14-Day Road Trip to Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania

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14 days & 13 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Set off on an exciting multi-country adventure lasting 14 days. The journey covers Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania, showcasing stunning scenery at every stop.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 3 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. You'll stay 7 nights in Bulgaria, 2 nights in Greece, and 4 nights in Romania.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of Bulgaria, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. You’ll collect your chosen rental car in the city of Sofia and begin your adventure from there. Explore Sofia, Blagoevgrad, Lovech, Veliko Tarnovo, Pleven, Karlukovo, and Lukovit, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

Next, prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse and vibrant landscapes of Greece. Immerse yourself in the allure of Thessaloniki, where every street tells a story.

Continuing your journey, you'll step into the captivating realm of Romania. This country's charm is boundless, and you'll be impressed by the wonders of Bucharest, Sinaia, and Bușteni.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Thessaloniki’s White Tower of Thessaloniki and Bucharest's iconic Romanian Athenaeum. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Throughout your tour, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy! Embark on a quest for a rare souvenir in each destination. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 14-day self-drive adventure in Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail. This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries on one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Included

Hotel, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Плевен -  in BulgariaPleven / 1 night
Sofia - city in BulgariaSofia / 4 nights
Ловеч -  in BulgariaLovech
Blagoevgrad - city in BulgariaBlagoevgrad / 1 night
Photo of Iskar Panega Geopark along the Gold Panega River ,Lukovit, Bulgaria.Lukovit
Karlukovo
Thessaloniki Municipal Unit - city in GreeceThessaloniki / 2 nights
Велико Търново -  in BulgariaVeliko Tarnovo / 1 night
Bușteni - town in RomaniaBușteni
Sinaia - town in RomaniaSinaia
Antique building view in Old Town Bucharest city - capital of Romania and Dambrovita river. Bucharest, Romania, Europe.Bucharest / 4 nights

