One-Week Romania Road Trip from Timișoara traveling south to Drobeta-Turnu Severin

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Duration
8 days & 7 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
7 nights included
Car rental
8 days included
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Explore the best of Romania on a 8-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Timișoara, Sasca Montană, Bozovici, Eftimie Murgu, Ciclova Montană, Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Băile Herculane, Caransebeș, and Reșița. 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 6 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, Sasca Montană, Bozovici, Eftimie Murgu, Ciclova Montană, Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Băile Herculane, Caransebeș, and Reșița, 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

Photo of aerial view of the old Timisoara city center, Romania.Timișoara / 6 nights
Mehedinți - region in RomaniaMehedinți / 1 night

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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
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
Photo of Alpinet Park Timișoara , Romania .Alpinet Park
Regina Maria Park, Timișoara, Timiș, RomaniaRegina Maria Park
Beusnita Waterfall
Bucovina Park
Clăbucet Park, Timișoara, Timiș, RomaniaClăbucet Park
Waterfall At Văioaga
Parcul Teiuș
Izvorul Domogled
Magyarok Nagyasszonya Temesvar Millenium Church, Timișoara, Timiș, RomaniaMagyarok Nagyasszonya Temesvar Millenium Church
Fântâna cinetică
Mihai Eminescu Theater
La Tunele

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Day 1

Day 1 – Timișoara - arrival day

  • Timișoara - Arrival day
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  • Roses Park, Timișoara
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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 5 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.

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.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Neața Omelette Bistro. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Timișoara has received a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from around 2,131 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Biofresh should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Timișoara, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,119 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at NARU. This highly regarded restaurant in Timișoara has earned a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 852 satisfied guests.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at a bar. The 80's Pub is a great place to continue your night. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,176 customers.

If you want to know where locals go, check out Berăria 700. This bar has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,227 customers.

Another popular bar in the city is Jack's Bistro. 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 8-day road trip in Romania!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Timișoara

  • Timișoara
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Drive 3 km, 42 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 will take you to the best attractions Timișoara has to offer. Cherish the 4 nights you have left in Timișoara by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

There are plenty of experiences you can choose from in Romania that will add excitement to your vacation. When you’re keen to discover what else Timișoara has in store for you, use this day to go on a tour. This tour allows curious travelers like you to experience the best of the country. You can make the most of your time in Romania by scrolling down and selecting tours and activities to include on your itinerary for the day.

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.

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 looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Vineri 15, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,491 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is The Scotland Yard. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,842 customers.

Scârț, a Chill Place is another top-rated bar where you can spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,675 customers.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Timișoara

  • Timișoara
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Drive 12 km, 47 min

  • Bucovina Park
  • Botanic Park
  • Piața Unirii
  • Theresia Bastion
  • Clăbucet Park
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On day 3 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Timișoara. You’ll stay in Timișoara for 3 nights and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Timișoara, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Timișoara below.

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

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Rivière Brasserie while you’re in Timișoara. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 2,839 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Timișoara is Dinar Restaurant. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 2,177 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

While in Timișoara, enjoy Cafeneaua Verde’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 1,885 satisfied guests.

After your meal, consider going for a drink to celebrate this wonderful night in Romania. One of the best bars in the city is D'arc pe mal. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,615 customers.

To gain one of the best bar experiences in Timișoara, we recommend the cocktails at Irish Public House. This bar has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,181 customers and is an excellent place to make local friends.

Another of the best spots to experience the nightlife scene in Timișoara is Zai Après Café. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,324 customers.

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 4

Day 4 – Timișoara

  • Timișoara
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Drive 10 km, 1 hour 2 min

  • Ion Creangă Children's Park
  • Regina Maria Park
  • Magyarok Nagyasszonya Temesvar Millenium Church
  • Parcul Uzinei
  • Banat Village Museum, Timișoara
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Day 4 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Timișoara for 2 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

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.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Timișoara's best restaurants.

Book a table at Restaurant Sabres, a famous dining establishment in Timișoara. This culinary hotspot and its appetizing cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,657 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Timișoara is Locanda Del Corso, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.5 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 1,784 satisfied customers.

When you’ve finished your meal and an after-dinner drink sounds enticing, visit Joy Pub, one of the best bars in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 917 customers, and is the perfect complement to your refreshing weekend getaway experience in Romania.

If you would like to try another place, Muzeul Consumatorului Comunist is another great option that serves a variety of drinks. Considered one of the most popular bars in Timișoara, this bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 790 customers.

Paradisul Piraților is also a great bar where you can have nice chats with locals and fellow travelers in the area. Paradisul Piraților has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 919 customers.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Sasca Montană and Timișoara

  • Timișoara
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Drive 269 km, 4 hours 59 min

  • Beusnita Waterfall
  • La Tunele
  • Waterfall At Văioaga
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Day 5 of your road trip across Romania promises a magnificent time exploring Sasca Montană. You have 1 night left in Sasca Montană. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the town.

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

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

If you’re up for getting a drink after dinner, MGM Bastion Pub & Food is a great place to go. Around 931 customers have rated this popular bar an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Sky Restaurant has an atmosphere and drink selection that guests especially enjoy. Sky Restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 708 reviews and is considered one of the best you can experience in the city.

If this is where the night will take you, you’re in for a fun time in Timișoara.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Romania!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Bozovici, Eftimie Murgu, Ciclova Montană, and Drobeta-Turnu Severin

  • Mehedinți
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Drive 271 km, 4 hours 31 min

  • Mihai Eminescu Theater
  • Izvorul Bigăr
  • Bigar Cascade Falls
  • Water mills at Rudăria
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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 4 vibrant destinations - Bozovici, Eftimie Murgu, Ciclova Montană, and Drobeta-Turnu Severin. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Drobeta-Turnu Severin. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Ciclova Montană. This car ride takes around 1 hour 42 min.

When you’ve had your share of Eftimie Murgu, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Drobeta-Turnu Severin. Your travel time is around 1 hour 40 min.

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.

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

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in NEST Hotel & Restaurant, a distinguished dining establishment in Drobeta-Turnu Severin. It has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 1,017 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Drobeta-Turnu Severin is CRAFT Restaurant & Delivery. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 4,334 happy diners.

Kripton Pub&Grill stands out as a local favorite in Drobeta-Turnu Severin. 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 1,873 customers.

Queen's Cafe&Lounge is a must-visit. This bar is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 1,349 customers.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Băile Herculane, Caransebeș, and Timișoara

  • Timișoara
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Drive 275 km, 4 hours 49 min

  • Izvorul Domogled
  • Hercules' statue
  • Parcul Teiuș
  • Fântâna cinetică
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On day 7 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Romania, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 4 destinations, Băile Herculane, Caransebeș, Reșița, 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.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Băile Herculane, 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 Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Băile Herculane may take around 48 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Caransebeș’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Băile Herculane behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 20 min. Caransebeș welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

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.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Timișoara - departure day

  • Timișoara - Departure day
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  • Alpinet Park
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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.

Make the most of your final day in Romania by visiting Timișoara’s iconic markets and shopping establishments. Your stay’s proximity to the city’s retail haven invites an unhurried and unforgettable exploration of its variety of stores and establishments.

Secure the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends back home or buy yourself a remembrance of your amazing experience in Romania.

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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