13-Day Relaxed Romania Road Trip from Bucharest to Sinaia and Brasov

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13 days & 12 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Sit back and enjoy a relaxed 13-day road trip in Romania with this laid-back self-drive vacation.

This self-drive package allows you to immerse in the local culture as you travel through the picture-perfect landscapes in Romania at a relaxed pace. Get a dose of comfort, fun, and recreation in Bucharest, Sinaia, and Brasov. Make yourself at home at top-rated hotels and stay 4 nights in Bucharest, 3 nights in Sinaia, and 5 nights in Brasov. Finally, taste the local food and enjoy a refreshing drink at the most popular restaurants and bars along your road trip route in Romania.

Experience an easy 13-day self-drive tour across Romania with this carefully arranged travel plan. We’ll help you from the beginning to the end of your vacation in Romania so you can leave with the best road trip memories.

Freedom of choice is key to a relaxing road trip in Romania. For your self-drive vacation, we’ll offer you a selection of the best rental vehicles with CDW insurance. Upon arrival in Bucharest, you’ll collect your rental car of choice. From there, you’ll begin your 13-day journey across Romania and discover its unique culture, history, and diverse scenery.

You’ll choose among the best hotels and places to stay in Romania. Each stop offers top-notch comfort and unique charm, designed to help you unwind and enjoy your journey. Rest assured, we’ll always offer you accommodations that fit your budget and needs, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable travel experience throughout Romania.

We’ll introduce you to some of the best travel destinations in Romania. This relaxed road trip features the stunning King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA in Bucharest. Another highlight of this self-drive tour is the captivating Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum.

Traveling leisurely through Romania means you could spend as much time as you want at the magnificent Tineretului Park. With this travel plan, you could also soak in the atmosphere of the memorable Cișmigiu Gardens. Get close to the spectacular Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park and the wonderful Peleș Castle. You’ll have plenty of time to take in each attraction's unique features, learn its unique history, and appreciate it to the fullest.

Between sightseeing, you can make the most of your downtime and join a popular tour in Romania. Tours offer a special way of discovering what else Romania has to offer.

This relaxed road trip also gives you plenty of time to stroll through Romania's shopping hotspots. Here you can visit shops, discover the locals’ way of life, or try various specialties. Check out all the souvenirs and gifts you can buy in the area and bring home a piece of the country that will remind you of your relaxing vacation in Romania.

By the end of your 13-day road trip through Romania, you’ll return home feeling refreshed and enriched by your experience. You’ll have many stories about your pleasant and relaxed road trip vacation in Romania and memories to cherish forever.

This self-drive vacation package includes everything you need for a stress-free, easy road trip through Romania. You’ll have a cozy place to stay for 12 nights, with a selection of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll also provide you with the best car rental you can use throughout the 13 days of your self-drive road trip in Romania. On top of all that, you also have the option to add flights to your travel plan and personalize each day of your itinerary by adding tours and tickets.

This self-drive package includes 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide. You can access the guide at any point of your journey through our mobile app, where you can also keep and organize your travel documents.

Spend an amazing 13-day vacation in Romania and get to know more about this fantastic destination. Choose your travel dates and plan a laid-back and relaxed road trip in Romania today!

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Included

Hotel, 12 nights
Rental car, 13 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Antique building view in Old Town Bucharest city - capital of Romania and Dambrovita river. Bucharest, Romania, Europe.Bucharest / 4 nights
Brasov - city in RomaniaBrasov / 5 nights
Sinaia - town in RomaniaSinaia / 2 nights

