Two-Week Road Trip in Romania and Bulgaria from Bucharest to Brasov, Ruse, Sofia, Burgas, Varna, and Kavarna

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Embark on an unforgettable 15-day multi-country road trip across Romania and Bulgaria! If traveling through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the captivating cultures of destinations like Bucharest, Pantelimon, Bran, Ruse, Pleven, and Lukovit sounds like your idea of a great vacation, this iconic European tour is for you.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 2 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. You'll stay 7 nights in Romania and 7 nights in Bulgaria.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of Romania, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. You’ll collect your chosen rental car in the city of Bucharest and begin your adventure from there. Explore Bucharest, Pantelimon, Bran, Brasov, Sinaia, Bușteni, and Constanta, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

Next, prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse and vibrant landscapes of Bulgaria. Immerse yourself in the allure of Ruse, Pleven, Lukovit, Sofia, Plovdiv, Burgas, Nessebar, Varna, Balchik, and Kavarna, where every street tells a story.

From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Throughout your tour, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across Romania and Bulgaria will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy! Embark on a quest for a rare souvenir in each destination. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 15-day self-drive adventure in Romania and Bulgaria. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail. This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries on one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in Romania and Bulgaria.

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

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Hotel, 14 nights
Rental car, 15 days
CDW Insurance
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24/7 travel support

Destinations

Плевен -  in BulgariaPleven
Bran
Sofia - city in BulgariaSofia / 3 nights
Photo of aerial view of the ancient seaside town, Nessebar, Bulgaria.Nesebar
Photo of aerial View Of Constanta City Skyline In Romania.Constanța
Photo of aerial view of The Cathedral of the Assumption and Varna city at amazing sunset, Bulgaria.Varna / 1 night
Photo of Balchik Palace of Romanian Queen Marie at Bulgarian Black Sea coastline, Balchik, Bulgaria.Balchik
Photo of Iskar Panega Geopark along the Gold Panega River ,Lukovit, Bulgaria.Lukovit
Русе -  in BulgariaRuse / 1 night
KavarnaKavarna / 1 night
Pantelimon
Bușteni - town in RomaniaBușteni
Sinaia - town in RomaniaSinaia
Brasov - city in RomaniaBrasov / 2 nights
Antique building view in Old Town Bucharest city - capital of Romania and Dambrovita river. Bucharest, Romania, Europe.Bucharest / 5 nights
Photo of aerial view of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.Plovdiv
Photo of Saint Anastasia Island in Burgas bay, Black Sea, Bulgaria. Lighthouse tower and old wooden buildings on rocky coast.Burgas / 1 night

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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
The Sea Garden, Burgas, BulgariaThe Sea Garden
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
Photo of Varna spring time, beautiful aerial view above sea garden, Bulgaria.Sea Garden
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 )
South Park
Borisova Gradina Park
 The dolphinarium building with dolphins statue in front.Complexul Muzeal de Științe ale Naturii Constanța
Entrance to Children's world park in Bucharest. Fantasy gate with guarded by a blue dragon.Children's Town Bucharest
Tâmpa
Photo of Balchik Palace Castle of Romanian Queen Marie at Bulgarian Black Sea coast.Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Constitution Square
Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis
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
Tsar Simeon Garden
Balchik Botanic Garden
Photo of national Heroes Memorial in Carol Park in Bucharest, Romania.Carol I Park
Park "Zaimov"
Photo of Dimitrie Ghica Park, Sinaia, Romania.Dimitrie Ghica Park
Faleza Cazino Constanta, Constanța, Constanta Metropolitan Area, RomaniaFaleza Cazino Constanta
Sofia Zoo, R-7276261, R-186382, R-4283101Sofia Zoo
Photo of sunset aerial view of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria.National Palace of Culture
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
Singing Fountains
Photo of Brasov, Romania, Medieval Council House in the Main Square of the Old Town.Brașov city hall
Bucharest Botanical GardenBucharest Botanical Garden
Children's World Park, Sector 4, Bucharest, RomaniaChildren's World Park
North Park
Church of Saint Sophia
Park "Geo Milev
Ivan Vazov" National Theater
Photo of Eagles' bridge in Sofia, Bulgaria.Eagles' Bridge
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
Constanța CasinoConstanța Casino
Parcul Nicolae Titulescu
Beautiful background with the famous fountain against colorful sky in central square of Bucharest, in sunset light.Bucharest Fountains
Knyazheska Garden
Photo of the Cathedral of the Assumption in Varna, Bulgaria. Completed in 1886, and also known as the Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral.Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
Photo of beautiful Sunny Beach with umbrellas and sunbeds in Nesebar, Bulgaria.Sunny Beach
Photo of toy cars with pedals, sleds, bicycles from the USSR in retro museum, Varna, Bulgaria.Retro Museum
Pleven Panorama
Ferma Animalelor
Photo of Carol I University foundation and Central University Library of Bucharest, Romania.University Square
Cernica MonasteryCernica Monastery
photo of view of Cannon at Skobelev park in Pleven.,Pleven Bulgaria.Skobelev Park
Panega Eco Trail
The Clock
Turnul AlbTurnul Alb
Археологически музей Бургас Archaeological Museum Burgas

