Two-Week Romania Road Trip from Bucharest to Pitesti, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Alba Iulia, Cluj Napoca, Sighișoara, and Brasov

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Duration
15 days & 14 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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14 nights included
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15 days included
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Explore the best of Romania on a 15-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Bucharest, Pitesti, Curtea de Argeș, Arefu, Păușa, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Sibiu, Hunedoara County, Hateg, Deva, Geoagiu-Băi, Alba Iulia, Cluj Napoca, Turda, Targu Mures, Sighișoara, Bran, Rupea, Vâlcea, Rasnov, Brasov, Sinaia, Bușteni, Ghighiu, and Chitila. This road trip itinerary in Romania seamlessly combines exploration with relaxation.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Romania takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 4 nights in Bucharest, 1 night in Pitesti, 1 night in Râmnicu Vâlcea, 2 nights in Alba Iulia, 2 nights in Cluj Napoca, 1 night in Sighișoara, and 3 nights in Brasov. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Romania. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Bucharest, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Romania on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Romania. Bran Castle and Peleș Castle are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Bucharest, Pitesti, Curtea de Argeș, Arefu, Păușa, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Sibiu, Hunedoara County, Hateg, Deva, Geoagiu-Băi, Alba Iulia, Cluj Napoca, Turda, Targu Mures, Sighișoara, Bran, Rupea, Vâlcea, Rasnov, Brasov, Sinaia, Bușteni, Ghighiu, and Chitila, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Romania. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Romania.

Throughout your road trip in Romania, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Romania.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in Romania fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in Romania today!

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Hotel, 14 nights
Rental car, 15 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Photo of the Small Square piata mica, the second fortified square in the medieval Upper town of Sibiu city, Romania.Sibiu
Cluj Napoca upperview.Cluj-Napoca / 2 nights
Târgu Mureș - city in RomaniaTârgu Mureș
Vâlcea - region in RomaniaVâlcea / 1 night
Alba Iulia - city in RomaniaAlba County / 2 nights
Argeș - region in RomaniaArgeș / 1 night
Sinaia - town in RomaniaSinaia
Brasov - city in RomaniaBrasov / 3 nights
Sighișoara - city in RomaniaSighișoara / 1 night
Antique building view in Old Town Bucharest city - capital of Romania and Dambrovita river. Bucharest, Romania, Europe.Bucharest / 4 nights

