13-Day Romania road trip from Craiova to Pitesti, Bucharest, Brasov, Sibiu, and Petroșani

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13 days & 12 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Experience the freedom of the open road in Romania as you embark on an unforgettable 13-day road trip! This experience caters to every traveler, featuring destinations like Craiova, Mofleni, Pitesti, Balotești, Bucharest, Sinaia, Bușteni, Brasov, Bran, Stațiunea Climaterică Sâmbăta, Săcele, Sibiu, Hunedoara County, Hateg, Deva, Petroșani, and Târgu Jiu. Set off on the ultimate European adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Romania takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 2 nights in Craiova, 1 night in Pitesti, 4 nights in Bucharest, 2 nights in Brasov, 2 nights in Sibiu, and 1 night in Petroșani. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Romania. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Craiova, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Romania on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Romania. Bran Castle and Peleș Castle are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Craiova, Mofleni, Pitesti, Balotești, Bucharest, Sinaia, Bușteni, Brasov, Bran, Stațiunea Climaterică Sâmbăta, Săcele, Sibiu, Hunedoara County, Hateg, Deva, Petroșani, and Târgu Jiu, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Romania. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Romania.

Throughout your road trip in Romania, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Romania.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in Romania fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in Romania today!

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Hotel, 12 nights
Rental car, 13 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Photo of the Small Square piata mica, the second fortified square in the medieval Upper town of Sibiu city, Romania.Sibiu / 2 nights
Petroșani / 1 night
Argeș - region in RomaniaPitești / 1 night
Sinaia - town in RomaniaSinaia
Brasov - city in RomaniaBrasov / 2 nights
Photo of the facade of the Administrative Palace of Craiova (today Dolj Prefecture and County Council), an imposing historical monument located on the territory of Craiova, Romania.Craiova / 2 nights
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

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
Castelul Corvinilor, Hunedoara, RomaniaCastelul Corvinilor (Corvins' Castle)
Therme BucurestiTherme Bucharest
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 )
Photo of Prislop monastery in Romania.Prislop Monastery
Photo of Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park, Sibiu, Romania.Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park
Tâmpa
Podul MinciunilorThe Bridge of Lies
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 beautiful landscape view over a pond inside the Nicolae Romanescu Park in Craiova city, Romania.Nicolae Romanescu Park
The Large Square, Sibiu, RomaniaThe Large Square
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
Bucharest Botanical GardenBucharest Botanical Garden
Caraiman Monastery
ASTRA Museum
Children's World Park, Sector 4, Bucharest, RomaniaChildren's World Park
Infinity Column
Photo of Aerial view to the Deva fortress. Romania .Fortress of Deva
Photo of The Gate of the Kiss (Poarta sarutului) sculpture made by Constantin Brancusi in Targu Jiu, Romania - amazing autumn wide angle view .The Gate Of The Kiss
Photo of Beautiful view of Sambata de Sus church, orthodox monastery near Brasov County, Romania.Sâmbăta de Sus 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
Parcul Nicolae Titulescu
Beautiful background with the famous fountain against colorful sky in central square of Bucharest, in sunset light.Bucharest Fountains
Alexandru Buia" Botanical Garden
Christmas decorations and lights in Crangasi Park, Crangasi, Bucharest / Romania.Parcul Crângași
Radu Vodă Monastery, Sector 4, Bucharest, RomaniaRadu Vodă Monastery
Waterfall near the Seven ladders canyon in Piatra Mare (Big Rock)mountains, Romania.Seven Ladders Canyon
Photo of Sibiu cityscape with Holy Trinity Cathedral in Transylvania, Romania.Holy Trinity Cathedral
Ștrand Park
Parcul Sportiv
Parcul Tineretului, Craiova, Craiova Metropolitan Area, Dolj, RomaniaParcul Tineretului
Zoo Park Craiova, Craiova, Craiova Metropolitan Area, Dolj, RomaniaZoo Park Craiova
Photo of The Table Of Silence a sculpture by Constantin Brancusi In Targu Jiu, Romania .Table of Silence
Pietonala Corvin
The Musical Fountain
Centrul Vechi al Craiovei
Musical Fountain, Craiova, Craiova Metropolitan Area, Dolj, RomaniaMusical Fountain

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Day 1

Day 1 – Craiova - arrival day

  • Craiova - Arrival day
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  • Musical Fountain
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Your road trip adventure in Romania begins as soon as you reach Craiova and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Craiova for 1 night and explore the best things to see and do, sample the local cuisine, and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the city.

Craiova is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

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

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Craiova. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Make sure to reserve a table at Casa Ghincea, an iconic dining spot in Craiova. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,494 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Big Ben while in Craiova. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, treasured by 1,194 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Epoca Steak House & Wine Bar Restaurant, a favorite in Craiova. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,125 discerning guests.

