6-Day Romania Road Trip from Timișoara traveling south to Drobeta-Turnu Severin

Perfect travel plans
Everything included
Fully customizable

Description

Summary

Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Available
Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
5 nights included
Car rental
6 days included
Flights
Optional
Travel app
All vouchers, itinerary, & map

Description

Escape the ordinary with this exciting 6-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, Băile Herculane, Caransebeș, Reșița, Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Bozovici, Eftimie Murgu, 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 4 nights in Timișoara and 1 night in Drobeta-Turnu Severin. 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, Băile Herculane, Caransebeș, Reșița, Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Bozovici, Eftimie Murgu, 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!

Read more

Included

Hotel, 5 nights
Rental car, 6 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Photo of aerial view of the old Timisoara city center, Romania.Timișoara / 4 nights
Mehedinți - region in RomaniaMehedinți / 1 night

Map

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
Hercules' statue
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
Water mills at Rudăria
Photo of Theresia Bastion ,Timisoara ,Romania .Theresia Bastion
Parcul Uzinei
Scârț, a Chill Place
Parcul Teiuș
Izvorul Domogled
Fântâna cinetică
Mihai Eminescu Theater

Flights
Yes
No

Round trip
Economy
Round trip
Economy

Travel details

Flights

Round trip
Economy
Round trip
Economy
Travel dates

Include flights?

Yes
No

Travelers

Rooms

Flights

Car
Yes
No

Car

Small car

Small car

Category
small car
Transmission
People
Large bags
Medium car

Medium car

Category
Medium
Transmission
People
Large bags
Premium car

Premium car

Category
premium car
Transmission
People
Large bags

Hotels

Personalize your itinerary

Day 1

Day 1 – Timișoara - arrival day

  • Timișoara - Arrival day
  • More
  • Roses Park, Timișoara
  • More

Welcome to Timișoara, the perfect starting point for your road trip in Romania! Pick up your rental car and let the adventure begin. You will spend 3 nights immersing yourself in Timișoara's charm before embarking on the next leg of your journey.

Timișoara 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 Timișoara. 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 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.

Plan ahead and secure a table at Neața Omelette Bistro, an acclaimed dining establishment in Timișoara. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 2,131 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Biofresh while experiencing the best of Timișoara. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 1,119 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of NARU, an elegant culinary destination in Timișoara. A menu crafted to perfection guarantees a dining experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Its stellar reputation is reflected in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 852 previous guests.

The 80's Pub is a great bar to relax after a busy day. About 2,176 customers have given this spot an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, making it one of the most popular bars in the area.

Another bar in Timișoara we recommend is Berăria 700, an excellent place to meet new friends. This bar offers customers plenty of snack and drink options and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,227 customers.

Jack's Bistro is also one of the best places to go to unwind and chat with locals. Over 2,635 bar-goers have rated it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Raise a toast to the start of your 6-day road trip in Romania!

Read more

Experiences

Day 2

Day 2 – Timișoara

  • Timișoara
  • More

Drive 7 km, 27 min

  • Libertății Square in Timișoara
  • The Old Town of Timișoara
  • Victory Square
  • Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Scârț, a Chill Place
  • More

Day 2 of your road trip across Romania promises a magnificent time exploring Timișoara. You have 2 nights left in Timișoara. 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 Timișoara's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Reserve your spot at Papa Sam, a popular local restaurant in Timișoara. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 3,043 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience Massimo during your stay in Timișoara. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,963 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of The Drunken Rat Pub, a popular local gem in Timișoara. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,371 satisfied guests.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city, Vineri 15. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 2,491 reviews and guarantees you a great time.

If you want to continue your night somewhere else, head to a popular bar like The Scotland Yard. This bar is a local favorite, with great drinks, lovely service, and an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,842 customers.

The options in Timișoara don’t end there, you could also spend some time at the excellent Scârț, a Chill Place. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,675 customers, this bar is one of the best places to relax after a long, adventure-filled day.

