11 days in Central Romania, Ieud & Cluj-Napoca Itinerary

11 days in Central Romania, Ieud & Cluj-Napoca Itinerary

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11 days in Central Romania, Ieud & Cluj-Napoca Itinerary

Start: Cologne
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Sibiu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Brasov
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
3
Ieud
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Cluj-Napoca
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
End: Cologne

2
nights
Sibiu

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at ASTRA Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Emil Sigerus Museum of Saxon Ethnography and Folk Art, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through The Lower Town of Sibiu (orasul de jos), then make a trip to Citadel of Alba Iulia, then steep yourself in history at Camera de garda-Sala Armelor, and finally explore the striking landscape at Rapa Rosie.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sibiu holiday planner.

Cologne, Germany to Sibiu is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cologne to Sibiu due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Brasov.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Rapa Rosie
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
ASTRA Museum ©
ASTRA Museum

3
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 Sinaia Monastery. Kids will appreciate attractions like Parc Aventura Brasov and Dino Parc. Go for a jaunt from Brasov to Sinaia to see Peles Castle about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), make a trip to Sinagoga Neologa, get to know the fascinating history of Brasov Historical Center, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brasov trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a bus from Sibiu to Brasov in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ieud.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sinaia, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Dino Parc
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Mount Tampa ©
Mount Tampa
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle

3
nights
Ieud

Ieud ©
Ieud is a commune in Maramureș County in northern Romania. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Barsana Monastery and The Wooden Churches of Maramures. Church of the Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple and Poienile Izei Church of Saint Parascheva will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Ieud to Plopis to see The Church of the Holy Archangels about 1h 05 min away. It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Ethnological Museum and see the interesting displays at Muzeul Tarancii Romane.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ieud trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Brasov to Ieud in 6.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll set off for Cluj-Napoca on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Ieud

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Barsana, Muzeul Tarancii Romane, Poienile Izei Church of Saint Parascheva, The Church of the Holy Archangels
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Barsana Monastery ©
Barsana Monastery
The Church of the Holy Archangels ©
The Church of the Holy Archangels
Muzeul Tarancii Romane ©
Muzeul Tarancii Romane

2
nights
Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
On the 21st (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Museum Square, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind King Matthias Corvin Statue and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cluj-Napoca trip builder .

Getting from Ieud to Cluj-Napoca by car takes about 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Cluj-Napoca are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge ©
Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Museum Square ©
Museum Square