8 days in Transylvania Itinerary

8 days in Transylvania Itinerary

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8 days in Transylvania Itinerary

Start: Paphos
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Padis
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Tirgu Mures
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sibiu
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Brasov
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Paphos

1
day
Padis

Padis ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Galbena Gorges and then make a trip to Fortress of Ponor.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Padis travel route site .

Paphos, Cyprus to Padis is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, Padis is a bit cooler than Paphos - with highs of 33°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tirgu Mures.

Things to do in Padis

Parks Wildlife
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Galbena Gorges ©
Galbena Gorges

1
night
Tirgu Mures

Tirgu Mures ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Palace of Culture, then examine the collection at Petry Museum and Workshop, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at La Gradina Zoo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tirgu Mures travel planner.

Traveling by car from Padis to Tirgu Mures takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tirgu Mures are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sibiu.

Things to do in Tirgu Mures

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Palace of Culture ©
Palace of Culture

2
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to The Tower of Stairs (Turnul Scarilor), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Cathedral, and then wander the streets of Old Town. On the next day, take a stroll through The Lower Town of Sibiu (orasul de jos), then don't miss a visit to Piata Mica, then make a trip to Strada Nicolae Balcescu, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Rapa Rosie.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Sibiu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tirgu Mures to Sibiu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Sibiu sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Rapa Rosie
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Orthodox Cathedral
Orthodox Cathedral
Rapa Rosie ©
Rapa Rosie
Piata Mica ©
Piata Mica

3
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Dino Parc and Prima Scoala Romaneasca. Kids will enjoy La Prapastii Zarnesti and Paradisul Acvatic. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, take in the spiritual surroundings of Biserica Sfântul Nicolae, take in panoramic vistas at Turnul Alb, and get a sense of history and politics at The City Hall.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brasov trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Sibiu to Brasov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brasov

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dino Parc, La Prapastii Zarnesti, Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer
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Dino Parc ©
Dino Parc
Prima Scoala Romaneasca ©
Prima Scoala Romaneasca
Paradisul Acvatic ©
Paradisul Acvatic

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