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Attractions

Parcul Herăstrău (Parcul Regele Mihai I), Sector 1, Bucharest, RomaniaKing Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA
Photo of Peles Castle in Sinaia, Romania.Peleș Castle
Photo of aerial drone view of iconic historic landmark ,old byzantine White Tower of Thessaloniki or Salonica, North Greece.White Tower of Thessaloniki
Photo of aerial drone panoramic view of iconic landmark Aristotelous square in the heart of Thessaloniki or Salonica, North Greece.Aristotelous Square
Photo of Autumn Trees Landscape Of Tineretului Park In Bucharest, Romania.Tineretului Park
Photo of beautiful landscape with green trees, leaves, vintage clock and many small blue forget me not or Scorpion grasses flowers in a sunny day at the entry to Cismigiu Garden (Gradina Cismigiu) in Bucharest, Romania.Cișmigiu Gardens
Sunny Day View in the IOR Park, Bucharest, Romania , Reflection of the Nature in the Water, Nature in the Middle of The City, Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park.Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park (I O R )
South Park
Borisova Gradina Park
St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Constitution Square
The amazing Park Izvor in the downtown of Bucharest city in a sunny spring day.Izvor Park
Photo of Panoramic view of Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni, Romania.Southern Carpathians Mountains, Transylvania.Cantacuzino Castle
Photo of Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum, Romania.Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
Photo of national Heroes Memorial in Carol Park in Bucharest, Romania.Carol I Park
Park "Zaimov"
Photo of Dimitrie Ghica Park, Sinaia, Romania.Dimitrie Ghica Park
Sofia Zoo, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101Sofia Zoo
Photo of sunset aerial view of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria.National Palace of Culture
The Umbrellas by Zongolopoulos, 1st District of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Municipal Unit, Municipality of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Regional Unit, Central Macedonia, Macedonia and Thrace, GreeceThe Umbrellas by Zongolopoulos
Photo of Romanian Athenaeum is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania.Romanian Athenaeum
Bucharest Botanical GardenBucharest Botanical Garden
Tsarevets Fortress
photo of view of Arch of Galerius and Rotunda, Thessaloniki, Greece.Arch of Galerius and Rotunda
Children's World Park, Sector 4, Bucharest, RomaniaChildren's World Park
North Park
Park "Geo Milev
Ivan Vazov" National Theater
photo of view of Agia Sofia Square travel guide, Thessaloniki, Greece.Agias Sofias Square
photo of View of a fruits and vegetables stand at the outdoor market Kapani in Thessaloniki Greece,Thessaloniki Greece.Kapani
Photo of Eagles' bridge in Sofia, Bulgaria.Eagles' Bridge
Photo of BUCHAREST, ROMANIA - Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum, located in Herastrau Park showcasing traditional Romanian village life.Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest
Photo of Prohodna cave is also known as God's eyes near Karlukovo village, Bulgaria.Prohodna Cave
Beautiful background with the famous fountain against colorful sky in central square of Bucharest, in sunset light.Bucharest Fountains
Photo of Main entrance National Museum of Art of Romania, Bucharest, Romania.National Museum of Art of Romania
Holy Trinity Park
Knyazheska Garden
photo of view of Covered wooden bridge in the town of Lovech in Bulgaria over the Osam river.,Lovech bulgaria.Covered Bridge
Russian Monument Square
photo of Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece.Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
Pleven Panorama
photo of view ofAtatürk useumM, Thessaloniki, Greece.Atatürk useumM
photo of view of Sofia's cityscape, blending old-world charm with modernity, featuring the iconic lion bridge, Bulgaria.Lions' Bridge
Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker
Park "Sveta Gora
Marno Pole Park
Regional History Museum Sofia
photo of view of Cannon at Skobelev park in Pleven.,Pleven Bulgaria.Skobelev Park
Panega Eco Trail
Church of St. Demetrios, 3rd District of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Municipal Unit, Municipality of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Regional Unit, Central Macedonia, Macedonia and Thrace, GreeceChurch of St Demetrios
Monument of Mother Bulgaria
Pleven Water Cascades and Fountains
Monument to the Assen Dynasty
Vasil Levski museum
Alley "Bash Bunar" Lovech

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Day 1

Day 1 – Sofia - arrival day

  • Sofia - Arrival day
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  • Russian Monument Square
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Sofia in Bulgaria. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Sofia for 3 nights.

Catch an early flight to Bulgaria to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Sofia before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

Russian Monument Square is a travelers’ favorite in Sofia, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 6,588 visitors.

Make your way to your chosen hotel. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM in Sofia. Make yourself at home and enjoy some downtime before heading out again.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Sofia. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Make sure to book a table at Mamma Mia Ltd, a popular restaurant in Sofia. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Sofia at Divaka, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Halbite Beer Hall.

Your multi-country road trip in Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Sofia and Reduta

  • Sofia
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Drive 18 km, 53 min

  • Sofia Zoo
  • Park "Geo Milev
  • Borisova Gradina Park
  • Eagles' Bridge
  • Knyazheska Garden
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Wake up and see what day 2 of your great European road trip in Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania has in store for you! You will be staying in Sofia for 2 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Sofia today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Sofia Zoo. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 14,962 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Borisova Gradina Park. This incredible attraction and park holds an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to 27,346 visitors.

According to travelers in Sofia, the extraordinary Eagles' Bridge is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and stone bridge is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 10,196 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible park, Knyazheska Garden. Up to 7,672 visitors have rated it an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Sofia boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Bulgaria.

Renowned for its , this restaurant presents an outstanding menu of cuisine. This distinguished -recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. With an acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Face bar & dinner, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Art Club Museum offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Sofia.

To truly maximize your evening out, consider visiting Lime Cafe & Cocktails after dinner. This bar is known for offering some of the best drinks and vibes in the city.

