Two-Week Romania Road Trip from Cluj Napoca to Hateg, Sibiu, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Bucharest, Ploiești, Brasov, and Sighișoara

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15 days & 14 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Description

Experience the freedom of the open road in Romania as you embark on an unforgettable 15-day road trip! This experience caters to every traveler, featuring destinations like Cluj Napoca, Hateg, Sarmizegetusa, Hunedoara County, Deva, Sibiu, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Curtea de Argeș, Bucharest, Balotești, Ploiești, Sinaia, Bușteni, Brasov, Bran, Rupea, Săcele, Vâlcea, Sighișoara, Targu Mures, and Turda. Set off on the ultimate European adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hotel, 14 nights
Rental car, 15 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Photo of the Small Square piata mica, the second fortified square in the medieval Upper town of Sibiu city, Romania.Sibiu / 1 night
Cluj Napoca upperview.Cluj-Napoca / 3 nights
Ploiești - city in RomaniaPrahova County / 1 night
Târgu Mureș - city in RomaniaTârgu Mureș
Vâlcea - region in RomaniaVâlcea / 1 night
Hateg - city in RomaniaHateg / 1 night
Sinaia - town in RomaniaSinaia
Brasov - city in RomaniaBrasov / 2 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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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)
Therme BucurestiTherme Bucharest
Photo of Autumn Trees Landscape Of Tineretului Park In Bucharest, Romania.Tineretului Park
Photo of beautiful landscape with green trees, leaves, vintage clock and many small blue forget me not or Scorpion grasses flowers in a sunny day at the entry to Cismigiu Garden (Gradina Cismigiu) in Bucharest, Romania.Cișmigiu Gardens
Sunny Day View in the IOR Park, Bucharest, Romania , Reflection of the Nature in the Water, Nature in the Middle of The City, Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park.Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park (I O R )
Photo of Salt Mine Salina Turda in Romania.Salina Turda
Entrance to Children's world park in Bucharest. Fantasy gate with guarded by a blue dragon.Children's Town Bucharest
Photo of Prislop monastery in Romania.Prislop Monastery
Parcul Central Simion Bărnuțiu, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj Metropolitan Area, Cluj, RomaniaCentral Park Simion Bărnuțiu
Photo of Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park, Sibiu, Romania.Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park
Tâmpa
Podul MinciunilorThe Bridge of Lies
Constitution Square
Photo of Curtea de Arges monastery, Romania. Curtea de Arges Monastery is known because of the legend of architect master Manole..Curtea de Argeș Monastery
The amazing Park Izvor in the downtown of Bucharest city in a sunny spring day.Izvor Park
Photo of Panoramic view of Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni, Romania.Southern Carpathians Mountains, Transylvania.Cantacuzino Castle
Photo of Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum, Romania.Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
The Large Square, Sibiu, RomaniaThe Large Square
Photo of national Heroes Memorial in Carol Park in Bucharest, Romania.Carol I Park
Grădina Botanică Alexandru Borza, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj Metropolitan Area, Cluj, RomaniaAlexandru Borza Botanical Garden
Photo of Dimitrie Ghica Park, Sinaia, Romania.Dimitrie Ghica Park
Photo of Tiger among bushes looking away ,Brasov ,Romania .Brașov Zoo
Photo of Romanian Athenaeum is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania.Romanian Athenaeum
Photo of Turda gorge Cheile Turzii is a natural reserve with marked trails for hikes on Hasdate River situated near Turda close to Cluj-Napoca, in Transylvania, Romania.Cheile Turzii
Photo of Brasov, Romania, Medieval Council House in the Main Square of the Old Town.Brașov city hall
Bucharest Botanical GardenBucharest Botanical Garden
Caraiman Monastery
ASTRA Museum
Cetățuia Park
Children's World Park, Sector 4, Bucharest, RomaniaChildren's World Park
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
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
Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa, Sarmizegetusa, Hunedoara, RomaniaUlpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa
Radu Vodă Monastery, Sector 4, Bucharest, RomaniaRadu Vodă Monastery
Waterfall near the Seven ladders canyon in Piatra Mare (Big Rock)mountains, Romania.Seven Ladders Canyon
Wind Mill
Iuliu Hațieganu Sports Park
Photo of Sibiu cityscape with Holy Trinity Cathedral in Transylvania, Romania.Holy Trinity Cathedral
Mănăstirea Rupestră Șinca Veche
Students' Cultural House, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj Metropolitan Area, Cluj, RomaniaStudents' Cultural House
Citadel Park, Deva, Hunedoara, RomaniaCitadel Park
Cazino
Fountain of Manole, Curtea de Argeș, Argeș, RomaniaFountain of Manole
Vârful PostăvaruPostăvarul Massif
Curtea DomneascăCurtea Domnească
Dinosaur Geopark Haţeg
Zoological Museum, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj Metropolitan Area, Cluj, RomaniaZoological Museum

