16 days in Romania Itinerary

16 days in Romania Itinerary

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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
Bus:  2 h
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.
Visit St. Michael's Church and Reformed Church of Cluj-Napoca for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to National Ethnographic Park and Tarnița. Step out of Cluj-Napoca to go to Turda and see Muzeul de Istorie Turda, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Hazsongard Cemetery, see where the action happens at Sala Polivalenta, identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cluj-Napoca road trip planning app.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Cluj-Napoca is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in August, expect Cluj-Napoca to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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.
Sighisoara Historic Center and Fagaras Fortress will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Art & Crafts and The Spoonman. Change things up with these side-trips from Sighisoara: Fortified Evangelical Church of Cincsor (in Cincsor), Cetatea Rupea (in Rupea) and The Fortified Church of Biertan (in Biertan). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ivo Wildlife Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Biserica Romano-Catolica, tour the pleasant surroundings at Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch, and make a trip to Sighisoara Clock Tower.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sighisoara trip builder.

You can drive from Cluj-Napoca to Sighisoara in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Sighisoara sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Izvoare, Fortified Evangelical Church of Cincsor, Cetatea Rupea, The Fortified Church of Biertan, Fagaras Fortress
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Yekaterina's Gate. Explore hidden gems such as Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer and Biserica Sfântul Nicolae. Change things up with these side-trips from Brasov: Sinaia (Sinaia Monastery, Peles Castle, &more) and La Prapastii Zarnesti (in Zarnesti). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Prima Scoala Romaneasca, make a trip to Council Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), and get in on the family fun at Parc Aventura Brasov.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brasov online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sighisoara to Brasov takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Sibiu.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cozia Monastery and Catedrala Reintregirii Neamului (Coronation Cathedral). Step out of the city life by going to Transfagarasan Highway and Moldoveanu Peak. Venture out of the city with trips to Alba Iulia (St Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Citadel of Alba Iulia, &more) and Biserica Horezu (in Horezu). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Passage of Stairs, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and examine the collection at ASTRA Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sibiu online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Brasov to Sibiu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Sibiu, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

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

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