Take in the ambiance of Sofia as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Sofia

  • Sofia
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Drive 24 km, 1 hour 16 min

  • North Park
  • St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker
  • National Palace of Culture
  • South Park
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Day 3 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Sofia. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Sofia, including the outstanding North Park. Having an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 10,850 reviews, this fascinating park and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Sofia is also home to the captivating St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, a local church considered one of the highlights of the city. About 19,648 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.7 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Church of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Sofia. This extraordinary church and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 5,034 travelers.

A trip to the wonderful National Palace of Culture will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing convention center and attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 14,510 reviews.

Soak in Sofia's rich culture at the fantastic South Park. Further proving its status as one of the best places to visit in Sofia is its overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 30,763 visitor reviews.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central Sofia. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania.

Esteemed for its , this restaurant offers a remarkable selection of cuisine. This esteemed -recipient consistently impresses guests, making it a must-visit spot during your holiday. With its recognition, it guarantees an unforgettable dining adventure. Savor the flavors at J. J. Murphy's, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Restaurant "Staria Chinar" beckons with its unique menu offerings.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania! Enjoy your evening in Sofia to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Sofia and Thessaloniki

  • Thessaloniki
  • Sofia
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Drive 305 km, 4 hours 30 min

  • Regional History Museum Sofia
  • Holy Trinity Park
  • Park "Zaimov"
  • Ivan Vazov" National Theater
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 4 of your multi-country journey across Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Sofia in Bulgaria. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Thessaloniki where you'll spend 2 nights of well-deserved relaxation.

Set your GPS to Thessaloniki, Greece and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 3 hours 40 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Thessaloniki beckons with new experiences!

A tour of Sofia is not complete without a visit to the famous Regional History Museum – Sofia / Регионален исторически музей – София. This incredible museum and attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 4,246 travelers.

Make the most of your Sofia travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Holy Trinity Park. This park and unique destination is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,768 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Park "Zaimov" for an experience worth remembering. This local park and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 15,209 visitors.

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Thessaloniki of your choice.

As the sun sets on day 4 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Thessaloniki's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Bulgaria to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Thessaloniki has them.

Renowned for its , this restaurant presents an outstanding menu of cuisine. This distinguished -recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. With an acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Kitchen Bar, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? The Greek offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Ενοχές Bar. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Thessaloniki.

To truly maximize your evening out, consider visiting Vogatsikou 3 after dinner. This bar is known for offering some of the best drinks and vibes in the city. Alternatively, head to Castra- All Day Terrace Bar, another bar with an inviting ambiance. Similarly, Apallou also offers a great atmosphere, ensuring a night filled with enjoyment and relaxation.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania! Enjoy your evening in Thessaloniki to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 5

Day 5 – Thessaloniki

  • Thessaloniki
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Drive 8 km, 54 min

  • Church of St Demetrios
  • The Umbrellas by Zongolopoulos
  • Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
  • White Tower of Thessaloniki
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On day 5, you will wake up in Thessaloniki with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Thessaloniki before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania.

A tour of Thessaloniki is not complete without a visit to the famous Holy Church of Saint Demetrius, Patron Saint of Thessalonica. This incredible church and attraction has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 5,909 travelers.

Make the most of your Thessaloniki travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful The Umbrellas Sculpture by Zogolopoulos. This sightseeing destination and unique destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 13,676 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki for an experience worth remembering. This local archaeological museum and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 7,009 visitors.

Another stop we recommend you add to your Thessaloniki sightseeing list is the remarkable fortified tower, White Tower of Thessaloniki. Sought after by many travelers from around the world, White Tower of Thessaloniki has received 4.7 out of 5 stars from 51,335 visitors. More than 290,192 people visit this impressive attraction annually.

As the sun sets on day 5 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Thessaloniki's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Bulgaria to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Thessaloniki has them.

As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at rOOTS, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Menta is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Opsopoion Maganeiai. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Thessaloniki tonight.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Tribeca. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, Kafodeio Greek offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two. Don’t overlook Pulp, another top-rated bar in the area.