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Day 1

Day 1 – Cluj Napoca - arrival day

  • Cluj-Napoca - Arrival day
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  • Students' Cultural House
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Say hello to Cluj Napoca! 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 city. You will stay in Cluj Napoca for 2 nights before you continue your adventure!

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

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

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

Make sure to book a table at Samsara Foodhouse - Cluj restaurant plant-based, a popular restaurant in Cluj Napoca. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 3,806 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Tortelli Pasta Bar during your stay in Cluj Napoca. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 2,372 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Olivo Caffe & Bistro, a renowned dining destination in Cluj Napoca. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 2,251 satisfied guests.

If you’re up for getting a drink, consider going to Café Bulgakov. Around 4,000 customers have given this incredible bar an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Locals of Cluj Napoca also enjoy the drinks at O'Peter's Irish Pub & Grill. This place is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,993 customers and is one of the best you can experience in the city.

Another top-rated alternative for a celebratory drink is The Soviet. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,778 customers.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 – Cluj Napoca

  • Cluj-Napoca
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Drive 14 km, 1 hour 7 min

  • Cazino
  • Zoological Museum
  • Iuliu Hațieganu Sports Park
  • Alexandru Borza Botanical Garden
  • Cetățuia Park
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On day 2 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Cluj Napoca. You’ll stay in Cluj Napoca for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

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.

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

Make sure to book a table at Tokyo Japanese Restaurant, a popular restaurant in Cluj Napoca. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 1,508 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at GARLIC - bites&tales during your stay in Cluj Napoca. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 986 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Roots Urban Tastery, a renowned dining destination in Cluj Napoca. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 865 satisfied guests.

If you’re up for getting a drink, consider going to Che Guevara Social Pub. Around 2,589 customers have given this incredible bar an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Locals of Cluj Napoca also enjoy the drinks at Klausen Pubhouse. This place is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,736 customers and is one of the best you can experience in the city.

Another top-rated alternative for a celebratory drink is Shadow Cafe-Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,086 customers.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Cluj Napoca, Sarmizegetusa, and Hateg

  • Cluj-Napoca
  • Hateg
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Drive 245 km, 3 hours 22 min

  • Wind Mill
  • Cheile Turzii
  • Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa
  • Dinosaur Geopark Haţeg
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 3 of your road trip in Romania, where you’ll be making 5 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Hateg, Cluj Napoca, Cluj Napoca, Sarmizegetusa, and Hateg. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Hateg. Hateg will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Hateg. This car ride takes around 14 min.

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 Hateg, 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 Hateg's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Hateg, Hunedoara County, Deva, and Sibiu

  • Hateg
  • Sibiu
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Drive 194 km, 3 hours 25 min

  • Prislop Monastery
  • Castelul Corvinilor (Corvins' Castle)
  • Citadel Park
  • Fortress of Deva
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On day 4 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Romania, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 4 destinations, Hateg, Hunedoara County, Deva, and Sibiu. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Sibiu, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Deva’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Hunedoara County behind. This drive usually takes around 29 min. Deva welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Set your GPS to Sibiu and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 25 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Sibiu beckons with new experiences!

