10-Day Road Trip to Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria

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10 days & 9 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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9 nights included
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10 days included
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Set off on an exciting multi-country adventure lasting 10 days. The journey covers Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria, 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 5 nights in Romania, 2 nights in Serbia, and 2 nights in Bulgaria.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of Romania, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. You’ll collect your chosen rental car in the city of Bucharest and begin your adventure from there. Explore Bucharest, Sinaia, Bran, Făgăraș, Sibiu, and Timișoara, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

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

Continuing your journey, you'll step into the captivating realm of Bulgaria. This country's charm is boundless, and you'll be impressed by the wonders of Sofia and Veliko Tarnovo.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Belgrade’s Belgrade Fortress and Sofia's iconic St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. 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 Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria 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 10-day self-drive adventure in Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria. 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 Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria.

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

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Included

Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Sofia - city in BulgariaSofia / 1 night
Photo of the Small Square piata mica, the second fortified square in the medieval Upper town of Sibiu city, Romania.Sibiu
Photo of aerial view of the Citadel of Fagaras, in Brasov county, Romania. Făgăraș / 1 night
Niš - city in SerbiaNiš
BelgradeBelgrade / 2 nights
Велико Търново -  in BulgariaVeliko Tarnovo / 1 night
Sinaia - town in RomaniaSinaia
Antique building view in Old Town Bucharest city - capital of Romania and Dambrovita river. Bucharest, Romania, Europe.Bucharest / 3 nights
Photo of aerial view of the old Timisoara city center, Romania.Timișoara / 1 night

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Photo of aerial view of the medieval Castle of Bran, known for the myth of Dracula, Romania.Bran Castle
Parcul Herăstrău (Parcul Regele Mihai I), Sector 1, Bucharest, RomaniaKing Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA
Photo of Peles Castle in Sinaia, Romania.Peleș Castle
Belgrade FortressBelgrade Fortress
Photo of Autumn Trees Landscape Of Tineretului Park In Bucharest, Romania.Tineretului Park
Republic SquareRepublic Square
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
Saint Sava TempleSaint Sava Temple
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
KalemegdanKalemegdan
Borisova Gradina Park
Београдски зоолошки вртБеоградски зоолошки врт
Photo of Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park, Sibiu, Romania.Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park
TašmajdanTašmajdan
Podul MinciunilorThe Bridge of Lies
St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Photo of Victory Square with the Orthodox Cathedral, Timisoara is a long square with green park surrounded by national opera on one side and the metropolitan cathedral on the other.Victory Square
Photo of Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum, Romania.Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
The Large Square, Sibiu, RomaniaThe Large Square
Photo of national Heroes Memorial in Carol Park in Bucharest, Romania.Carol I Park
Niš Fortress, Ниш (Црвени Крст), Градска општина Црвени Крст, Niš, City of Niš, Nisava Administrative District, Central Serbia, SerbiaNiš Fortress
Park "Zaimov"
Photo of Dimitrie Ghica Park, Sinaia, Romania.Dimitrie Ghica Park
Photo of Romanian Athenaeum is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania.Romanian Athenaeum
Tsarevets Fortress
St. Sava Park, Ниш (Медијана), Градска општина Медијана, City of Niš, Niš, Nisava Administrative District, Central Serbia, SerbiaSt Sava Park
St. Mark Orthodox Church, МЗ Ташмајдан, Palilula, Palilula Urban Municipality, City of Belgrade, Central Serbia, SerbiaSt Mark Orthodox Church
The Old Town of Timișoara
Park Čair, Ниш (Медијана), Градска општина Медијана, City of Niš, Niš, Nisava Administrative District, Central Serbia, SerbiaPark Čair
King Milan Square, Ниш (Медијана), Градска општина Медијана, City of Niš, Niš, Nisava Administrative District, Central Serbia, SerbiaKing Milan Square
Hotnitsa Waterfall
Park "Sveta Gora
Marno Pole Park
Citadel Park

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Day 1

Day 1 – Bucharest - arrival day

  • Bucharest - Arrival day
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  • Cișmigiu Gardens
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring region of Bucharest in Romania. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Bucharest for 2 nights.

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

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Bucharest today.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Bucharest. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in Romania. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the region.

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 region’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria.

Book a table at Coftale Specialty Coffee Shop, a famous dining establishment in Bucharest. This culinary hotspot and its appetizing cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,705 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Bucharest is PAPILA, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.8 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 805 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Bucharest’s Caru' cu bere for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 30,392 satisfied diners.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Bucharest. At Origo, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,167 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at QP Pub, another popular bar in the region. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 921 reviews.

Zeppelin Pub is also one of the best places in Bucharest where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 585 customers.

Your multi-country road trip in Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria 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 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 29 km, 1 hour 33 min

  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park (I O R )
  • Tineretului Park
  • Carol I Park
  • Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
  • King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA
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Day 2 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 region for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Romania's delectable cuisine at one of Bucharest'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 region’s most recommended bars.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Hanu' Berarilor Casa Oprea Soare, a distinguished dining establishment in Bucharest. It has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 11,370 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Bucharest is Restaurant Hanu' lui Manuc. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 11,726 happy diners.