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

Read more

Experiences

Day 3

Day 3 – Timișoara

  • Timișoara
  • More

Drive 12 km, 33 min

  • Botanic Park
  • Piața Unirii
  • Ion Creangă Children's Park
  • Parcul Uzinei
  • Banat Village Museum, Timișoara
  • More

Day 3 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Timișoara for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

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.

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 Rivière Brasserie, a distinguished dining establishment in Timișoara. It has a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 2,839 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Timișoara is Dinar Restaurant. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 2,177 happy diners.

Cafeneaua Verde 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 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,885 customers.

One of the best bars in Timișoara you could visit tonight after your dinner is D'arc pe mal. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,615 customers.

Another popular bar in the city is Irish Public House. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,181 customers.

Locals also enjoy Zai Après Café. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,324 customers.

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

Read more

Experiences

Day 4

Day 4 – Caransebeș, Reșița, and Drobeta-Turnu Severin

  • Mehedinți
  • More

Drive 268 km, 4 hours 46 min

  • Fântâna cinetică
  • Parcul Teiuș
  • Izvorul Domogled
  • Hercules' statue
  • More

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

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Reșița. This car ride takes around 1 hour 49 min.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Reșița, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Caransebeș may take around 44 min. Upon your arrival in Caransebeș, 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 Drobeta-Turnu Severin. Drobeta-Turnu Severin 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 Drobeta-Turnu Severin.

Don't miss out on experiencing NEST Hotel & Restaurant, a renowned dining spot in Drobeta-Turnu Severin. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 1,017 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at CRAFT Restaurant & Delivery while immersing yourself in Drobeta-Turnu Severin. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,334 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Kripton Pub&Grill, a beloved dining establishment within Drobeta-Turnu Severin. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,873 satisfied customers.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Queen's Cafe&Lounge, one of the best bars in the city. Queen's Cafe&Lounge is an excellent place to have a refreshing evening drink after exploring Drobeta-Turnu Severin. This bar is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 1,349 customers.

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

Read more

Experiences

Day 5

Day 5 – Bozovici, Eftimie Murgu, Ciclova Montană, and Timișoara

  • Timișoara
  • More

Drive 270 km, 4 hours 23 min

  • Water mills at Rudăria
  • Bigar Cascade Falls
  • Izvorul Bigăr
  • Mihai Eminescu Theater
  • More

Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 5 of your road trip in Romania, where you’ll be making 4 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Bozovici, Eftimie Murgu, Ciclova Montană, and Timișoara. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Timișoara. Timișoara will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Eftimie Murgu and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 39 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Eftimie Murgu beckons with new experiences!

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Mihai Eminescu Theater. This point of interest is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Ciclova Montană, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 588 visitors.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Ciclova Montană and set your GPS to Timișoara. 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 37 min. Upon reaching Timișoara, 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 Timișoara, 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 Timișoara's best restaurants.

Plan ahead and secure a table at Restaurant Sabres, an acclaimed dining establishment in Timișoara. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,657 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Locanda Del Corso while experiencing the best of Timișoara. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 1,784 discerning diners.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Joy Pub, claiming it’s one of the best. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 917 customers.

If you feel like going somewhere else, another popular option in the city is Muzeul Consumatorului Comunist. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 790 customers.

Paradisul Piraților is yet another top-rated place where you can easily spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 919 customers.

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.

Read more

Experiences

Day 6

Day 6 – Timișoara - departure day

  • Timișoara - Departure day
  • More
  • Theresia Bastion
  • More

Day 6 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!

Read more

Experiences

Similar travel packages

Link to appstore phone
Install Europe’s biggest travel app

Download Europe’s biggest travel marketplace to your phone to manage your entire trip in one place

Scan this QR code with your phone camera and press the link that appears to add Europe’s biggest travel marketplace into your pocket. Enter your phone number or email address to receive an SMS or email with the download link.