When you’ve finished dinner and you’re in the mood for a drink, we recommend visiting one of the best bars in Craiova. Soho offers plenty of drink options for every taste and budget. Around 844 customers have given this bar an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Alternatively, go to a bar that locals recommend, like Restaurant Mignon. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 702 customers.

If you're looking for something else, check out Curtea Berarilor Craiova. This bar is one of the best places to enjoy a drink and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 714 customers.

Raise a toast to the start of your 13-day road trip in Romania!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Mofleni and Pitesti

  • Craiova
  • Pitești
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Drive 138 km, 2 hours 39 min

  • Alexandru Buia" Botanical Garden
  • Nicolae Romanescu Park
  • Zoo Park Craiova
  • Parcul Tineretului
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On day 2 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Romania, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Craiova, Mofleni, and Pitesti. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Pitesti, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like "Alexandru Buia" Botanical Garden. This extraordinary park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 8,139 visitors.

Next, make your way to Nicolae Romanescu Park. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 17,064 reviews.

While in Craiova, we also recommend a visit to Zoo Park Craiova. This zoo has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 2,465 reviews.

When you’ve had your share of Craiova, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Mofleni. Your travel time is around 9 min.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Parcul Tineretului. This extraordinary park has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,339 visitors.

Pitesti’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Mofleni behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 55 min. Pitesti welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Pitesti. Pitesti offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Pitesti's best restaurants.

Don't forget to book a table at Garden Pub, a well-known eatery in Pitesti. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,034 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit La Tuciuri while exploring Pitesti. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 1,818 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Casa Argeșeană, a popular restaurant in Pitesti. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,646 discerning diners.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city, Kell’s Craft Beer. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 578 reviews and guarantees you a great time.

If you want to continue your night somewhere else, head to a popular bar like Urban Home. This bar is a local favorite, with great drinks, lovely service, and an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 908 customers.

The options in Pitesti don’t end there, you could also spend some time at the excellent Terasa La George. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 211 customers, this bar is one of the best places to relax after a long, adventure-filled day.

Celebrate another amazing day of your road trip adventure in Romania!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Pitesti, Balotești, and Bucharest

  • Pitești
  • Bucharest
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Drive 155 km, 2 hours 25 min

  • The Musical Fountain
  • Ștrand Park
  • Therme Bucharest
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 3 of your road trip in Romania. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Pitesti, Balotești, and Bucharest. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Bucharest. You will spend 4 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Journey into the unknown at The Musical Fountain, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable point of interest has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,636 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Ștrand Park is a recommended place to visit. This park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 4,184 reviews.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Balotești, 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 Pitesti to Balotești may take around 1 hour 33 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

After soaking in Balotești’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Bucharest. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 30 min. When you arrive in Bucharest, it's time to take a break from the road.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Bucharest, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the region.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Bucharest's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Make sure to book a table at Coftale Specialty Coffee Shop, a popular restaurant in Bucharest. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,705 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at PAPILA during your stay in Bucharest. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 805 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Caru' cu bere, a renowned dining destination in Bucharest. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 30,392 satisfied guests.

Origo is one of the best bars you can visit in Bucharest tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,167 customers.

You can also enjoy a glass or two at a popular place like QP Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 921 customers.

Alternatively, try Zeppelin Pub. Zeppelin Pub is the perfect place to get to know some locals in the region. This top-recommended bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 585 customers.

Relax and reminisce about your day in Romania and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 13 km, 1 hour 5 min

  • King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA
  • Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest
  • Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
  • Romanian Athenaeum
  • Cișmigiu Gardens
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On day 4 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Bucharest. You’ll stay in Bucharest for 3 nights and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

There are plenty of experiences you can choose from in Romania that will add excitement to your vacation. When you’re keen to discover what else Bucharest has in store for you, use this day to go on a tour. This tour allows curious travelers like you to experience the best of the country. You can make the most of your time in Romania by scrolling down and selecting tours and activities to include on your itinerary for the day.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Bucharest's best restaurants.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Hanu' Berarilor Casa Oprea Soare. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Bucharest boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from around 11,370 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Bucharest is Restaurant Hanu' lui Manuc. It has garnered a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 11,726 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Hanu' Berarilor Casa Elena Lupescu, in Bucharest. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 5,626 satisfied customers.

Locals recommend going for a drink at Nomad Skybar. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,882 customers.

Another popular bar you could swing by after dinner is Shift. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,444 customers.

Control Club also makes the list of popular bars you could visit tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,063 customers.

