Relaxed 14-Day Romania Road Trip from Craiova to Bucharest and Târgovişte

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14 days & 13 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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13 nights included
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Sit back and enjoy a relaxed 14-day road trip in Romania with this laid-back self-drive vacation.

This self-drive package allows you to immerse in the local culture as you travel through the picture-perfect landscapes in Romania at a relaxed pace. Get a dose of comfort, fun, and recreation in Craiova, Bucharest, Pantelimon, Snagov, Târgoviște, Aninoasa, and I. L. Caragiale. Make yourself at home at top-rated hotels and stay 2 nights in Craiova, 6 nights in Bucharest, and 5 nights in Târgoviște. Finally, taste the local food and enjoy a refreshing drink at the most popular restaurants and bars along your road trip route in Romania.

Experience an easy 14-day self-drive tour across Romania with this carefully arranged travel plan. We’ll help you from the beginning to the end of your vacation in Romania so you can leave with the best road trip memories.

Freedom of choice is key to a relaxing road trip in Romania. For your self-drive vacation, we’ll offer you a selection of the best rental vehicles with CDW insurance. Upon arrival in Craiova, you’ll collect your rental car of choice. From there, you’ll begin your 14-day journey across Romania and discover its unique culture, history, and diverse scenery.

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

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

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

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

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

By the end of your 14-day road trip through Romania, you’ll return home feeling refreshed and enriched by your experience. You’ll have many stories about your pleasant and relaxed road trip vacation in Romania and memories to cherish forever.

This self-drive vacation package includes everything you need for a stress-free, easy road trip through Romania. You’ll have a cozy place to stay for 13 nights, with a selection of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll also provide you with the best car rental you can use throughout the 14 days of your self-drive road trip in Romania. On top of all that, you also have the option to add flights to your travel plan and personalize each day of your itinerary by adding tours and tickets.

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

Spend an amazing 14-day vacation in Romania and get to know more about this fantastic destination. Choose your travel dates and plan a laid-back and relaxed road trip in Romania today!

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Hotel, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Photo of the facade of the Administrative Palace of Craiova (today Dolj Prefecture and County Council), an imposing historical monument located on the territory of Craiova, Romania.Craiova / 2 nights
Antique building view in Old Town Bucharest city - capital of Romania and Dambrovita river. Bucharest, Romania, Europe.Bucharest / 6 nights
Argeș - region in RomaniaArgeș
Dâmbovița - region in RomaniaDâmbovița / 5 nights

