Amazing places to see in Transylvania in 3 days
Updated: Jun 18, 2019
Transylvania is the region of myths, idyllic cities and landscapes, film, theather and music festivals, tech (Cluj Napoca is called the Sillicon Valley of Europe), great food and an amazing mix of cultures - yup! We have influences and minorities from Germany, Hungary, Austria, Ukraine, Serbia, Poland, Turkey and much more.
As you can imagine, there are plenty of places to see and things to do. Here's our recommendation for 3 days in Transylvania 👇
As locals, we can definitely tell you that most of our business partners or thought that Transylvania and Dracula's Castles are just some good legends. This is why we started to do Transylvania Trips: to present this lovely side of Romania through the lenses of a local.
Dracula's the first one to see on our list because of its history, amazing view and picturesque location. The castles is right in the heart of the mountains and forests and it comes with a bloody legend rooted in the Vlad the Impaler weird habits.
We can't promise you any vampire encounters or howling wolves, but we can assure you that you will love it!
🎀 Bonus tip: The castle is right near a small village, so you can also get souvenirs, foods and drinks from the locals.
Peles & Pelisor Castles
Visiting these castles will make you live royal hours! And if you can't Pronounce the names, no worries, because their tales are so amazing that you will never forget them.
Here's why 👇
👑 Peleș Castle was built as a summer residence for the kings of Romania in the late 19th century, and it has a 66m high tower, 160 rooms and stunning park surrounding it!
🏰 The Castle is still owned by King Michael I of Romania, but it will remain a publicly opened museum. So everyone can see and fall in love with the royal heritage: paintings, collection of defense objects and guns, ivory sculptures, amazing furniture, oriental rugs and a lot of rooms that are inspired and furnished with elements from all over the world: India, Arabian Peninsula, Persia, Turkey and many more!
🎊 It looks a m a z i n g !
Another un-pronounceable name, but un-missable as well! Sighisoara should be a must for your Transylvania trip: it's a small city in the Transylvania with cobbled streets, very colorful buildings, fairy-tale-like fortified all arrund and with contemporary activities and happy locals.
The city has a history dating back to the 1100s and, as you can imagine, it has a lot of stories regarding Saxons, kings, German craftsmen, artisans and everything in between. All these transformed Sighișoara in a UNESCO World Heritage site. And yes, people actually live in this old city: so you will dive through a living piece of history (while being connected to high speed internet and posting on Instagram - if you want to).
Turda Salt Mine
This is not your usual Salt mine recommendation!
If you decide to visit Transylvania, your go-to should definitely see the surrealistic Salina Turda - the oldest salt mine in the world and its Subterranean Theme Park. It has 13 floors (more than 80m!) to go down and it is a very fancy and well-lighted place: besides the salt mine itself, there is a lake and boats, a wheel of gondolas, elevators, Russian Wheel and play a lot of games.
Or you can just walk around the enormous impressive salt mine and its beautiful caverns and little pond.
💡 If this sounds like an amazing idea and itinerary for you, all you have to do is to contact us and we will make sure to prepare everthing for your holiday: english guide, transport across all destinations, entry fees, accomodation, lunch, dinner and everything in between for a stress-free trip in Transylvania.