14-Day Romania road trip from Bucharest to Râmnicu Vâlcea, Hateg, Alba Iulia, Cluj Napoca, Sighișoara, and Brasov

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14 days & 13 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 14-day road trip! This experience caters to every traveler, featuring destinations like Bucharest, Curtea de Argeș, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Sibiu, Hateg, Alba Iulia, Hunedoara County, Deva, Simeria, Turda, Bonțida, Cluj Napoca, Targu Mures, Sighișoara, Bran, Rupea, Săcele, Vâlcea, Brasov, Sinaia, Bușteni, Ghighiu, and Dumbrăveni. 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 5 nights in Bucharest, 1 night in Râmnicu Vâlcea, 1 night in Hateg, 1 night in Alba Iulia, 1 night in Cluj Napoca, 1 night in Sighișoara, and 3 nights in Brasov. 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 Bucharest, 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 Bucharest, Curtea de Argeș, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Sibiu, Hateg, Alba Iulia, Hunedoara County, Deva, Simeria, Turda, Bonțida, Cluj Napoca, Targu Mures, Sighișoara, Bran, Rupea, Săcele, Vâlcea, Brasov, Sinaia, Bușteni, Ghighiu, and Dumbrăveni, 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, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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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
Cluj Napoca upperview.Cluj-Napoca / 1 night
Târgu Mureș - city in RomaniaTârgu Mureș
Vâlcea - region in RomaniaVâlcea / 1 night
Alba Iulia - city in RomaniaAlba County / 1 night
Hateg - city in RomaniaHateg / 1 night
Sinaia - town in RomaniaSinaia
Brasov - city in RomaniaBrasov / 3 nights
Sighișoara - city in RomaniaSighișoara / 1 night
Antique building view in Old Town Bucharest city - capital of Romania and Dambrovita river. Bucharest, Romania, Europe.Bucharest / 5 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)
Photo of Autumn Trees Landscape Of Tineretului Park In Bucharest, Romania.Tineretului Park
Cetatea Alba Carolina, Alba Iulia, Alba, RomaniaThe Citadel Alba-Carolina
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 Salt Mine Salina Turda in Romania.Salina Turda
Entrance to Children's world park in Bucharest. Fantasy gate with guarded by a blue dragon.Children's Town Bucharest
Photo of Prislop monastery in Romania.Prislop Monastery
Parcul Central Simion Bărnuțiu, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj Metropolitan Area, Cluj, RomaniaCentral Park Simion Bărnuțiu
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
Grădina Botanică Alexandru Borza, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj Metropolitan Area, Cluj, RomaniaAlexandru Borza Botanical Garden
Photo of Dimitrie Ghica Park, Sinaia, Romania.Dimitrie Ghica Park
Sibiu Zoological Garden
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 Turda gorge Cheile Turzii is a natural reserve with marked trails for hikes on Hasdate River situated near Turda close to Cluj-Napoca, in Transylvania, Romania.Cheile Turzii
Photo of Brasov, Romania, Medieval Council House in the Main Square of the Old Town.Brașov city hall
Caraiman Monastery
Cetățuia Park
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 Aerial view to the Deva fortress. Romania .Fortress of Deva
Photo of Medieval fortress in the town of Rupea, RomaniaRupea Citadel
Zoo Tîrgu Mureș
Targu Mures Fortress, Târgu Mureș, Targu Mures Metropolitan Area, Mureș, RomaniaTargu Mures Fortress
Ghighiu Monastery close to Ploiesti, Prahova, Romania. Alley in the courtyard.Orthodox Monastery Ghighiu
Parcul Nicolae Titulescu
Beautiful background with the famous fountain against colorful sky in central square of Bucharest, in sunset light.Bucharest Fountains
Photo of Main entrance National Museum of Art of Romania, Bucharest, Romania.National Museum of Art of Romania
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
Edenland Park
Photo of Carol I University foundation and Central University Library of Bucharest, Romania.University Square
Wind Mill
Mănăstirea Rupestră Șinca Veche
Photo of Banffy Castle - Bontida, a village in the vicinity of Cluj-Napoca, Romania .Bonțida Bánffy Castle
Parcul Sportiv
Arboretum Park Simeria
Turnul SfatuluiTurnul Sfatului
Photo of Pelișor Castle is a small palace built in the vicinity of Peles Castle. Magnificent surroundings ,Romania .Pelișor Castle
Fountain of Manole, Curtea de Argeș, Argeș, RomaniaFountain of Manole
Curtea DomneascăCurtea Domnească

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Day 1

Day 1 – Bucharest - arrival day

  • Bucharest - Arrival day
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  • Cișmigiu Gardens
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Your road trip adventure in Romania begins as soon as you reach Bucharest and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Bucharest for 4 nights 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 region.