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Attractions

Photo of aerial view of the medieval Castle of Bran, known for the myth of Dracula, Romania.Bran Castle
Parcul Herăstrău (Parcul Regele Mihai I), Sector 1, Bucharest, RomaniaKing Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA
Photo of Peles Castle in Sinaia, Romania.Peleș Castle
Castelul Corvinilor, Hunedoara, RomaniaCastelul Corvinilor (Corvins' Castle)
Photo of Autumn Trees Landscape Of Tineretului Park In Bucharest, Romania.Tineretului Park
Cetatea Alba Carolina, Alba Iulia, Alba, RomaniaThe Citadel Alba-Carolina
Photo of beautiful landscape with green trees, leaves, vintage clock and many small blue forget me not or Scorpion grasses flowers in a sunny day at the entry to Cismigiu Garden (Gradina Cismigiu) in Bucharest, Romania.Cișmigiu Gardens
Sunny Day View in the IOR Park, Bucharest, Romania , Reflection of the Nature in the Water, Nature in the Middle of The City, Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park.Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park (I O R )
Photo of Salt Mine Salina Turda in Romania.Salina Turda
Photo of Prislop monastery in Romania.Prislop Monastery
Parcul Central Simion Bărnuțiu, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj Metropolitan Area, Cluj, RomaniaCentral Park Simion Bărnuțiu
Photo of Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park, Sibiu, Romania.Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park
Tâmpa
Podul MinciunilorThe Bridge of Lies
Constitution Square
Photo of Curtea de Arges monastery, Romania. Curtea de Arges Monastery is known because of the legend of architect master Manole..Curtea de Argeș Monastery
The amazing Park Izvor in the downtown of Bucharest city in a sunny spring day.Izvor Park
Photo of Beautiful garden of Monastery Cozia, Romania.Cozia Monastery
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
Photo of aerial view of Vidraru dam, in Romania.Vidraru Dam
The Large Square, Sibiu, RomaniaThe Large Square
Photo of national Heroes Memorial in Carol Park in Bucharest, Romania.Carol I Park
Grădina Botanică Alexandru Borza, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj Metropolitan Area, Cluj, RomaniaAlexandru Borza Botanical Garden
Photo of Dimitrie Ghica Park, Sinaia, Romania.Dimitrie Ghica Park
Sibiu Zoological Garden
Photo of Tiger among bushes looking away ,Brasov ,Romania .Brașov Zoo
Photo of Romanian Athenaeum is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania.Romanian Athenaeum
Photo of Turda gorge Cheile Turzii is a natural reserve with marked trails for hikes on Hasdate River situated near Turda close to Cluj-Napoca, in Transylvania, Romania.Cheile Turzii
Photo of Brasov, Romania, Medieval Council House in the Main Square of the Old Town.Brașov city hall
Bucharest Botanical GardenBucharest Botanical Garden
Caraiman Monastery
Cetățuia Park
Children's World Park, Sector 4, Bucharest, RomaniaChildren's World Park
Photo of Sinaia Monastery on Prahova Valley, Carpathian Mountains, Romania.Sinaia Monastery
Photo of Aerial view to the Deva fortress. Romania .Fortress of Deva
Photo of Medieval fortress in the town of Rupea, RomaniaRupea Citadel
Zoo Tîrgu Mureș
Targu Mures Fortress, Târgu Mureș, Targu Mures Metropolitan Area, Mureș, RomaniaTargu Mures Fortress
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
Ghighiu Monastery close to Ploiesti, Prahova, Romania. Alley in the courtyard.Orthodox Monastery Ghighiu
Parcul Nicolae Titulescu
Beautiful background with the famous fountain against colorful sky in central square of Bucharest, in sunset light.Bucharest Fountains
Photo of sunset promenade photo at the location called Platoul Cornesti / Somosteto in the town of Tirgu-Mures .Platoul Cornesti
Photo of Main entrance National Museum of Art of Romania, Bucharest, Romania.National Museum of Art of Romania
Christmas decorations and lights in Crangasi Park, Crangasi, Bucharest / Romania.Parcul Crângași
Radu Vodă Monastery, Sector 4, Bucharest, RomaniaRadu Vodă Monastery
Photo of Carol I University foundation and Central University Library of Bucharest, Romania.University Square
Wind Mill
Iuliu Hațieganu Sports Park
Mănăstirea Rupestră Șinca Veche
Clocota Fall
Students' Cultural House, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj Metropolitan Area, Cluj, RomaniaStudents' Cultural House
Ștrand Park
Târgu Mureș Palace of Culture, Târgu Mureș, Targu Mures Metropolitan Area, Mureș, RomaniaTârgu Mureș Palace of Culture
Pietrele lui Solomon
Photo of Stalactites and stalagmites in Valea Cetatii Cave, Rasnov, Romania .Valea Cetatii Cave
Reunification Cathedral
Turnul SfatuluiTurnul Sfatului
Arboretum Chitila
Photo of Pelișor Castle is a small palace built in the vicinity of Peles Castle. Magnificent surroundings ,Romania .Pelișor Castle

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Day 1

Day 1 – Bucharest - arrival day

  • Bucharest - Arrival day
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  • Cișmigiu Gardens
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Say hello to Bucharest! Your exciting road trip through Romania is just about to start. Navigating the top places to see in the region is a breeze with a car. The rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for pickup upon your arrival in the region. You will stay in Bucharest for 3 nights before you continue your adventure!

Bucharest is a beautiful region with plenty to discover. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Bucharest. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in Romania. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the region.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Bucharest. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Coftale Specialty Coffee Shop while you’re in Bucharest. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 1,705 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Bucharest is PAPILA. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 805 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

While in Bucharest, enjoy Caru' cu bere’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 30,392 satisfied guests.

Origo is an excellent example. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,167 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like QP Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 921 customers.

Zeppelin Pub is another of the best bars in the region of Bucharest that serves various drinks. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 585 customers.