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Parcul Herăstrău (Parcul Regele Mihai I), Sector 1, Bucharest, RomaniaKing Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA
Therme BucurestiTherme Bucharest
Photo of Autumn Trees Landscape Of Tineretului Park In Bucharest, Romania.Tineretului Park
Photo of beautiful landscape with green trees, leaves, vintage clock and many small blue forget me not or Scorpion grasses flowers in a sunny day at the entry to Cismigiu Garden (Gradina Cismigiu) in Bucharest, Romania.Cișmigiu Gardens
Sunny Day View in the IOR Park, Bucharest, Romania , Reflection of the Nature in the Water, Nature in the Middle of The City, Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park.Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park (I O R )
Entrance to Children's world park in Bucharest. Fantasy gate with guarded by a blue dragon.Children's Town Bucharest
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 Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum, Romania.Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
Photo of beautiful landscape view over a pond inside the Nicolae Romanescu Park in Craiova city, Romania.Nicolae Romanescu Park
Photo of national Heroes Memorial in Carol Park in Bucharest, Romania.Carol I Park
Photo of Romanian Athenaeum is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania.Romanian Athenaeum
Bucharest Botanical GardenBucharest Botanical Garden
Children's World Park, Sector 4, Bucharest, RomaniaChildren's World Park
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
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
Alexandru Buia" Botanical Garden
Christmas decorations and lights in Crangasi Park, Crangasi, Bucharest / Romania.Parcul Crângași
Radu Vodă Monastery, Sector 4, Bucharest, RomaniaRadu Vodă Monastery
Ferma Animalelor
Edenland Park
The Chindia Tower or Turnul Chindiei, old buildings and ruins at Targoviste Royal Court (Curtea Domneasca) in Chindia Park (Parcul Chindia) in the historical part of the city in Romania.Parcul Chindia
Photo of Carol I University foundation and Central University Library of Bucharest, Romania.University Square
Cernica MonasteryCernica Monastery
Ștrand Park
Ştirbey Domain
Pasarea Monastery
Photo of Dealu Monastery (Manastirea Dealu) located on the hills of Targoviste mountains.Mănăstirea Dealu
Snagov Forest
Brancoveanu's Palace, Dâmbovița, RomaniaBrancoveanu's Palace
Parcul Tineretului, Craiova, Craiova Metropolitan Area, Dolj, RomaniaParcul Tineretului
Zoo Targoviste, Târgoviște, Dâmbovița, RomaniaZoo Targoviste
Târgul de Crăciun Craiova
Centrul Vechi al Craiovei
Fountain of Manole, Curtea de Argeș, Argeș, RomaniaFountain of Manole
Photo of The Art Museum of Craiova is in the luxurious palace of the former merchant Jean Mihail, inaugurated in the summer of 1954 on March 17, 2017 Romania .Art museum of Craiova
Musical Fountain, Craiova, Craiova Metropolitan Area, Dolj, RomaniaMusical Fountain
Mănăstirea Viforâta, Dâmbovița, RomaniaViforâta monastery
Rezervația de Zimbri Neagra
Dâmbovița History Museum, Târgoviște, Dâmbovița, RomaniaDâmbovița History Museum
Casa Memorială Ion Luca Caragiale /
Art Museum
Muzeul Evoluției Omului și Tehnologiei în Paleolitic
Romanian Police National Museum
Fantana Gura Ocnitei
Aviation museum "Dumitru Dorin Prunariu"

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Day 1

Day 1 – Craiova - arrival day

  • Craiova - Arrival day
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  • Alexandru Buia" Botanical Garden
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Your slow-paced and relaxed road trip through Romania begins when you reach Craiova, where you’ll stay for a total of 2 nights.

Craiova is an outstanding hub for culture, comfort, and exploration. The city offers travelers plenty of experiences to look forward to, including the magnificent "Alexandru Buia" Botanical Garden. Around 8,139 visitors have rated this fascinating park and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

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

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

An excellent example is Casa Ghincea. This restaurant offers a menu of comforting meals and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,494 customers.

Big Ben serves great food and is a favorite among hungry travelers and locals. This popular restaurant in Craiova has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,194 reviews.

Epoca Steak House & Wine Bar Restaurant is another one of the city’s best restaurants. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,125 customers, Epoca Steak House & Wine Bar Restaurant is sure to provide you with an unforgettable dining experience.

If you’re curious about what Craiova looks like at night, a trip to some of the best bars near your accommodation is what you need next. Experience the local nightlife at Soho, our top recommendation in the city. Customers have rated this bar an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 844 reviews.

Restaurant Mignon offers a variety of refreshing drinks and is one of the best places to relax in Craiova. This well-known city bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 702 customers.

Locals like unwinding at Curtea Berarilor Craiova. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 714 customers and is a perfect place for socializing.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 – Bucharest

  • Craiova
  • Bucharest
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Drive 243 km, 3 hours 30 min

  • Târgul de Crăciun Craiova
  • Musical Fountain
  • Art museum of Craiova
  • Parcul Tineretului
  • Nicolae Romanescu Park
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Day 2 of your easy and relaxed road trip through Romania gives you the opportunity to travel leisurely and experience two places in one day. You will start your day by exploring some of the best sights in the city of Craiova. By the end of the day, you’ll drive in the direction of the city of Bucharest, where you’ll stay at a top-rated hotel of your choice for 6 nights.

