14-Day Romania Road Trip from Cluj Napoca to Alba Iulia, Sibiu, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Bucharest, Sinaia, Brasov, and Sighișoara

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Escape the ordinary with this exciting 14-day road trip through Romania that promises to leave you speechless. With this exciting adventure, you will have the chance to explore the diverse landscapes and local cultures of Cluj Napoca, Casele Micești, Vălișoara, Alba Iulia, Deva, Hateg, Hunedoara County, Sibiu, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Curtea de Argeș, Bucharest, Ghighiu, Bușteni, Sinaia, Bran, Brasov, Sighișoara, Targu Mures, and Turda. Pack your bags, hit the road, and prepare for an unforgettable journey where every moment becomes a lasting story.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Romania takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 3 nights in Cluj Napoca, 1 night in Alba Iulia, 1 night in Sibiu, 1 night in Râmnicu Vâlcea, 4 nights in Bucharest, 1 night in Sinaia, 1 night in Brasov, and 1 night in Sighișoara. 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 Cluj Napoca, 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 Cluj Napoca, Casele Micești, Vălișoara, Alba Iulia, Deva, Hateg, Hunedoara County, Sibiu, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Curtea de Argeș, Bucharest, Ghighiu, Bușteni, Sinaia, Bran, Brasov, Sighișoara, Targu Mures, and Turda, 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
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Bran
Photo of the Small Square piata mica, the second fortified square in the medieval Upper town of Sibiu city, Romania.Sibiu / 1 night
Cluj Napoca upperview.Cluj-Napoca / 3 nights
Târgu Mureș - city in RomaniaTârgu Mureș
Curtea de Argeș - city in RomaniaCurtea de Argeș
Vâlcea - region in RomaniaVâlcea / 1 night
Deva - city in RomaniaDeva
Casele Micești
Hunedoara - city in RomaniaHunedoara
Alba Iulia - city in RomaniaAlba County / 1 night
Turda - city in RomaniaTurda
Hateg - city in RomaniaHateg
Bușteni - town in RomaniaBușteni
Sinaia - town in RomaniaSinaia / 1 night
Ghighiu
Brasov - city in RomaniaBrasov / 1 night
Sighișoara - city in RomaniaSighișoara / 1 night
Vălișoara
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)
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
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
Grădina Botanică Alexandru Borza, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj Metropolitan Area, Cluj, RomaniaAlexandru Borza Botanical Garden
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 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
ASTRA Museum
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
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 sunset promenade photo at the location called Platoul Cornesti / Somosteto in the town of Tirgu-Mures .Platoul Cornesti
Photo of Main entrance National Museum of Art of Romania, Bucharest, Romania.National Museum of Art of Romania
Wind Mill
Iuliu Hațieganu Sports Park
Citadel Park
Students' Cultural House, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj Metropolitan Area, Cluj, RomaniaStudents' Cultural House
Ethnographic Park Romulus Vuia, R-3277038, R-11320929, R-91733, R-90689Ethnographic Park Romulus Vuia
Photo of The colorful Rope Street ( in Romanian Strada Sforii) on medieval streets in Transylvania, Brasov city, one of the narrowest streets in Europe.Rope Street
Photo of Cheile Vălișoarei ,Romania.Cheile Vălișoarei
Adrenalin Park, Tureni, Cluj Metropolitan Area, Cluj, RomaniaAdrenalin Park
Fountain of Manole, Curtea de Argeș, Argeș, RomaniaFountain of Manole
Biserica Piaristă Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj Metropolitan Area, Cluj, RomaniaBiserica Piaristă Cluj-Napoca
Saint Nicholas Church

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Day 1

Day 1 – Cluj Napoca - arrival day

  • Cluj-Napoca - Arrival day
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  • Students' Cultural House
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Welcome to Cluj Napoca, the perfect starting point for your road trip in Romania! Pick up your rental car and let the adventure begin. You will spend 2 nights immersing yourself in Cluj Napoca's charm before embarking on the next leg of your journey.

Cluj Napoca is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. If you arrive before check-in time or prefer to get started on your sightseeing right away, we recommend checking out Students' Cultural House or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Find your way to your hotel in Cluj Napoca. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in Romania. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

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.