Raise a toast to the start of your 15-day road trip in Romania!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 27 km, 1 hour 31 min

  • King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA
  • Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest
  • Tineretului Park
  • Children's World Park
  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park (I O R )
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Day 2 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Bucharest has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Bucharest by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

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

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Bucharest. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the region, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Hanu' Berarilor Casa Oprea Soare while you’re in Bucharest. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 11,370 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Bucharest is Restaurant Hanu' lui Manuc. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 11,726 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

While in Bucharest, enjoy Hanu' Berarilor Casa Elena Lupescu’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 5,626 satisfied guests.

We recommend Nomad Skybar for many reasons. But most importantly, this bar serves a variety of food and beverages and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 4,882 reviews.

You can also visit a popular bar like Shift to have refreshing drinks and interact with locals and other travelers. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,444 bar-goers.

When you would rather go somewhere else, try Control Club. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,063 customers, this bar is one of Bucharest’s best places to relax after a long day.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Romania.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 10 km, 1 hour 22 min

  • Izvor Park
  • Constitution Square
  • Bucharest Fountains
  • Radu Vodă Monastery
  • Carol I Park
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On day 3 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Bucharest. You’ll stay in Bucharest for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Your discoveries in Bucharest do not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Bucharest on this day of your trip. You can select your tours below.

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

Reserve a table at Excalibur, a renowned restaurant in Bucharest. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,700 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Stadio Unirii while in Bucharest. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 3,146 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Bucharest at Romanian Craft Beer, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,501 customers.

One of the best bars in Bucharest you could visit tonight after your dinner is Distrikt 42. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,865 customers.

Another popular bar in the region is Arcade Cafe. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,781 customers.

Locals also enjoy Haute Pepper. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,992 customers.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Romania!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Pitesti

  • Bucharest
  • Argeș
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Drive 132 km, 2 hours 7 min

  • Bucharest Botanical Garden
  • Parcul Crângași
  • Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
  • Romanian Athenaeum
  • National Museum of Art of Romania
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On day 4 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Romania, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Bucharest and Pitesti. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Pitesti, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Start your day with a visit to "Dimitrie Brândză" Botanical Garden. This extraordinary park is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 13,703 visitors.

Next, make your way to Parcul Crângași. This top attraction is a park with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 8,439 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum. Hosting 150,001 visitors every year, Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum is one of the most popular places to visit in Bucharest. This natural history museum is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 18,035 travelers.

If you’re keen to keep exploring, visit Romanian Athenaeum. This highly recommended sightseeing destination has received an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 14,073 travelers.

Today is also your chance to spend some time at National Museum of Art of Romania. This national museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,987 travelers.

After soaking in Bucharest’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Pitesti. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 28 min. When you arrive in Pitesti, it's time to take a break from the road.

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

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

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

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Garden Pub. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Pitesti has received a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from around 2,034 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, La Tuciuri should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Pitesti, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,818 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Casa Argeșeană. This highly regarded restaurant in Pitesti has earned a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 1,646 satisfied guests.

If you’re up for getting a drink, consider going to Kell’s Craft Beer. Around 578 customers have given this incredible bar an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Locals of Bucharest also enjoy the drinks at Urban Home. This place is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 908 customers and is one of the best you can experience in the city.

Another top-rated alternative for a celebratory drink is Terasa La George. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 211 customers.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Pitesti, Curtea de Argeș, Arefu, Păușa, and Râmnicu Vâlcea

  • Argeș
  • Vâlcea
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Drive 162 km, 3 hours 49 min

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

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Ștrand Park, a remarkable park where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 4,184 reviews.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Pitesti, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Curtea de Argeș. This drive usually takes around 51 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Cozia Monastery. This monastery is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 18,315 reviews.

After soaking in Păușa’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Râmnicu Vâlcea. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 25 min. When you arrive in Râmnicu Vâlcea, it's time to take a break from the road.

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

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Râmnicu Vâlcea. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Book a table at Simfonia Restaurant, a famous dining establishment in Râmnicu Vâlcea. This culinary hotspot and its appetizing cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 858 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Râmnicu Vâlcea is Hanul Haiducilor, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.3 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 2,782 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Râmnicu Vâlcea’s Ristorante D'Amici for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,227 satisfied diners.

