14-Day Road Trip in Romania and Bulgaria from Bucharest to Sibiu, Făgăraș, Brasov, Sinaia, and Ruse

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Get ready for an exhilarating 14-day European road trip. This trip will take you through Romania and Bulgaria and immerse you in the diverse tapestry of European culture.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 2 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. You'll stay 9 nights in Romania and 4 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, Curtea de Argeș, Sibiu, Făgăraș, Bran, Stațiunea Climaterică Sâmbăta, Săcele, Vâlcea, Brasov, Sinaia, Bușteni, Dumbrăveni, and Pantelimon, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

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

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Ruse’s Monument of Liberty. 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 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 14-day self-drive adventure in Romania 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 and Bulgaria.

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

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Hotel, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 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 / 1 night
Photo of aerial view of the Citadel of Fagaras, in Brasov county, Romania. Făgăraș / 1 night
Русе -  in BulgariaRuse / 4 nights
Sinaia - town in RomaniaSinaia / 2 nights
Brasov - city in RomaniaBrasov / 1 night
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
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 Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park, Sibiu, Romania.Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park
Tâmpa
Podul MinciunilorThe Bridge of Lies
Constitution Square
Photo of Curtea de Arges monastery, Romania. Curtea de Arges Monastery is known because of the legend of architect master Manole..Curtea de Argeș Monastery
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
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
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
Waterfall near the Seven ladders canyon in Piatra Mare (Big Rock)mountains, Romania.Seven Ladders Canyon
Ferma Animalelor
Edenland Park
Photo of Carol I University foundation and Central University Library of Bucharest, Romania.University Square
Cernica MonasteryCernica Monastery
Photo of Sibiu cityscape with Holy Trinity Cathedral in Transylvania, Romania.Holy Trinity Cathedral
Mănăstirea Rupestră Șinca Veche
Pietrele lui Solomon
Monument of Liberty, Ruse, BulgariaMonument of Liberty
Lipnik
Regional Historical Museum, Ruse, BulgariaRegional Historical Museum
EcoMuseum
Pantheon of National Revival Heroes, Ruse, BulgariaPantheon of National Revival Heroes
Rozarium
The Zodiac Fountain
National Transport Museum
Fountain in front of the Opera House
Museum of urban life Kaliopa HouseMuseum of urban life Kaliopa House
Art Gallery, Ruse, BulgariaArt Gallery
Museum Zahari Stoyanov
Fountain at Freedom square

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Day 1

Day 1 – Bucharest - arrival day

  • Bucharest - Arrival day
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  • Romanian Athenaeum
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Romania 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 3 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.

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.

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

Don't miss out on experiencing Coftale Specialty Coffee Shop, a renowned dining spot in Bucharest. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,705 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at PAPILA while immersing yourself in Bucharest. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 805 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Caru' cu bere, a beloved dining establishment within Bucharest. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 30,392 satisfied customers.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned Origo, a must-visit hotspot in the region of Bucharest. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, backed by 4,167 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular QP Pub, consistently rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Zeppelin Pub, one of the top-rated bars in Bucharest, with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 585 satisfied customers.

Your multi-country road trip in Romania 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 23 km, 1 hour 8 min

  • King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA
  • Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest
  • Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
  • Bucharest Fountains
  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park (I O R )
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Wake up and see what day 2 of your great European road trip in Romania and Bulgaria has in store for you! You will be staying in Bucharest for 2 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

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.

Reserve a table at Hanu' Berarilor Casa Oprea Soare, a renowned restaurant in Bucharest. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 11,370 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Restaurant Hanu' lui Manuc while in Bucharest. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 11,726 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Bucharest at Hanu' Berarilor Casa Elena Lupescu, 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 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 5,626 customers.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at Nomad Skybar. This famous bar in Bucharest has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 4,882 customers.

You can also check out an equally popular bar in the area, Shift. This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance. Shift has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,444 customers.

