Transylvania Road Trip
After a wonderful two and a half months in Romania, and with our visas about to expire, we decided to rent a car and see the rest of Transylvania before leaving for Greece.
With so much to see we chose a route that would work best for seven days beginning and ending in Brasov. We found Avis in Brasov to have the best deal and rented a 4 door sedan for 180 euros or $200. Like most car rental companies you get a good discount if you rent for a week or more. Not sure, but I think it was the same price for seven or four days.
Before leaving for our trip we made sure to have everything booked in every city as well as where we will stay when we got back, and in Bucharest for a couple nights before our flight to Athens. We did not want to stress about anything on the road.
On to the road Trip. We created this interactive map. Not sure how effective it is, but we wanted to give it a try vs a static image. You can click on the route for a summary and the markers for information about the actual destinations.
Day 01 Brasov to Sighisoara
We left Brasov and made our way to Sinaia to see the Peles Castle. Such an impressive castle inside and out. We could not stop taking photos and being the last people in our tour. Even as we were leaving we continued taking photos all the way to the parking lot. We then made our way to Sighisoara. A two and a half hour drive, but for us and stopping for snacks and photos, more like four hours. We got in at about sunset. Settled in and took a stroll around the small but charming center before having dinner and heading back for the night.
Day 02 Sighisoara to Cluj Napoca
We woke up in Sighisoara and explored the historic old town for a couple of hours. Later we drove to Turda to see the Salt mines before making our way to Cluj Napoca for the night.
Day 03 Cluj Napoca Full Day
We stayed in most of the day. It rained and we watched movies while working on photos.
Day 04 Cluj to Hunedoara
We explored Cluj for a couple of hours before making our way to Hunedoara. We found a sunflower field on the way where we spent a good amount of time taking photos.
Day 05 Hunedoara to Sibiu
After seeing the magnificent Corvin Castle, we drove to Alba Lulia to see the citadel (Alba Carolina) and then towards Sibiu for the night
Day 06 Sibiu Full Day
We spent the day exploring beautiful Sibiu
Day 07 Sibiu to Brasov
We explored the square one more time before leaving Sibiu and made our way towards Rasnov. We spent a couple of hours as the park closed and the sun began to go down before returning back to Brasov for the night before returning our car.
Day 08 Brasov to Bucharest
After returning the car in Brasov we took a train to Bucharest where we spent our last few days before leaving for our flight.
Romania has been so good to us and we choose it as one of the places we could easily stay much longer. We only explored one region and there’s still much more to see. Hopefully there will be more Romania posts coming. We have plenty of good memories and mountains of photos.
Speaking of photos…
Another thing we are also trying out is to hashtag our side trips on instagram and display a gallery on our posts. Enjoy