When you’ve finished dinner and you’re in the mood for a drink, we recommend visiting one of the best bars in Râmnicu Vâlcea. Brothers Pub offers plenty of drink options for every taste and budget. Around 1,059 customers have given this bar an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Alternatively, go to a bar that locals recommend, like ClubWinners. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 683 customers.

If you're looking for something else, check out SOHO PUB. This bar is one of the best places to enjoy a drink and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 294 customers.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Sibiu and Alba Iulia

  • Sibiu
  • Alba County
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Drive 190 km, 3 hours 22 min

  • Sibiu Zoological Garden
  • Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park
  • The Large Square
  • Turnul Sfatului
  • The Bridge of Lies
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On day 6 of your road trip in Romania, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Sibiu and Alba Iulia. In the evening, you’ll end up in Alba Iulia, where you will stay for 2 nights.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Râmnicu Vâlcea, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Sibiu may take around 1 hour 55 min. Upon your arrival in Sibiu, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Make Sibiu Zoological Garden one of your first sightseeing stops in Sibiu. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 15,956 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This protected area is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 21,831 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by The Large Square. This point of interest has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 16,200 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to Turnul Sfatului. A trip to this popular sightseeing destination is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.7 out of 5-star rating as given by 2,205 previous visitors.

Another top place to visit is The Bridge of Lies. This sightseeing destination enjoys an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 20,465 local and international travelers.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Sibiu, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Alba Iulia may take around 59 min. Upon your arrival in Alba Iulia, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Alba Iulia. Alba Iulia offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

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

Don't forget to book a table at Allegria Restaurant, a well-known eatery in Alba Iulia. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 592 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit La Conac while exploring Alba Iulia. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 3,267 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of PUB 13 - Restaurantul Cetății, a popular restaurant in Alba Iulia. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 3,725 discerning diners.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in Alba Iulia. Framm's is a fantastic option, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 925 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, don't forget to check out La Vizitiu. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,320 customers.

Another bar with a great atmosphere is Rosenthalers Cafe. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 555 customers.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Romania.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Hunedoara County, Hateg, Deva, Geoagiu-Băi, and Alba Iulia

  • Alba County
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Drive 250 km, 4 hours 8 min

  • Fortress of Deva
  • Castelul Corvinilor (Corvins' Castle)
  • Prislop Monastery
  • Clocota Fall
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Greet day 7 of your road trip in Romania with a smile and start your day with a hearty breakfast. You will return to Alba Iulia for your remaining 1 night in the city later today, but first, it’s time for some exploring! On the agenda for this day, you’ll find only the best things to see and do in Hunedoara County, Hateg, Deva, Geoagiu-Băi, and Alba Iulia.

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

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Hunedoara County. This drive usually takes around 31 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Clocota Fall. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,593 visitors.

Alba Iulia’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Geoagiu-Băi behind. This drive usually takes around 48 min. Alba Iulia welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll return to Alba Iulia and your accommodation.

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

Make sure to book a table at Dante Café & Dine, a popular restaurant in Alba Iulia. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,642 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Gavroche during your stay in Alba Iulia. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 2,071 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Brothers Restaurant, a renowned dining destination in Alba Iulia. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,712 satisfied guests.

Panoramic-Bar&Grill is one of the best bars you can visit in Alba Iulia tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,095 customers.

You can also enjoy a glass or two at a popular place like Pub Skit' 77. This bar has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 640 customers.

Alternatively, try La Poarta. La Poarta is the perfect place to get to know some locals in the city. This top-recommended bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 396 customers.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Cluj Napoca

  • Cluj-Napoca
  • Alba County
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Drive 127 km, 2 hours 13 min

  • The Citadel Alba-Carolina
  • Reunification Cathedral
  • Cheile Turzii
  • Wind Mill
  • More

Dive into day 8 of your remarkable road trip in Romania. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Alba Iulia, Cluj Napoca, Cluj Napoca, and Cluj Napoca, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Cluj Napoca. You’ll stay here for 2 nights.