When you’re ready to head to your first attraction of the day, the wonderful Musical Fountain is waiting for you. This park has been rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,082 visitors.

The next stop on your road trip vacation is Art museum of Craiova. This unique museum is a highly recommended place to visit, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,279 visitors.

Don’t forget to make a stop at the incredible Parcul Tineretului. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,339 visitors, this park is one of the top sights to visit in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination is the outstanding Nicolae Romanescu Park. This popular park and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 17,064 people.

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

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

After a long day of driving and exploring along your relaxed road trip route, sitting down for a well-cooked restaurant meal in Mofleni is an excellent idea.

A popular restaurant we recommend you try is Coftale Specialty Coffee Shop, one of the best restaurants in Mofleni. With a lovely menu and an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,705 customers, you can’t go wrong with choosing Coftale Specialty Coffee Shop.

Locals also recommend PAPILA as one of the top restaurants in the area. So if you’re feeling hungry, don’t forget to check out the menu at PAPILA as well. This local-favorite restaurant is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 805 customers.

If you feel like having something else, you could also book a table at Caru' cu bere. Caru' cu bere is another of the most popular places to eat in Mofleni. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 30,392 customers.

Take a stroll around the area, head back to your accommodation for the night, or continue your evening at one of the best-rated bars in the city.

If you would like to celebrate your vacation with a drink, we recommend going to a place like Origo. Origo is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,167 customers and is one of the best bars you can visit tonight.

Another lively bar worth checking out tonight is QP Pub. This is the perfect place to enjoy a couple of drinks if you want to continue your celebrations. The average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 921 customers gives you an idea of what to expect from this bar.

Alternatively, head to Zeppelin Pub. This popular bar will bring up your mood and give you a good ending to your night. Zeppelin Pub is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 585 customers.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 26 km, 1 hour 12 min

  • King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA
  • Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest
  • Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
  • Carol I Park
  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park (I O R )
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Day 3 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip through Romania serves as your introduction to Bucharest. This is your chance to experience the very best of the city and appreciate Romania and its distinct culture and people.

Upon arriving in Bucharest, you can check in at the accommodation of your choice for a quick break. This 4-star hotel has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 4,162 former guests.

You’ll enjoy restful days and nights at the 5-star The Marmorosch Bucharest, Autograph Collection®. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 5,231 guests, The Marmorosch Bucharest, Autograph Collection® is the best luxury hotel option we recommend while in the city.

The 3-star MyContinental Bucharest offers comfort at an affordable price, perfect for practical travelers. MyContinental Bucharest is a top-rated budget hotel in Bucharest with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3,829 guests.

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

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Bucharest, allowing you to explore the city at a relaxed pace. For example, you can take in the unique atmosphere of the city from the outstanding King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA. This park and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in Bucharest. The fascinating King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 60,313 travelers.

Bucharest is also home to the captivating Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest, a local museum and another popular attraction in the city. About 10,618 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.6 out of 5 stars.

The extraordinary Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum is another unforgettable place you can visit on your easy and relaxed road trip across Romania. This extraordinary natural history museum and travel destination hosts more than 150,001 visitors annually. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 18,035 travelers, Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum proves to be one of the top sights in the area.

You’ll enjoy the time you’ll spend at the incredible Carol Park. A trip to this wonderful site will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing urban park and attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 16,367 reviews.

When you’re in the mood to experience something amazing, we recommend you visit the fantastic Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park. Every year, travelers gather around this fascinating park and sightseeing spot to appreciate its unique features. Around 31,456 visitors have rated the famous Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

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

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

Ranking high on our list of the best restaurants in Bucharest is Hanu' Berarilor Casa Oprea Soare. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 11,370 customers, you really have to try the savory dishes of this excellent restaurant.

Locals love Restaurant Hanu' lui Manuc for its delicious meals, and we recommend you visit the restaurant at least once during your stay in Bucharest. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 11,726 customers.