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Day 1

Day 1 – Bucharest - arrival day

  • Bucharest - Arrival day
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  • Romanian Athenaeum
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Romania and Bulgaria begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Bucharest in Romania. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Bucharest for 4 nights.

Catch an early flight to Romania to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Bucharest before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

A tour of Bucharest is not complete without a visit to the famous Romanian Athenaeum. This incredible concert hall and attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 14,073 travelers.

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

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

Make sure to book a table at Coftale Specialty Coffee Shop, a popular restaurant in Bucharest. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Bucharest at PAPILA, 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 Hanu' Berarilor Casa Oprea Soare. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Bucharest tonight.

Cap off your dinner by heading to QP Pub, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. Control Club is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, Wicked Bar is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

Your multi-country road trip in Romania and Bulgaria has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 10 km, 44 min

  • Tineretului Park
  • Children's Town Bucharest
  • Children's World Park
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Wake up and see what day 2 of your great European road trip in Romania and Bulgaria has in store for you! You will be staying in Bucharest for 3 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Tineretului Park. This outstanding park and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from 37,293 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Tineretului Park is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Children's Town Bucharest is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This amusement park and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 23,776 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing park, Children's World Park. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 11,125 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Bucharest boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Romania.

Make sure to book a table at Hanu' Berarilor Casa Elena Lupescu, a popular restaurant in Bucharest. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Bucharest at Stadio Unirii, 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 Osho. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Bucharest tonight.

Continue your lively evening at Manasia Hub, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in. Origo is another excellent bar that offers a great selection of drinks to suit any mood. If you prefer to go somewhere else, The PUB Bucharest ensures a night out tailored to your taste.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 24 km, 1 hour 5 min

  • Carol I Park
  • Bucharest Botanical Garden
  • Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
  • Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest
  • King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA
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Day 3 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Bucharest. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 2 nights more before hitting the road again.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Bucharest, including the outstanding Carol Park. Having an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 16,367 reviews, this fascinating urban park and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Bucharest is also home to the captivating "Dimitrie Brândză" Botanical Garden, a local park considered one of the highlights of the city. About 13,703 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.3 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Bucharest. This extraordinary natural history museum and tourist hot spot hosts more than 150,001 visitors annually and boasts a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 18,035 travelers.

A trip to the wonderful Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing museum and attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 10,618 reviews.

Soak in Bucharest's rich culture at the fantastic King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA. Further proving its status as one of the best places to visit in Bucharest is its overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 60,313 visitor reviews.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Bucharest. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Renowned for its , this restaurant presents an outstanding menu of cuisine. This distinguished -recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. With an acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Romanian Craft Beer, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? 18Lounge offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Arcade Cafe. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Bucharest.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Zeppelin Pub.

Celebrate day 3 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 16 km, 1 hour 36 min

  • Bucharest Fountains
  • Constitution Square
  • Izvor Park
  • Cișmigiu Gardens
  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park (I O R )
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On day 4, you will wake up in Bucharest with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Bucharest before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Romania and Bulgaria.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Bucharest is the fantastic Bucharest Fountains. As an appreciated sightseeing destination and local gem in the area, Bucharest Fountains has earned an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 9,675 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Constitution Square. This attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 19,443 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Izvor Park, a standout park and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 19,327 reviewers.

Experience the magic that has drawn so many to the doorstep of the outstanding Cișmigiu Gardens. This park is a highly recommended attraction in the city boasting an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 37,082 visitor reviews.