If you want to visit another bar, we recommend Control Club. This bar offers guests many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to pair with a great night, helping it earn an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,063 customers.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 11 km, 1 hour 11 min

  • Cișmigiu Gardens
  • Izvor Park
  • Constitution Square
  • Children's World Park
  • Tineretului Park
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Day 3 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.

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

Make sure to book a table at Excalibur, 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 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,700 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Stadio Unirii during your stay in Bucharest. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 3,146 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Romanian Craft Beer, a renowned dining destination in Bucharest. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,501 satisfied guests.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at Distrikt 42. This bar is among the most recommended in the region, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,865 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at Arcade Cafe. This popular bar in Bucharest is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,781 customers.

If you want to check out another bar in the area, you’ll love Haute Pepper. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Haute Pepper has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,992 reviews.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Bucharest and Sibiu

  • Bucharest
  • Sibiu
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Drive 269 km, 4 hours 49 min

  • Carol I Park
  • The Zodiac Fountain
  • Bucharest Botanical Garden
  • Curtea de Argeș Monastery
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Dive into day 4 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Romania and Bulgaria. Today's main destinations are Bucharest 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 Sibiu. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated urban park and attraction in Bucharest — Carol Park. About 16,367 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

The popular The Zodiac Fountain is another top sight in Bucharest that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved point of interest in the area, rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 856 visitors.

"Dimitrie Brândză" Botanical Garden is a spectacular park and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Bucharest, earning an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 13,703 enchanted visitors.

When you’ve had your share of Bucharest, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Curtea de Argeș. Your travel time is around 1 hour 56 min.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Curtea de Argeș 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 2 hours 27 min. Upon reaching Sibiu, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

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.

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

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Sibiu’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 and Bulgaria.

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.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at Music Pub. This bar is among the most recommended in the city, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,373 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at Cafe Wien. This popular bar in Sibiu is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,020 customers.

If you want to check out another bar in the area, you’ll love Supporter Sports Pub & Grill. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Supporter Sports Pub & Grill has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,242 reviews.

As the night falls in Sibiu, 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 5

Day 5 – Sibiu and Făgăraș

  • Sibiu
  • Făgăraș
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Drive 88 km, 1 hour 58 min

  • The Bridge of Lies
  • The Large Square
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park
  • ASTRA Museum
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On day 5 of your multi-country road trip across Romania 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 Sibiu in Romania. In the evening, you’ll end up in Făgăraș, where you will stay for 1 night.

A tour of Sibiu is not complete without a visit to the famous The Bridge of Lies. This incredible sightseeing destination and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 20,465 travelers.

Make the most of your Sibiu travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful The Large Square. This point of interest and unique destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 16,200 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Holy Trinity Cathedral for an experience worth remembering. This local eastern orthodox cathedral and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 4,676 visitors.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous ASTRA Museum. This amazing site is a wonderful museum with more than 12,206 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Făgăraș. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 17 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

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

As the sun sets on day 5 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Făgăraș's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Romania 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, Făgăraș has them.

Make sure to reserve a table at BRICKS brasserie & cafe, an iconic dining spot in Făgăraș. 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 1,275 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Casa Terra while in Făgăraș. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, treasured by 1,081 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Complexul Turistic Fântânița Crăiesei, a favorite in Făgăraș. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,081 discerning guests.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Făgăraș, Săcele, and Brasov

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Drive 161 km, 3 hours 6 min

  • Sâmbăta de Sus Monastery
  • Mănăstirea Rupestră Șinca Veche
  • Bran Castle
  • Seven Ladders Canyon
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 6 of your multi-country journey across Romania and Bulgaria. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 5 vibrant destinations - Bran in Romania. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Brasov where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

Set your GPS to Stațiunea Climaterică Sâmbăta and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 29 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Stațiunea Climaterică Sâmbăta beckons with new experiences!

Something that makes Stațiunea Climaterică Sâmbăta the perfect holiday destination is that the village offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding monastery, Sâmbăta de Sus Monastery. This local gem has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 10,230 visitors.