Another alternative is Hanu' Berarilor Casa Elena Lupescu. This restaurant serves a variety of comforting food and drinks and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 5,626 customers.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Bucharest. At Nomad Skybar, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,882 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your relaxed road trip at Shift, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 4,444 reviews.

Control Club is also one of the best places in Bucharest where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,063 customers.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 17 km, 1 hour 9 min

  • Constitution Square
  • Izvor Park
  • Cișmigiu Gardens
  • Bucharest Botanical Garden
  • Parcul Crângași
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On day 4 of your relaxed road trip across Romania, you'll explore the best attractions in Bucharest at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Bucharest, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 4 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Constitution Square. This incredible top-tier point of interest has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 19,443 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Romania by seeing another popular site in Bucharest, the wonderful Izvor Park. This park is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 19,443 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Cișmigiu Gardens. This park has received an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 37,082 visitors.

Another stop you might want to add to your self-drive itinerary is the remarkable "Dimitrie Brândză" Botanical Garden. This park is sought after by many travelers from around the world. The popular attraction has received 4.3 out of 5 stars from 13,703 visitors.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous Parcul Crângași. This amazing site is a wonderful park with more than 8,439 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 4 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Romania. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Bucharest itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Romania extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Bucharest. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, Excalibur. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,700 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Stadio Unirii, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Stadio Unirii is rated 4.4 stars out of 5 by 3,146 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended Romanian Craft Beer. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,501 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Bucharest and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular Distrikt 42. This vibrant bar is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,865 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular Arcade Cafe. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,781 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Another recommendation you shouldn’t miss is Haute Pepper. Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks. Haute Pepper has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,992 bar goers.

Enjoy the rest of day 4 of your relaxed road trip across Romania, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 5

Day 5 – 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 5 of your comfortable self-drive tour across Romania gives you another chance to explore the magnificent city of Bucharest and visit more of its attractions.

Bucharest has plenty of activities and sights, so you won’t be short of things to do during your laid-back and relaxed road trip in Romania. Fortunately, your accommodation, where you’ll be staying for 3 nights more is conveniently located near several of the city’s best attractions.

One of the best stops on your hassle-free journey is the popular Tineretului Park, one of the top attractions in the city. In fact, the incredible Tineretului Park has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 37,293 visitors.

You could also spend some time relaxing at the amazing Children's Town Bucharest. This city feature got an average score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from its 23,776 guests.

Another place of interest in the city of Bucharest is the notable Children's World Park. The popular Children's World Park is a highlight of many travel packages in Bucharest. As a matter of fact, this remarkable park has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from around 11,125 travelers.

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

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

Bazaar is one of the top restaurants in the city. This Bucharest-based food place has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,635 guests.

After your meal, consider getting a drink at one of the top bars in Bucharest, The PUB Bucharest. This bar enjoys an average rating of 4.3 over 5 stars given by 2,495 customers.

Another drinking place in the city we recommend you try out is Gilda Music Lounge. Check out its selection of liquors, and learn why it has been rated 4.3 over 5 stars by 1,458 customers.

If you prefer another place to unwind, Manasia Hub may be a more excellent choice for you. This bar offers a variety of drinks you can choose from. Around 1,000 customers have rated it an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Toast to an amazing time in Bucharest and end day 5 of your slow-paced and relaxed road trip in Romania on a great note!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 7 km, 1 hour 5 min

  • Radu Vodă Monastery
  • Bucharest Fountains
  • University Square
  • Romanian Athenaeum
  • National Museum of Art of Romania
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Day 6 of your comfortable self-drive tour across Romania gives you another chance to explore the magnificent city of Bucharest and visit more of its attractions.

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

One of the best stops on your hassle-free journey is the popular Radu Vodă Monastery, one of the top attractions in the city. In fact, the incredible Radu Vodă Monastery has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 7,219 visitors.