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

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

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

Make sure to reserve a table at Samsara Foodhouse - Cluj restaurant plant-based, an iconic dining spot in Cluj Napoca. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 3,806 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Tortelli Pasta Bar while in Cluj Napoca. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, treasured by 2,372 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Olivo Caffe & Bistro, a favorite in Cluj Napoca. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 2,251 discerning guests.

Café Bulgakov is one of the best bars in Cluj Napoca and the perfect place to go for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,000 customers.

You may also want to check out O'Peter's Irish Pub & Grill. Equally popular, this bar offers a great drink list and a nice atmosphere for your evening endeavors. O'Peter's Irish Pub & Grill is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,993 customers.

Alternatively, head out to The Soviet. The Soviet has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,778 customers and is a top choice among travelers as well as locals.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Cluj Napoca

  • Cluj-Napoca
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Drive 11 km, 57 min

  • Iuliu Hațieganu Sports Park
  • Alexandru Borza Botanical Garden
  • Students' Cultural House
  • Central Park Simion Bărnuțiu
  • Cetățuia Park
  • More

Day 9 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Cluj Napoca for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

One of the most unique ways of discovering what else Cluj Napoca has to offer is by going on a top-rated tour. Be sure to check out all the experiences Cluj Napoca offers and add your favorites to your Romania travel package below.

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

Reserve your spot at Tokyo Japanese Restaurant, a popular local restaurant in Cluj Napoca. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 1,508 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience GARLIC - bites&tales during your stay in Cluj Napoca. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 986 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Roots Urban Tastery, a popular local gem in Cluj Napoca. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 865 satisfied guests.

When you’ve finished dinner and you’re in the mood for a drink, we recommend visiting one of the best bars in Cluj Napoca. Che Guevara Social Pub offers plenty of drink options for every taste and budget. Around 2,589 customers have given this bar an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Alternatively, go to a bar that locals recommend, like Klausen Pubhouse. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,736 customers.

If you're looking for something else, check out Shadow Cafe-Bar. This bar is one of the best places to enjoy a drink and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,086 customers.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Turda, Targu Mures, and Sighișoara

  • Târgu Mureș
  • Sighișoara
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Drive 181 km, 3 hours 25 min

  • Salina Turda
  • Targu Mures Fortress
  • Platoul Cornesti
  • Târgu Mureș Palace of Culture
  • Zoo Tîrgu Mureș
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 10 of your road trip in Romania, where you’ll be making 3 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Turda, Targu Mures, and Sighișoara. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Sighișoara. Sighișoara will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Turda. This car ride takes around 37 min.

Set your GPS to Targu Mures and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 16 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Targu Mures beckons with new experiences!

Make Medieval Fortress Târgu Mureș your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this sightseeing destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 10,163 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at Platoul Cornesti. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 9,101 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this plateau every year.

Târgu Mureș Palace of Culture is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This point of interest has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,780 visitors.

When you’re finished at Târgu Mureș Palace of Culture, the perfect next stop is Zoo Tîrgu Mureș. This zoo is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 10,928 reviews.

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

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

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Restaurant La Perla. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Sighișoara boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from around 3,491 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Sighișoara is Gasthaus Altepost Restaurant Traditional. It has garnered a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,549 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Cafe Martini, in Sighișoara. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 2,527 satisfied customers.

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

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

Joseph Haydn house is another great place where you can celebrate after a long, fun day in the city. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 210 customers.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Romania!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Bran, Rupea, Vâlcea, Rasnov, and Brasov

  • Brasov
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Drive 176 km, 3 hours 11 min

  • Rupea Citadel
  • Mănăstirea Rupestră Șinca Veche
  • Bran Castle
  • Valea Cetatii Cave
  • More

On day 11 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Romania, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 5 destinations, Bran, Rupea, Vâlcea, Rasnov, and Brasov. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Brasov, where you’ll be staying for 3 nights.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Rupea. This drive usually takes around 51 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Vâlcea’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Rupea behind. This drive usually takes around 46 min. Vâlcea welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Mănăstirea Rupestră Șinca Veche. This place of worship is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 4,800 reviews.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Brasov. Brasov offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Brasov. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Reserve your spot at Old Jack, a popular local restaurant in Brasov. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 5,682 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience Dei Frati during your stay in Brasov. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,030 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of La Birou Bistro, a popular local gem in Brasov. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 968 satisfied guests.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Tipografia, one of the best bars in the city. Tipografia is an excellent place to have a refreshing evening drink after exploring Brasov. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,566 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at Deane's. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 5,019 customers.