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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 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 )
Entrance to Children's world park in Bucharest. Fantasy gate with guarded by a blue dragon.Children's Town Bucharest
The amazing Park Izvor in the downtown of Bucharest city in a sunny spring day.Izvor Park
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
Photo of Dimitrie Ghica Park, Sinaia, Romania.Dimitrie Ghica Park
Photo of Tiger among bushes looking away ,Brasov ,Romania .Brașov Zoo
Photo of Romanian Athenaeum is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania.Romanian Athenaeum
Photo of Brasov, Romania, Medieval Council House in the Main Square of the Old Town.Brașov city hall
Aquatic Paradise, Brasov, Brașov, RomaniaAquatic Paradise
Children's World Park, Sector 4, Bucharest, RomaniaChildren's World Park
Photo of Sinaia Monastery on Prahova Valley, Carpathian Mountains, Romania.Sinaia Monastery
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
Parc Aventura BrasovAdventure Park Brasov
Beautiful background with the famous fountain against colorful sky in central square of Bucharest, in sunset light.Bucharest Fountains
Christmas decorations and lights in Crangasi Park, Crangasi, Bucharest / Romania.Parcul Crângași
Edenland Park
Cernica MonasteryCernica Monastery
Centru Sinaia
Pasarea Monastery
Pietrele lui Solomon
Parcul Sportiv
Snagov Forest
Photo of First Romanian school in Brasov ,Romania .First Romanian School
Parcul Trandafirilor
Photo of The colorful Rope Street ( in Romanian Strada Sforii) on medieval streets in Transylvania, Brasov city, one of the narrowest streets in Europe.Rope Street
Photo of Brasov cityscape with black cathedral and mountain on backround in Romania .Black Church (Romania)
Photo of Brasov, Romania. Schei gate, entrance to the old city from Schei neighborhood.Șchei Gate
Photo of Weavers bastion was built between 1421-1436, for Brasov fortress, in hexagon shape military architecture.Țesători bastion of Brașov
Photo of Pelișor Castle is a small palace built in the vicinity of Peles Castle. Magnificent surroundings ,Romania .Pelișor Castle
Season Hill
George Enescu Memorial Museum
Photo of St. Nicholas Church, Old Town Square in the Czech Republic,Romania.St Nicholas Church
TâmpaTâmpa
Castelul Stirbey
Stâncile Franz Josef, Sinaia, Prahova, RomaniaStâncile Franz Josef
Crucea Molomoț
Poiana Stânei
Muzeul Rezervației Bucegi
Rock St Anne

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Day 1

Day 1 – Bucharest - arrival day

  • Bucharest - Arrival day
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Your slow-paced and relaxed road trip through Romania begins when you reach Bucharest, where you’ll stay for a total of 4 nights.

Bucharest is an outstanding hub for culture, comfort, and exploration.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best hotels or places to stay in the city. Take your pick and make it your home during your leisurely tour of the city.

Exploring the food culture in Bucharest offers you an exciting chance to connect with locals and experience diversity along your relaxed road trip. When you’re ready to eat, we recommend you visit one of the best dining spots in the city.

An excellent example is PAPILA. This restaurant offers a menu of comforting meals and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 805 customers.

Caru' cu bere serves great food and is a favorite among hungry travelers and locals. This popular restaurant in Bucharest has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 30,392 reviews.

If you’re curious about what Bucharest looks like at night, a trip to some of the best bars near your accommodation is what you need next. Experience the local nightlife at QP Pub, our top recommendation in the city. Customers have rated this bar an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 921 reviews.

Zeppelin Pub offers a variety of refreshing drinks and is one of the best places to relax in Bucharest. This well-known city bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 585 customers.

Free your mind of worries and enjoy your first taste of relaxation in Romania! Expect more to come as you continue this laid-back and relaxed road trip in Romania!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 18 km, 47 min

  • Parcul Crângași
  • King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA
  • Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest
  • Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
  • Romanian Athenaeum
  • More

On day 2 of your relaxed road trip across Romania, you'll explore the best attractions in Bucharest at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Bucharest, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 3 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Parcul Crângași. This incredible park has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 8,392 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Romania by seeing another popular site in Bucharest, the wonderful King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA. This park is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 8,392 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum. This natural history museum has received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 17,850 visitors. Up to 150,001 people visit this popular attraction each year.

Another stop you might want to add to your self-drive itinerary is the remarkable Romanian Athenaeum. This concert hall is sought after by many travelers from around the world. The popular attraction has received 4.8 out of 5 stars from 13,801 visitors.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 2 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Romania. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Bucharest itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Romania extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Bucharest. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, Restaurant Hanu' lui Manuc. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 11,726 customers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Bucharest and unwind at the coolest bars in the city.

Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks.

Enjoy the rest of day 2 of your relaxed road trip across Romania, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 14 km, 37 min

  • Tineretului Park
  • Children's World Park
  • Children's Town Bucharest
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Day 3 of your comfortable self-drive tour across Romania gives you another chance to explore the magnificent city of Bucharest and visit more of its attractions.

