8 days in Transylvania Itinerary

8 days in Transylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Transylvania visit planner

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Sighisoara
— 2 nights
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Targu Mures
— 1 night
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Alba Iulia
— 1 night
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Hunedoara
— 2 nights
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Sighisoara

— 2 nights
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
On the 11th (Sat), make a trip to Casa Vlad Dracul, view the masterpieces at Art & Crafts, go for a walk through Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, then make a trip to Sighisoara Historic Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church on the Hill, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Turnul Franghierilor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Sighisoara Clock Tower, admire the striking features of The Fortified Church of Biertan, then enjoy breathtaking views from Turnul Croitorilor, then delve into the distant past at Cetatea Rupea, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Saxon Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sighisoara vacation app.

Targoviste to Sighisoara is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Targoviste in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sighisoara, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Targu Mures.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Targu Mures

— 1 night
Târgu Mureș is the seat of Mureș County in the north-central part of Romania. On the 13th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of Tg. Mures, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at La Gradina Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Petry Museum and Workshop, and finally step into the grandiose world of Targu Mures Fortress.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Targu Mures online vacation builder.

You can drive from Sighisoara to Targu Mures in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Targu Mures, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Alba Iulia.

Things to do in Targu Mures

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Alba Iulia

— 1 night
Alba Iulia is a city located on the Mureş River in Alba County, Transylvania, Romania, with a population of 63,536. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Citadel of Alba Iulia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedrala Reintregirii Neamului (Coronation Cathedral), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral, and finally appreciate the history behind Obeliscul lui Horea, Closca si Crisan.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Alba Iulia vacation planning site.

You can drive from Targu Mures to Alba Iulia in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Alba Iulia are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hunedoara.

Things to do in Alba Iulia

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Hunedoara

— 2 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Hunedoara: Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa (in Sarmizegetusa), Colt Church (in Rau de Mori) and Densus Church (in Densus).

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hunedoara trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Alba Iulia to Hunedoara in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Hunedoara

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

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.