Hanu' Berarilor Casa Elena Lupescu stands out as a local favorite in Bucharest. It offers a menu that promises to take you on a flavorful journey. Due to its reputation for delivering a good dining experience, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 5,626 customers.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned Nomad Skybar, a must-visit hotspot in the region of Bucharest. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, backed by 4,882 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular Shift, consistently rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Control Club, one of the top-rated bars in Bucharest, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,063 satisfied customers.

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 3

Day 3 – Bucharest, Sinaia, Bran, and Făgăraș

  • Făgăraș
  • Sinaia
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Drive 253 km, 4 hours 6 min

  • Dimitrie Ghica Park
  • Peleș Castle
  • Bran Castle
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 3 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 3 stops. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Sinaia in Romania. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Făgăraș, your home for 1 night.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Sinaia, 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 Sinaia may take around 1 hour 48 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Something that makes Sinaia the perfect holiday destination is that the town offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding park, Dimitrie Ghica Park. This local gem has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 15,547 visitors.

The famous Peleș Castle is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Sinaia's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 62,325 travelers have rated this incredible castle and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in reviews.

When you’ve had your share of Sinaia, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Bran. Your travel time is around 59 min.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Făgăraș. This car ride takes around 1 hour 9 min.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Făgăraș. 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.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria by rewarding yourself with a taste of Făgăraș’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in BRICKS brasserie & cafe, a distinguished dining establishment in Făgăraș. It has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 1,275 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Făgăraș is Casa Terra. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 1,081 happy diners.

Complexul Turistic Fântânița Crăiesei stands out as a local favorite in Făgăraș. It offers a menu that promises to take you on a flavorful journey. Due to its reputation for delivering a good dining experience, it has earned a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,081 customers.

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 4

Day 4 – Făgăraș, Sibiu, and Timișoara

  • Sibiu
  • Timișoara
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Drive 359 km, 4 hours 40 min

  • Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park
  • Citadel Park
  • The Large Square
  • The Bridge of Lies
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Dive into day 4 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria. Today's main destinations are Sibiu in Romania, 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 Timișoara. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Făgăraș, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Sibiu may take around 1 hour 19 min. Upon your arrival in Sibiu, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated protected area and attraction in Sibiu — Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park. About 21,831 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

The popular Citadel Park is another top sight in Sibiu that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved park in the area, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,594 visitors.

The Large Square is a spectacular point of interest and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Sibiu, earning an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 16,200 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent The Bridge of Lies. Because of its allure and charm, around 20,465 visitors have rated this attraction and point of interest an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Timișoara. This car ride takes around 2 hours 55 min.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

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

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 Timișoara. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Neața Omelette Bistro while you’re in Timișoara. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 2,131 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Timișoara is Biofresh. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 1,119 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

While in Timișoara, enjoy NARU’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 852 satisfied guests.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to The 80's Pub, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, The 80's Pub has charmed many with its 4.7 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 2,176 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Berăria 700, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Berăria 700 captures hearts with its 4.4 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 3,227 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Jack's Bistro, another local party gem in Timișoara. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,635 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

Take in the ambiance of Timișoara 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 5

Day 5 – Timișoara and Belgrade

  • Timișoara
  • Belgrade
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Drive 151 km, 2 hours 56 min

  • The Old Town of Timișoara
  • Victory Square
  • Tašmajdan
  • St Mark Orthodox Church
  • Republic Square
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On day 5 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Timișoara in Romania and Belgrade in Serbia. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Belgrade, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

A tour of Timișoara is not complete without a visit to the famous The Old Town of Timișoara. This incredible point of interest and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 8,881 travelers.

Make the most of your Timișoara travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Victory Square. This square and unique destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 20,236 travelers.

After soaking in Timișoara’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Belgrade, Serbia. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 2 hours 34 min. When you arrive in Belgrade, it's time to take a break from the road.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Timișoara today.

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

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Serbia's delectable cuisine at one of Belgrade'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.

Reserve a table at Mezestoran Dvoriste, a renowned restaurant in Belgrade. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 3,614 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Little Bay while in Belgrade. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 2,917 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Belgrade at Iva New Balkan Cuisine, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 811 customers.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Belgrade. At Bar Central, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,005 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Wurst Platz Bar, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 2,332 reviews.

Passengers Bar is also one of the best places in Belgrade where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,812 customers.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria! Enjoy your evening in Belgrade 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 6

Day 6 – Belgrade

  • Belgrade
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Drive 9 km, 57 min

  • Saint Sava Temple
  • Kalemegdan
  • Belgrade Fortress
  • Београдски зоолошки врт
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Wake up and see what day 6 of your great European road trip in Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria has in store for you! You will be staying in Belgrade for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Belgrade’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 Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria.

Don't forget to book a table at Donji grad, a well-known eatery in Belgrade. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 569 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Дурмитор while exploring Belgrade. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 7,383 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Tri šešira, a popular restaurant in Belgrade. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 8,198 discerning diners.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at Meduza, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the city. Meduza boasts an impressive 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,064 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at Dorian Gray, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Dorian Gray has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,163 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, Monkey Bar Belgrade. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.4 out of 5-star from 1,163 customers.