Esteemed for its , this restaurant offers a remarkable selection of cuisine. This esteemed -recipient consistently impresses guests, making it a must-visit spot during your holiday. With its recognition, it guarantees an unforgettable dining adventure. Savor the flavors at Roata, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Jaxx beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Casa Maramureșeană. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Cluj Napoca tonight.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Yolka, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, Hardward Pub (Hard Club) offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out Che Guevara Social Pub. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 – Cluj Napoca

  • Cluj-Napoca
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Drive 13 km, 1 hour 13 min

  • Cetățuia Park
  • Iuliu Hațieganu Sports Park
  • Ethnographic Park Romulus Vuia
  • Biserica Piaristă Cluj-Napoca
  • Alexandru Borza Botanical Garden
  • More

Day 2 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Cluj Napoca for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

Drop by the renowned Cetățuia Park. This popular park has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,462 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Iuliu Hațieganu Sports Park. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,719 visitors, this park deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Ethnographic Park Romulus Vuia. This open-air museum has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,636 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Biserica Piaristă Cluj-Napoca. This church and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,004 local and international travelers.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Alexandru Borza Botanical Garden. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 16,157 travelers, this park is an attraction many avid travelers highly recommend visiting while in Cluj Napoca.

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.

As you explore more of Cluj Napoca, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Dine in style at Restaurant Valachia, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Maimuța Plângătoare boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Charlie. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Cluj Napoca.

Keep the evening going at London Pub, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to Shto, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is Shadow Cafe-Bar, which provides an inviting environment for unwinding after a busy day out.

Say good night to Cluj Napoca and look forward to another great day of your road trip in Romania!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Cluj Napoca, Casele Micești, Vălișoara, and Alba Iulia

  • Alba County
  • Casele Micești
  • Cluj-Napoca
  • Vălișoara
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Drive 138 km, 2 hours 54 min

  • Wind Mill
  • Adrenalin Park
  • Cheile Turzii
  • Cheile Vălișoarei
  • The Citadel Alba-Carolina
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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 4 vibrant destinations - Casele Micești, Cluj Napoca, Vălișoara, and Alba Iulia. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Alba Iulia. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at The Citadel of Alba-Carolina, a remarkable point of interest where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 34,641 reviews.

Upon reaching Casele Micești, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Adrenalin Park. This sightseeing destination is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Casele Micești, with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,261 visitors.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Cluj Napoca.

Make Wind Mill your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this zoo an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 5,403 reviews.

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

As you explore more of Alba Iulia, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from guests. As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Panoramic-Bar&Grill, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, La Poarta is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Blue Hours. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Alba Iulia tonight.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, framm's offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Enjoy Life S. R. L. Is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. Art Cafe Downtown is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

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 – Alba Iulia, Deva, Hateg, Hunedoara County, and Sibiu

  • Sibiu
  • Deva
  • Hateg
  • Hunedoara
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Drive 276 km, 3 hours 56 min

  • Fortress of Deva
  • Castelul Corvinilor (Corvins' Castle)
  • Prislop Monastery
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On day 4 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 Deva, Hateg, and Hunedoara County. In the evening, you’ll end up in Sibiu, where you will stay for 1 night.

When you’ve had your share of Alba Iulia, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Deva. Your travel time is around 56 min.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Fortress of Deva. This much-appreciated castle is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 11,127 reviews.

Set your GPS to Hateg and hit the road. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Hateg beckons with new experiences!

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Prislop Monastery. This monastery is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 22,759 visitors.

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.

Celebrated as a restaurant, it boasts an exceptional menu. This establishment consistently wows guests, making it a memorable stop during your holiday. Nestled in the city's heart, is a perfect choice for discerning cuisine enthusiasts seeking a new experience. Enjoy a sumptuous meal at Grădina Restaurant, a highly-rated dining destination in Sibiu. If you're eager to try something different, consider Casa Frieda, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Cafe Wien. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Sibiu this evening.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Imperium Pub. Alternatively, go to Joyme Pub, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, Naf Naf provides excellent drinks and a great atmosphere, ensuring a memorable night out.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Sibiu and Râmnicu Vâlcea

  • Vâlcea
  • Sibiu
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Drive 110 km, 2 hours 31 min

  • The Bridge of Lies
  • The Large Square
  • Citadel Park
  • Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park
  • ASTRA Museum
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 5 of your road trip in Romania. Today, you will make 1 stop and experience some of the highlights of Sibiu. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Râmnicu Vâlcea, which will be your home away from home 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: Râmnicu Vâlcea. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 52 min. When you arrive in Râmnicu Vâlcea, it's time to take a break from the road.

Journey into the unknown at The Bridge of Lies, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable point of interest has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 20,465 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, The Large Square is a recommended place to visit. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 16,200 reviews.

Another must-see attraction in Sibiu is Citadel Park. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,594 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Sibiu offers an experience you will remember.

Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park is another popular stop on travelers' itineraries in Sibiu. This protected area promises memorable moments of exploring. Other travelers have rated this attraction 4.7 out of 5 stars in 21,831 reviews.