As the night falls in Thessaloniki, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Thessaloniki and Blagoevgrad

  • Blagoevgrad
  • Thessaloniki
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Drive 202 km, 3 hours 11 min

  • Kapani
  • Aristotelous Square
  • Agias Sofias Square
  • Arch of Galerius and Rotunda
  • Atatürk useumM
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Dive into day 6 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania. Today's main destinations are Thessaloniki in Greece, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Blagoevgrad. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

When you’ve had your share of Thessaloniki, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. Your travel time is around 2 hours 30 min.

Something that makes Thessaloniki the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding market, Kapani. This local gem has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 11,618 visitors.

The famous Aristotelous Square is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Thessaloniki's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 42,159 travelers have rated this incredible square and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Thessaloniki is also home to the extraordinary Agias Sofias Square, which boasts a 4.6 out of 5 star rating in 10,231 traveler reviews.

Another place you’ll want to visit is the captivating Arch of Galerius and Rotunda. With an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from a total of 12,215 reviews, a visit to this wonderful tetrapylon and tourist destination is truly a great idea.

On this Thessaloniki exploration, you'll also have the chance to admire the fantastic Atatürk Museum up close. This fascinating house museum and attraction is a must-visit, and its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 7,650 travelers is proof.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in Blagoevgrad. Indulge in well-deserved rest and rejuvenation, preparing for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Bulgaria's delectable cuisine at one of Blagoevgrad's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the city’s most recommended bars.

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. This venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Located in the heart of the city, is an ideal pick for cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Tchsasovnika, a top-rated dining spot in Blagoevgrad. If you're in the mood for something new, try Bar All Stars, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Verde. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Blagoevgrad.

Explore the vibrant nightlife at BeFree after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to Swing for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting. Furthermore, Найс плейс is perfect for those looking to extend their night with a touch of local flavor.

Celebrate day 6 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Blagoevgrad, Lovech, and Veliko Tarnovo

  • Veliko Tarnovo
  • Lovech
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Drive 347 km, 4 hours 12 min

  • Vasil Levski museum
  • Covered Bridge
  • Alley "Bash Bunar" Lovech
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 7 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 1 stop. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Lovech in Bulgaria. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Veliko Tarnovo, your home for 1 night.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Lovech. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 50 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Lovech is the magnificent Vasil Levski Museum, Lovech. Around 587 visitors have rated this excellent architectural structure and travel destination an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Covered Bridge on this leg of your adventure in Bulgaria. This attraction is a well-known bridge that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from around 6,683 travelers.

The remarkable Alley "Bash Bunar" Lovech is known to be one of the best places to visit in Lovech, and its average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 319 traveler reviews is proof.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Veliko Tarnovo. This is not only a place to sleep but your home away from home, offering a warm welcome after a long day on the road.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Veliko Tarnovo boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Bulgaria.

This popular -awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Have a fantastic dining experience at Restaurant "Ethno", a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, The Bell offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Burger and Sweets "Асеневци" is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Veliko Tarnovo.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Famous Bar 2. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, Bar Grill Kolata offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two. Don’t overlook Bar Melodie / Melody Bar /, another top-rated bar in the area.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Veliko Tarnovo and Bucharest

  • Bucharest
  • Veliko Tarnovo
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Drive 184 km, 3 hours 33 min

  • Monument of Mother Bulgaria
  • Marno Pole Park
  • Monument to the Assen Dynasty
  • Park "Sveta Gora
  • Tsarevets Fortress
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On day 8 of your multi-country road trip across Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places to see in Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria. In the evening, you’ll end up in Bucharest, where you will stay for 4 nights.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Veliko Tarnovo and set your GPS to Bucharest, Romania. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 2 hours 51 min. Upon reaching Bucharest, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Monument of Mother Bulgaria. This outstanding sightseeing destination and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 2,765 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Monument of Mother Bulgaria is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Marno Pole Park is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This park and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,637 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing point of interest, Monument to the Assen Dynasty. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,635 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

The top-rated Park "Sveta Gora", an outstanding sightseeing destination, is one place you should visit while in Veliko Tarnovo considering its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 4,790 travelers.

