One-Week Road Trip in Romania and Bulgaria from Bucharest to Brasov, Ruse, and Varna

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Embark on an unforgettable 8-day multi-country road trip across Romania and Bulgaria! If traveling through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the captivating cultures of destinations like Bucharest, Ghighiu, Pantelimon, Ruse, Balchik, and Kranevo sounds like your idea of a great vacation, this iconic European tour is for you.

This enchanting 8-day multi-country tour allows you to journey through 2 extraordinary countries in Europe.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of Romania, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. Explore charming locales such as Bucharest, Ghighiu, Pantelimon, Bran, Brasov, and Sinaia, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

As you move on to the second country, Bulgaria, prepare to be mesmerized by its diverse and vibrant landscapes. Immerse yourself in the allure of Ruse, Balchik, Kranevo, Varna, and Madara, where every street tells a story, and every corner reveals a new adventure.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 2 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories.

In more detail, this carefully crafted travel itinerary invites you to stay 5 nights in Romania and 2 nights in Bulgaria. During these 8 days, you will be able to fully embrace the extraordinary beauty and immersive wonders of top destinations such as Bucharest, Ghighiu, Pantelimon, Ruse, Balchik, and Kranevo.

Throughout your tour around Europe, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

You can review and select your preferred accommodation for each destination of your road trip around Romania and Bulgaria in the booking widget to the right of your screen. Or, scroll down to the travel itinerary for each day of your trip.

Upon your arrival in Romania, you’ll be greeted by the captivating city of Bucharest. Here, you're going to collect your chosen rental car and begin your 8-day adventure. While in Bucharest, you’ll have the chance to visit some of the best attractions in the city, including Romanian Athenaeum and the fascinating Bucharest Fountains. This is only the start of all the wonders you'll be able to experience throughout your tour around Europe.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Ruse’s Monument of Liberty. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across Romania and Bulgaria will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy! Embark on a quest for a rare souvenir in each destination. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 8-day self-drive adventure in Romania and Bulgaria. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail.

This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries in one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in Romania and Bulgaria.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Photo of aerial view of The Cathedral of the Assumption and Varna city at amazing sunset, Bulgaria.Varna / 1 night
Photo of Balchik Palace of Romanian Queen Marie at Bulgarian Black Sea coastline, Balchik, Bulgaria.Balchik
Русе -  in BulgariaRuse / 1 night
Shumen - region in BulgariaShumen
Sinaia - town in RomaniaSinaia
Brasov - city in RomaniaBrasov / 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
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
Photo of Varna spring time, beautiful aerial view above sea garden, Bulgaria.Sea Garden
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 Balchik Palace Castle of Romanian Queen Marie at Bulgarian Black Sea coast.Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
Constitution Square
The amazing Park Izvor in the downtown of Bucharest city in a sunny spring day.Izvor Park
Photo of Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum, Romania.Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
Balchik Botanic Garden
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
Children's World Park, Sector 4, Bucharest, RomaniaChildren's World Park
Ghighiu Monastery close to Ploiesti, Prahova, Romania. Alley in the courtyard.Orthodox Monastery Ghighiu
Beautiful background with the famous fountain against colorful sky in central square of Bucharest, in sunset light.Bucharest Fountains
Photo of the Cathedral of the Assumption in Varna, Bulgaria. Completed in 1886, and also known as the Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral.Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
Madara Horseman
Ferma Animalelor
Cernica MonasteryCernica Monastery
photo of view of Aerial drone view of Albena sandy beach resort, Bulgaria. Summer tourism.,Obrochishte Bulgaria.Albena
Kranevo Beach

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Day 1

Day 1 – Bucharest - arrival day

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  • Romanian Athenaeum
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Romania and Bulgaria begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring region of Bucharest in Romania. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Bucharest for 3 nights.

Catch an early flight to Romania to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Bucharest before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the region’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

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.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy lively vibes in central Bucharest. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Romania and Bulgaria.

