One-Week Romania Road Trip from Timișoara to Deva, Făgăraș, and Hateg

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Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Available
Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
7 nights included
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8 days included
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Description

Experience the freedom of the open road in Romania as you embark on an unforgettable 8-day road trip! This experience caters to every traveler, featuring destinations like Timișoara, Deva, Sibiu, Făgăraș, Vâlcea, Stațiunea Climaterică Sâmbăta, Bran, Sinaia, Hateg, Simeria, and Hunedoara County. 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 2 nights in Timișoara, 1 night in Deva, 3 nights in Făgăraș, and 1 night in Hateg. 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. 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 Timișoara, Deva, Sibiu, Făgăraș, Vâlcea, Stațiunea Climaterică Sâmbăta, Bran, Sinaia, Hateg, Simeria, and Hunedoara County, 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, 7 nights
Rental car, 8 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Bran
Photo of the Small Square piata mica, the second fortified square in the medieval Upper town of Sibiu city, Romania.Sibiu
Photo of aerial view of the Citadel of Fagaras, in Brasov county, Romania. Făgăraș / 3 nights
Deva - city in RomaniaDeva / 1 night
Hunedoara - city in RomaniaHunedoara
Vâlcea
Simeria
Hateg - city in RomaniaHateg / 1 night
Sinaia - town in RomaniaSinaia
Photo of aerial view of the old Timisoara city center, Romania.Timișoara / 2 nights
Stațiunea Climaterică Sâmbăta

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Attractions

Photo of aerial view of the medieval Castle of Bran, known for the myth of Dracula, Romania.Bran Castle
Photo of Peles Castle in Sinaia, Romania.Peleș Castle
Castelul Corvinilor, Hunedoara, RomaniaCastelul Corvinilor (Corvins' Castle)
Photo of Prislop monastery in Romania.Prislop Monastery
Photo of Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park, Sibiu, Romania.Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park
Podul MinciunilorThe Bridge of Lies
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
The Large Square, Sibiu, RomaniaThe Large Square
Photo of Dimitrie Ghica Park, Sinaia, Romania.Dimitrie Ghica Park
Sibiu Zoological Garden
Photo of Aerial view to the Deva fortress. Romania .Fortress of Deva
Photo of Beautiful view of Sambata de Sus church, orthodox monastery near Brasov County, Romania.Sâmbăta de Sus Monastery
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
Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara, Timiș, RomaniaOrthodox Metropolitan Cathedral
Photo of Traditional old romanian house at the Banat village museum, Romania.Banat Village Museum, Timișoara
Citadel Park
Mănăstirea Rupestră Șinca Veche
Citadel Park, Deva, Hunedoara, RomaniaCitadel Park
Arboretum Park Simeria
Bison Nature Reserve
Dinosaur Geopark Haţeg
Muzeul Rezervației Bucegi

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small car
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Day 1

Day 1 – Timișoara - arrival day

  • Timișoara - Arrival day
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  • Piața Unirii
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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 1 night immersing yourself in Timișoara's charm before embarking on the next leg of your journey.

Timișoara is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. If you arrive before check-in time or prefer to get started on your sightseeing right away, we recommend checking out piața Unirii or taking a stroll in the city center. 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.

Renowned as a restaurant, it offers an exceptional menu. This restaurant consistently impresses guests, ensuring a memorable addition to your holiday. Nestled in the heart of the city, is an ideal choice for discerning foodies seeking culinary excellence. Enjoy a delicious meal at Rivière Brasserie, a top-rated dining destination in Timișoara. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Neața Omelette Bistro, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Cafeneaua Verde. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Timișoara this evening.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Scârț, a Chill Place, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, The 80's Pub provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, Csíki Beer House offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

Raise a toast to the start of your 8-day road trip in Romania!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Timișoara and Deva

  • Deva
  • Timișoara
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Drive 154 km, 2 hours 8 min

  • The Old Town of Timișoara
  • Libertății Square in Timișoara
  • Victory Square
  • Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Banat Village Museum, Timișoara
  • More

On day 2 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 Timișoara. In the evening, you’ll end up in Deva, where you will stay for 1 night.

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 Deva may take around 1 hour 44 min. Upon your arrival in Deva, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like The Old Town of Timișoara. This extraordinary sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 8,881 visitors.

Next, make your way to Libertății Square in Timișoara. This square is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 7,609 reviews.

While in Timișoara, we also recommend a visit to Victory Square. This square has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 20,236 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 6,007 travelers, this church is a highly recommended stop on your sightseeing around Timișoara.

Make your way to Banat Village Museum, Timișoara, perhaps the most famous architectural structure in Timișoara. This attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 5,019 reviews.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Deva, 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 Deva's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Dine in style at Pizza De La Casa, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Casina boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Restaurant Dunărea. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Deva.

Round off your dining experience by visiting Akkademia de Bere, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of Koson Cafe, a bar catering to every mood and preference. Cozy Corner likewise offers a unique atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Deva, Sibiu, and Făgăraș

  • Făgăraș
  • Sibiu
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Drive 217 km, 3 hours 15 min

  • The Bridge of Lies
  • The Large Square
  • Citadel Park
  • Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park
  • Sibiu Zoological Garden
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On day 3 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Romania, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Sibiu. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Făgăraș, where you’ll be staying for 3 nights.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Sibiu. This car ride takes around 1 hour 23 min.