You could also spend some time relaxing at the amazing Bucharest Fountains. This city feature got an average score of 4.8 out of 5 stars from its 9,675 guests.

Another place of interest in the city of Bucharest is the notable University Square. The popular University Square is a highlight of many travel packages in Bucharest. As a matter of fact, this remarkable square has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from around 6,620 travelers.

Aside from the above-mentioned attractions in Bucharest, you also have the opportunity to stop by the marvelous Romanian Athenaeum. Take your time exploring this wonderful concert hall and one of the city’s most notable places. This magnificent site has a rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 from 14,073 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to the outstanding National Museum of Art of Romania. With a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 8,987 travelers, a trip to the spectacular National Museum of Art of Romania is something to look forward to in Bucharest.

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

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

After your meal, consider getting a drink at one of the top bars in Bucharest, JO Lounge. This bar enjoys an average rating of 4.3 over 5 stars given by 949 customers.

Another drinking place in the city we recommend you try out is Wicked Bar. Check out its selection of liquors, and learn why it has been rated 4.8 over 5 stars by 485 customers.

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

Toast to an amazing time in Bucharest and end day 6 of your slow-paced and relaxed road trip in Romania on a great note!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Dumbrăveni and Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 81 km, 2 hours 3 min

  • Edenland Park
  • Therme Bucharest
  • Ştirbey Domain
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On day 7 of your relaxed road trip across Romania, you’ll explore the area around Dumbrăveni, where you’ll be staying for another 1 night. With so many fun and inspiring experiences to offer, a tour of Dumbrăveni will make you fall even more in love with the city and uniqueness of Romania.

One of the city’s best travel destinations is a fascinating park, the stunning Edenland Park. Around 6,422 visitors rated their experience at this well-known attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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

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

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

When you’re in the mood for an after-dinner drink, visit one of the best bars in the city.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Pantelimon, Snagov, and Târgovişte

  • Dâmbovița
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Drive 151 km, 3 hours 11 min

  • Ferma Animalelor
  • Pasarea Monastery
  • Cernica Monastery
  • Snagov Forest
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Day 8 of your easy and relaxed road trip through Romania gives you the opportunity to travel leisurely and experience two places in one day. You will start your day by exploring some of the best sights in the city of Pantelimon. By the end of the day, you’ll drive in the direction of the city of Târgovişte, where you’ll stay at a top-rated hotel of your choice for 5 nights.

When you’re ready to head to your first attraction of the day, the wonderful Ferma Animalelor is waiting for you. This zoo has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,389 visitors.

The next stop on your road trip vacation is Cernica monastery. This unique monastery is a highly recommended place to visit, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,138 visitors.

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

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

After a long day of driving and exploring along your relaxed road trip route, sitting down for a well-cooked restaurant meal in Pasărea is an excellent idea.

A popular restaurant we recommend you try is Tower’s Pub Parc, one of the best restaurants in Pasărea. With a lovely menu and an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,193 customers, you can’t go wrong with choosing Tower’s Pub Parc.

Locals also recommend Alexo as one of the top restaurants in the area. So if you’re feeling hungry, don’t forget to check out the menu at Alexo as well. This local-favorite restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,492 customers.

If you feel like having something else, you could also book a table at Toscany. Toscany is another of the most popular places to eat in Pasărea. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,550 customers.

Take a stroll around the area, head back to your accommodation for the night, or continue your evening at one of the best-rated bars in the city.

If you would like to celebrate your vacation with a drink, we recommend going to a place like Towers Pub Centru Vechi. Towers Pub Centru Vechi is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 847 customers and is one of the best bars you can visit tonight.

Another lively bar worth checking out tonight is Dom. This is the perfect place to enjoy a couple of drinks if you want to continue your celebrations. The average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 578 customers gives you an idea of what to expect from this bar.

