5-Day Romania Road Trip from Timișoara traveling south to Reșița

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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

Escape the ordinary with this exciting 5-day road trip through Romania that promises to leave you speechless. With this exciting adventure, you will have the chance to explore the diverse landscapes and local cultures of Timișoara, Reșița, Bozovici, and Ciclova Montană. Pack your bags, hit the road, and prepare for an unforgettable journey where every moment becomes a lasting story.

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 Timișoara and 1 night in Reșița. 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 Timișoara, 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. Victory Square and The Old Town of Timișoara are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Timișoara, Reșița, Bozovici, and Ciclova Montană, 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

Reșița -  in RomaniaCaraș-Severin / 1 night
Photo of aerial view of the old Timisoara city center, Romania.Timișoara / 3 nights

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Attractions

Photo of Victory Square with the Orthodox Cathedral, Timisoara is a long square with green park surrounded by national opera on one side and the metropolitan cathedral on the other.Victory Square
Photo of Floral clock decoration in Roses Park Timisoara, Romania.Roses Park, Timișoara
The Old Town of Timișoara
Photo of  Aerial view of the Union Square ,Timisoara ,Romania .Piața Unirii
Liberty Square, Timișoara, Timiș, RomaniaLibertății Square in Timișoara
Bigar Cascade Falls, Bozovici, Caraș-Severin, RomaniaBigar Cascade Falls
Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara, Timiș, RomaniaOrthodox Metropolitan Cathedral
Photo of Autumn landscape in Banat Mountains. Bigar waterfall. Izvorul Bigarului, Transylvania, Romania .Izvorul Bigăr
Ion Creangă Children's Park
Photo of Traditional old romanian house at the Banat village museum, Romania.Banat Village Museum, Timișoara
Botanic Park, Timișoara, Timiș, RomaniaBotanic Park
Photo of Theresia Bastion ,Timisoara ,Romania .Theresia Bastion
Scârț, a Chill Place
Photo of Alpinet Park Timișoara , Romania .Alpinet Park
Fântâna cinetică
Mihai Eminescu Theater
Bridge Vama, Reșița, Caraș-Severin, RomaniaBridge Vama

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Car

Small car

Small car

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small car
Transmission
People
Large bags
Medium car

Medium car

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Medium
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Large bags
Premium car

Premium car

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premium car
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People
Large bags

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Day 1

Day 1 – Timișoara - arrival day

  • Timișoara - Arrival day
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  • Piața Unirii
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Your road trip adventure in Romania begins as soon as you reach Timișoara and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Timișoara for 2 nights and explore the best things to see and do, sample the local cuisine, and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the city.

Timișoara is a beautiful city 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 Timișoara. 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 city.

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

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Neața Omelette Bistro, a distinguished dining establishment in Timișoara. It has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 2,131 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Timișoara is Biofresh. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 1,119 happy diners.

NARU stands out as a local favorite in Timișoara. It offers a menu that promises to take you on a flavorful journey. Due to its reputation for delivering a good dining experience, it has earned a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 852 customers.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend The 80's Pub, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,176 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Berăria 700. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,227 customers.

Jack's Bistro is another top-rated bar where you can spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,635 customers.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 – Timișoara

  • Timișoara
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Drive 3 km, 31 min

  • Libertății Square in Timișoara
  • The Old Town of Timișoara
  • Victory Square
  • Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Scârț, a Chill Place
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Day 2 of your road trip across Romania promises a magnificent time exploring Timișoara. You have 1 night left in Timișoara. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

You can learn more about Timișoara today by going on a tour. Timișoara 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 Timișoara's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Make sure to book a table at Papa Sam, a popular restaurant in Timișoara. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 3,043 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Massimo during your stay in Timișoara. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 2,963 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of The Drunken Rat Pub, a renowned dining destination in Timișoara. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,371 satisfied guests.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Vineri 15, one of the top bars you could visit in the city. Vineri 15 is an excellent place for a refreshing evening drink and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,491 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at The Scotland Yard. Around 1,842 customers have rated their experience at The Scotland Yard an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Scârț, a Chill Place also belongs to the list of the best bars in the Timișoara, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,675 bar-goers.

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 – Timișoara and Reșița

  • Timișoara
  • Caraș-Severin
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Drive 107 km, 2 hours 42 min

  • Botanic Park
  • Theresia Bastion
  • Ion Creangă Children's Park
  • Roses Park, Timișoara
  • Banat Village Museum, Timișoara
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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 Timișoara and Reșița, 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 Reșița. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Take the opportunity to see Botanic Park. This attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 4,195 visitors.

Theresia Bastion is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This architectural structure has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,823 travelers.

Timișoara is also the home of Ion Creangă Children's Park. Around 5,333 people have rated this park an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Another place you’ll want to visit is Roses Park, Timișoara. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from a total of 8,649 reviews, a visit to this rose garden is a great idea.

This day of your vacation in Timișoara is also your chance to admire Banat Village Museum, Timișoara. This must-visit architectural structure enjoys an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 5,019 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Timișoara, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Reșița may take around 1 hour 48 min. Upon your arrival in Reșița, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Reșița, 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 Reșița's best restaurants.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Del Centro. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Reșița boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from around 584 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Reșița is Coda Vinci Terasa Trandafirul. It has garnered a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,097 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Casa Bănățeană, in Reșița. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 653 satisfied customers.

Experience the local nightlife scene. Soho House is a highly recommended bar with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 941 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar among locals like Time. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 218 bar-goers.

Soho Wet is another great bar that serves various drinks. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 167 customers.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Reșița, Bozovici, Ciclova Montană, and Timișoara

  • Timișoara
  • Caraș-Severin
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Drive 202 km, 3 hours 28 min

  • Fântâna cinetică
  • Bridge Vama
  • Bigar Cascade Falls
  • Izvorul Bigăr
  • Mihai Eminescu Theater
  • More

On day 4 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Romania, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 4 destinations, Reșița, Bozovici, Ciclova Montană, and Timișoara. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Timișoara, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Make Mihai Eminescu Theater one of your first sightseeing stops in Ciclova Montană. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 588 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Timișoara, 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 Ciclova Montană to Timișoara may take around 1 hour 37 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 Timișoara, 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 Timișoara's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Make a reservation at Rivière Brasserie, a popular dining spot in Timișoara. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 2,839 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at Dinar Restaurant while indulging in the charm of Timișoara. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, cherished by 2,177 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Cafeneaua Verde, a treasured establishment in Timișoara. 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 1,885 satisfied guests.

After dinner, visit D'arc pe mal, which is considered one of the best bars in the city. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,615 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular place like Irish Public House. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,181 customers.

Alternatively, check out Zai Après Café. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,324 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 – Timișoara - departure day

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

As you approach the end of your journey in Romania, take a moment for some retail therapy in Timișoara’s celebrated shopping district. Thanks to your stay’s premier location, you can easily visit the city’s commercial hubs and wander through its diverse range of local shops without rushing.

Whether you’re on a hunt for an ideal present to give to your friends or family, or looking for a personal memento to remind you of Romania, a variety of items are waiting for you.

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

You’ll then say farewell to Timișoara. 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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