoara County, Transylvania, Romania. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretumul Simeria, then get engrossed in the history at Expozitie Inedita: Ev Mediu. Tortura Si Executie, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelul Corvinilor.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hunedoara route planner.

Getting from Cluj-Napoca to Hunedoara by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Hunedoara

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arboretumul Simeria
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Arboretumul Simeria ©
Arboretumul Simeria
Castelul Corvinilor ©
Castelul Corvinilor

4
nights
Sighisoara

Sighisoara
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Get some historical perspective at Sighisoara Historic Center and Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway. Explore Sighisoara's surroundings by going to Ivo Wildlife Park (in Izvoare), Viscri Fortified Church (in Viscri) and Butterfly House Praid (in Praid). There's much more to do: make a trip to Sighisoara Clock Tower, view the masterpieces at The Spoonman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Darjiu Fortified Church, and see the interesting displays at Art & Crafts.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sighisoara trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Hunedoara to Sighisoara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hunedoara in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sighisoara, with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ivo Wildlife Park, Darjiu Fortified Church, Butterfly House Praid, The Fortified Church of Biertan, Balea Glacier Lake
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center
Church on the Hill ©
Church on the Hill
The Fortified Church of Biertan ©
The Fortified Church of Biertan

5
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Get some historical perspective at Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Brasov Historical Center. Venture out of the city with trips to La Prapastii Zarnesti (in Zarnesti), Predeal Monastery (in Predeal) and Valea Zimbrilor (in Vama Buzaului). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), make a trip to Council Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter And St. Paul's Roman Catholic Parish, and take in the awesome beauty at Bunloc.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brasov trip planning site .

You can drive from Sighisoara to Brasov in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Sibiu.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Predeal Monastery, Rasnov Citadel, Valea Zimbrilor, La Prapastii Zarnesti, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Council Square ©
Council Square
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Black Church (Biserica Neagra) ©
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

6
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Citadel of Alba Iulia and Old Town. Change things up with these side-trips from Sibiu: Rapa Rosie (in Sebes) and Alba Iulia (Camera de garda-Sala Armelor & Parc Dendrologic Doctor Ion Vlad). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Big Square (Piata Mare), take in panoramic vistas at Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), admire the striking features of Biserica fortificata din Cristian, and pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfanta Treime.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Sibiu holiday tool .

You can take a bus from Brasov to Sibiu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Sibiu, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 39°F at night. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Biserica fortificata din Cristian, Rapa Rosie, Biserica Sfanta Treime, Sarmizegetusa Regia
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Sarmizegetusa Regia ©
Sarmizegetusa Regia
Old Town ©
Old Town