16 days in Romania Itinerary

16 days in Romania Itinerary

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16 days in Romania Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Cluj-Napoca
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Sighisoara
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Brasov
— 4 nights
4
Sibiu
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

3
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Take a break from the city and head to Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge and Tarnița. Hazsongard Cemetery and St. Michael's Church will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Cluj-Napoca with an excursion to Muzeul de Istorie Turda in Turda--about 40 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at National Ethnographic Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca, examine the collection at Zoology Museum, explore and take pictures at Sala Polivalenta, and stop by Chic Bijoux Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cluj-Napoca visit planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 6-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cluj-Napoca, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in August, things will get a bit warmer in Cluj-Napoca: highs are around 32°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muzeul de Istorie Turda
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National Ethnographic Park ©
National Ethnographic Park
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Hazsongard Cemetery ©
Hazsongard Cemetery

3
nights
Sighisoara

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cetatea Rupea and Fortified Evangelical Church of Cincsor. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fagaras Fortress and The Spoonman. Venture out of the city with trips to The Fortified Church of Biertan (in Biertan) and Izvoare (Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch & Ivo Wildlife Park). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sighisoara Historic Center, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower, snap pictures at Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, and shop like a local with Art & Crafts.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sighisoara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cluj-Napoca to Sighisoara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Sighisoara sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Izvoare, Fortified Evangelical Church of Cincsor, Cetatea Rupea, Fagaras Fortress, The Fortified Church of Biertan
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Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Fagaras Fortress ©
Fagaras Fortress
Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center

4
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Prima Scoala Romaneasca and Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer. Take a break from the city and head to La Prapastii Zarnesti and Mount Tampa. Change things up with these side-trips from Brasov: Sinaia (Sinaia Monastery, Peles Castle, & more), Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran) and Dino Parc (in Rasnov). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra), steep yourself in history at Yekaterina's Gate, get in on the family fun at Parc Aventura Brasov, and don't miss a visit to Council Square.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brasov route app .

You can drive from Sighisoara to Brasov in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Sibiu.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sinaia, La Prapastii Zarnesti, Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Dino Parc
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Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer ©

4
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Get outdoors at Transfagarasan Highway and Moldoveanu Peak. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monastero di Cozia and Catedrala Reintregirii Neamului (Coronation Cathedral). Change things up with these side-trips from Sibiu: Biserica Horezu (in Horezu) and Alba Iulia (St Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Citadel of Alba Iulia, & more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, take a stroll through Passage of Stairs, and see the interesting displays at ASTRA Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sibiu day trip website .

Traveling by bus from Brasov to Sibiu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Sibiu can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Biserica Horezu, Moldoveanu Peak, Cozia Monastery, Transfagarasan Highway
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Cozia Monastery ©
Cozia Monastery

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