Romania Vacation: The Perfect 5-Day Transylvania Itinerary Story

By Loredana Elena


Romania Vacation: The Perfect 5-Day Transylvania Itinerary Story

Transylvania, in central Romania, is famous for its Transylvanian 'vampires', with Dracula being the most well-known. This stunning region in... Read more

Day 1

Brașov City

Make sure to include the city of Brasov on your Transylvania itinerary for a glimpse of old-world Saxon walls and... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 1

Brașov Town Centre

A visit to Brasov is like walking into a medieval storybook setting. Here, you can marvel at Saxon and Gothic-inspired... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 2

Poiana Brașov - Ski Resort

Add more height to your trip with a visit to the best ski resort in Romania. Visit Poiana Brașov for... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 3

Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer

Before leaving Brasov, be sure to pay a quick visit to the Fortified Church. This Church has a tower that... Read more

Day 2

Nature & Castle-Hopping

Kick off the second day of your Transylvania itinerary with a trip to Piatra Craiului National Park to hike up... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 1

Piatra Craiului National Park

Piatra Craiului National Park contains Romania's longest limestone ridges. The top of the park also offers fantastic panoramic views of... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 2

Bran Castle

Bran Castle sits beautifully atop a hill in Transylvania. It is one of Romania’s most-visited sites due to being known... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 3

Cetatea Râșnov

Next, visit the Cetatea Rasnov Fortress. This fortress is an excellent reminder of Transylvania’s military prowess and high-quality architecture. Inside,... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 4

Peleș Castle

For an excellent example of Neo-Renaissance grandeur, head over to Peles Castle. This castle is situated in the Carpathian Mountains,... Read more

Day 3

Sibiu City

Make your next day count with a trip to Sibiu City, which is easily explored on foot as the landmarks... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 1

Sibiu Town Centre

This Transylvanian city is home to many Germanic (Saxon) structures that still stand strong until this day. Walk its medieval... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 2

ASTRA National Museum Complex

For your major museum stop, head to the ASTRA National Museum Complex (simply Astra Museum) where you can visit four... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 3

Bridge of Lies

I'm not going to lie; this Bridge got me all curious. Legend has it that this Bridge of Lies is... Read more

Day 4


On the fourth day of your tour of Transylvania, explore the must-visit salt mine, Salina Turda, where an underground lake... Read more

Day 4 - Stop 1

Salina Turda (Salt Mine)

A short distance away from Cluj-Napoca is the world's largest salt mine. It is known as the Salina Turda Salt... Read more

Day 4 - Stop 2

Cluj-Napoca Proper

Cluj-Napoca Proper is Transylvania's unofficial capital. The largest population of students live here, so you can count on the newer... Read more

Day 4 - Stop 3

Cluj-Napoca National Theatre

After exploring the city, cap off the night with a play or show at the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre. A potential... Read more

Day 5

Postcard-Ready Sighișoara

Another beautiful town that looks like it jumped straight out of a postcard is Sighisoara. This small town is a... Read more

Day 5 - Stop 1

Historic Centre of Sighisoara

You can reach Sighisoara’s Historic Centre with a quick climb. This UNESCO World Heritage Site contains an 800-year-old Saxon town... Read more

Day 5 - Stop 2

Casa Georgius Krauss

Casa Georgius Krauss is primarily a quaint hotel that sits atop an old property. Each room in this hotel merges... Read more


In Summary

I hope this Transylvania travel guide full of travel tips and more has inspired you to visit this beautiful part... Read more