Explore the magnificent Tsarevets Fortress and discover what makes this local point of interest and wonder one of the best attractions in Veliko Tarnovo. This popular sightseeing destination enjoys a rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 11,802 travelers.

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Bucharest’s top hotels offer a lovely retreat at day’s end. Choose from options ranging from budget to luxury.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Bucharest. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Dine in style at Coftale Specialty Coffee Shop, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, PAPILA boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Hanu' Berarilor Casa Oprea Soare. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Bucharest.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like QP Pub, known for its lively atmosphere. Control Club is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance. Similarly, Wicked Bar offers an excellent atmosphere for those looking to amp up the evening.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Bucharest, Sinaia, and Bușteni

  • Bucharest
  • Sinaia
  • Bușteni
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Drive 296 km, 4 hours 17 min

  • Cantacuzino Castle
  • Dimitrie Ghica Park
  • Peleș Castle
  • More

On day 9 of your European tour in Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania, you’ll start and end your day in Sinaia, but spend the day exploring what’s beyond the town. Since you will return to Bucharest for 3 nights more, there’s no need to rush. Experience Sinaia in Romania to the fullest today with this curated day itinerary!

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Sinaia. This drive usually takes around 13 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Dimitrie Ghica Park is a travelers’ favorite in Sinaia, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 15,547 visitors.

In Sinaia, don’t miss Peleș Castle, a great castle and place to see in the town. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 62,325 reviews.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Bucharest, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Bușteni. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 58 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

A tour of Bușteni is not complete without a visit to the famous Cantacuzino Castle. This incredible castle and attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 19,939 travelers.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Bucharest’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania.

Celebrated as a restaurant, it boasts an exceptional menu. This establishment consistently wows guests, making it a memorable stop during your holiday. Nestled in the city's heart, is a perfect choice for discerning cuisine enthusiasts seeking a new experience. Enjoy a sumptuous meal at Hanu' Berarilor Casa Elena Lupescu, a highly-rated dining destination in Bucharest. If you're eager to try something different, consider Stadio Unirii, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Osho. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Bucharest this evening.

Round off your dining experience by visiting Manasia Hub, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of Origo, a bar catering to every mood and preference. The PUB Bucharest likewise offers a unique atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out.

Take in the ambiance of Bucharest as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 12 km, 56 min

  • Bucharest Botanical Garden
  • Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
  • Romanian Athenaeum
  • National Museum of Art of Romania
  • Cișmigiu Gardens
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Wake up and see what day 10 of your great European road trip in Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania has in store for you! You will be staying in Bucharest for 2 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated park and attraction in Bucharest — "Dimitrie Brândză" Botanical Garden. About 13,703 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

The popular Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum is another top sight in Bucharest that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved natural history museum in the area, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 18,035 visitors.

Romanian Athenaeum is a spectacular concert hall and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Bucharest, earning an impressive average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 14,073 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent National Museum of Art of Romania. Because of its allure and charm, around 8,987 visitors have rated this attraction and national museum an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Discover the allure of Cișmigiu Gardens. Echoing its popularity, 37,082 travelers have awarded this famous park and sightseeing spot an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Bucharest. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Romanian Craft Beer, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try 18Lounge? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Arcade Cafe as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Bucharest.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Zeppelin Pub offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 25 km, 1 hour 27 min

  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park (I O R )
  • Constitution Square
  • Izvor Park
  • Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest
  • King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA
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Day 11 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Bucharest. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Bucharest is the magnificent Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park. Around 31,456 visitors have rated this excellent park and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Constitution Square on this leg of your adventure in Romania. This attraction is a well-known point of interest that has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from around 19,443 travelers.

The remarkable Izvor Park is known to be one of the best places to visit in Bucharest, and its average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 19,327 traveler reviews is proof.

Dive deeper into Bucharest by exploring the captivating Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest. With a stellar average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,618 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Bucharest exploration list!