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 7

Day 7 – Belgrade, City of Niš, and Sofia

  • Niš
  • Sofia
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Drive 402 km, 5 hours 7 min

  • Niš Fortress
  • King Milan Square
  • Park Čair
  • St Sava Park
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On day 7 of your multi-country road trip across Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria, 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 City of Niš in Serbia and Sofia in Bulgaria. In the evening, you’ll end up in Sofia, where you will stay for 1 night.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, City of Niš. This car ride takes around 2 hours 38 min.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in City of Niš today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Niš Fortress. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 15,473 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular King Milan Square. This incredible attraction and sightseeing destination holds an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to 6,434 visitors.

According to travelers in City of Niš, the extraordinary Park Čair is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,558 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible park, St. Sava Park. Up to 10,230 visitors have rated it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Sofia’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of City of Niš behind. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 7 min. Sofia welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

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

As the sun sets on day 7 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Sofia'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, Sofia has them.

Reserve your spot at Hadjidraganov's Houses Restaurant, a popular local restaurant in Sofia. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,010 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience Restaurant "Staria Chinar" during your stay in Sofia. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,717 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Art Club Museum, a popular local gem in Sofia. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,570 satisfied guests.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at Bar Friday, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the city. Bar Friday boasts an impressive 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 3,410 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at The Cocktail Bar, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. The Cocktail Bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,814 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, One More Bar. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.4 out of 5-star from 2,814 customers.

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 8

Day 8 – Sofia and Veliko Tarnovo

  • Sofia
  • Veliko Tarnovo
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Drive 231 km, 3 hours 48 min

  • St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Park "Zaimov"
  • Borisova Gradina Park
  • South Park
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 8 of your multi-country journey across Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Sofia in Bulgaria. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Veliko Tarnovo where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. This outstanding church and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 19,648 travelers, a visit to the remarkable St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Park "Zaimov" is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This park and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 15,209 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing park, Borisova Gradina Park. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 27,346 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

The top-rated South Park, an outstanding church, is one place you should visit while in Sofia considering its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 30,763 travelers.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Sofia and set your GPS to Veliko Tarnovo. 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 49 min. Upon reaching Veliko Tarnovo, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

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

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central Veliko Tarnovo. 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 Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria.

Don't forget to book a table at Restaurant Asenevtsi, a well-known eatery in Veliko Tarnovo. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,457 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit VkusoteriA while exploring Veliko Tarnovo. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 993 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Shtastliveca ("The Lucky One"), a popular restaurant in Veliko Tarnovo. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 8,818 discerning diners.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at Bianko. This bar is among the most recommended in the city, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,466 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at Lino Bar. This popular bar in Veliko Tarnovo is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,358 customers.

If you want to check out another bar in the area, you’ll love Tequila Bar Funky Monkey. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Tequila Bar Funky Monkey has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 493 reviews.

Celebrate day 8 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 9

Day 9 – Veliko Tarnovo and Bucharest

  • Veliko Tarnovo
  • Bucharest
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Drive 224 km, 4 hours 9 min

  • Park "Sveta Gora
  • Hotnitsa Waterfall
  • Marno Pole Park
  • Tsarevets Fortress
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 9 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 2 stops. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria and Bucharest in Romania. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Bucharest, your home for 1 night.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated park and attraction in Veliko Tarnovo — Park "Sveta Gora". About 4,790 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

The popular Hotnitsa Waterfall is another top sight in Veliko Tarnovo that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved park in the area, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,453 visitors.

Marno Pole Park is a spectacular park and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Veliko Tarnovo, earning an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,637 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent Tsarevets Fortress. Because of its allure and charm, around 11,802 visitors have rated this attraction and sightseeing destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

When you’ve had your share of Veliko Tarnovo, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Bucharest, Romania. Your travel time is around 2 hours 51 min.

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

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.

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

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Excalibur. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Bucharest has received a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from around 4,700 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Stadio Unirii should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Bucharest, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,146 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Romanian Craft Beer. This highly regarded restaurant in Bucharest has earned a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 2,501 satisfied guests.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Distrikt 42, one of the top bars in the region. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, Distrikt 42 has earned an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,865 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at Arcade Cafe, a crowd-favorite. Around 2,781 customers have rated their experience at Arcade Cafe an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Haute Pepper belongs to the list of the best bars in Bucharest, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,992 bar-goers.

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 10

Day 10 – Bucharest - departure day

  • Bucharest - Departure day
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  • Romanian Athenaeum
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On day 10 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Bucharest 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 Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

Optimize your last day in Romania and go on a shopping spree in Bucharest’s shopping center. This bustling commercial district is conveniently located near your lodging, granting you leisure time to roam and explore its assortment of establishments.

If you love the adrenaline rush of hunting for the best offers and deals in Romania, you’re in for a treat. A variety of goods and gifts await your discovery.

Get a last taste of Romania’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Bucharest 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 Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria.

The time has come to say farewell to Bucharest for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 10-day European road trip in Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria with fond memories. Safe travels!

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