5-Day Romania road trip from Bucharest to Târgovişte and Sinaia

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Duration
5 days & 4 nights
Available
Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
4 nights included
Car rental
5 days included
Flights
Optional
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Description

Explore the best of Romania on a 5-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Bucharest, Târgovişte, Bran, Brasov, Sinaia, and Pantelimon. 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 2 nights in Bucharest, 1 night in Târgovişte, and 1 night in Sinaia. 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, Târgovişte, Bran, Brasov, Sinaia, and Pantelimon, 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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Included

Hotel, 4 nights
Rental car, 5 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Dâmbovița - region in RomaniaDâmbovița / 1 night
Sinaia - town in RomaniaSinaia / 1 night
Brasov - city in RomaniaBrasov
Antique building view in Old Town Bucharest city - capital of Romania and Dambrovita river. Bucharest, Romania, Europe.Bucharest / 2 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
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 )
Tâmpa
Photo of Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum, Romania.Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
Photo of national Heroes Memorial in Carol Park in Bucharest, Romania.Carol I Park
Photo of Dimitrie Ghica Park, Sinaia, Romania.Dimitrie Ghica Park
Photo of Romanian Athenaeum is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania.Romanian Athenaeum
Photo of Brasov, Romania, Medieval Council House in the Main Square of the Old Town.Brașov city hall
Photo of Sinaia Monastery on Prahova Valley, Carpathian Mountains, Romania.Sinaia Monastery
Parcul Nicolae Titulescu
Ferma Animalelor

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Car

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Small car

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small car
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People
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Medium car

Medium car

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Medium
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premium car
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Day 1

Day 1 – Bucharest - arrival day

  • Bucharest - Arrival day
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  • Romanian Athenaeum
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Welcome to Bucharest, the perfect starting point for your road trip in Romania! Pick up your rental car and let the adventure begin. You will spend 1 night immersing yourself in Bucharest's charm before embarking on the next leg of your journey.

Bucharest is a beautiful region 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 Bucharest. 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 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.

Make sure to book a table at Coftale Specialty Coffee Shop, a popular restaurant in Bucharest. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,705 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at PAPILA during your stay in Bucharest. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 805 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Caru' cu bere, a renowned dining destination in Bucharest. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 30,392 satisfied guests.

If you’re up for getting a drink, consider going to Origo. Around 4,167 customers have given this incredible bar an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Locals of Bucharest also enjoy the drinks at QP Pub. This place is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 921 customers and is one of the best you can experience in the city.

Another top-rated alternative for a celebratory drink is Zeppelin Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 585 customers.

Raise a toast to the start of your 5-day road trip in Romania!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Bucharest and Târgovişte

  • Bucharest
  • Dâmbovița
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Drive 98 km, 2 hours 38 min

  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park (I O R )
  • Tineretului Park
  • Carol I Park
  • Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
  • King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA
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On day 2 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Romania, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Bucharest and Târgovişte. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Târgovişte, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

When you're ready to see some sights, Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park is a great place to start with. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 31,456 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Tineretului Park. This park has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 37,293 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Carol Park. The urban park has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 16,367 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum. This natural history museum is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 18,035 reviews. As a top-rated attraction, it's no surprise that 150,001 people visit Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum every year.

King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA is another easily accessible place to visit on this day of your trip. Stop by this park, rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 60,313 reviews, to discover more of what makes it unique.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Bucharest and set your GPS to Târgovişte. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 1 hour 21 min. Upon reaching Târgovişte, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Târgovişte, 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 Târgovişte's best restaurants.

Don't miss out on experiencing Tower’s Pub Parc, a renowned dining spot in Târgovişte. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 3,193 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at Alexo while immersing yourself in Târgovişte. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,492 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Toscany, a beloved dining establishment within Târgovişte. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,550 satisfied customers.

Make your way to Towers Pub Centru Vechi. This bar promises a great atmosphere for your celebrations and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 847 customers.

Or, why not continue your evening at Dom? This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars among 578 guests.

Another bar where you can have a great time tonight is History. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 254 customers.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Bran, Brasov, and Sinaia

  • Brasov
  • Sinaia
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Drive 182 km, 3 hours 50 min

  • Bran Castle
  • Tâmpa
  • Brașov city hall
  • Parcul Nicolae Titulescu
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Dive into day 3 of your remarkable road trip in Romania. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Bran, Brasov, and Sinaia, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Sinaia. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Târgovişte, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Bran may take around 2 hours 2 min. Upon your arrival in Bran, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Bran and set your GPS to Brasov. 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 33 min. Upon reaching Brasov, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

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

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

Reserve a table at Taverna Sârbului, a renowned restaurant in Sinaia. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 4,505 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Cabana Schiori while in Sinaia. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 3,367 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Sinaia at Pensiunea Alex, 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 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 2,219 customers.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend La Cafenea, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 549 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Bar 33, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 234 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.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Sinaia and Bucharest

  • Bucharest
  • Sinaia
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Drive 156 km, 3 hours 16 min

  • Dimitrie Ghica Park
  • Sinaia Monastery
  • Peleș Castle
  • Ferma Animalelor
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On day 4 of your road trip in Romania, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Sinaia, Pantelimon, and Bucharest. In the evening, you’ll end up in Bucharest, where you will stay for 1 night.

Take the opportunity to see Dimitrie Ghica Park. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 15,547 visitors.

Sinaia Monastery is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This monastery has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 11,273 travelers.

Sinaia is also the home of Peleș Castle. Around 62,325 people have rated this castle an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

After soaking in Sinaia’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Pantelimon. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 54 min. When you arrive in Pantelimon, it's time to take a break from the road.

After soaking in Pantelimon’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Bucharest. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 29 min. When you arrive in Bucharest, it's time to take a break from the road.

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

Don't forget to book a table at Hanu' Berarilor Casa Oprea Soare, 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 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 11,370 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Restaurant Hanu' lui Manuc while exploring Bucharest. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 11,726 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Hanu' Berarilor Casa Elena Lupescu, 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 5,626 discerning diners.

When you’ve finished your meal, Nomad Skybar is one of the best bars in Bucharest for an after-dinner drink. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,882 customers.

Shift is another of the most popular bars in the region. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,444 customers.

Alternatively, check out Control Club. This popular place has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, as rated by 3,063 customers.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Bucharest - departure day

  • Bucharest - Departure day
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  • Cișmigiu Gardens
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Day 5 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.

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

Look for the perfect gift for your loved ones back home, or buy yourself a little keepsake to remind you of Romania.

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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