15 days in Transylvania Itinerary

15 days in Transylvania Itinerary

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15 days in Transylvania Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Cluj-Napoca
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Timisoara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Hunedoara
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Sibiu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Sighisoara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Brasov
— 4 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Doha

2
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
On the 8th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Ratiu Center for Democracy, identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, then walk around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park, and finally appreciate the history behind King Matthias Corvin Statue.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cluj-Napoca trip itinerary builder.

Doha, Qatar to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 10- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Cluj-Napoca is minus 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Doha in July, with highs in Cluj-Napoca at 32°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Timisoara.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Ratiu Center for Democracy
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Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park ©
Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park

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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): walk around Central Park, don't miss a visit to Piata Victoriei, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Timisoara Historical Center. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Memorialul Revolutiei, make a trip to Unirii Square, and then get your game on at One Move.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Timisoara trip website.

Traveling by car from Cluj-Napoca to Timisoara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Timisoara are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hunedoara.

Things to do in Timisoara

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums
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One Move ©
One Move
Piata Victoriei ©
Piata Victoriei
Unirii Square ©
Unirii Square

1
night
Hunedoara

Hunedoara ©
Hunedoara is a city in Hunedoara County, Transylvania, Romania. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castelul Corvinilor, take an in-depth tour of Expozitie Inedita: Ev Mediu. Tortura Si Executie, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Deva, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretumul Simeria.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hunedoara travel route tool.

You can drive from Timisoara to Hunedoara in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Hunedoara sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Hunedoara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

3
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: Alba Iulia (St Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Citadel of Alba Iulia, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Big Square (Piata Mare), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica din groapa, examine the collection at ASTRA Museum, and get curious at Muzeul de Istorie a Farmaciei.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Sibiu trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hunedoara to Sibiu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Sibiu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Alba Iulia
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Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Big Square (Piata Mare) ©
Big Square (Piata Mare)
ASTRA Museum ©
ASTRA Museum

2
nights
Sighisoara

Sighisoara
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
On the 16th (Thu), shop like a local with The Spoonman, shop like a local with Art & Crafts, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sighisoara Historic Center, then take in the pleasant sights at Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church on the Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Sighisoara Clock Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Synagogue Sighisoara, then examine the collection at Muzeul Etnografic Rupea, then pause for some serene contemplation at Darjiu Fortified Church, and finally ponder the design of Odorheiu Secuiesc.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sighisoara tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sibiu to Sighisoara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Sighisoara sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Darjiu Fortified Church, Muzeul Etnografic Rupea, Odorheiu Secuiesc
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Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Clock Tower ©
Sighisoara Clock Tower
Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts

4
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brasov: Bran (Horror House Bran, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), see the interesting displays at Casa Muresenilor, make a trip to Council Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Brasov trip planner.

Drive from Sighisoara to Brasov in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Bran, 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)

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