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

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

Make sure to reserve a table at Benjamin Steakhouse & Bar, an iconic dining spot in Sibiu. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 3,588 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Restaurant Hermania while in Sibiu. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, treasured by 3,321 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of La Cuptor, a favorite in Sibiu. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,526 discerning guests.

When you’ve finished your meal and an after-dinner drink sounds enticing, visit Music Pub, one of the best bars in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,373 customers, and is the perfect complement to your refreshing weekend getaway experience in Romania.

If you would like to try another place, Cafe Wien is another great option that serves a variety of drinks. Considered one of the most popular bars in Sibiu, this bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,020 customers.

Supporter Sports Pub & Grill is also a great bar where you can have nice chats with locals and fellow travelers in the area. Supporter Sports Pub & Grill has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,242 customers.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Sibiu and Râmnicu Vâlcea

  • Sibiu
  • Vâlcea
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Drive 110 km, 2 hours 33 min

  • The Bridge of Lies
  • The Large Square
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park
  • ASTRA Museum
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On day 5 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 Râmnicu Vâlcea. In the evening, you’ll end up in Râmnicu Vâlcea, where you will stay for 1 night.

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

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

Another must-see attraction in Sibiu is Holy Trinity Cathedral. Rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,676 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Sibiu offers an experience you will remember.

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

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

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 Râmnicu Vâlcea may take around 1 hour 52 min. Upon your arrival in Râmnicu Vâlcea, 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 Râmnicu Vâlcea. Râmnicu Vâlcea 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 Râmnicu Vâlcea. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Make a reservation at Simfonia Restaurant, a popular dining spot in Râmnicu Vâlcea. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 858 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at Hanul Haiducilor while indulging in the charm of Râmnicu Vâlcea. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, cherished by 2,782 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Ristorante D'Amici, a treasured establishment in Râmnicu Vâlcea. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 2,227 satisfied guests.

When you’ve finished your meal, Brothers Pub is one of the best bars in Râmnicu Vâlcea for an after-dinner drink. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,059 customers.

ClubWinners is another of the most popular bars in the city. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 683 customers.

Alternatively, check out SOHO PUB. This popular place has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, as rated by 294 customers.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Curtea de Argeș and Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 194 km, 3 hours

  • Curtea Domnească
  • Fountain of Manole
  • Curtea de Argeș Monastery
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Dive into day 6 of your remarkable road trip in Romania. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Curtea de Argeș and Bucharest, 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 4 nights.

When you’ve had your share of Râmnicu Vâlcea, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Curtea de Argeș. Your travel time is around 45 min.

Bucharest’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Curtea de Argeș behind. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 6 min. Bucharest welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

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.

Don't forget to book a table at Coftale Specialty Coffee Shop, a well-known eatery in Bucharest. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,705 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit PAPILA while exploring Bucharest. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 805 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Caru' cu bere, a popular restaurant in Bucharest. 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 30,392 discerning diners.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Origo, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,167 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is QP Pub, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 921 customers. This spot is known for its unique atmosphere and impressive selection of beverages, making it a must-visit for both locals and tourists alike.

Zeppelin Pub is yet another top-rated place where you can easily spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 585 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 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 9 km, 42 min

  • Children's World Park
  • Children's Town Bucharest
  • Tineretului Park
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Day 7 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Bucharest for 3 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

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

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

Plan ahead and secure a table at Hanu' Berarilor Casa Oprea Soare, 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 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 11,370 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Restaurant Hanu' lui Manuc while experiencing the best of Bucharest. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 11,726 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of Hanu' Berarilor Casa Elena Lupescu, an elegant culinary destination in Bucharest. A menu crafted to perfection guarantees a dining experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Its stellar reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 5,626 previous guests.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at a bar. Nomad Skybar is a great place to continue your night. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,882 customers.

If you want to know where locals go, check out Shift. This bar has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,444 customers.