Bucharest is a beautiful region 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 Bucharest. 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 Bucharest. 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.

Reserve a table at Coftale Specialty Coffee Shop, 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 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,705 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at PAPILA while in Bucharest. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 805 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Bucharest at Caru' cu bere, 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 30,392 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the region. Origo is a popular option with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 4,167 customers.

Another top option is QP Pub. This bar offers a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 921 customers.

Zeppelin Pub is also a great place to continue your evening. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 585 customers.

Raise a toast to the start of your 14-day road trip in Romania!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 11 km, 1 hour 5 min

  • Carol I Park
  • Radu Vodă Monastery
  • Bucharest Fountains
  • Constitution Square
  • Izvor Park
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On day 2 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.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Bucharest, 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 Bucharest below.

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

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.

When you’ve finished your meal and an after-dinner drink sounds enticing, visit Nomad Skybar, one of the best bars in the region. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 4,882 customers, and is the perfect complement to your refreshing weekend getaway experience in Romania.

If you would like to try another place, Shift is another great option that serves a variety of drinks. Considered one of the most popular bars in Bucharest, this bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,444 customers.

Control Club is also a great bar where you can have nice chats with locals and fellow travelers in the area. Control Club has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,063 customers.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Bucharest

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Drive 23 km, 1 hour 3 min

  • King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA
  • Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
  • Romanian Athenaeum
  • National Museum of Art of Romania
  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park (I O R )
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Day 3 of your road trip across Romania promises a magnificent time exploring Bucharest. You have 2 nights left in Bucharest. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Immerse yourself in the local scene through top-rated tours and activities. You can choose from a wide variety of easy to challenging tours and easily add them to your travel package 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.

Make sure to reserve a table at Excalibur, an iconic dining spot in Bucharest. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,700 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Stadio Unirii while in Bucharest. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, treasured by 3,146 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Romanian Craft Beer, a favorite in Bucharest. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,501 discerning guests.

Distrikt 42 is an excellent example. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,865 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Arcade Cafe. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,781 customers.

Haute Pepper is another of the best bars in the region of Bucharest that serves various drinks. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,992 customers.

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in Romania!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 9 km, 42 min

  • Children's World Park
  • Children's Town Bucharest
  • Tineretului Park
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Day 4 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Bucharest for 1 night 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 day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Bucharest's best restaurants.

Don't forget to book a table at Bazaar, a well-known eatery in Bucharest. 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 2,635 satisfied guests.

The PUB Bucharest is one of our top recommendations. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,495 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Gilda Music Lounge. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,458 customers.

Manasia Hub is another top-rated bar in the region of Bucharest. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,000 customers.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Curtea de Argeș and Râmnicu Vâlcea

  • Vâlcea
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Drive 195 km, 2 hours 59 min

  • Fountain of Manole
  • Curtea de Argeș Monastery
  • Curtea Domnească
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 5 of your road trip in Romania. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Curtea de Argeș and Râmnicu Vâlcea. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Râmnicu Vâlcea. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Bucharest and set your GPS to Curtea de Argeș. 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 7 min. Upon reaching Curtea de Argeș, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Râmnicu Vâlcea’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Curtea de Argeș behind. This drive usually takes around 43 min. Râmnicu Vâlcea welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Râmnicu Vâlcea, 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 Râmnicu Vâlcea's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Make sure to reserve a table at Simfonia Restaurant, an iconic dining spot in Râmnicu Vâlcea. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 858 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Hanul Haiducilor while in Râmnicu Vâlcea. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, treasured by 2,782 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Ristorante D'Amici, a favorite in Râmnicu Vâlcea. 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 2,227 discerning guests.

Brothers Pub is one of the best bars you can visit in Râmnicu Vâlcea tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,059 customers.

You can also enjoy a glass or two at a popular place like ClubWinners. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 683 customers.

Alternatively, try SOHO PUB. SOHO PUB is the perfect place to get to know some locals in the city. This top-recommended bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 294 customers.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in Romania.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Sibiu and Hateg

  • Sibiu
  • Hateg
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Drive 250 km, 3 hours 47 min

  • Sibiu Zoological Garden
  • The Large Square
  • Turnul Sfatului
  • The Bridge of Lies
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On day 6 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 Sibiu and Hateg. In the evening, you’ll end up in Hateg, where you will stay for 1 night.

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

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Sibiu Zoological Garden. This extraordinary zoo has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 15,956 visitors.