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

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Târgovişte

  • Dâmbovița
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Drive 100 km, 1 hour 58 min

  • Brancoveanu's Palace
  • Parcul Chindia
  • Zoo Targoviste
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On day 9 of your relaxed road trip across Romania, you'll explore the best attractions in Târgovişte at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Târgovişte, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 4 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Parcul Chindia. This incredible park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,053 travelers.

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

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Târgovişte. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, Terasa Casa Veche Targoviste. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,411 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Mesopotamia, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Mesopotamia is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by 1,230 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended RESTAURANT BROTĂCEI. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 933 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Târgovişte and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular History. This vibrant bar is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 254 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular Moshu Pub. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 197 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

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

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Târgovişte

  • Dâmbovița
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Drive 1 km, 21 min

  • Romanian Police National Museum
  • Dâmbovița History Museum
  • Art Museum
  • Muzeul Evoluției Omului și Tehnologiei în Paleolitic
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On day 10 of your relaxed road trip across Romania, you'll explore the best attractions in Târgovişte at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Târgovişte, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 3 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous The National Museum of the Romanian Police. This incredible museum has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 155 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Romania by seeing another popular site in Târgovişte, the wonderful Dâmbovița County's History Museum. This museum is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 155 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible The Art Museum. This museum has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 183 visitors.

Another stop you might want to add to your self-drive itinerary is the remarkable Muzeul Evoluției Omului și Tehnologiei în Paleolitic. This museum is sought after by many travelers from around the world. The popular attraction has received 4.7 out of 5 stars from 144 visitors.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 10 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Romania. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Târgovişte itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Romania extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Târgovişte. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, Belvedere. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,015 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Restaurant STORY-food, wine, music, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Restaurant STORY-food, wine, music is rated 4.3 stars out of 5 by 524 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended Real Food SHERIFF. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,150 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Târgovişte and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular Kf Art. This vibrant bar is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 142 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular Fiord Club. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 442 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

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

Enjoy the rest of day 10 of your relaxed road trip across Romania, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Aninoasa and Târgovişte

  • Dâmbovița
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Drive 52 km, 1 hour 10 min

  • Mănăstirea Dealu
  • Viforâta monastery
  • Aviation museum "Dumitru Dorin Prunariu"
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On day 11 of your relaxed road trip across Romania, you’ll explore the area around Aninoasa, where you’ll be staying for another 2 nights. With so many fun and inspiring experiences to offer, a tour of Aninoasa will make you fall even more in love with the city and uniqueness of Romania.

One of the city’s best travel destinations is a fascinating monastery, the stunning Dealu Monastery. Around 3,427 visitors rated their experience at this well-known attraction an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

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

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

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

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

With an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 1,238 customers, the dining experience Rustic House offers is the perfect complement to your relaxed road trip in Romania.

Casa Gurmandului is another pleasant place to eat in Târgovişte. This restaurant offers a menu of delectable dishes and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 761 customers.

If you’re looking for a restaurant that locals enjoy, check out Urban 21 and try their flavorful menu. This local favorite has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 720 customers.

When you’re in the mood for an after-dinner drink, visit one of the best bars in the city. At Hooligans Pub, you can relax or make friends with locals and fellow travelers. This bar in Târgovişte is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 178 customers.

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Ion Luca Caragiale and Târgovişte

  • Dâmbovița
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Drive 73 km, 1 hour 41 min

  • Fantana Gura Ocnitei
  • Casa Memorială Ion Luca Caragiale /
  • Rezervația de Zimbri Neagra
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On day 12 of your relaxed road trip across Romania, you’ll explore the area around Ion Luca Caragiale, where you’ll be staying for another 1 night. With so many fun and inspiring experiences to offer, a tour of Ion Luca Caragiale will make you fall even more in love with the city and uniqueness of Romania.

One of the city’s best travel destinations is a fascinating museum, the stunning Casa Memorială Ion Luca Caragiale /. Around 310 visitors rated their experience at this well-known attraction an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars.