Another popular bar in the region is Control Club. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,063 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 8

Day 8 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 20 km, 1 hour 5 min

  • Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
  • Carol I Park
  • Radu Vodă Monastery
  • Bucharest Fountains
  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park (I O R )
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Day 8 of your road trip across Romania promises a magnificent time exploring Bucharest. You have 2 nights left in Bucharest. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

One of the most unique ways of discovering what else Bucharest has to offer is by going on a top-rated tour. Be sure to check out all the experiences Bucharest 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 Bucharest's best restaurants.

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.

After your meal, consider going for a drink to celebrate this wonderful night in Romania. One of the best bars in the region is Distrikt 42. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,865 customers.

To gain one of the best bar experiences in Bucharest, we recommend the cocktails at Arcade Cafe. This bar has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,781 customers and is an excellent place to make local friends.

Another of the best spots to experience the nightlife scene in Bucharest is 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 9

Day 9 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 19 km, 1 hour 7 min

  • Constitution Square
  • Izvor Park
  • Bucharest Botanical Garden
  • Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest
  • King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA
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Day 9 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Bucharest has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Bucharest by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

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

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

Book a table at Bazaar, a famous dining establishment in Bucharest. This culinary hotspot and its appetizing cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 2,635 satisfied diners.

If you’re not yet ready to call it a day, pop into The PUB Bucharest. This bar is considered one of the best in Bucharest and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,495 customers.

You may also want to check out Gilda Music Lounge. Equally popular, this bar offers a great drink list and a nice atmosphere for your evening endeavors. Gilda Music Lounge is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,458 customers.

Alternatively, head out to Manasia Hub. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,000 customers and is a top choice among travelers as well as locals.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Bucharest, Balotești, and Ploiești

  • Bucharest
  • Prahova County
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Drive 66 km, 1 hour 34 min

  • Romanian Athenaeum
  • Cișmigiu Gardens
  • Therme Bucharest
  • More

Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 10 of your road trip in Romania. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Bucharest, Balotești, and Ploiești. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Ploiești. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Romanian Athenaeum. This concert hall is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 14,073 reviews.

Continue your journey at Cișmigiu Gardens. This park is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 37,082 travelers from near and far.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Balotești. This drive usually takes around 33 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Balotești, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Ploiești. This drive usually takes around 39 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Ploiești, 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 Ploiești's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Reserve your spot at Cafeneaua Nației, a popular local restaurant in Ploiești. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.9 out of 5-star rating from 1,083 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience Restaurant The New London during your stay in Ploiești. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,648 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Bulevard Pub OK, a popular local gem in Ploiești. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,024 satisfied guests.

The Fable is a fantastic bar many locals in Ploiești recognize. This popular bar is an excellent place to unwind after a busy day and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 679 customers.

You can also enjoy a few drinks and some snacks at KS Pub, another popular bar in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 533 customers.

Restaurant Giulia is a local favorite and a great place to hang out and socialize with other travelers in Ploiești. Customers have rated the exciting Restaurant Giulia an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 2,212 reviews.

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

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Day 11

Day 11 – Sinaia, Bușteni, and Brasov

  • Brasov
  • Sinaia
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Drive 128 km, 2 hours 36 min

  • Cantacuzino Castle
  • Caraiman Monastery
  • Dimitrie Ghica Park
  • Peleș Castle
  • More

Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 11 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 Sinaia, Bușteni, and Brasov. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Brasov. Brasov will be your home away from home for 2 nights.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Bușteni, 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 Ploiești to Bușteni may take around 1 hour 8 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

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 Sinaia. Your travel time is around 12 min.

Drop by the renowned Dimitrie Ghica Park. This popular park has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 15,547 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Peleș Castle. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 62,325 visitors, this castle deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

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

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

Make sure to book a table at Old Jack, 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 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 5,682 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Dei Frati during your stay in Brasov. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 3,030 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of La Birou Bistro, a renowned dining destination in Brasov. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 968 satisfied guests.