Bucharest has plenty of activities and sights, so you won’t be short of things to do during your laid-back and relaxed road trip in Romania. Fortunately, your accommodation, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights more is conveniently located near several of the city’s best attractions.

One of the best stops on your hassle-free journey is the popular Tineretului Park, one of the top attractions in the city. In fact, the incredible Tineretului Park has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 37,054 visitors.

You could also spend some time relaxing at the amazing Children's World Park. This city feature got an average score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from its 11,014 guests.

Get a more in-depth understanding of Bucharest by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your relaxed road trip itinerary. Explore more of the city’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities. You’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of top-rated tours and activities in Bucharest.

When it’s time to eat, the city has a variety of restaurants and cuisines to suit your palate and complement your relaxed road trip experience. Take a leisurely walk around Bucharest, while looking for a place to eat. Or, check out our top recommendations below and treat yourself to a nice meal.

Excalibur is one of the top restaurants in the city. This Bucharest-based food place has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,700 guests.

After your meal, consider getting a drink at one of the top bars in Bucharest, Control Club. This bar enjoys an average rating of 4.4 over 5 stars given by 3,063 customers.

Another drinking place in the city we recommend you try out is Romanian Craft Beer. Check out its selection of liquors, and learn why it has been rated 4.6 over 5 stars by 2,501 customers.

If you prefer another place to unwind, Distrikt 42 may be a more excellent choice for you. This bar offers a variety of drinks you can choose from. Around 2,865 customers have rated it an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Toast to an amazing time in Bucharest and end day 3 of your slow-paced and relaxed road trip in Romania on a great note!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Bucharest and Sinaia

  • Bucharest
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Drive 150 km, 2 hours 24 min

  • Cișmigiu Gardens
  • Izvor Park
  • Carol I Park
  • Bucharest Fountains
  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park (I O R )
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Day 4 of your easy and relaxed road trip through Romania gives you the opportunity to travel leisurely and experience two places in one day. You will start your day by exploring some of the best sights in the city of Bucharest. By the end of the day, you’ll drive in the direction of the city of Sinaia, where you’ll stay at a top-rated hotel of your choice for 3 nights.

When you’re ready to head to your first attraction of the day, the wonderful Cișmigiu Gardens is waiting for you. This park has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 36,761 visitors.

The next stop on your road trip vacation is Izvor Park. This unique park is a highly recommended place to visit, rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 19,208 visitors.

Don’t forget to make a stop at the incredible Carol Park. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 16,167 visitors, this urban park is one of the top sights to visit in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination is the outstanding Bucharest Fountains. This popular must-see tourist destination and attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 9,393 people.

If you’re keen to continue your discovery, make your way to Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park. This attraction is a valued park in the area that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 31,317 visitors.

Make the most of your relaxed road trip vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Bucharest has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your relaxed road trip in Romania. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

Turn on some soothing tunes in the car because it’s now time to drive to the city of Sinaia. In Sinaia, you can choose among the best hotels and places to rest and recharge to complement your relaxed road trip experience in Romania.

With a lovely menu and an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 4,505 customers, you can’t go wrong with choosing Taverna Sârbului.

Locals also recommend Pensiunea Alex as one of the top restaurants in the area. So if you’re feeling hungry, don’t forget to check out the menu at Pensiunea Alex as well. This local-favorite restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,219 customers.

If you feel like having something else, you could also book a table at Restaurant WooD. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,829 customers.

If you would like to celebrate your vacation with a drink, we recommend going to a place like La Cafenea. La Cafenea is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 549 customers and is one of the best bars you can visit tonight.

This is the perfect place to enjoy a couple of drinks if you want to continue your celebrations.

This popular bar will bring up your mood and give you a good ending to your night.

Raise your glass in celebration and anticipation of your memorable and relaxing road trip adventure through Romania!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Sinaia

  • Sinaia
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Drive 19 km, 1 hour 13 min

  • Rock St Anne
  • Stâncile Franz Josef
  • Poiana Stânei
  • Pelișor Castle
  • Peleș Castle
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On day 5 of your relaxed road trip across Romania, you’ll explore the area around Sinaia, where you’ll be staying for another 2 nights. With so many fun and inspiring experiences to offer, a tour of Sinaia will make you fall even more in love with the city and uniqueness of Romania.