Just around the corner lies the magnificent Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park, a popular park and attraction many visitors enjoy. More than 31,456 people have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Bucharest’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Romania and Bulgaria.

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 Terasa Baraka, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Shift? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Taverna Sârbului as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Bucharest.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Bucharest, Pantelimon, Bran, and Brasov

  • Brasov
  • Pantelimon
  • Bran
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Drive 237 km, 3 hours 56 min

  • Ferma Animalelor
  • Cernica Monastery
  • Bran Castle
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On day 5 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Romania and Bulgaria, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Pantelimon in Romania. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Brasov, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Bucharest, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Pantelimon. This drive usually takes around 30 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Cernica monastery. This outstanding monastery and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 5,138 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Cernica monastery is worth pages in your travel diary.

Pantelimon’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Bucharest behind. This drive usually takes around 30 min. Pantelimon welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Pantelimon today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Ferma Animalelor. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,389 visitors.

After soaking in Bran’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Brasov. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 31 min. When you arrive in Brasov, it's time to take a break from the road.

In Bran, the extraordinary Bran Castle awaits. This attraction is a valued castle that boasts an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 92,558 travelers' reviews.

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

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Brasov’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Romania and Bulgaria.

Renowned for its , this restaurant presents an outstanding menu of cuisine. This distinguished -recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. With an acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at La Birou Bistro, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Opus 9 offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Mado. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Brasov.

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

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Romania and Bulgaria! Enjoy your evening in Brasov to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Brasov

  • Brasov
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Drive 24 km, 1 hour 12 min

  • Tâmpa
  • Turnul Alb
  • Brașov city hall
  • Parcul Nicolae Titulescu
  • Brașov Zoo
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Wake up and see what day 6 of your great European road trip in Romania and Bulgaria has in store for you! You will be staying in Brasov for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

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

Another of the best travel destinations in Brasov is the spectacular The White Tower. This attraction is a sightseeing destination that is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,388 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

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

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

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

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

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 Urban Grill, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Publick boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Bistro Aha. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Brasov.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like Karma Lounge, known for its lively atmosphere. Motor Pub is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance. Similarly, Tipografia offers an excellent atmosphere for those looking to amp up the evening.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Romania and Bulgaria! Enjoy your evening in Brasov to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Brasov, Sinaia, Bușteni, and Ruse

  • Ruse
  • Sinaia
  • Bușteni
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Drive 283 km, 4 hours 38 min

  • Dimitrie Ghica Park
  • Peleș Castle
  • Cantacuzino Castle
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Dive into day 7 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Romania and Bulgaria. Today's main destinations are Sinaia in Romania, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Ruse. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Brasov, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Sinaia may take around 52 min. Upon your arrival in Sinaia, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Dimitrie Ghica Park is a travelers’ favorite in Sinaia, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 15,547 visitors.

In Sinaia, don’t miss Peleș Castle, a great castle and place to see in the town. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 62,325 reviews.

When you’ve had your share of Sinaia, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Bușteni. Your travel time is around 17 min.

Cantacuzino Castle is a travelers’ favorite in Bușteni, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 19,939 visitors.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Ruse. This is not only a place to sleep but your home away from home, offering a warm welcome after a long day on the road.

As the sun sets on day 7 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Ruse's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Romania to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Ruse has them.

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 Restaurant "Pontoon", highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try The Godfather? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Imperial Restaurant (cafe-ristorante Imperial) as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Ruse.

To truly maximize your evening out, consider visiting Black & White after dinner. This bar is known for offering some of the best drinks and vibes in the city. Alternatively, head to Bar Frame, another bar with an inviting ambiance. Similarly, Bowling also offers a great atmosphere, ensuring a night filled with enjoyment and relaxation.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Ruse, Pleven, Lukovit, and Sofia

  • Sofia
  • Pleven
  • Lukovit
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Drive 317 km, 4 hours 27 min

  • Skobelev Park
  • Pleven Panorama
  • Panega Eco Trail
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 8 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 1 stop. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Pleven in Bulgaria. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Sofia, your home for 3 nights.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Ruse and set your GPS to Pleven. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 2 hours 3 min. Upon reaching Pleven, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated park and attraction in Pleven — Skobelev Park. About 3,554 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

The popular Pleven Panorama is another top sight in Pleven that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved museum in the area, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,118 visitors.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Pleven, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Lukovit may take around 51 min. Upon your arrival in Lukovit, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Lukovit is the magnificent Panega Eco Trail. Around 3,406 visitors have rated this excellent sightseeing destination and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

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

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central Sofia. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Romania and Bulgaria.