Next, make your way to The Large Square. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 16,200 reviews.

While in Sibiu, we also recommend a visit to Turnul Sfatului. This point of interest has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 2,205 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to The Bridge of Lies. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 20,465 travelers, this sightseeing destination is a highly recommended stop on your sightseeing around Sibiu.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Sibiu and set your GPS to Hateg. 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 33 min. Upon reaching Hateg, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

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

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

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in Romania!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Hateg, Hunedoara County, Deva, Simeria, and Alba Iulia

  • Hateg
  • Alba County
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Drive 136 km, 2 hours 39 min

  • Prislop Monastery
  • Castelul Corvinilor (Corvins' Castle)
  • Fortress of Deva
  • Arboretum Park Simeria
  • The Citadel Alba-Carolina
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 7 of your road trip in Romania, where you’ll be making 6 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Hateg, Alba Iulia, Hunedoara County, Deva, Simeria, and Alba Iulia. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Alba Iulia. Alba Iulia will be your home away from home for 1 night.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Hunedoara County, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Deva may take around 30 min. Upon your arrival in Deva, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Simeria, 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 Simeria may take around 19 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Alba Iulia. Alba Iulia 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 Alba Iulia.

Make sure to book a table at Allegria Restaurant, a popular restaurant in Alba Iulia. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 592 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at La Conac during your stay in Alba Iulia. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 3,267 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of PUB 13 - Restaurantul Cetății, a renowned dining destination in Alba Iulia. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 3,725 satisfied guests.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at a bar. Framm's is a great place to continue your night. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 925 customers.

If you want to know where locals go, check out La Vizitiu. This bar has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,320 customers.

Another popular bar in the city is Rosenthalers Cafe. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 555 customers.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Turda, Cluj Napoca, and Bonțida

  • Cluj-Napoca
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Drive 200 km, 3 hours 42 min

  • Salina Turda
  • Cheile Turzii
  • Wind Mill
  • Bonțida Bánffy Castle
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Dive into day 8 of your remarkable road trip in Romania. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Turda, Cluj Napoca, Bonțida, Cluj Napoca, and Cluj Napoca, 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 Cluj Napoca. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Turda. This car ride takes around 59 min.

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

At the end of the day, you will drive to Cluj Napoca, 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 Cluj Napoca. 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.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Samsara Foodhouse - Cluj restaurant plant-based, a distinguished dining establishment in Cluj Napoca. It has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 3,806 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Cluj Napoca is Tortelli Pasta Bar. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 2,372 happy diners.

Olivo Caffe & Bistro stands out as a local favorite in Cluj Napoca. It offers a menu that promises to take you on a flavorful journey. Due to its reputation for delivering a good dining experience, it has earned a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 2,251 customers.

If you're looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Café Bulgakov, claiming it's one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,000 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is O'Peter's Irish Pub & Grill. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,993 customers.

The Soviet is another top-rated bar where you can spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,778 customers.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Romania!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Cluj Napoca, Targu Mures, and Sighișoara

  • Târgu Mureș
  • Cluj-Napoca
  • Sighișoara
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Drive 172 km, 3 hours 21 min

  • Central Park Simion Bărnuțiu
  • Cetățuia Park
  • Alexandru Borza Botanical Garden
  • Targu Mures Fortress
  • Zoo Tîrgu Mureș
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On day 9 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Romania, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Cluj Napoca, Targu Mures, and Sighișoara. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Sighișoara, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Central Park Simion Bărnuțiu. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 21,937 visitors.

When you’re finished at Central Park Simion Bărnuțiu, head to Cetățuia Park. This one-of-a-kind park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 11,462 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Alexandru Borza Botanical Garden. This park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 16,157 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Targu Mures, 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 Cluj Napoca to Targu Mures may take around 1 hour 35 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Medieval Fortress Târgu Mureș. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,163 visitors.

Zoo Tîrgu Mureș is another popular attraction you could visit today. This zoo has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,928 visitors.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Sighișoara. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 3 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

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

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

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Restaurant La Perla while you’re in Sighișoara. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 3,491 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Sighișoara is Gasthaus Altepost Restaurant Traditional. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 1,549 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

While in Sighișoara, enjoy Cafe Martini’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 2,527 satisfied guests.

If you feel like having a drink or two after your meal, an awesome bar you can go to is Venesis House. This place has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 579 customers.

To enjoy a great atmosphere, continue your evening at Vintage Lounge. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 673 customers.

