27 days in Transylvania & Sinaia Itinerary

27 days in Transylvania & Sinaia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Timisoara
— 2 nights
2
Hunedoara
— 1 night
3
Cluj-Napoca
— 3 nights
4
Sighisoara
— 2 nights
5
Brasov
— 4 nights
6
Sibiu
— 4 nights
7
Sinaia
— 3 nights
8
Bran
— 3 nights
9
Zarnesti
— 3 nights

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. Timisoara Historical Center and Retro IT Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Attractions like Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral and Central Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Timisoara: Arad (Malul Muresului & Holy Trinity Cathedral). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Serbian Orthodox Episcopal Church.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Timisoara online journey builder.

Bucharest to Timisoara is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July in Timisoara, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Hunedoara.

Things to do in Timisoara

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Arad
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Serbian Orthodox Episcopal Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Episcopal Church
Timisoara Historical Center ©
Timisoara Historical Center
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral ©
Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral

1
night
Hunedoara

Hunedoara ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Deva, thenidentify plant and animal life at Arboretumul Simeria, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelul Corvinilor.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hunedoara day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Timisoara to Hunedoara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Hunedoara can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Cluj-Napoca.

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

3
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Franciscan Church and Muzeul de Istorie Turda. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to TransyBike - Day Tours and Bridal Veil Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Cluj-Napoca side-trips: Szekelyko (in Rimetea), Aiud Citadel (in Aiud) and Coltesti Castle Ruins (in Coltesti). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cluj-Napoca trip site.

Getting from Hunedoara to Cluj-Napoca by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Szekelyko, Aiud Citadel, Coltesti Castle Ruins, Muzeul de Istorie Turda
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TransyBike - Day Tours ©
TransyBike - Day Tours
Franciscan Church ©
Franciscan Church
Coltesti Castle Ruins ©
Coltesti Castle Ruins

2
nights
Sighisoara

Sighisoara
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Sighisoara Clock Tower, take in the pleasant sights at Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sighisoara Historic Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Turnul Croitorilor, take in panoramic vistas at Turnul Cismarilor, thenview the masterpieces at Art & Crafts, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Spoonman.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sighisoara trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Cluj-Napoca to Sighisoara by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center
Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway ©
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway

4
nights
Brasov

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
You've now added Herghelia Horse Farm to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Biserica Sfânta Adormire a Maicii Domnului and St. Peter And St. Paul's Roman Catholic Parish. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rope Street Museum and Feldioara Fortress. Take a break from Brasov with a short trip to Muzeul National Secuiesc in Sfantu Gheorghe, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tampa, find something for the whole family at Parc Aventura Brasov, steep yourself in history at Draper Bastion, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brasov travel route planner.

You can drive from Sighisoara to Brasov in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Dinosaur Museum, Villages with Fortified Churches, Muzeul National Secuiesc
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Villages with Fortified Churches ©
Villages with Fortified Churches
Biserica Sfânta Adormire a Maicii Domnului ©
Rope Street Museum ©
Rope Street Museum

4
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Attractions like Fortress Walls and Passage of Stairs make great kid-friendly stops. Cozia Monastery and Catedrala Reintregirii Neamului (Coronation Cathedral) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Sibiu side-trips: Rapa Rosie (in Sebes) and Alba Iulia (Roman Castrum Ruins, St Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfântul Mihail, don't miss a visit to Slimnic Citadel, and wander the streets of The Lower Town of Sibiu (orasul de jos).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sibiu trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brasov to Sibiu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sinaia.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Slimnic Citadel, Biserica Sfântul Mihail, Rapa Rosie, Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată
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Roman Castrum Ruins ©
Roman Castrum Ruins
Cozia Monastery ©
Cozia Monastery

3
nights
Sinaia

Sinaia ©
Named after the monastery around which it was built, Sinaia is a mountain resort and popular holiday destination for Romanians and foreigners alike.
On the 5th (Wed), contemplate the long history of George Enescu Memorial House, Head underground at Lalomita Cave, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Crucea Caraiman, explore the historical opulence of Pelisor Castle, thenexplore the historical opulence of Peles Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinaia Monastery.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Sinaia road trip planner.

Getting from Sibiu to Sinaia by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bran.

Things to do in Sinaia

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Busteni, Lalomita Cave
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George Enescu Memorial House ©
George Enescu Memorial House
Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave ©
Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle

3
nights
Bran

Bran ©
Bran is a commune in Brașov County, Romania. Get in touch with nature at Valea Cetatii Cave and Dambovicioara Cave. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum Medieval Bran and La Cabane Aux Images. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bran: Curtea de Arges (Princely Church of St Nicholas & Mănăstirea Curtea de Argeș) and Biserica Sf. Nicolae (in Campulung). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and hit the slopes at Zanoaga Ski Slope.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bran tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Sinaia to Bran takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zarnesti.

Things to do in Bran

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rasnov, Curtea de Arges, La Cabane Aux Images, Biserica Sf. Nicolae, Dambovicioara Cave
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Mănăstirea Curtea de Argeș ©
Mănăstirea Curtea de Argeș
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Rasnov Citadel ©
Rasnov Citadel

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nights
Zarnesti

Zarnesti ©
Zărnești is a town in Brașov County, Transylvania, Romania, with a population of 21,681. On the 11th (Tue), try out the rides at Dino Parc and then explore the striking landscape at La Prapastii Zarnesti. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Piatra Craiului.

Make your Zarnesti itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Zarnesti is just a stone's throw from Bran. In August in Zarnesti, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Zarnesti

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Dino Parc, Piatra Craiului
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Dino Parc ©
Dino Parc
Piatra Craiului ©
Piatra Craiului
La Prapastii Zarnesti ©
La Prapastii Zarnesti

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