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Bucharest’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania.

Renowned as a restaurant, it offers an exceptional menu. This restaurant consistently impresses guests, ensuring a memorable addition to your holiday. Nestled in the heart of the city, is an ideal choice for discerning foodies seeking culinary excellence. Enjoy a delicious meal at Terasa Baraka, a top-rated dining destination in Bucharest. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Shift, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Taverna Sârbului. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Bucharest this evening.

Celebrate day 11 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Bucharest and Pleven

  • Pleven
  • Bucharest
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Drive 226 km, 4 hours 26 min

  • Bucharest Fountains
  • Carol I Park
  • Tineretului Park
  • Children's World Park
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On day 12 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Bucharest in Romania. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Pleven, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Pleven, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Bucharest to Pleven may take around 3 hours 12 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Pleven, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated point of interest and attraction in Bucharest — Bucharest Fountains. About 9,675 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

The popular Carol Park is another top sight in Bucharest that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved urban park in the area, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 16,367 visitors.

Tineretului Park is a spectacular park and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Bucharest, earning an impressive average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 37,293 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent Children's World Park. Because of its allure and charm, around 11,125 visitors have rated this attraction and park an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Pleven. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Pleven. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Esteemed for its , this restaurant offers a remarkable selection of cuisine. This esteemed -recipient consistently impresses guests, making it a must-visit spot during your holiday. With its recognition, it guarantees an unforgettable dining adventure. Savor the flavors at Pizzeria Cantonata, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Дежа Вю Пица & Ресторант beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Snack Bar "Ledenika". With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Pleven tonight.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Momento bar & pizza, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, Sky Lounge offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out Кафе-Бар Бораго. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

Take in the ambiance of Pleven as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 13

Day 13 – Pleven, Karlukovo, Lukovit, and Sofia

  • Sofia
  • Pleven
  • Karlukovo
  • Lukovit
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Drive 194 km, 3 hours 34 min

  • Pleven Water Cascades and Fountains
  • Pleven Panorama
  • Skobelev Park
  • Panega Eco Trail
  • Prohodna Cave
  • More

Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 13 of your multi-country journey across Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Pleven in Bulgaria. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Sofia where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

Lukovit’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Pleven behind. This drive usually takes around 52 min. Lukovit welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

In Pleven, the extraordinary Pleven Water Cascades and Fountains awaits. This attraction is a valued park that boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,276 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Pleven is the spectacular Pleven Panorama. This attraction is a museum that is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,118 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Skobelev Park. This local park and wonder has an overall review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,554 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

Karlukovo’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Lukovit behind. This drive usually takes around 14 min. Karlukovo welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated cave and attraction in Karlukovo — Prohodna. About 8,756 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Lukovit. This car ride takes around 52 min.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Lukovit today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Panega Eco Trail. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,406 visitors.

Relax your senses after a day of exhilarating activities and fun exploration. Retreat to one of the best accommodations in Sofia.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Sofia’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania.

Make sure to book a table at Taj Mahal Restaurant, a popular restaurant in Sofia. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Sofia at Manastirska Magernitsa Restaurant, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated.

As the night falls in Sofia, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 14

Day 14 – Sofia - departure day

  • Sofia - Departure day
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  • Lions' Bridge
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On day 14 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Sofia before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

As you approach the end of your journey in Bulgaria, take a moment for some retail therapy in Sofia’s celebrated shopping district. Thanks to your stay’s premier location, you can easily visit the city’s commercial hubs and wander through its diverse range of local shops without rushing.

Whether you’re on a hunt for an ideal present to give to your friends or family or looking for a personal memento to remind you of Bulgaria, a variety of items are waiting for you. Hold onto the magic of Bulgaria with these wonderful souvenirs, ensuring your memories never fade.

Get a last taste of Bulgaria’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Sofia and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure.

The time has come to say farewell to Sofia for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 14-day European road trip in Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania with fond memories. Safe travels!

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