One of the city’s best travel destinations is a fascinating top-tier point of interest, the stunning Rock St. Anne. Around 229 visitors rated their experience at this well-known attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Travelers also come to the city to visit the spectacular Stâncile Franz Josef, a popular landmark and another top-rated attraction in Sinaia.

You might discover a new thing or two about the city at the incredible Poiana Stânei. This local attraction is an amazing park that has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 417 visitors.

A stop at the outstanding Pelișor Castle will make your slow-paced and relaxed road trip in Romania more memorable. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,439 visitors, a stop at this local attraction during your leisurely self-drive through Romania is a chance to gain another experience worth sharing.

If you’re feeling a little eager to wander around the city a bit more, we recommend you visit the fantastic Peleș Castle. Peleș Castle is a well-loved castle by locals and tourists alike, and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 61,746 visitors.

Gain a one-of-a-kind experience on your unhurried and relaxed road trip across Romania by joining a traveler-approved tour in Sinaia. Tours offer an opportunity to get to know more about Sinaia and the unique culture of the country.

There are so many fun and eye-opening activities to try out in Sinaia that will make your self-drive tour in Romania more memorable. Check out all the most recommended and top-rated tour options in the city of Sinaia to find the best options for you!

After satisfying your wanderlust, you’ll head to your accommodation in the city of Sinaia for some rest and relaxation. Immerse yourself in the local food culture of Romania by eating at one of the best restaurants in Sinaia.

With an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 929 customers, the dining experience Forest offers is the perfect complement to your relaxed road trip in Romania.

Restaurant Tirol is another pleasant place to eat in Sinaia. This restaurant offers a menu of delectable dishes and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 753 customers.

If you’re looking for a restaurant that locals enjoy, check out Carol Gastro Bierhaus and try their flavorful menu. This local favorite has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 811 customers.

When you’re in the mood for an after-dinner drink, visit one of the best bars in the city. At Licorna Restaurant & Wine Bar, you can relax or make friends with locals and fellow travelers. This bar in Sinaia is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 811 customers.

Get cozy and have fun because this is what your relaxed road trip in Romania is all about!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Sinaia

  • Sinaia
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Drive 4 km, 12 min

  • Crucea Molomoț
  • Sinaia Monastery
  • Castelul Stirbey
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On day 6 of your relaxed road trip across Romania, you’ll explore the area around Sinaia, where you’ll be staying for another 1 night. With so many fun and inspiring experiences to offer, a tour of Sinaia will make you fall even more in love with the city and uniqueness of Romania.

One of the city’s best travel destinations is a fascinating best-rated sightseeing destination, the stunning Crucea Molomoț. Around 718 visitors rated their experience at this well-known attraction an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Travelers also come to the city to visit the spectacular Sinaia Monastery, a popular monastery and another top-rated attraction in Sinaia.

You might discover a new thing or two about the city at the incredible The Știrbey Castle. This local attraction is an amazing museum that has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,278 visitors.

Gain a one-of-a-kind experience on your unhurried and relaxed road trip across Romania by joining a traveler-approved tour in Sinaia. Tours offer an opportunity to get to know more about Sinaia and the unique culture of the country.

There are so many fun and eye-opening activities to try out in Sinaia that will make your self-drive tour in Romania more memorable. Check out all the most recommended and top-rated tour options in the city of Sinaia to find the best options for you!

After satisfying your wanderlust, you’ll head to your accommodation in the city of Sinaia for some rest and relaxation. Immerse yourself in the local food culture of Romania by eating at one of the best restaurants in Sinaia.

With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 526 customers, the dining experience Bruma GastroBar offers is the perfect complement to your relaxed road trip in Romania.

Restaurant Qube Sinaia is another pleasant place to eat in Sinaia. This restaurant offers a menu of delectable dishes and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 729 customers.

If you’re looking for a restaurant that locals enjoy, check out Restaurant Palace Sinaia and try their flavorful menu. This local favorite has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 499 customers.