When you’ve had your share of Stațiunea Climaterică Sâmbăta, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Vâlcea. Your travel time is around 41 min.

Mănăstirea Rupestră Șinca Veche is a travelers’ favorite in Vâlcea, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 4,800 visitors.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Bran. This car ride takes around 49 min.

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

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Brasov. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Romania in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Reserve a table at Old Jack, 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 5,682 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Dei Frati while in Brasov. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 3,030 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Brasov at La Birou Bistro, 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 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 968 customers.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Tipografia, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, Tipografia has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,566 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at Deane's, a crowd-favorite. Around 5,019 customers have rated their experience at Deane's an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Ma Cocotte Gastro Wine Bar belongs to the list of the best bars in Brasov, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,825 bar-goers.

Take in the ambiance of Brasov 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 7

Day 7 – Brasov and Sinaia

  • Brasov
  • Sinaia
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Drive 60 km, 1 hour 45 min

  • Tâmpa
  • Pietrele lui Solomon
  • Brașov city hall
  • Parcul Nicolae Titulescu
  • Brașov Zoo
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On day 7 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Romania and Bulgaria, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Brasov in Romania. When you’re not exploring the town and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Sinaia, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

In Brasov, the extraordinary Tâmpa awaits. This attraction is a valued park that boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 18,887 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Brasov is the spectacular Pietrele lui Solomon. This attraction is a park that is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,509 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Brașov city hall. This local building and wonder has an overall review score of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 16,344 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

Parcul Nicolae Titulescu is another attraction you might want to add to your Brasov exploration itinerary. This park is a popular stop among travelers in the area, as seen in its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 8,909 reviews.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, consider dropping by a well-loved spot among locals — Brașov Zoo. More than a popular zoo and attraction, Brașov Zoo offers visitors an immersive journey of the rich cultural tapestry of Brasov. Brașov Zoo boasts an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 14,540 traveler reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Sinaia. This car ride takes around 47 min.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Brasov today.

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

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

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

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Taverna Sârbului while you’re in Sinaia. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 4,505 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Sinaia is Cabana Schiori. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 3,367 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

While in Sinaia, enjoy Pensiunea Alex’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 2,219 satisfied guests.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to La Cafenea, a top-notch spot in the town scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, La Cafenea has charmed many with its 4.7 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 549 happy guests.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Sinaia

  • Sinaia
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Drive 24 km, 53 min

  • Cantacuzino Castle
  • Caraiman Monastery
  • Dimitrie Ghica Park
  • Peleș Castle
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On day 8, you will wake up in Sinaia with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Sinaia before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Romania and Bulgaria.

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 and Bulgaria by rewarding yourself with a taste of Sinaia’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.

Book a table at Restaurant WooD, a famous dining establishment in Sinaia. This culinary hotspot and its appetizing cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,829 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Sinaia is Restaurant Vânătoresc Furnica, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.3 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 1,179 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Sinaia’s Forest for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 929 satisfied diners.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Bar 33, a top-notch spot in the town scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Bar 33 has charmed many with its 4.6 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 234 happy guests.

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 9

Day 9 – Sinaia, Pantelimon, and Ruse

  • Ruse
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Drive 235 km, 3 hours 56 min

  • Edenland Park
  • Cernica Monastery
  • Ferma Animalelor
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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 4 stops. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Dumbrăveni in Romania and Ruse in Bulgaria. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Ruse, your home for 4 nights.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Sinaia, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Dumbrăveni may take around 1 hour 23 min. Upon your arrival in Dumbrăveni, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Pantelimon, including the outstanding Cernica monastery. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 5,138 reviews, this fascinating monastery and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the village.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Ruse, 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 Pantelimon to Ruse may take around 1 hour 37 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

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

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 and Bulgaria by rewarding yourself with a taste of Ruse’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.

Make a reservation at Happy Bar & Grill, a popular dining spot in Ruse. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 6,967 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at Chiflika while indulging in the charm of Ruse. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, cherished by 2,542 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Restaurant "Pontoon", a treasured establishment in Ruse. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,347 satisfied guests.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at Планет фууд. This famous bar in Ruse has a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,078 customers.