Lastly, don't miss out on ASTRA Museum. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 12,206 local and international travelers, it's a popular place to visit.

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.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Râmnicu Vâlcea. 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 book a table at Gallo Nero, a popular restaurant in Râmnicu Vâlcea. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Râmnicu Vâlcea at Hanul Haiducilor, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Restaurantul Belvedere. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Râmnicu Vâlcea tonight.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at SOHO PUB, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, ClubWinners offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, Brothers Pub provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Râmnicu Vâlcea, Curtea de Argeș, and Bucharest

  • Bucharest
  • Curtea de Argeș
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Drive 193 km, 3 hours

  • Fountain of Manole
  • Curtea de Argeș Monastery
  • Saint Nicholas Church
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On day 6 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Romania, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Curtea de Argeș. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Bucharest, where you’ll be staying for 4 nights.

Curtea de Argeș’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 48 min. Curtea de Argeș welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Fountain of Manole. Previous visitors have rated this park an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,448 reviews.

Curtea de Argeș Monastery is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This cathedral is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 18,564 reviews.

Another attraction you won't want to miss is Saint Nicholas Church. This church is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 520 reviews.

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 city.

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

Esteemed for its , this restaurant offers a remarkable selection of cuisine. This esteemed -recipient consistently impresses guests, making it a must-visit spot during your holiday. With its recognition, it guarantees an unforgettable dining adventure. Savor the flavors at Coftale Specialty Coffee Shop, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, PAPILA beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Hanu' Berarilor Casa Oprea Soare. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Bucharest tonight.

Keep the evening going at QP Pub, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to Control Club, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is Wicked Bar, which provides an inviting environment for unwinding after a busy day out.

Say good night to Bucharest and look forward to another great day of your road trip in Romania!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 15 km, 1 hour 5 min

  • Cișmigiu Gardens
  • National Museum of Art of Romania
  • Romanian Athenaeum
  • Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
  • King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA
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On day 7 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.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Cișmigiu Gardens. This extraordinary park has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 37,082 visitors.

Next, make your way to National Museum of Art of Romania. This national museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 8,987 reviews.

While in Bucharest, we also recommend a visit to Romanian Athenaeum. This concert hall has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 14,073 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum. This attraction gets around 150,001 yearly visitors. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 18,035 travelers, this natural history museum is a highly recommended stop on your sightseeing around Bucharest.

Make your way to King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA, perhaps the most famous park in Bucharest. This attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 60,313 reviews.

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.

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

This local establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Known as a top-rated , it's a top choice in the city. Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Hanu' Berarilor Casa Elena Lupescu, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Stadio Unirii? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Osho as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Bucharest.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Manasia Hub, known for its inviting atmosphere. Origo is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, The PUB Bucharest provides a great setting to enjoy the night away.

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 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 10 km, 44 min

  • Tineretului Park
  • Children's Town Bucharest
  • Children's World Park
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Day 8 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Bucharest has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Bucharest by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

Make Tineretului Park one of your first sightseeing stops in Bucharest. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 37,293 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Children's Town Bucharest is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This amusement park is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 23,776 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Children's World Park. This park has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,125 visitors.

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.

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

This popular restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. With a recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed. Don’t miss out on dining at Romanian Craft Beer, a top-rated dining destination in Bucharest. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider 18Lounge, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Arcade Cafe. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Bucharest this evening.

Cap off your dinner by heading to Zeppelin Pub, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Romania!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 18 km, 1 hour 14 min

  • Carol I Park
  • Izvor Park
  • Constitution Square
  • Bucharest Fountains
  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park (I O R )
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Day 9 of your road trip across Romania promises a magnificent time exploring Bucharest. You have 1 night left in Bucharest. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

When you're ready to see some sights, Carol Park is a great place to start. This urban park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 16,367 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Izvor Park. This park has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 19,327 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Constitution Square. The point of interest has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 19,443 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting Bucharest Fountains. This point of interest is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 9,675 reviews.

Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park is another easily accessible place to visit on this day of your trip. Stop by this park, rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 31,456 reviews, to discover more of what makes it unique.

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.

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Bucharest. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. This venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Located in the heart of the city, is an ideal pick for cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Terasa Baraka, a top-rated dining spot in Bucharest. If you're in the mood for something new, try Shift, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Taverna Sârbului. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Bucharest.