Joseph Haydn house is another great place where you can celebrate your adventures in Sighișoara. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 210 customers.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Bran, Rupea, Săcele, Vâlcea, and Brasov

  • Brasov
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Drive 193 km, 3 hours 33 min

  • Rupea Citadel
  • Mănăstirea Rupestră Șinca Veche
  • Bran Castle
  • Seven Ladders Canyon
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 10 of your road trip in Romania. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 5 vibrant destinations - Bran, Rupea, Săcele, Vâlcea, and Brasov. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Brasov. You will spend 3 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

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

After soaking in Rupea’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Vâlcea. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 46 min. When you arrive in Vâlcea, it's time to take a break from the road.

Take the opportunity to see Mănăstirea Rupestră Șinca Veche. This attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 4,800 visitors.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Brasov. Brasov 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 Brasov's best restaurants.

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.

If you’re not yet ready to call it a day, pop into Tipografia. This bar is considered one of the best in Brasov and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,566 customers.

You may also want to check out Deane's. Equally popular, this bar offers a great drink list and a nice atmosphere for your evening endeavors. Deane's is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,019 customers.

Alternatively, head out to Ma Cocotte Gastro Wine Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,825 customers and is a top choice among travelers as well as locals.

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 – Brasov

  • Brasov
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Drive 24 km, 1 hour 6 min

  • Brașov Zoo
  • Parcul Nicolae Titulescu
  • Brașov city hall
  • Tâmpa
  • Parcul Sportiv
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Day 11 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Brasov has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Brasov by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

To do something one-of-a-kind on this day of your trip, you can join a tour. You can discover all of the most fun and eye-opening experiences in your destination below and secure your spot here.

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

Plan ahead and secure a table at Kashmir Brasov, an acclaimed dining establishment in Brasov. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 800 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Ograda while experiencing the best of Brasov. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 634 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of Sergiana, an elegant culinary destination in Brasov. 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 11,397 previous guests.

Kasho Lounge is one of the best bars in Brasov and the perfect place for a celebratory drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,452 customers.

You may also want to check out Jamaica, offering great drinks and a fantastic atmosphere. Jamaica is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,681 customers.

A third bar where you could have a great time tonight is Aftăr Stube. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,141 customers.

Head back to your accommodation in Brasov and get some rest in preparation for another magical day of your road trip in Romania!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Sinaia and Brasov

  • Brasov
  • Sinaia
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Drive 90 km, 2 hours 25 min

  • Peleș Castle
  • Pelișor Castle
  • Sinaia Monastery
  • Dimitrie Ghica Park
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On day 12 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Sinaia. You’ll stay in Sinaia for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

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

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

Reserve your spot at La Ceaun, a popular local restaurant in Brasov. 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 7,055 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience La Ceaun - Piata Sfatului during your stay in Brasov. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,043 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Sub Tâmpa, a popular local gem in Brasov. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 3,793 satisfied guests.

When you’ve finished dinner and you’re in the mood for a drink, we recommend visiting one of the best bars in Brasov. Karma Lounge offers plenty of drink options for every taste and budget. Around 1,004 customers have given this bar an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Alternatively, go to a bar that locals recommend, like Opus 9. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 669 customers.

If you're looking for something else, check out Publick. 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 726 customers.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in Romania.

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Day 13

Day 13 – Bușteni, Ghighiu, Dumbrăveni, and Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 187 km, 3 hours 15 min

  • Cantacuzino Castle
  • Caraiman Monastery
  • Orthodox Monastery Ghighiu
  • Edenland Park
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On day 13 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 Bușteni, Ghighiu, Dumbrăveni, and Bucharest. In the evening, you’ll end up in Bucharest, where you will stay for 1 night.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Brasov, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Bușteni. This drive usually takes around 45 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Bușteni, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Ghighiu. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 10 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

When you're ready to see some sights, Orthodox Monastery Ghighiu is a great place to start with. This place of worship is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 9,633 visitors.

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

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

JO Lounge is one of our top recommendations. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 949 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Wicked Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 485 customers.

Head back to your accommodation in Bucharest and get some rest in preparation for another magical day of your road trip in Romania!

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Day 14

Day 14 – Bucharest - departure day

  • Bucharest - Departure day
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  • University Square
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Day 14 of your road trip in Romania is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Bucharest before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

As your final day in Romania unfolds, don’t miss the chance for a last-minute shopping spree in Bucharest’s shopping district. Your accommodation’s convenient location near the region’s shopping area offers the luxury of time, so you don’t have to limit yourself from leisurely strolling its streets amidst a collection of establishments.

Look for the perfect gift for your loved ones back home, or buy yourself a little keepsake to remind you of Romania.

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

You’ll then say farewell to Bucharest. 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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