You can also check out an equally popular bar in the area, hype. This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance. Hype has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 751 customers.

If you want to visit another bar, we recommend Tavern "Pri Galka". This bar offers guests many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to pair with a great night, helping it earn an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 566 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 10

Day 10 – Ruse

  • Ruse
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Drive 1 km, 22 min

  • Monument of Liberty
  • Fountain in front of the Opera House
  • Pantheon of National Revival Heroes
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Wake up and see what day 10 of your great European road trip in Romania and Bulgaria has in store for you! You will be staying in Ruse for 3 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Ruse today.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Ruse. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Bulgaria in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Terassa while you’re in Ruse. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 2,027 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Ruse is The River bar & dinner. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 892 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

While in Ruse, enjoy SNACK BAR CAT’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 731 satisfied guests.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, Za RazBIRAchi Craft Beer Bar. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 169 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Biga Bar. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 474 customers.

Bar Frame cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 258 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.3 out of 5 stars average rating.

As the night falls in Ruse, 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 11

Day 11 – Ruse

  • Ruse
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Drive 1 km, 22 min

  • Regional Historical Museum
  • EcoMuseum
  • Fountain at Freedom square
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Day 11 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Ruse. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 2 nights more before hitting the road again.

As the sun sets on day 11 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Ruse'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, Ruse has them.

Don't miss out on experiencing La Strada, a renowned dining spot in Ruse. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.2 out of 5-star rating from 1,515 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at PRISTAN restaurant while immersing yourself in Ruse. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 1,354 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Imperial Restaurant (cafe-ristorante Imperial), a beloved dining establishment within Ruse. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,096 satisfied customers.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Ruse. At Club Canto, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 111 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at P. R. Cocktail Bar (Пиар), another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 295 reviews.

Black & White is also one of the best places in Ruse where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 136 customers.

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Ruse

  • Ruse
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Drive 31 km, 1 hour 1 min

  • Lipnik
  • Museum Zahari Stoyanov
  • Museum of urban life Kaliopa House
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On day 12, you will wake up in Ruse with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Ruse before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Romania and Bulgaria.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Ruse’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 and Bulgaria.

Make a reservation at KING BREAKFAST, a popular dining spot in Ruse. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.1 out of 5-star rating from 970 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at The Godfather while indulging in the charm of Ruse. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars, cherished by 964 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Restaurant Hashove, a treasured establishment in Ruse. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.1 out of 5-star rating from 799 satisfied guests.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Bowling, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, Bowling has earned an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 278 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at Terasa New, a crowd-favorite. Around 147 customers have rated their experience at Terasa New an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Romania and Bulgaria! Enjoy your evening in Ruse 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 13

Day 13 – Ruse and Bucharest

  • Ruse
  • Bucharest
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Drive 78 km, 1 hour 57 min

  • Art Gallery
  • National Transport Museum
  • Rozarium
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Dive into day 13 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Romania and Bulgaria. Today's main destinations are Ruse in Bulgaria and Bucharest 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 Bucharest. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Ruse today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Art Gallery. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 198 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular National Transport Museum. This incredible attraction and national museum holds an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to 679 visitors.

According to travelers in Ruse, the extraordinary Rozarium is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 991 visitors.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Ruse, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Bucharest, Romania. Witness the landscapes transform as you cross the border to Romania. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 28 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

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

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.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Bazaar. 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 4.3 out of 5 stars from around 2,635 visitors.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at The PUB Bucharest, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the region. The PUB Bucharest boasts an impressive 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 2,495 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at Gilda Music Lounge, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Gilda Music Lounge has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,458 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, Manasia Hub. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.4 out of 5-star from 1,458 customers.

Celebrate day 13 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 14

Day 14 – Bucharest - departure day

  • Bucharest - Departure day
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  • University Square
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On day 14 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 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 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 14-day European road trip in Romania and Bulgaria with fond memories. Safe travels!

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