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. Make sure to reserve a table at Mamma Mia Ltd, an iconic dining spot in Sofia. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Divaka, a popular restaurant in Sofia. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Face bar & dinner, a hidden gem nestled in Sofia. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. Halbite Beer Hall is an excellent place to start. You could also check out Lime Cafe & Cocktails, offering a different kind of charm.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Sofia and Reduta

  • Sofia
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Drive 27 km, 1 hour 20 min

  • South Park
  • National Palace of Culture
  • Park "Zaimov"
  • Park "Geo Milev
  • Sofia Zoo
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Day 9 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Reduta. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 2 nights more before hitting the road again.

Something that makes Sofia the perfect holiday destination is that the hamlet offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding park, South Park. This local gem has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 30,763 visitors.

The famous National Palace of Culture is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Sofia's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 14,510 travelers have rated this incredible convention center and travel destination an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Sofia is also home to the extraordinary Park "Zaimov", which boasts a 4.5 out of 5 star rating in 15,209 traveler reviews.

Another place you’ll want to visit is the captivating Sofia Zoo. With an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from a total of 14,962 reviews, a visit to this wonderful zoo and tourist destination is truly a great idea.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across Romania and Bulgaria by rewarding yourself with a taste of Sofia’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

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 Art Club Museum, a top-rated dining spot in Sofia. If you're in the mood for something new, try J. J. Murphy's, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Restaurant "Staria Chinar". Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Sofia.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Sofia

  • Sofia
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Drive 6 km, 46 min

  • Borisova Gradina Park
  • Eagles' Bridge
  • Knyazheska Garden
  • St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Ivan Vazov" National Theater
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On day 10, you will wake up in Sofia with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Sofia before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Romania and Bulgaria.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Sofia is the magnificent Borisova Gradina Park. Around 27,346 visitors have rated this excellent park and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Eagles' Bridge on this leg of your adventure in Bulgaria. This attraction is a well-known stone bridge that has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from around 10,196 travelers.

The remarkable Knyazheska Garden is known to be one of the best places to visit in Sofia, and its average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 7,672 traveler reviews is proof.

Dive deeper into Sofia by exploring the captivating St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. With a stellar average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 19,648 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Sofia exploration list!

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Romania's delectable cuisine at one of Sofia's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the city’s most recommended bars.

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 Taj Mahal Restaurant, a top-rated dining destination in Sofia. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Manastirska Magernitsa Restaurant, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu.

As the night falls in Sofia, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 11

Day 11 – Sofia, Plovdiv, and Burgas

  • Burgas
  • Plovdiv
  • Sofia
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Drive 419 km, 4 hours 52 min

  • North Park
  • Singing Fountains
  • Tsar Simeon Garden
  • Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis
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On day 11 of your multi-country road trip across Romania and Bulgaria, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places to see in Plovdiv in Bulgaria. In the evening, you’ll end up in Burgas, where you will stay for 1 night.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Plovdiv. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 49 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Plovdiv is the magnificent Singing Fountains. Around 12,362 visitors have rated this excellent park and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing “Tsar Simeon Garden” Park on this leg of your adventure in Bulgaria. This attraction is a well-known park that has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from around 15,346 travelers.

The remarkable Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis is known to be one of the best places to visit in Plovdiv, and its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 17,603 traveler reviews is proof.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Plovdiv, 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 Sofia to Plovdiv may take around 1 hour 49 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Plovdiv, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

In Sofia, the extraordinary North Park awaits. This attraction is a valued park that boasts an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 10,850 travelers' reviews.

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

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

This popular -awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Have a fantastic dining experience at ROMANCE Pizzeria Speciale, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Hotel Bulgaria Burgas offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu. Additionally, IN BAR is worth considering. Renowned for satisfying diners, it’s an ideal option for tonight in Burgas.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at Billiard Club Hot Shot, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, Bar Target offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, Bar Bossa provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Burgas, Nessebar, and Varna

  • Varna
  • Burgas
  • Nesebar
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Drive 139 km, 2 hours 44 min

  • The Clock
  • Археологически музей Бургас Archaeological Museum Burgas
  • The Sea Garden
  • Church of Saint Sophia
  • Sunny Beach
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 12 of your multi-country journey across Romania and Bulgaria. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Burgas in Bulgaria. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Varna where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

After soaking in Burgas’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Nessebar. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 40 min. When you arrive in Nessebar, it's time to take a break from the road.

