60 days in Transylvania Itinerary

60 days in Transylvania Itinerary

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60 days in Transylvania Itinerary

Start: New York City
foot + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Sibiu
— 8 nights
2
Brasov
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Rupea
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Sighisoara
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Timisoara
— 10 nights
6
Oradea
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Vartop
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Cluj-Napoca
— 12 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h
End: New York City

8
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Catedrala Reintregirii Neamului (Coronation Cathedral) are in your itinerary. Visiting Trovanti Museum Natural Reserve and Expo Reptile Vii will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Sibiu: Complexul Muzeal Maldaresti (in Maldaresti), Alba Iulia (St Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Obeliscul lui Horea, Closca si Crisan, & more) and Biserica Horezu (in Horezu). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastero di Cozia, take in the awesome beauty at Fagaras Mountains, pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Romano Catolica, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rapa Rosie.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sibiu online sightseeing planner .

New York City, USA to Sibiu is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Sibiu is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in March, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Brasov.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Sambata de Sus, Sibiel, Biserica Sfântul Sevastius, Biserica Sfântul Mihail
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St Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral ©
Old Town ©
Old Town
Cozia Monastery ©
Cozia Monastery

11
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer. Get outdoors at La Prapastii Zarnesti and Valea Zimbrilor. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brasov: Baile Tusnad (Mohos Peat-Bog & Saint Anna Lake) and Dino Parc (in Rasnov). Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Piatra Craiului. The adventure continues: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tampa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), and stroll through Poiana Brasov.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Brasov trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Sibiu to Brasov takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rupea.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Poiana Brasov, Rasnov, Bran, Baile Tusnad, La Prapastii Zarnesti
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Prima Scoala Romaneasca ©
Prima Scoala Romaneasca
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer ©

2
nights
Rupea

Rupea ©
Rupea is a town in Brașov County in Transylvania, Romania. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get impressive views of Racos Volcano and then explore the historical opulence of Cetatea Rupea. On your second day here, examine the collection at Muzeul Etnografic Rupea, don't miss a visit to Viscri Fortified Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Darjiu Fortified Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Emerald Lake, and finally see the interesting displays at The Museum of Transylvanian Life.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rupea trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brasov to Rupea takes 1.5 hours. In April in Rupea, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Rupea

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Racos, The Museum of Transylvanian Life, Viscri Fortified Church, Darjiu Fortified Church
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Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake
Darjiu Fortified Church ©
Darjiu Fortified Church
Muzeul Etnografic Rupea ©
Muzeul Etnografic Rupea

5
nights
Sighisoara

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Head to Art & Crafts and The Spoonmanfor some retail therapy. You'll explore and learn at Palace of Culture and Petry Museum and Workshop. Explore Sighisoara's surroundings by going to St. Margaret Church (in Medias), Fagaras Fortress (in Fagaras) and Synagogue of Tg. Mures (in Tirgu Mures). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Ivo Wildlife Park, get to know the fascinating history of Sighisoara Historic Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Synagogue Sighisoara, and take in the views from Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sighisoara day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Rupea to Sighisoara takes an hour. In April in Sighisoara, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Timisoara.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Targu Mures, St. Margaret Church, Fagaras Fortress, Fortified Church, Ivo Wildlife Park
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Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Fagaras Fortress ©
Fagaras Fortress
Palace of Culture ©
Palace of Culture

10
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 historical perspective at Piaţa Victoriei and Basilica Maria Radna. Do some cultural sightseeing at Memorialul Revolutiei and Șoimoș Fortress. Change things up with these side-trips from Timisoara: Muntele Mic (in Poiana Marului), Nera Beusnita National Park (in Oravita) and Dendrological Park (in Bazosu Nou). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Izvorul Bigar, examine the collection at Muzeul de Locomotive (Steam Locomotive Museum), view the masterpieces at Calina Art Gallery, and admire the striking features of Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Timisoara trip maker website .

Getting from Sighisoara to Timisoara by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. In April in Timisoara, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Oradea.

Things to do in Timisoara

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lipova, Arad, Muzeul de Locomotive (Steam Locomotive Museum), Izvorul Bigar, Muntele Mic
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 29:
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Șoimoș Fortress ©
Șoimoș Fortress
Izvorul Bigar ©
Izvorul Bigar
Muzeul Consumatorului Comunist ©
Muzeul Consumatorului Comunist

7
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. Step out of the city life by going to Vadu Crisului Cave and Oradea Zoo. Explore hidden gems such as Oradea Fortress and The Roman-Catholic Cathedral. When in Oradea, make a side trip to see Biserica de lemn din Brusturi in Brusturi, approximately 58 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 6th (Mon) at Aquapark Nymphaea Orade. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, learn about all things military at Military Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Cross Monastery, and take an in-depth tour of Ady Endre Memorial Museum.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Oradea day trip site .

Getting from Timisoara to Oradea by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vartop.

Things to do in Oradea

Theme Parks Parks Spas

Side Trips

Vadu Crisului Cave, Lacul cu nufer, Biserica de lemn din Brusturi
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The Roman-Catholic Cathedral ©
The Roman-Catholic Cathedral
Oradea Fortress ©
Oradea Fortress
The Neolog Synagogue Zion ©
The Neolog Synagogue Zion

3
nights
Vartop

Vartop ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fortress of Ponor and Peştera cu cristale din mina Farcu. Visiting Bear's Cave and Galbena Gorges will get you outdoors. Step out of Vartop to go to Meziad and see Meziad Cave, which is approximately 1h 05 min away.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vartop route maker website .

You can drive from Oradea to Vartop in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Vartop

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Padis, Bear's Cave, Bears' Cave, Peştera cu cristale din mina Farcu, Meziad Cave
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Bear's Cave ©
Bear's Cave
Galbena Gorges ©
Galbena Gorges
Groapa Ruginoasa ©
Groapa Ruginoasa

12
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Transylvania Museum of Etnografico and Zoology Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Baile Figa and Room Escape Games. Change things up with these side-trips from Cluj-Napoca: Muzeul de Istorie Turda (in Turda), Rimetea (Unitarian Church, Ethnographic Museum, & more) and Sic Calvinist Reformed Church (in Sic). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ramet Gorge, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, hit the slopes at Muntele Mare, and admire the natural beauty at Iulius Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cluj-Napoca trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Vartop to Cluj-Napoca in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Cluj-Napoca can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rimetea, Moara de Vant, Baile Figa, Muzeul de Istorie Turda, Coltesti Castle Ruins
Find places to stay May 9 — 21:
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
TransyBike - Day Tours ©
TransyBike - Day Tours

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