When you’re in the mood for an after-dinner drink, visit one of the best bars in the city. At Bar 33, you can relax or make friends with locals and fellow travelers. This bar in Sinaia is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 234 customers.

Get cozy and have fun because this is what your relaxed road trip in Romania is all about!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Sinaia and Brasov

  • Brasov
  • Sinaia
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Drive 47 km, 1 hour

  • Centru Sinaia
  • Dimitrie Ghica Park
  • Muzeul Rezervației Bucegi
  • George Enescu Memorial Museum
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Day 7 of your easy and relaxed road trip through Romania gives you the opportunity to travel leisurely and experience two places in one day. You will start your day by exploring some of the best sights in the city of Sinaia. By the end of the day, you’ll drive in the direction of the city of Brasov, where you’ll stay at a top-rated hotel of your choice for 5 nights.

When you’re ready to head to your first attraction of the day, the wonderful Centru Sinaia is waiting for you. This best-rated sightseeing destination has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,652 visitors.

The next stop on your road trip vacation is Dimitrie Ghica Park. This unique park is a highly recommended place to visit, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 15,469 visitors.

Don’t forget to make a stop at the incredible The Museum of Bucegi Nature Preserve. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 399 visitors, this museum is one of the top sights to visit in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination is the outstanding George Enescu Memorial Museum. This popular museum and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,605 people.

Make the most of your relaxed road trip vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Sinaia has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your relaxed road trip in Romania. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

Turn on some soothing tunes in the car because it’s now time to drive to the city of Brasov. In Brasov, you can choose among the best hotels and places to rest and recharge to complement your relaxed road trip experience in Romania.

With a lovely menu and an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 3,030 customers, you can’t go wrong with choosing Dei Frati.

Locals also recommend La Birou Bistro as one of the top restaurants in the area. So if you’re feeling hungry, don’t forget to check out the menu at La Birou Bistro as well. This local-favorite restaurant is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 968 customers.

If you would like to celebrate your vacation with a drink, we recommend going to a place like Tipografia. Tipografia is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,566 customers and is one of the best bars you can visit tonight.

Another lively bar worth checking out tonight is Deane's. This is the perfect place to enjoy a couple of drinks if you want to continue your celebrations. The average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,019 customers gives you an idea of what to expect from this bar.

This popular bar will bring up your mood and give you a good ending to your night.

Raise your glass in celebration and anticipation of your memorable and relaxing road trip adventure through Romania!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Brasov

  • Brasov
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Drive 12 km, 30 min

  • Tâmpa
  • Brașov city hall
  • Aquatic Paradise
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Day 8 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip through Romania serves as your introduction to Brasov. This is your chance to experience the very best of the city and appreciate Romania and its distinct culture and people.

Upon arriving in Brasov, you can check in at the accommodation of your choice for a quick break. This 4-star hotel has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 2,157 former guests.

You’ll enjoy restful days and nights at the 5-star Aro Palace. With an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 3,814 guests, Aro Palace is the best luxury hotel option we recommend while in the city.

The 3-star Casa Chitic Balcescu offers comfort at an affordable price, perfect for practical travelers. Casa Chitic Balcescu is a top-rated budget hotel in Brasov with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,726 guests.

These recommendations are among the most popular places to stay in Brasov. If any of these options are not available during your stay in the city, we’ll provide you with the best alternatives. Our flexible booking system will automatically offer you a selection of accommodations that fit your budget and needs.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Brasov, allowing you to explore the city at a relaxed pace. For example, you can take in the unique atmosphere of the city from the outstanding Tâmpa. This natural feature and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in Brasov. The fascinating Tâmpa has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,401 travelers.

Brasov is also home to the captivating Brașov city hall, a local building and another popular attraction in the city. About 16,011 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.8 out of 5 stars.

A trip to this wonderful site will inspire you.

Every year, travelers gather around this fascinating sightseeing spot to appreciate its unique features.

Tours often allow you to see beyond what books and social media feature about Brasov, its culture, and people. So for a more meaningful travel experience in the city, we recommend you join one of the most popular tours available on this day of your relaxed road trip across Romania.

Mealtimes are the perfect opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture of Romania. After a day of appreciating the best places to visit in Brasov, explore the city like a local by trying out the best restaurants in the area.

