9-Day Road Trip in Romania and Bulgaria from Bucharest to Sibiu, Sinaia, Ruse, and Kavarna

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9 days & 8 nights
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Set off on a grand 9-day Euro trip through Romania and Bulgaria. Visit multiple cities like Bucharest, Curtea de Argeș, Sibiu, Ruse, Varna, and Balchik, each offering a unique experience unlike any other.

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. You'll stay 6 nights in Romania and 2 nights in Bulgaria.

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. You’ll collect your chosen rental car in the city of Bucharest and begin your adventure from there. Explore Bucharest, Curtea de Argeș, Sibiu, Hunedoara County, Bran, Brasov, Sinaia, and Constanta, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

Next, prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse and vibrant landscapes of Bulgaria. Immerse yourself in the allure of Ruse, Varna, Balchik, and Kavarna, where every street tells a story.

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.

Throughout your tour, 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.

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 9-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 on 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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Hotel, 8 nights
Rental car, 9 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Photo of the Small Square piata mica, the second fortified square in the medieval Upper town of Sibiu city, Romania.Sibiu / 2 nights
Photo of aerial View Of Constanta City Skyline In Romania.Constanța
Photo of aerial view of The Cathedral of the Assumption and Varna city at amazing sunset, Bulgaria.Varna
Photo of Balchik Palace of Romanian Queen Marie at Bulgarian Black Sea coastline, Balchik, Bulgaria.Balchik
Русе -  in BulgariaRuse / 1 night
KavarnaKavarna / 1 night
Sinaia - town in RomaniaSinaia / 1 night
Brasov - city in RomaniaBrasov
Antique building view in Old Town Bucharest city - capital of Romania and Dambrovita river. Bucharest, Romania, Europe.Bucharest / 3 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
Castelul Corvinilor, Hunedoara, RomaniaCastelul Corvinilor (Corvins' 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 )
 The dolphinarium building with dolphins statue in front.Complexul Muzeal de Științe ale Naturii Constanța
Photo of Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park, Sibiu, Romania.Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park
Tâmpa
Podul MinciunilorThe Bridge of Lies
Photo of Balchik Palace Castle of Romanian Queen Marie at Bulgarian Black Sea coast.Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
Constitution Square
Photo of Curtea de Arges monastery, Romania. Curtea de Arges Monastery is known because of the legend of architect master Manole..Curtea de Argeș Monastery
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
The Large Square, Sibiu, RomaniaThe Large Square
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
Faleza Cazino Constanta, Constanța, Constanta Metropolitan Area, RomaniaFaleza Cazino Constanta
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
Photo of Sinaia Monastery on Prahova Valley, Carpathian Mountains, Romania.Sinaia Monastery
Constanța CasinoConstanța Casino
Parcul Nicolae Titulescu
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
Monument of Liberty, Ruse, BulgariaMonument of Liberty

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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 2 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.

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

Make sure to reserve a table at Coftale Specialty Coffee Shop, 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 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,705 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at PAPILA while in Bucharest. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, treasured by 805 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Caru' cu bere, 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 30,392 discerning guests.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at Origo. This bar is among the most recommended in the region, with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 4,167 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at QP Pub. This popular bar in Bucharest is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 921 customers.

If you want to check out another bar in the area, you’ll love Zeppelin Pub. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Zeppelin Pub has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 585 reviews.

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 29 km, 1 hour 22 min

  • Tineretului Park
  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park (I O R )
  • Cișmigiu Gardens
  • Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
  • King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA
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On day 2, you will wake up in Bucharest with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Bucharest before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Romania and Bulgaria.

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.

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.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at Nomad Skybar. This bar is among the most recommended in the region, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 4,882 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at Shift. This popular bar in Bucharest is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,444 customers.

If you want to check out another bar in the area, you’ll love Control Club. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Control Club has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,063 reviews.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Bucharest, Curtea de Argeș, and Sibiu

  • Bucharest
  • Sibiu
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Drive 270 km, 4 hours 50 min

  • Constitution Square
  • Carol I Park
  • Izvor Park
  • Curtea de Argeș Monastery
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 3 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 - Bucharest in Romania. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Sibiu where you'll spend 2 nights of well-deserved relaxation.

A tour of Bucharest is not complete without a visit to the famous Constitution Square. This incredible sightseeing destination and attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 19,443 travelers.

Make the most of your Bucharest travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Carol Park. This urban park and unique destination is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 16,367 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Izvor Park for an experience worth remembering. This local park and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 19,327 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Curtea de Argeș, 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 Bucharest to Curtea de Argeș may take around 2 hours without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Sibiu. This car ride takes around 2 hours 27 min.

Relax your senses after a day of exhilarating activities and fun exploration. Retreat to one of the best accommodations in Sibiu.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Sibiu. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Romania in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Reserve a table at Benjamin Steakhouse & Bar, a renowned restaurant in Sibiu. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 3,588 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Restaurant Hermania while in Sibiu. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 3,321 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Sibiu at La Cuptor, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,526 customers.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, Music Pub. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,373 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Cafe Wien. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,020 customers.

Supporter Sports Pub & Grill cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 1,242 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.5 out of 5 stars average rating.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Romania and Bulgaria! Enjoy your evening in Sibiu to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Sibiu and Hunedoara County

  • Sibiu
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Drive 278 km, 3 hours 38 min

  • Castelul Corvinilor (Corvins' Castle)
  • Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park
  • The Large Square
  • The Bridge of Lies
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Day 4 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Sibiu. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Romania's delectable cuisine at one of Sibiu's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the city’s most recommended bars.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Pardon Cafe & Bistro Sibiu. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Sibiu boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from around 2,414 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Sibiu is Restaurant Prima. It has garnered a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,932 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Grădina Restaurant, in Sibiu. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,707 satisfied customers.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned The Corner Factory pub & more, a must-visit hotspot in the city of Sibiu. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, backed by 1,000 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular Joyme Pub, consistently rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Atrium, one of the top-rated bars in Sibiu, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,162 satisfied customers.

