21 days in Transylvania Itinerary

21 days in Transylvania Itinerary

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21 days in Transylvania Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Timisoara
— 3 nights
2
Sibiu
— 3 nights
3
Brasov
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Lacu Rosu
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Oradea
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Cluj-Napoca
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Timisoara
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Timisoara

Timisoara ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the activities along Malul Muresului and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Gradina Zoologica Timisoara Padurea Verde. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Balla Geza Winery, then do a tasting at Recas Wine Cellar, and then pause for some photo ops at Timisoara Historical Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Timisoara day trip tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Timisoara is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Timisoara when traveling from Tel Aviv in August, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Sibiu.

Things to do in Timisoara

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trip

Arad
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Malul Muresului ©
Malul Muresului
Timisoara Historical Center ©
Timisoara Historical Center
Bruck House ©
Bruck House

3
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Lower Town of Sibiu (orasul de jos) and Passage of Stairs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zoological Gardens and Muzeul de Istorie a Farmaciei. Explore Sibiu's surroundings by going to Rapa Rosie (in Sebes), Clocota Waterfalls (in Geoagiu Bai) and Aventura Parc Dragus (in Dragus). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Citadel Park of Sibiu and don't miss a visit to Strada Nicolae Balcescu.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sibiu driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Timisoara to Sibiu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Timisoara in August since evenings lows in Sibiu dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Brasov.

Things to do in Sibiu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Aventura Parc Dragus, Clocota Waterfalls, Rapa Rosie
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Parcul Sub Arini ©
Parcul Sub Arini
Passage of Stairs ©
Passage of Stairs

4
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Step off the beaten path and head to Canionul Șapte Scări and Piatra Craiului. Step out of the city life by going to Saint Anna Lake and Parasailing & Paragliding. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga Neologa, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Paul Roman-Catholic Cathedral, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Brasov.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brasov online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by bus from Sibiu to Brasov takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lacu Rosu.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Canionul Șapte Scări, Fortified Church of Harman, Saint Anna Lake, Piatra Craiului
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Canionul Șapte Scări ©
Canionul Șapte Scări
Piatra Craiului ©
Piatra Craiului
Parasailing & Paragliding

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night
Lacu Rosu

Lacu Rosu ©
On the 28th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Bicaz Canyon and then contemplate the waterfront views at Red Lake.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lacu Rosu day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brasov to Lacu Rosu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Oradea.

Things to do in Lacu Rosu

Parks Nature
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Bicaz Canyon ©
Bicaz Canyon
Red Lake ©
Red Lake

2
nights
Oradea

Oradea ©
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. On the 29th (Thu), make a splash at Apollo-Felix Waterpark, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Cross Monastery, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Darvas- La Roche House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Military Museum, look for gifts at Lotus Center, then walk around Ion C. Bratianu Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ady Endre Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Oradea trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Lacu Rosu to Oradea in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Oradea can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can take a train to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Oradea

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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Military Museum ©
Military Museum
Lotus Center ©
Lotus Center
Ion C. Bratianu Park ©
Ion C. Bratianu Park

4
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Get in touch with nature at Baile Figa and Tarnița. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hazsongard Cemetery and Bridal Veil Falls. Step out of Cluj-Napoca with an excursion to Cascada Varciorog in Arieseni--about 1h 55 min away. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca and find something for the whole family at Apuseni Natural Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cluj-Napoca trip planner .

You can take a train from Oradea to Cluj-Napoca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cluj-Napoca can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Timisoara.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascada Varciorog, Baile Figa, Apuseni Natural Park
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Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Cascada Varciorog ©
Cascada Varciorog
Apuseni Natural Park ©
Apuseni Natural Park

3
nights
Timisoara

Timisoara ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the activities along Malul Muresului and then meet the residents at Gradina Zoologica Timisoara Padurea Verde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Balla Geza Winery, do a tasting at Recas Wine Cellar, and then contemplate the long history of Timisoara Historical Center.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Timisoara trip planner .

Getting from Cluj-Napoca to Timisoara by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Timisoara

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trip

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Malul Muresului ©
Malul Muresului
Timisoara Historical Center ©
Timisoara Historical Center
Muzeul Consumatorului Comunist ©
Muzeul Consumatorului Comunist