Ranking high on our list of the best restaurants in Brasov is Ograda. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 634 customers, you really have to try the savory dishes of this excellent restaurant.

Locals love Sergiana for its delicious meals, and we recommend you visit the restaurant at least once during your stay in Brasov. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,397 customers.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Brasov. At Kasho Lounge, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,452 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your relaxed road trip at Jamaica, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 1,681 reviews.

Aftăr Stube is also one of the best places in Brasov where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,141 customers.

Sleep comfortably and prepare for another day of your laid-back adventure in Romania!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Brasov

  • Brasov
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Drive 43 km, 1 hour 17 min

  • Brașov Zoo
  • Țesători bastion of Brașov
  • St Nicholas Church
  • Season Hill
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On day 9 of your relaxed road trip across Romania, you'll explore the best attractions in Brasov at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Brasov, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 3 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Țesători bastion of Brașov. This incredible bastion has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,978 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Romania by seeing another popular site in Brasov, the wonderful St. Nicholas Church. This church building is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,978 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Season Hill. This must-see tourist destination has received an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,689 visitors.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 9 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Romania. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Brasov itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Romania extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Brasov. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, La Ceaun. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,055 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at La Ceaun - Piata Sfatului, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. La Ceaun - Piata Sfatului is rated 4.6 stars out of 5 by 5,043 customers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Brasov and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular Karma Lounge. This vibrant bar is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,004 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular Opus 9. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 669 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Another recommendation you shouldn’t miss is Publick. Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks. Publick has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 726 bar goers.

Enjoy the rest of day 9 of your relaxed road trip across Romania, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Brasov

  • Brasov
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Drive 19 km, 39 min

  • Parcul Sportiv
  • Parcul Trandafirilor
  • Adventure Park Brasov
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Day 10 of your comfortable self-drive tour across Romania gives you another chance to explore the magnificent city of Brasov and visit more of its attractions.

Brasov has plenty of activities and sights, so you won’t be short of things to do during your laid-back and relaxed road trip in Romania. Fortunately, your accommodation, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights more is conveniently located near several of the city’s best attractions.

One of the best stops on your hassle-free journey is the popular Parcul Sportiv, one of the top attractions in the city. In fact, the incredible Parcul Sportiv has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,753 visitors.

You could also spend some time relaxing at the amazing Parcul Trandafirilor. This city feature got an average score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from its 2,258 guests.

Get a more in-depth understanding of Brasov by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your relaxed road trip itinerary. Explore more of the city’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities. You’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of top-rated tours and activities in Brasov.

When it’s time to eat, the city has a variety of restaurants and cuisines to suit your palate and complement your relaxed road trip experience. Take a leisurely walk around Brasov, while looking for a place to eat. Or, check out our top recommendations below and treat yourself to a nice meal.

Sub Tâmpa is one of the top restaurants in the city. This Brasov-based food place has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,793 guests.

If you’re looking for another option near your accommodation, Bistro de l'Arte is also one of the best restaurants you can try in the city. Bistro de l'Arte proved an excellent choice for around 2,807 visitors, who gave the restaurant an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

After your meal, consider getting a drink at one of the top bars in Brasov, Musik Cafe. This bar enjoys an average rating of 4.7 over 5 stars given by 334 customers.

Another drinking place in the city we recommend you try out is Home Cocktail Bar. Check out its selection of liquors, and learn why it has been rated 4.8 over 5 stars by 222 customers.

This bar offers a variety of drinks you can choose from.

Toast to an amazing time in Brasov and end day 10 of your slow-paced and relaxed road trip in Romania on a great note!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Brasov

  • Brasov
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Drive 17 km, 47 min

  • Pietrele lui Solomon
  • First Romanian School
  • Șchei Gate
  • Rope Street
  • Black Church (Romania)
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Day 11 of your comfortable self-drive tour across Romania gives you another chance to explore the magnificent city of Brasov and visit more of its attractions.

Brasov has plenty of activities and sights, so you won’t be short of things to do during your laid-back and relaxed road trip in Romania. Fortunately, your accommodation, where you’ll be staying for 1 night more is conveniently located near several of the city’s best attractions.