A tour of Burgas is not complete without a visit to the famous The Clock. This incredible sightseeing destination and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,744 travelers.

Make the most of your Burgas travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Archaeological Museum Burgas. This museum and unique destination is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 378 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible The Sea Garden for an experience worth remembering. This local park and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 34,703 visitors.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Burgas and set your GPS to Nessebar. 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 40 min. Upon reaching Nessebar, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated church and attraction in Nessebar — Church of Saint Sophia. About 9,853 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

The popular Sunny Beach is another top sight in Nessebar that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved town in the area, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,830 visitors.

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

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Varna. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

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 Staria Chinar Restaurant, a top-rated dining spot in Varna. If you're in the mood for something new, try Морска тераса, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Mr Baba. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Varna.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like Vogue cafe bar, known for its lively atmosphere. Cuba Beach Bar is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance. Similarly, Bar PUNTA CANA offers an excellent atmosphere for those looking to amp up the evening.

As the night falls in Varna, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 13

Day 13 – Varna, Balchik, and Kavarna

  • Kavarna
  • Varna
  • Balchik
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Drive 68 km, 1 hour 31 min

  • Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
  • Sea Garden
  • Retro Museum
  • Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
  • Balchik Botanic Garden
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On day 13 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Romania and Bulgaria, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Varna in Bulgaria. When you’re not exploring the town and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Kavarna, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

When you’ve had your share of Varna, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Balchik. Your travel time is around 39 min.

Something that makes Varna the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding eastern orthodox cathedral, Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral. This local gem has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 7,003 visitors.

The famous Sea Garden is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Varna's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 32,289 travelers have rated this incredible urban park and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Varna is also home to the extraordinary Retro Museum, which boasts a 4.7 out of 5 star rating in 6,851 traveler reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Balchik. This drive usually takes around 39 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Balchik is the fantastic Balchik Palace. As an appreciated palace and local gem in the area, Balchik Palace has earned an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 19,545 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Balchik Botanic Garden. This attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 15,424 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

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

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across Romania and Bulgaria by rewarding yourself with a taste of Kavarna’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

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 corner ltd, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Restaurant Balgarka beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Pizza & Dinner "Morelli". With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Kavarna tonight.

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

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Day 14

Day 14 – Kavarna, Constanta, and Bucharest

  • Bucharest
  • Constanța
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Drive 335 km, 4 hours 21 min

  • Faleza Cazino Constanta
  • Constanța Casino
  • Complexul Muzeal de Științe ale Naturii Constanța
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Dive into day 14 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Romania and Bulgaria. Today's main destinations are Constanta in Romania, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Bucharest. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

Set your GPS to Constanta, Romania and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 34 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Constanta beckons with new experiences!

In Constanta, the extraordinary The Casino's Promenade awaits. This attraction is a valued point of interest that boasts an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 14,813 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Constanta is the spectacular The Casino of Constanța. This attraction is a point of interest that is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 10,874 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Constanța Dolphinarium. This local museum and wonder has an overall review score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 24,897 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

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

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Bucharest boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Romania.

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 Restaurant Pescăruș, a highly-rated dining destination in Bucharest. If you're eager to try something different, consider Bazaar, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Excalibur. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Bucharest this evening.

Celebrate day 14 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 15

Day 15 – Bucharest - departure day

  • Bucharest - Departure day
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  • University Square
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On day 15 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Bucharest before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across Romania and Bulgaria. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

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

Look for the perfect gift for your loved ones back home, or buy yourself a little keepsake to remind you of Romania. Keep the spirit of your trip to Romania alive with these special souvenirs.

Get a last taste of Romania’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Bucharest and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across Romania and Bulgaria.

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 Restaurant Hanu' lui Manuc, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Nomad Skybar is another top choice with a popular menu.

The time has come to say farewell to Bucharest for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 15-day European road trip in Romania and Bulgaria with fond memories. Safe travels!

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