As the day draws to a close, take a moment to unwind and prepare for the next exciting chapter of your road trip in in Romania.

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Day 5

Day 5 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 22 km, 1 hour 3 min

  • Parcul Crângași
  • Bucharest Botanical Garden
  • Bucharest Fountains
  • Radu Vodă Monastery
  • Tineretului Park
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Day 5 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Bucharest for 2 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

Your discoveries in Bucharest do not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Bucharest on this day of your trip. You can select your tours below.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Bucharest.

Plan ahead and secure a table at Excalibur, an acclaimed dining establishment in Bucharest. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,700 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Stadio Unirii while experiencing the best of Bucharest. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 3,146 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of Romanian Craft Beer, an elegant culinary destination in Bucharest. A menu crafted to perfection guarantees a dining experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Its stellar reputation is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,501 previous guests.

If you feel like having a drink or two after your meal, a popular bar you can go to is Distrikt 42. This place has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,865 customers.

To enjoy a great atmosphere, continue your evening at Arcade Cafe. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,781 customers.

Haute Pepper is another great place where you can celebrate after a long, fun day in the region. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,992 customers.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Romania!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 22 km, 1 hour 27 min

  • Children's World Park
  • Carol I Park
  • Constitution Square
  • Izvor Park
  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park (I O R )
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Day 6 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Bucharest has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Bucharest by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

Don’t forget to check out all the popular tours and activities you can add to your travel plan. Romania is a beautiful travel destination that offers plenty of unique tours that will enhance your vacation experience. Explore and select your activities below.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Bucharest. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the region, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Bazaar, a distinguished dining establishment in Bucharest. It has a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 2,635 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit The PUB Bucharest, one of the top bars you could visit in the region. The PUB Bucharest is an excellent place for a refreshing evening drink and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,495 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at Gilda Music Lounge. Around 1,458 customers have rated their experience at Gilda Music Lounge an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Manasia Hub also belongs to the list of the best bars in the Bucharest, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,000 bar-goers.

Relax and reminisce about your day in Romania and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Sinaia, Bușteni, and Brasov

  • Brasov
  • Sinaia
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Drive 203 km, 3 hours 27 min

  • Cantacuzino Castle
  • Caraiman Monastery
  • Dimitrie Ghica Park
  • Peleș Castle
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 7 of your road trip in Romania, where you’ll be making 3 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Sinaia, Bușteni, and Brasov. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Brasov. Brasov will be your home away from home for 2 nights.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Bucharest and set your GPS to Bușteni. 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 1 hour 58 min. Upon reaching Bușteni, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Sinaia. This car ride takes around 12 min.

Journey into the unknown at Dimitrie Ghica Park, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 15,547 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Peleș Castle is a recommended place to visit. This castle is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 62,325 reviews.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Brasov, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Brasov. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Old Jack. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Brasov has received a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from around 5,682 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Dei Frati should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Brasov, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 3,030 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at La Birou Bistro. This highly regarded restaurant in Brasov has earned a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 968 satisfied guests.

When you’ve finished your meal and an after-dinner drink sounds enticing, visit Tipografia, one of the best bars in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,566 customers, and is the perfect complement to your refreshing weekend getaway experience in Romania.

If you would like to try another place, Deane's is another great option that serves a variety of drinks. Considered one of the most popular bars in Brasov, this bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,019 customers.

Ma Cocotte Gastro Wine Bar is also a great bar where you can have nice chats with locals and fellow travelers in the area. Ma Cocotte Gastro Wine Bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,825 customers.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Romania.

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Day 8

Day 8 – Brasov

  • Brasov
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Drive 27 km, 1 hour 13 min

  • Tâmpa
  • Parcul Sportiv
  • Brașov city hall
  • Parcul Nicolae Titulescu
  • Brașov Zoo
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Day 8 of your road trip across Romania promises a magnificent time exploring Brasov. You have 1 night left in Brasov. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Brasov, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Brasov below.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Brasov's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Reserve a table at Kashmir Brasov, a renowned restaurant in Brasov. 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 800 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Ograda while in Brasov. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 634 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Brasov at Sergiana, 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 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 11,397 customers.

One of travelers' and locals' favorite bars in the city is Kasho Lounge. This claim is supported by 1,452 customers who have rated it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

If you want to continue your night somewhere else, head to another popular place like Jamaica. This bar is a local favorite, with great drinks, lovely service, and an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,681 customers.