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 10

Day 10 – Bucharest, Ghighiu, Bușteni, and Sinaia

  • Sinaia
  • Ghighiu
  • Bușteni
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Drive 149 km, 2 hours 27 min

  • Orthodox Monastery Ghighiu
  • Cantacuzino Castle
  • Caraiman Monastery
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Dive into day 10 of your remarkable road trip in Romania. Today you will explore Ghighiu and Bușteni, 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 Sinaia. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Ghighiu, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Bucharest to Ghighiu may take around 53 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Ghighiu, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Make Orthodox Monastery Ghighiu your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this place of worship an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 9,633 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Bușteni. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 12 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Drop by the renowned Cantacuzino Castle. This popular castle has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 19,939 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Caraiman Monastery. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 11,981 visitors, this place of worship deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

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

This popular -awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Have a fantastic dining experience at Restaurant Tirol, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Taverna Sârbului offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, Restaurant Bucegi is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Sinaia.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at La Cafenea, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, Bar 33 provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks.

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 11

Day 11 – Sinaia, Bran, and Brasov

  • Brasov
  • Sinaia
  • Bran
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Drive 82 km, 2 hours 23 min

  • Dimitrie Ghica Park
  • Sinaia Monastery
  • Peleș Castle
  • Bran Castle
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 11 of your road trip in Romania. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Sinaia and Bran. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Brasov. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

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

When you're ready to see some sights, Dimitrie Ghica Park is a great place to start. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 15,547 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Sinaia Monastery. This monastery has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 11,273 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Peleș Castle. The castle has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 62,325 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Bran, 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 Sinaia to Bran may take around 59 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Bran, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

When you're ready to see some sights, Bran Castle is a great place to start. This castle is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 92,558 visitors.

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 you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Brasov. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

This popular restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, ensuring an essential addition to your holiday itinerary. With a recognition, it promises an exceptional dining experience not to be missed. Don’t miss out on dining at La Birou Bistro, a top-rated dining destination in Brasov. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Opus 9, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Mado. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Brasov this evening.

Round off your dining experience by visiting Musik Cafe, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of Michele Pub, a bar catering to every mood and preference. Kasho Lounge likewise offers a unique atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out.

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Brasov and Sighișoara

  • Sighișoara
  • Brasov
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Drive 137 km, 2 hours 44 min

  • Brașov Zoo
  • Tâmpa
  • Rope Street
  • Brașov city hall
  • Parcul Nicolae Titulescu
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On day 12 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 Brasov. In the evening, you’ll end up in Sighișoara, where you will stay for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Sighișoara and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 48 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Sighișoara beckons with new experiences!

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Brașov Zoo. This zoo is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 14,540 visitors.

Tâmpa is another popular attraction you could visit today. This park has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 18,887 visitors.

Rope Street is also highly recommended by travelers. This thoroughfare has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,232 visitors.

Brașov city hall is an attraction you won’t want to miss. This building is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 16,344 reviews.

Another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today is Parcul Nicolae Titulescu. This park has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 8,909 travelers.

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 town.

As you explore more of Sighișoara, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Dine in style at Restaurant Imperial, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Restaurant Helios boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Joseph T Restaurant. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Sighișoara.

Explore the vibrant nightlife at Venesis House after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to Vintage Lounge for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – Sighișoara, Targu Mures, Turda, and Cluj Napoca

  • Cluj-Napoca
  • Târgu Mureș
  • Turda
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Drive 174 km, 3 hours 17 min

  • Platoul Cornesti
  • Zoo Tîrgu Mureș
  • Targu Mures Fortress
  • Salina Turda
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 13 of your road trip in Romania. Today, you will make 2 stops and experience some of the highlights of Targu Mures and Turda. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Cluj Napoca, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Sighișoara, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Targu Mures. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 3 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Platoul Cornesti. This extraordinary plateau has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 9,101 visitors.

Next, make your way to Zoo Tîrgu Mureș. This zoo is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 10,928 reviews.

While in Targu Mures, we also recommend a visit to Medieval Fortress Târgu Mureș. This point of interest has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 10,163 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Targu Mures and set your GPS to Turda. 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 16 min. Upon reaching Turda, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Salina Turda. This salt mine is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 27,771 reviews.

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

This local establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Known as a top-rated , it's a top choice in the city. Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Klausen Burger, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Euphoria Biergarten? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Irish & Music Pub as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Cluj Napoca.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Klausen Pubhouse, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, The Soviet is another popular option for a drink or two.

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

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Day 14

Day 14 – Cluj Napoca - departure day

  • Cluj-Napoca - Departure day
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  • Central Park Simion Bărnuțiu
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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 Cluj Napoca 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 Cluj Napoca’s popular marketplace. Thanks to your accommodation’s strategic location, the 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. These souvenirs will help you treasure your memories of Romania forever.

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

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from previous guests, making it a must-visit addition to your holiday experience. This awardee is a highly recommended choice for an unforgettable meal.

You’ll then say farewell to Cluj Napoca. 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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