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

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Brasov

  • Brasov
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Drive 27 km, 1 hour 13 min

  • Brașov Zoo
  • Parcul Nicolae Titulescu
  • Brașov city hall
  • Tâmpa
  • Pietrele lui Solomon
  • More

Day 12 of your road trip across Romania promises a magnificent time exploring Brasov. You have 2 nights left in Brasov. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Don’t forget to check out all the popular tours and activities you can add to your travel plan. Romania is a beautiful travel destination that offers plenty of unique tours that will enhance your vacation experience. Explore and select your activities below.

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

Make sure to reserve a table at Kashmir Brasov, an iconic dining spot in Brasov. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 800 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Ograda while in Brasov. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, treasured by 634 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Sergiana, a favorite in Brasov. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 11,397 discerning guests.

After dinner, visit Kasho Lounge, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Brasov. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,452 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Jamaica. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,681 customers.

Alternatively, locals recommend Aftăr Stube. This bar, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,141 customers, is one of the best bars in the city of Brasov.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – Sinaia and Brasov

  • Brasov
  • Sinaia
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Drive 93 km, 3 hours 9 min

  • Peleș Castle
  • Sinaia Monastery
  • Pelișor Castle
  • Dimitrie Ghica Park
  • More

Day 13 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Sinaia has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Sinaia by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the town.

If you have an appetite for more adventure, check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Sinaia on this day of your trip. You'll find the most recommended ones below.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Brasov. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Make sure to book a table at La Ceaun, a popular restaurant in Brasov. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 7,055 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at La Ceaun - Piata Sfatului during your stay in Brasov. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 5,043 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Sub Tâmpa, a renowned dining destination in Brasov. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 3,793 satisfied guests.

If you're looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Karma Lounge, claiming it's one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,004 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Opus 9. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 669 customers.

Publick is another top-rated bar where you can spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 726 customers.

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

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Day 14

Day 14 – Bușteni, Ghighiu, Chitila, and Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 186 km, 3 hours 18 min

  • Cantacuzino Castle
  • Caraiman Monastery
  • Orthodox Monastery Ghighiu
  • Arboretum Chitila
  • More

Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 14 of your road trip in Romania. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 4 vibrant destinations - Bușteni, Ghighiu, Chitila, and Bucharest. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Bucharest. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

When you’ve had your share of Brasov, 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 45 min.

When you’ve had your share of Bușteni, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Ghighiu. Your travel time is around 1 hour 10 min.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Orthodox Monastery Ghighiu. Previous visitors have rated this place of worship an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 9,633 reviews.

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

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

Plan ahead and secure a table at Bazaar, an acclaimed dining establishment in Bucharest. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 2,635 satisfied guests.

An excellent example is The PUB Bucharest, which has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,495 customers.

Another of the best bars you should consider going to is Gilda Music Lounge. This bar offers a selection of great meals and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,458 customers.

Locals also enjoy Manasia Hub, and you might too. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,000 customers, an after-dinner drink at Manasia Hub is the perfect way to end this day.

As the day draws to a close, take a moment to unwind and prepare for the next exciting chapter of your road trip in in Romania.

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Day 15

Day 15 – Bucharest - departure day

  • Bucharest - Departure day
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  • University Square
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Day 15 of your road trip in Romania is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Bucharest before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Make the most of your final day in Romania by visiting Bucharest’s iconic markets and shopping establishments. Your stay’s proximity to the region’s retail haven invites an unhurried and unforgettable exploration of its variety of stores and establishments.

Secure the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends back home or buy yourself a remembrance of your amazing experience in Romania.

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

You’ll then say farewell to Bucharest. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Romania!

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