Tipografia is one of the best bars in Brasov and the perfect place for a celebratory drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,566 customers.

You may also want to check out Deane's, offering great drinks and a fantastic atmosphere. Deane's is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,019 customers.

A third bar where you could have a great time tonight is Ma Cocotte Gastro Wine Bar. This bar has an average rating 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 41 km, 1 hour 24 min

  • Tâmpa
  • Brașov city hall
  • Parcul Nicolae Titulescu
  • Brașov Zoo
  • Postăvarul Massif
  • More

On day 12 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Brasov. You’ll stay in Brasov for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

There are plenty of experiences you can choose from in Romania that will add excitement to your vacation. When you’re keen to discover what else Brasov has in store for you, use this day to go on a tour. This tour allows curious travelers like you to experience the best of the country. You can make the most of your time in Romania by scrolling down and selecting tours and activities to include on your itinerary for the day.

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 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.

Kasho Lounge is one of our top recommendations. 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 that locals recommend, like Jamaica. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,681 customers.

Aftăr Stube is another top-rated bar in the city of Brasov. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,141 customers.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Romania!

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Day 13

Day 13 – Bran, Rupea, Săcele, Vâlcea, and Sighișoara

  • Sighișoara
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Drive 193 km, 3 hours 28 min

  • Seven Ladders Canyon
  • Bran Castle
  • Mănăstirea Rupestră Șinca Veche
  • Rupea Citadel
  • More

On day 13 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Romania, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 5 destinations, Bran, Rupea, Săcele, Vâlcea, and Sighișoara. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Sighișoara, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Bran and set your GPS to Vâlcea. 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 45 min. Upon reaching Vâlcea, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Mănăstirea Rupestră Șinca Veche. This place of worship is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,800 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Rupea, 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 Vâlcea to Rupea may take around 43 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

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

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Sighișoara. 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.

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.

After dinner, visit Venesis House and experience the nightlife in the city of Sighișoara. This bar is one of the best places to cap off the night and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 579 customers.

You can also hang out at Vintage Lounge. This bar serves a variety of snacks and drinks and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 673 customers.

Locals recommend Joseph Haydn house, so definitely check it out too. Joseph Haydn house is a place to enjoy friendly chats with locals and fellow travelers and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 210 bar-goers.

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

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Day 14

Day 14 – Targu Mures, Turda, and Cluj Napoca

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

  • Platoul Cornesti
  • Zoo Tîrgu Mureș
  • Targu Mures Fortress
  • Salina Turda
  • More

On day 14 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 Targu Mures, Turda, and Cluj Napoca. In the evening, you’ll end up in Cluj Napoca, where you will stay for 1 night.

After soaking in Sighișoara’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Targu Mures. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 3 min. When you arrive in Targu Mures, it's time to take a break from the road.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Platoul Cornesti. This plateau is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 9,101 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Zoo Tîrgu Mureș. This zoo has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,928 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Medieval Fortress Târgu Mureș. This sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,163 visitors.

After soaking in Targu Mures’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Turda. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 16 min. When you arrive in Turda, it's time to take a break from the road.

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

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

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit London Brothers. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Cluj Napoca has received a 4.8 out of 5-star rating from around 736 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Klausen Burger should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Cluj Napoca, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 5,882 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Euphoria Biergarten. This highly regarded restaurant in Cluj Napoca has earned a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 4,949 satisfied guests.

Enigma is one of our top recommendations. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,547 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Charlie. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,712 customers.

Irish & Music Pub is another top-rated bar in the city of Cluj Napoca. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,594 customers.

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

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Day 15

Day 15 – Cluj Napoca - departure day

  • Cluj-Napoca - Departure day
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  • Central Park Simion Bărnuțiu
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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 Cluj Napoca before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Make the most of your final day in Romania by visiting Cluj Napoca’s iconic markets and shopping establishments. Your stay’s proximity to the city’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 Cluj Napoca.

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

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