Reserve your spot at Coftale Specialty Coffee Shop, a popular local restaurant in Bucharest. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,705 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience PAPILA during your stay in Bucharest. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, by 805 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Caru' cu bere, a popular local gem in Bucharest. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 30,392 satisfied guests.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at Origo, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the region. Origo boasts an impressive 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 4,167 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at QP Pub, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. QP Pub has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 921 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, Zeppelin Pub. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.8 out of 5-star from 921 customers.

Your multi-country road trip in Romania and Bulgaria has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 17 km, 1 hour 8 min

  • Constitution Square
  • Izvor Park
  • Cișmigiu Gardens
  • Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
  • King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA
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Wake up and see what day 2 of your great European road trip in Romania and Bulgaria has in store for you! You will be staying in Bucharest for 2 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

As the sun sets on day 2 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Bucharest's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Romania to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the region’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Bucharest has them.

Make sure to reserve a table at Hanu' Berarilor Casa Oprea Soare, an iconic dining spot in Bucharest. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 11,370 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Restaurant Hanu' lui Manuc while in Bucharest. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, treasured by 11,726 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Hanu' Berarilor Casa Elena Lupescu, a favorite in Bucharest. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 5,626 discerning guests.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at Nomad Skybar. This famous bar in Bucharest has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 4,882 customers.

You can also check out an equally popular bar in the area, Shift. This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance. Shift has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,444 customers.

If you want to visit another bar, we recommend Control Club. This bar offers guests many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to pair with a great night, helping it earn an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,063 customers.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Bucharest and Ghighiu

  • Bucharest
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Drive 156 km, 2 hours 49 min

  • Carol I Park
  • Tineretului Park
  • Children's World Park
  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park (I O R )
  • Orthodox Monastery Ghighiu
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Day 3 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Bucharest. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the region for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Bucharest’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the region’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Romania and Bulgaria.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Excalibur, a distinguished dining establishment in Bucharest. It has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 4,700 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Bucharest is Stadio Unirii. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 3,146 happy diners.

Romanian Craft Beer stands out as a local favorite in Bucharest. 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 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,501 customers.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the region, Distrikt 42. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,865 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Arcade Cafe. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,781 customers.

Haute Pepper cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 1,992 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.6 out of 5 stars average rating.

As the night falls in Bucharest, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Bucharest, Pantelimon, Bran, and Brasov

  • Brasov
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Drive 237 km, 3 hours 56 min

  • Ferma Animalelor
  • Cernica Monastery
  • Bran Castle
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 4 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 4 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this European tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Pantelimon in Romania. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Brasov. Brasov will be your home for 1 night.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Pantelimon today.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Pantelimon. This car ride takes around 30 min.

Set your GPS to Brasov and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 31 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Brasov beckons with new experiences!

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Brasov. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Brasov boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Romania.

Book a table at Old Jack, a famous dining establishment in Brasov. This culinary hotspot and its delectable cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 5,682 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Brasov is Dei Frati, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.8 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 3,030 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Brasov’s La Birou Bistro for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 968 satisfied diners.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Brasov. At Tipografia, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,566 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Deane's, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 5,019 reviews.

Ma Cocotte Gastro Wine Bar is also one of the best places in Brasov where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,825 customers.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Brasov, Sinaia, and Ruse

  • Brasov
  • Ruse
  • Sinaia
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Drive 274 km, 4 hours 32 min

  • Tâmpa
  • Brașov city hall
  • Dimitrie Ghica Park
  • Peleș Castle
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Dive into day 5 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Romania and Bulgaria. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Brasov in Romania and Ruse in Bulgaria, 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 Ruse. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

In Brasov, the extraordinary Tâmpa awaits. This attraction is a valued park that boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 18,887 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Brasov is the spectacular Brașov city hall. This attraction is a building that is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 16,344 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

Sinaia’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Brasov behind. This drive usually takes around 55 min. Sinaia welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Something that makes Sinaia the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding park, Dimitrie Ghica Park. This local gem has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 15,547 visitors.

