Bucharest, the country's capital, is situated 150 miles (241 kilometers) southeast of Petrosani.
It's hardly surprising Petrosani is a perennial favourite with travelers from all over the world; the surrounding region is an Aladdin's Cave of interesting sights and attractions. If you're looking for other places to check out, you'll find Hateg, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southeast, and Tirgu Jiu 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the north.
Grab some transportation and visit Sibiu, a shopping and transport center for the region, situated about 45 miles (72 kilometers) from Petrosani. This bigger city has plenty of visitor attractions, including ASTRA National Museum Complex, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu and Council Tower. Should you have the time, be sure to visit Brukenthal National Museum, Evangelical Cathedral and Piata Mare before heading back to Petrosani.
Every place on Earth holds a fascinating history and Transylvania is no exception. The historic palaces in these parts are particularly interesting. For an outdoor cultural activity that will interest the entire family, take the time to head to the region's popular gardens.
When you hear the call of the great outdoors, follow the lead of local thrill seekers and spend the day mountain climbing or mountain biking. If you're the kind of traveler who prefers life's gentler pursuits while holidaying, why not try a spot of picnicking and camping.
All good things come to an end, but be rest assured, when you have to leave the region, you'll be leaving with many special memories to keep forever.