36 days in Transylvania Itinerary

36 days in Transylvania Itinerary

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36 days in Transylvania Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  5​h
1
Cluj-Napoca
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Baia Mare
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Hunedoara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sibiu
— 4 nights
5
Brasov
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Bran
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Sighisoara
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Sapanta
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
9
Timisoara
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

8
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Michael's Church and Crama Noastra. Museum of Art and The Transylvania Museum of Etnografico will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cluj-Napoca: Muzeul Memorial Octavian Goga (in Ciucea), Baile Figa (in Beclean) and Coltesti Castle Ruins (in Coltesti). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, stroll the grounds of Hazsongard Cemetery, wander the streets of Avenue of Heroes in Cluj-Napoca, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cluj-Napoca trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Tel Aviv in July, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Cluj-Napoca: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Baia Mare.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Turda, Zalau, Muzeul Memorial Octavian Goga, Coltesti Castle Ruins, Moara de Vant
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
Coltesti Castle Ruins ©
Coltesti Castle Ruins
Museum of Art ©
Museum of Art

2
nights
Baia Mare

Baia Mare ©
Baia Mare is a municipality along the Săsar River, in northwestern Romania; it is the capital of Maramureș County. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the activities along Lacul Albastru (The Blue Lake), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Surdesti Wooden Church, then explore the world behind art at Central Baia Mare Art Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Stephen's Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Baia Mare Ethnography and Folk Art Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wooden Churches of Maramures, and then examine the collection at Mineralogy Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Baia Mare vacation maker app .

Getting from Cluj-Napoca to Baia Mare by car takes about 2.5 hours. July in Baia Mare sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hunedoara.

Things to do in Baia Mare

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Surdesti Wooden Church, Wooden Churches of Maramures, Lacul Albastru (The Blue Lake)
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Mineralogy Museum ©
Mineralogy Museum
Central Baia Mare Art Museum ©
Central Baia Mare Art Museum
Lacul Albastru (The Blue Lake) ©
Lacul Albastru (The Blue Lake)

1
night
Hunedoara

Hunedoara ©
Hunedoara is a city in Hunedoara County, Transylvania, Romania. On the 29th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Deva, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretumul Simeria, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelul Corvinilor.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Hunedoara trip planner .

Drive from Baia Mare to Hunedoara in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Hunedoara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Fortress of Deva, Arboretumul Simeria
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Castelul Corvinilor ©
Castelul Corvinilor
Fortress of Deva ©
Fortress of Deva
Arboretumul Simeria ©
Arboretumul Simeria

4
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Citadel of Alba Iulia and Brukenthal National Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at ASTRA Museum and Anton Pann Memorial House. Get out of town with these interesting Sibiu side-trips: Camera de garda-Sala Armelor (in Alba Iulia), Trovanti Museum Natural Reserve (in Costesti) and Transfagarasan Highway (in Curtea de Arges). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, make a trip to Passage of Stairs, take a stroll through The Lower Town of Sibiu (orasul de jos), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sibiu trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Hunedoara to Sibiu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Sibiu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Brasov.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Transfagarasan Highway, Trovanti Museum Natural Reserve, Rapa Rosie, Anton Pann Memorial House
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Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway
Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
ASTRA Museum ©
ASTRA Museum

3
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 Brasov Historical Center and Rope Street - Strada Sforii. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Black Church (Biserica Neagra) and Sinaia Monastery. Get out of town with these interesting Brasov side-trips: Peles Castle (in Sinaia) and Cantacuzino Castle (in Busteni). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tampa, get engrossed in the history at Rope Street Museum, make a trip to Council Square, and contemplate the long history of Prima Scoala Romaneasca.

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Traveling by bus from Sibiu to Brasov takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bran.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Sinaia, Cantacuzino Castle, Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer
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Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Black Church (Biserica Neagra) ©
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
Sinaia Monastery ©
Sinaia Monastery

6
nights
Bran

Bran ©
Bran is a commune in Brașov County, Romania. Appreciate the collections at Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Bran Village Museum. Visiting Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti and Valea Cetatii Cave will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Bran: Pensiunea Rhein (in Azuga), Fagaras Fortress (in Fagaras) and Cetatea Poienari (in Arefu). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel, explore the activities along Balea Glacier Lake, admire the engineering at Vidraru Dam, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Curtea de Arges Monastery.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bran route planner .

Traveling by car from Brasov to Bran takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Bran

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rasnov, Curtea de Arges, Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti, Cetatea Poienari, Pensiunea Rhein
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Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti ©
Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Rasnov Citadel ©
Rasnov Citadel

5
nights
Sighisoara

Sighisoara
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sighisoara Historic Center and Cetatea Rupea. Art & Crafts and The History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Palace of Culture (in Targu Mures), Ivo Wildlife Park (in Izvoare) and Bear Lake (in Sovata). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Torre do Relogio, enjoy breathtaking views from Turnul Croitorilor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Fortified Church of Biertan, and see the interesting displays at Torture Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sighisoara road trip planning site .

Getting from Bran to Sighisoara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Sighisoara, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Sapanta.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Palace of Culture, Ivo Wildlife Park, Bear Lake, The Fortified Church of Biertan, Cetatea Rupea
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Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center
Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
The Fortified Church of Biertan ©
The Fortified Church of Biertan

3
nights
Sapanta

Sapanta ©
Săpânța is a commune in Maramureș County in northern Romania, 15 kilometers northwest of Sighet and just south of the Tisza River. Merry Cemetery and Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ethnological Museum and Sighet village museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Poienile Izei Church of Saint Parascheva (in Poienile Izei), Barsana (Church of the Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple & Barsana Monastery) and The Wooden Churches of Maramures (in Ieud). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sapanta-Peri Monastery, take an in-depth tour of The Elie Wiesel Memorial House - The Museum of the Jewish Culture in Maramures, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Paraskeva, and stroll the grounds of Cimitirul Saracilor.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sapanta trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Sighisoara to Sapanta in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Timisoara.

Things to do in Sapanta

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sighetu Marmatiei, Barsana, Ieud, Poienile Izei Church of Saint Parascheva, Church of the Holy Paraskeva
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Merry Cemetery ©
Merry Cemetery
Barsana Monastery ©
Barsana Monastery

2
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. Get some cultural insight at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral and Timisoara Historical Center. Museum-lovers will get to explore Muzeul Consumatorului Comunist and Memorialul Revolutiei. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Timisoara: Retro IT (in Arad) and Muzeul de Locomotive (Steam Locomotive Museum) (in Resita). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Unirii Square, examine the collection at Banat Village Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Bega River, and explore the world behind art at Muzeul de Arta.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Timisoara online attractions planner .

You can drive from Sapanta to Timisoara in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In August in Timisoara, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Timisoara

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Muzeul de Locomotive (Steam Locomotive Museum), Retro IT
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Memorialul Revolutiei ©
Memorialul Revolutiei
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral ©
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral

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