15 days in Transylvania Itinerary

15 days in Transylvania Itinerary

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15 days in Transylvania Itinerary

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Sibiu
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h
2
Brasov
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sighisoara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cluj-Napoca
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
5
Oradea
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Timisoara
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Miami, Florida

2
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sibiu: Castelul Corvinilor (in Hunedoara) and Citadel of Alba Iulia (in Alba Iulia). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Big Square (Piata Mare), examine the collection at Brukenthal National Museum, snap pictures at Bridge of Lies, and enjoy breathtaking views from Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council).

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sibiu attractions planner.

Miami, USA to Sibiu is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Sibiu is 7 hours. Traveling from Miami in August, you will find days in Sibiu are little chillier (83°F), and nights are colder (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Brasov.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Citadel of Alba Iulia, Castelul Corvinilor
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Castelul Corvinilor ©
Castelul Corvinilor
Big Square (Piata Mare) ©
Big Square (Piata Mare)
Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia

3
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Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Get out of town with these interesting Brasov side-trips: Mountain Postavarul (in Poiana Brasov) and Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, make a trip to Council Square, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brasov itinerary builder .

Getting from Sibiu to Brasov by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Poiana Brasov, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Rasnov Citadel
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Council Square ©
Council Square
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Black Church (Biserica Neagra) ©
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

2
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Sighisoara

Sighisoara
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
On the 11th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Torre do Relogio, take in the pleasant sights at Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sighisoara Historic Center, then examine the collection at Art & Crafts, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Spoonman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church on the Hill, then admire the landmark architecture of The Fortified Church of Biertan, and then explore the ancient world of Cetatea Rupea.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sighisoara route planner.

Traveling by car from Brasov to Sighisoara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Sighisoara sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

The Fortified Church of Biertan, Cetatea Rupea
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Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Clock Tower ©
Sighisoara Clock Tower
Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts

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Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
On the 13th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, appreciate the history behind King Matthias Corvin Statue, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then stroll around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cluj-Napoca tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sighisoara to Cluj-Napoca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Cluj-Napoca can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Oradea.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Tours Wildlife
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Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park ©
Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park

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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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Black Hawk (Vulturul Negru) Palace Arcade, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the historical opulence of Oradea Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Neolog Synagogue Zion, admire the landmark architecture of Moon Church (Biserica cu Luna), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Roman-Catholic Cathedral, then get great views at Ciuperca Hill, and finally walk around Lacul cu nufer.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oradea day trip site .

You can take a train from Cluj-Napoca to Oradea in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Oradea are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Timisoara.

Things to do in Oradea

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trip

Lacul cu nufer
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Oradea Fortress ©
Oradea Fortress
Room Escape Games
Spas

2
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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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Palace of the Serbian Episcopacy, make a trip to Unirii Square, and then don't miss a visit to Piata Victoriei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Blue Line - The Shooting Range, appreciate the history behind Timisoara Historical Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Timisoara tour planning website .

Drive from Oradea to Timisoara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Timisoara, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Timisoara

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral ©
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral
Piata Victoriei ©
Piata Victoriei
Unirii Square ©
Unirii Square