Travelers also come to the city to visit the spectacular Rezervația de Zimbri Neagra, a popular park and another top-rated attraction in Ion Luca Caragiale.

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

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

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

With an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 420 customers, the dining experience C'est Bon offers is the perfect complement to your relaxed road trip in Romania.

When you’re in the mood for an after-dinner drink, visit one of the best bars in the city.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – Curtea de Argeș and Craiova

  • Argeș
  • Craiova
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Drive 286 km, 4 hours 35 min

  • Fountain of Manole
  • Curtea de Argeș Monastery
  • Ștrand Park
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Day 13 of your easy and relaxed road trip through Romania gives you the opportunity to travel leisurely and experience two places in one day. You will start your day by exploring some of the best sights in the city of Curtea de Argeș. By the end of the day, you’ll drive in the direction of the city of Craiova, where you’ll stay at a top-rated hotel of your choice for 1 night.

When you’re ready to head to your first attraction of the day, the wonderful Fountain of Manole is waiting for you. This park has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,448 visitors.

The next stop on your road trip vacation is Curtea de Argeș Monastery. This unique cathedral is a highly recommended place to visit, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 18,564 visitors.

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

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

After a long day of driving and exploring along your relaxed road trip route, sitting down for a well-cooked restaurant meal in Pitești is an excellent idea.

A popular restaurant we recommend you try is Craft, one of the best restaurants in Pitești. With a lovely menu and an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 988 customers, you can’t go wrong with choosing Craft.

Locals also recommend Iberico as one of the top restaurants in the area. So if you’re feeling hungry, don’t forget to check out the menu at Iberico as well. This local-favorite restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,229 customers.

If you feel like having something else, you could also book a table at La Rocca Restaurant. La Rocca Restaurant is another of the most popular places to eat in Pitești. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,177 customers.

Take a stroll around the area, head back to your accommodation for the night, or continue your evening at one of the best-rated bars in the city.

If you would like to celebrate your vacation with a drink, we recommend going to a place like Steam Punk. Steam Punk is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 678 customers and is one of the best bars you can visit tonight.

Another lively bar worth checking out tonight is Miky's Pub. This is the perfect place to enjoy a couple of drinks if you want to continue your celebrations. The average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 523 customers gives you an idea of what to expect from this bar.

Alternatively, head to The Temple Bar. This popular bar will bring up your mood and give you a good ending to your night. The Temple Bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,615 customers.

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

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Day 14

Day 14 – Craiova - departure day

  • Craiova - Departure day
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  • Centrul Vechi al Craiovei
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Day 14 of your relaxed road trip in Romania is your departure day. If you have a flight to catch, you’ll drop off your rental car well in advance before your departure. Choose a late flight to enjoy a stress-free last day in Craiova.

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

Craiova's Old Town is an extraordinary attraction that is perfect for your last day in Craiova. This top sight is a popular must-see tourist destination, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,001 visitors.

Unwind and look back at the past 14 days of your relaxed road trip over a bite to eat. This is your chance to enjoy one last traditional meal in Craiova or just grab something light to keep you going.

Check out the menu at The Manor Restaurant & Lounge. Dining at The Manor Restaurant & Lounge is one of the best food experiences you can have in Craiova. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 717 customers.

Another top recommendation in Craiova is Nobel Cuisine by Andrei Voica. If you go to Nobel Cuisine by Andrei Voica, you can expect delicious food, a nice ambiance, and great service. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 620 customers.

Alternatively, you could also go to a place like Taverna to Petrino. If you haven’t yet, a trip to Taverna to Petrino is your opportunity to have a lovely meal before leaving the city. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 526 customers.

Give yourself enough time to wave goodbye to Craiova and begin your journey home. The unforgettable experiences you’ve collected along your 14-day relaxed road trip in Romania is a story you will tell for the rest of your life.

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