The options in Brasov don’t end there. You could also spend some time at the excellent Aftăr Stube. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,141 customers, this bar is one of the best places to relax after a long, adventure-filled day.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in Romania!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Bran, Stațiunea Climaterică Sâmbăta, Săcele, and Sibiu

  • Sibiu
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Drive 212 km, 3 hours 53 min

  • Seven Ladders Canyon
  • Bran Castle
  • Sâmbăta de Sus Monastery
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Dive into day 9 of your remarkable road trip in Romania. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Bran, Stațiunea Climaterică Sâmbăta, Săcele, and Sibiu, 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 Sibiu. You’ll stay here for 2 nights.

Stațiunea Climaterică Sâmbăta’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Bran behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 32 min. Stațiunea Climaterică Sâmbăta welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Make Sâmbăta de Sus Monastery one of your first sightseeing stops in Stațiunea Climaterică Sâmbăta. Rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 10,230 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Stațiunea Climaterică Sâmbăta and set your GPS to Sibiu. 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 1 hour 15 min. Upon reaching Sibiu, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Sibiu. Sibiu offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Sibiu.

Don't miss out on experiencing Benjamin Steakhouse & Bar, a renowned dining spot in Sibiu. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 3,588 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at Restaurant Hermania while immersing yourself in Sibiu. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,321 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of La Cuptor, a beloved dining establishment within Sibiu. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,526 satisfied customers.

If you're in the mood for an after-dinner drink, Music Pub is our number one recommendation. Around 2,373 customers have rated this bar 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Cafe Wien also has a great drinks menu. This bar is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,020 reviews.

Supporter Sports Pub & Grill is another popular place to spend the evening in Sibiu. This bar is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,242 customers.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in Romania!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Sibiu

  • Sibiu
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Drive 15 km, 52 min

  • Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park
  • ASTRA Museum
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • The Large Square
  • The Bridge of Lies
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On day 10 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Sibiu. You’ll stay in Sibiu for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

You can learn more about Sibiu today by going on a tour. Sibiu offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Sibiu's best restaurants.

Don't forget to book a table at Pardon Cafe & Bistro Sibiu, a well-known eatery in Sibiu. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 2,414 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Restaurant Prima while exploring Sibiu. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 1,932 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Grădina Restaurant, a popular restaurant in Sibiu. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,707 discerning diners.

If you feel like having a drink or two after your meal, an awesome bar you can go to is The Corner Factory pub & more. This place has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,000 customers.

To enjoy a great atmosphere, continue your evening at Joyme Pub. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,000 customers.

Atrium is another great place where you can celebrate your adventures in Sibiu. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,162 customers.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Romania.

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Day 11

Day 11 – Hunedoara County, Hateg, Deva, and Petroșani

  • Petroșani
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Drive 243 km, 3 hours 42 min

  • Fortress of Deva
  • Castelul Corvinilor (Corvins' Castle)
  • Pietonala Corvin
  • Prislop Monastery
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On day 11 of your road trip in 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 in Hunedoara County, Hateg, Deva, and Petroșani. In the evening, you’ll end up in Petroșani, where you will stay for 1 night.

After soaking in Sibiu’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Deva. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 25 min. When you arrive in Deva, it's time to take a break from the road.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Hunedoara County, 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 Deva to Hunedoara County may take around 31 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Petroșani, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Petroșani's best restaurants.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day of your road trip in Romania!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Târgu Jiu and Craiova

  • Craiova
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Drive 168 km, 2 hours 55 min

  • The Gate Of The Kiss
  • Table of Silence
  • Infinity Column
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On day 12 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Romania, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Târgu Jiu and Craiova. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Craiova, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Petroșani, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Târgu Jiu may take around 1 hour 2 min. Upon your arrival in Târgu Jiu, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Set your GPS to Craiova and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 44 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Craiova beckons with new experiences!

At the end of the day, you will drive to Craiova, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Craiova's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Reserve your spot at Craft, a popular local restaurant in Craiova. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 988 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience Iberico during your stay in Craiova. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,229 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of La Rocca Restaurant, a popular local gem in Craiova. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,177 satisfied guests.

One of the best bars in Craiova you could visit tonight after your dinner is Steam Punk. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 678 customers.

Another popular bar in the city is Miky's Pub. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 523 customers.

Locals also enjoy The Temple Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,615 customers.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Romania!

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Day 13

Day 13 – Craiova - departure day

  • Craiova - Departure day
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  • Centrul Vechi al Craiovei
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Day 13 of your road trip in Romania is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Craiova before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

On your last day in Romania, take time to indulge in shopping at Craiova’s popular marketplace. Thanks to your accommodation’s strategic location, city’s bustling commercial district is only a stone’s throw away, giving you ample time to leisurely explore the area, filled with local shops.

Take time to find the perfect present, reminding you of the charms of Romania. Each store here is brimming with unique finds.

Before you conclude your road trip in Romania, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Craiova.

You’ll then say farewell to Craiova. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Romania!

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