5 days in Transylvania Itinerary

5 days in Transylvania Itinerary

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Satu Mare
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Oradea
— 1 night
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Arad
— 1 night
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Timisoara
— 2 nights
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Satu Mare

Satu Mare is a city with a population of 102,400 and the capital of Satu Mare County, Romania, as well as the center of the Satu Mare metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Firemen's Tower.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Satu Mare trip planner.

Sibiu to Satu Mare is an approximately 5-hour car ride. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Oradea.
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Oradea

— 1 night
Oradea the capital city of Bihor County and Crișana region, is one of the important centers of economic, social and cultural development in the western part of Romania, retaining these characteristics throughout history. On the 4th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Oradea City Hall, admire the landmark architecture of Black Hawk (Vulturul Negru) Palace Arcade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moon Church (Biserica cu Luna), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Neolog Synagogue Zion, then step into the grandiose world of Oradea Fortress, and finally admire the striking features of The Roman-Catholic Cathedral.

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Getting from Satu Mare to Oradea by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Oradea can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Arad.

Things to do in Oradea

Historic Sites
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Arad

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Malul Muresului, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to City Hall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anthony of Padua Church.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Arad road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Oradea to Arad in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Arad are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Timisoara.

Things to do in Arad

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Timisoara

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stroll around Central Park, make a trip to Piata Victoriei, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Serbian Orthodox Episcopal Church. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Bruck House, then don't miss a visit to Unirii Square, then pause for some photo ops at Timisoara Historical Center, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Parcul Rozelor.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Timisoara road trip planning website.

You can drive from Arad to Timisoara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Timisoara can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Timisoara

Historic Sites · Parks
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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.