29 days in Transylvania Itinerary

29 days in Transylvania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Transylvania holiday planner

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Cluj-Napoca
— 5 nights
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Baile Herculane
— 1 night
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Sighisoara
— 4 nights
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Gheorgheni
— 2 nights
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Brasov
— 8 nights
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Fagaras
— 3 nights
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Sibiu
— 5 nights
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Cluj-Napoca

— 5 nights

Treasure City

The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Visiting Cheile Turzii and Cetakuia Hill (Dealul Cetakuia) will get you outdoors. Explore Cluj-Napoca's surroundings by going to Salina Turda (in Turda), Gradina Zmeilor (in Gilgau) and Moara de Vant (in Ciurila). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Gradina Botanica "Alexandru Borza", take in the awesome beauty at Szekelyko, admire the masterpieces at Muzeul de Arta, and visit Avenue of Heroes in Cluj-Napoca (B-dul Eroilor).

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cluj-Napoca trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Cluj-Napoca due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in September, you will find days in Cluj-Napoca are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Baile Herculane.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 19:

Baile Herculane

— 1 night
Băile Herculane is a town in Romanian Banat, in Caraș-Severin County, situated in the valley of the Cerna River, between the Mehedinți Mountains to the east and the Cerna Mountains to the west, elevation 168 meters. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): walk around National Park Domogled.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read Baile Herculane journey tool.

Drive from Cluj-Napoca to Baile Herculane in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Baile Herculane

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Sighisoara

— 4 nights
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Escape the urban bustle at Le Lac Balea and Breite Ancient Oak Tree Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to The Fortified Church of Biertan (in Biertan), Butterfly House Praid (in Praid) and Bear Lake (in Sovata). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Centrul Istoric Sighisoara, don't miss a visit to Sighisoara Clock Tower, and shop like a local with Art & Crafts.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sighisoara online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Baile Herculane to Sighisoara in 5.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Gheorgheni.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:

Gheorgheni

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ivo Wildlife Park and then explore by horseback at Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Medveles Erdelyben and then explore the striking landscape at Bicaz Gorge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gheorgheni tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sighisoara to Gheorgheni takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Gheorgheni can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Brasov.

Things to do in Gheorgheni

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Brasov

— 8 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Escape the urban bustle at Muntele Tampa and Go2Transilvania - Day Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Brasov: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran), La Prapastii Zarnesti (in Zarnesti) and Sinaia (Manastirea Sinaia, Peles Castle, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Piaka Sfatului, explore the historical opulence of Rasnov Citadel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bunloc, and take in breathtaking views at Canionul Șapte Scări.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brasov online trip maker.

You can drive from Gheorgheni to Brasov in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fagaras.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 4:

Fagaras

— 3 nights
Făgăraș is a city in central Romania, located in Brașov County. Take a break from the city and head to Transfagarasan Highway and Emerald Lake. Step out of Fagaras with an excursion to Muzeul Badea Cartan in Cartisoara--about 36 minutes away. On the 7th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Moldoveanu Peak. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Capra Wasserfall.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fagaras trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brasov to Fagaras in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Fagaras are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Fagaras

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Sibiu

— 5 nights

Red Town

Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Step out of the city life by going to Rapa Rosie and Arboretumul Simeria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sibiu: Castelul Corvinilor (in Hunedoara) and Cetatea Alba Iulia (in Alba Iulia). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Big Square (Piata Mare), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centrul Istoric, see the interesting displays at Brukenthal National Museum, and take in the views from Bridge of Lies.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sibiu trip website.

Traveling by car from Fagaras to Sibiu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 12:

Transylvania travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas
While Transylvania may be known in popular culture as the home of Dracula, the incredible lanscape and rich history of this region are not to be overlooked. Located in the Carpathian Mountains in central Romania, travelers flock here for outdoor activities and adventures such as hiking, skiing, and rock climbing. Further, the medieval towns and architecture scattered throughout the region are some of the oldest and best preserved in the country. As host of many festivals and events, Transylvania is a cultural center for foreigners and locals alike. It's the country's largest and most well-known region, and the majority of tourism within Romania exists in this historic area.