Make The Bridge of Lies your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this sightseeing destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 20,465 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at The Large Square. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 16,200 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this sightseeing destination every year.

Citadel Park is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,594 visitors.

When you’re finished at Citadel Park, the perfect next stop is Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park. This protected area is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 21,831 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Sibiu Zoological Garden. This zoo is a top place to visit, with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 15,956 reviews.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Făgăraș. Făgăraș 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 Făgăraș. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the town, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. This venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Located in the heart of the city, is an ideal pick for cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at BRICKS brasserie & cafe, a top-rated dining spot in Făgăraș. If you're in the mood for something new, try Casa Terra, another premier location with a delectable menu.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Făgăraș, Vâlcea, Stațiunea Climaterică Sâmbăta, and Bran

  • Făgăraș
  • Vâlcea
  • Stațiunea Climaterică Sâmbăta
  • Bran
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Drive 174 km, 3 hours 8 min

  • Bran Castle
  • Mănăstirea Rupestră Șinca Veche
  • Sâmbăta de Sus Monastery
  • More

On day 4 of your road trip in Romania, you’ll start and end your day in Vâlcea, but spend the day exploring what’s beyond the village. Since you will return to Făgăraș for 2 nights more, there’s no need to rush. Experience Vâlcea, Stațiunea Climaterică Sâmbăta, and Bran to the fullest today with this curated day itinerary!

After soaking in Bran’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Vâlcea. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 45 min. When you arrive in Vâlcea, it's time to take a break from the road.

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.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Vâlcea and set your GPS to Stațiunea Climaterică Sâmbăta. 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 41 min. Upon reaching Stațiunea Climaterică Sâmbăta, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Sâmbăta de Sus Monastery. Previous visitors have rated this monastery an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 10,230 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Bran. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 9 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Bran Castle. This castle is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 92,558 visitors.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation in Făgăraș.

As you explore more of Făgăraș, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

Celebrated as a restaurant, it boasts an exceptional menu. This establishment consistently wows guests, making it a memorable stop during your holiday. Nestled in the city's heart, is a perfect choice for discerning cuisine enthusiasts seeking a new experience. Enjoy a sumptuous meal at Transilvania, a highly-rated dining destination in Făgăraș. If you're eager to try something different, consider Complexul Turistic Fântânița Crăiesei, another top spot with a tantalizing menu.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Făgăraș and Sinaia

  • Făgăraș
  • Sinaia
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Drive 215 km, 3 hours 45 min

  • Muzeul Rezervației Bucegi
  • Dimitrie Ghica Park
  • Peleș Castle
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Day 5 of your road trip across Romania promises a magnificent time exploring Sinaia. You have 1 night left in Sinaia. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the town.

Your discoveries in Sinaia do not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Sinaia on this day of your trip. You can select your tours below.

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

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from previous guests, making it a must-visit addition to your holiday experience. This awardee is a highly recommended choice for an unforgettable meal.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Făgăraș, Hateg, and Simeria

  • Hateg
  • Simeria
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Drive 228 km, 2 hours 56 min

  • Arboretum Park Simeria
  • Bison Nature Reserve
  • Dinosaur Geopark Haţeg
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 6 of your road trip in Romania. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Hateg and Simeria. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Hateg. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Bison Nature Reserve. This zoo is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 3,299 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Dinosaur Geopark Haţeg. This museum has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 961 reviews.

Simeria’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Făgăraș behind. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 7 min. Simeria welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Arboretum Park Simeria. This park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,484 visitors.

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

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Hateg. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

Renowned for its , this restaurant presents an outstanding menu of cuisine. This distinguished -recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. With an acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Hateg.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Hateg, Deva, Hunedoara County, and Timișoara

  • Timișoara
  • Deva
  • Hateg
  • Hunedoara
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Drive 208 km, 3 hours 52 min

  • Prislop Monastery
  • Castelul Corvinilor (Corvins' Castle)
  • Citadel Park
  • Fortress of Deva
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 7 of your road trip in Romania. Today, you will make 3 stops and experience some of the highlights of Deva, Hateg, and Hunedoara County. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Timișoara, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

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

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Citadel Park. This much-appreciated park is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,041 reviews.

Next up is Fortress of Deva. This castle has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 11,127 visitors.

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.

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

Make sure to book a table at Massimo, a popular restaurant in Timișoara. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Timișoara at The Drunken Rat Pub, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Paradisul Piraților. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Timișoara tonight.

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. D'arc pe mal is an excellent place to start. You could also check out Joy Pub, offering a different kind of charm. A last recommendation for the day is Irish Public House. This bar promises an enjoyable experience with tasty drinks and a vibrant setting.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Timișoara - departure day

  • Timișoara - Departure day
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  • Roses Park, Timișoara
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Day 8 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. Hold onto the magic of Romania with these wonderful souvenirs, ensuring your memories never fade.

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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