9 days in Transylvania Itinerary

9 days in Transylvania Itinerary

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9 days in Transylvania Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  8​h 30​min
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Timisoara
— 1 night
2
Hunedoara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sibiu
— 1 night
4
Brasov
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sighisoara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Cluj-Napoca
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Manchester

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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. On the 20th (Mon), walk around Central Park, make a trip to Piata Victoriei, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Unirii Square, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Palace of the Serbian Episcopacy.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Timisoara trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Timisoara is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Manchester in July, expect Timisoara to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hunedoara.

Things to do in Timisoara

Historic Sites Parks
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Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral ©
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral
Piata Victoriei ©
Piata Victoriei
Unirii Square ©
Unirii Square

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Hunedoara

Hunedoara ©
Hunedoara is a city in Hunedoara County, Transylvania, Romania. On the 21st (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Deva, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretumul Simeria, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelul Corvinilor.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hunedoara itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Timisoara to Hunedoara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car 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
Arboretumul Simeria ©
Arboretumul Simeria

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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 22nd (Wed): take in the views from Bridge of Lies, then make a trip to Big Square (Piata Mare), then examine the collection at Brukenthal National Museum, and finally examine the collection at ASTRA Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sibiu tour planning site .

You can drive from Hunedoara to Sibiu in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Sibiu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Brasov.

Things to do in Sibiu

Museums
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ASTRA Museum ©
ASTRA Museum
Big Square (Piata Mare) ©
Big Square (Piata Mare)
Bridge of Lies ©
Bridge of Lies

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Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tampa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra), then make a trip to Council Square, then step into the grandiose world of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), and finally step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti and then take a stroll through Brasov Historical Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brasov trip website .

Traveling by bus from Sibiu to Brasov takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti, 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)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the views from Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, get to know the fascinating history of Sighisoara Historic Center, take in the exciting artwork at Art & Crafts, then enjoy breathtaking views from Turnul Franghierilor, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church on the Hill, and finally don't miss a visit to Torre do Relogio.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sighisoara travel route builder app .

Getting from Brasov to Sighisoara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center
Torre do Relogio ©
Torre do Relogio
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, and then get to know the fascinating history of Museum Square. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, pause for some photo ops at King Matthias Corvin Statue, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, and finally walk around Simion Bărnuțiu Central Park.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cluj-Napoca tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sighisoara to Cluj-Napoca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Cluj-Napoca, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

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