The famous Peleș Castle is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Sinaia's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 62,325 travelers have rated this incredible castle and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Ruse, 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 Sinaia to Ruse may take around 3 hours 13 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

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.

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Ruse of your choice.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Ruse’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Romania and Bulgaria.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Happy Bar & Grill. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Ruse 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 6,967 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Ruse is Chiflika. It has garnered a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,542 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Restaurant "Pontoon", in Ruse. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,347 satisfied customers.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at Планет фууд, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the city. Планет фууд boasts an impressive 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 1,078 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at hype, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Hype has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 751 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, Tavern "Pri Galka". This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.4 out of 5-star from 751 customers.

Take in the ambiance of Ruse as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Ruse, Balchik, Kranevo, and Varna

  • Varna
  • Balchik
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Drive 280 km, 3 hours 53 min

  • Kranevo Beach
  • Albena
  • Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
  • Balchik Botanic Garden
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On day 6 of your multi-country road trip across Romania and Bulgaria, 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 to see in Balchik in Bulgaria. In the evening, you’ll end up in Varna, where you will stay for 1 night.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Balchik, 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 Ruse to Balchik may take around 2 hours 39 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated palace and attraction in Balchik — Balchik Palace. About 19,545 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The popular Balchik Botanic Garden is another top sight in Balchik that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved park in the area, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 15,424 visitors.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Varna. This car ride takes around 40 min.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Balchik today.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in Varna. Indulge in well-deserved rest and rejuvenation, preparing for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in Romania and Bulgaria, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Varna. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Plan ahead and secure a table at Sweet Parmy, an acclaimed dining establishment in Varna. 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 645 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Happy Bar & Grill Center (Varna) while experiencing the best of Varna. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 8,318 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of Happy Bar & Grill, an elegant culinary destination in Varna. A menu crafted to perfection guarantees a dining experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Its stellar reputation is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 7,456 previous guests.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Cubo, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 5,527 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Beach Bar Menthol. It is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,430 customers.

The Garden Bar is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,562 customers.

As the night falls in Varna, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Varna, Madara, and Bucharest

  • Varna
  • Shumen
  • Bucharest
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Drive 284 km, 4 hours 11 min

  • Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
  • Sea Garden
  • Madara Horseman
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 7 of your multi-country journey across Romania and Bulgaria. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Varna in Bulgaria and Bucharest in Romania. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat for a restful slumber at one of the best hotels in Bucharest. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Varna is the fantastic Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral. As an appreciated eastern orthodox cathedral and local gem in the area, Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 7,003 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Sea Garden. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 32,289 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Varna, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Shumen may take around 56 min. Upon your arrival in Shumen, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

After soaking in Shumen’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Bucharest, Romania. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 2 hours 55 min. When you arrive in Bucharest, it's time to take a break from the road.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Bucharest’s top hotels offer a lovely retreat at day’s end. Choose from options ranging from budget to luxury.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across Romania and Bulgaria by rewarding yourself with a taste of Bucharest’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

Make sure to reserve a table at Bazaar, an iconic dining spot in Bucharest. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 2,635 satisfied guests.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to The PUB Bucharest, a top-notch spot in the region scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, The PUB Bucharest has charmed many with its 4.3 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 2,495 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Gilda Music Lounge, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Gilda Music Lounge captures hearts with its 4.3 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 1,458 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Manasia Hub, another local party gem in Bucharest. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,000 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Bucharest - departure day

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  • Bucharest Fountains
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On day 8 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Bucharest before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across Romania and Bulgaria. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

Optimize your last day in Romania and go on a shopping spree in Bucharest’s shopping center. This bustling commercial district is conveniently located near your lodging, granting you leisure time to roam and explore its assortment of establishments.

If you love the adrenaline rush of hunting for the best offers and deals in Romania, you’re in for a treat. A variety of goods and gifts await your discovery.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Bucharest today.

Get a last taste of Romania’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Bucharest and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across Romania and Bulgaria.

The time has come to say farewell to Bucharest for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 8-day European road trip in Romania and Bulgaria with fond memories. Safe travels!

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