One of the best stops on your hassle-free journey is the popular Pietrele lui Solomon, one of the top attractions in the city. In fact, the incredible Pietrele lui Solomon has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,471 visitors.

You could also spend some time relaxing at the amazing First Romanian School. This city feature got an average score of 4.8 out of 5 stars from its 3,001 guests.

Another place of interest in the city of Brasov is the notable Șchei Gate. The popular Șchei Gate is a highlight of many travel packages in Brasov. As a matter of fact, this remarkable city gate has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from around 2,058 travelers.

Aside from the above-mentioned attractions in Brasov, you also have the opportunity to stop by the marvelous Rope Street. Take your time exploring this wonderful thoroughfare and one of the city’s most notable places. This magnificent site has a rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 2,219 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to the outstanding Black Church (Romania). With a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,496 travelers, a trip to the spectacular Black Church (Romania) is something to look forward to in Brasov.

Get a more in-depth understanding of Brasov by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your relaxed road trip itinerary. Explore more of the city’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities. You’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of top-rated tours and activities in Brasov.

When it’s time to eat, the city has a variety of restaurants and cuisines to suit your palate and complement your relaxed road trip experience. Take a leisurely walk around Brasov, while looking for a place to eat. Or, check out our top recommendations below and treat yourself to a nice meal.

Prato is one of the top restaurants in the city. This Brasov-based food place has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,474 guests.

After your meal, consider getting a drink at one of the top bars in Brasov, The Drake Pub. This bar enjoys an average rating of 4.6 over 5 stars given by 428 customers.

Another drinking place in the city we recommend you try out is Motor Pub. Check out its selection of liquors, and learn why it has been rated 4.9 over 5 stars by 105 customers.

This bar offers a variety of drinks you can choose from.

Toast to an amazing time in Brasov and end day 11 of your slow-paced and relaxed road trip in Romania on a great note!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 238 km, 4 hours 21 min

  • Snagov Forest
  • Edenland Park
  • Cernica Monastery
  • Pasarea Monastery
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Day 12 of your easy and relaxed road trip through Romania gives you the opportunity to travel leisurely and experience two places in one day. By the end of the day, you’ll drive in the direction of the city of Bucharest, where you’ll stay at a top-rated hotel of your choice for 1 night.

When you’re ready to head to your first attraction of the day, the wonderful Snagov Forest is waiting for you. This park has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,330 visitors.

The next stop on your road trip vacation is Edenland Park. This unique park is a highly recommended place to visit, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,320 visitors.

Don’t forget to make a stop at the incredible Cernica monastery. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 5,058 visitors, this monastery is one of the top sights to visit in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination is the outstanding Pasărea monastery. This popular orthodox monastery‎ and attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,603 people.

Make the most of your relaxed road trip vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Bucharest has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your relaxed road trip in Romania. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

Turn on some soothing tunes in the car because it’s now time to drive to the city of Bucharest. In Bucharest, you can choose among the best hotels and places to rest and recharge to complement your relaxed road trip experience in Romania.

If you would like to celebrate your vacation with a drink, we recommend going to a place like The PUB Bucharest. The PUB Bucharest is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,495 customers and is one of the best bars you can visit tonight.

This is the perfect place to enjoy a couple of drinks if you want to continue your celebrations.

This popular bar will bring up your mood and give you a good ending to your night.

Raise your glass in celebration and anticipation of your memorable and relaxing road trip adventure through Romania!

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Day 13

Day 13 – Bucharest - departure day

  • Bucharest - Departure day
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Day 13 of your relaxed road trip in Romania is your departure day. If you have a flight to catch, you’ll drop off your rental car well in advance before your departure. Choose a late flight to enjoy a stress-free last day in Bucharest.

Depending on when you need to leave, you might be able to fit in some sightseeing or shopping. Embrace the beauty of Bucharest once more and find some souvenirs to help you remember your time in the city. To end your relaxing road trip in Romania on top, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Unwind and look back at the past 13 days of your relaxed road trip over a bite to eat. This is your chance to enjoy one last traditional meal in Bucharest or just grab something light to keep you going.

Give yourself enough time to wave goodbye to Bucharest and begin your journey home. The unforgettable experiences you’ve collected along your 13-day relaxed road trip in Romania is a story you will tell for the rest of your life.

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