Celebrate day 4 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Sibiu, Bran, Brasov, and Sinaia

  • Brasov
  • Sinaia
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Drive 218 km, 4 hours 5 min

  • Bran Castle
  • Tâmpa
  • Brașov city hall
  • Parcul Nicolae Titulescu
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 5 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 3 stops. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Bran in Romania. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Sinaia, your home for 1 night.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Sibiu, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Bran may take around 2 hours 17 min. Upon your arrival in Bran, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Bran today.

Brasov’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Bran behind. This drive usually takes around 33 min. Brasov welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Sinaia. This drive usually takes around 58 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

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

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 Sinaia’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.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Taverna Sârbului while you’re in Sinaia. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 4,505 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Sinaia is Cabana Schiori. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 3,367 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

While in Sinaia, enjoy Pensiunea Alex’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 2,219 satisfied guests.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at La Cafenea. This bar is among the most recommended in the town, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 549 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at Bar 33. This popular bar in Sinaia is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 234 customers.

Take in the ambiance of Sinaia 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 – Sinaia and Ruse

  • Ruse
  • Sinaia
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Drive 229 km, 4 hours 7 min

  • Dimitrie Ghica Park
  • Sinaia Monastery
  • Peleș Castle
  • Monument of Liberty
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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 Sinaia in Romania and Ruse in Bulgaria. In the evening, you’ll end up in Ruse, where you will stay for 1 night.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Dimitrie Ghica Park. This outstanding park and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 15,547 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Dimitrie Ghica Park is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Sinaia Monastery is another of the town's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This monastery and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 11,273 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing castle, Peleș Castle. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 62,325 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

After soaking in Sinaia’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Ruse, Bulgaria. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 3 hours 8 min. When you arrive in Ruse, 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.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Ruse. This is not only a place to sleep but your home away from home, offering a warm welcome after a long day on the road.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Bulgaria's delectable cuisine at one of Ruse's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the city’s most recommended bars.

Don't miss out on experiencing Happy Bar & Grill, a renowned dining spot in Ruse. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 6,967 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at Chiflika while immersing yourself in Ruse. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,542 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Restaurant "Pontoon", a beloved dining establishment within Ruse. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,347 satisfied customers.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned Планет фууд, a must-visit hotspot in the city of Ruse. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, backed by 1,078 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular hype, consistently rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Tavern "Pri Galka", one of the top-rated bars in Ruse, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 566 satisfied customers.

Celebrate day 6 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Ruse, Balchik, and Kavarna

  • Varna
  • Kavarna
  • Balchik
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Drive 254 km, 3 hours 23 min

  • Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
  • Sea Garden
  • Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
  • Balchik Botanic Garden
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On day 7 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Romania and Bulgaria, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Varna in Bulgaria. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Kavarna, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Varna. This car ride takes around 2 hours 14 min.

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!

Set your GPS to Balchik and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 36 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Balchik beckons with new experiences!

Something that makes Balchik the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding palace, Balchik Palace. This local gem has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 19,545 visitors.

The famous Balchik Botanic Garden is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Balchik's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 15,424 travelers have rated this incredible park and travel destination an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Kavarna, 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 Balchik to Kavarna may take around 21 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

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

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Kavarna’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.

Plan ahead and secure a table at Laguna Terrace, an acclaimed dining establishment in Kavarna. 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 175 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of bakery Dragomira 96 while experiencing the best of Kavarna. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 485 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of Pizza & Dinner "Morelli", an elegant culinary destination in Kavarna. 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 357 previous guests.

As the night falls in Kavarna, 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 8

Day 8 – Kavarna, Constanta, and Bucharest

  • Constanța
  • Bucharest
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Drive 335 km, 4 hours 23 min

  • Constanța Casino
  • Faleza Cazino Constanta
  • Complexul Muzeal de Științe ale Naturii Constanța
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Dive into day 8 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Romania and Bulgaria. Today's main destinations are Constanta in Romania, 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 Bucharest. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Kavarna and set your GPS to Constanta, Romania. 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 36 min. Upon reaching Constanta, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable The Casino of Constanța. This outstanding point of interest and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.3 stars out of 5 from 10,874 travelers, a visit to the remarkable The Casino of Constanța is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating The Casino's Promenade is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This point of interest and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 14,813 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing museum, Constanța Dolphinarium. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 24,897 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Constanta, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Bucharest. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 31 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

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

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Bucharest. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the region’s most popular bars.

Book a table at Excalibur, a famous dining establishment in Bucharest. This culinary hotspot and its appetizing cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,700 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Bucharest is Stadio Unirii, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.4 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 3,146 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Bucharest’s Romanian Craft Beer for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,501 satisfied diners.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Distrikt 42, claiming it’s one of the best in the region. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,865 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Arcade Cafe. It is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,781 customers.

Haute Pepper is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,992 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 9

Day 9 – Bucharest - departure day

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On day 9 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.

On your last day in Romania, take time to indulge in shopping at Bucharest’s popular marketplace. Thanks to your accommodation’s strategic location, region’s bustling commercial district is only a stone’s throw away, giving you ample time to leisurely explore the area, filled with local shops.

Take time to find the perfect present, reminding you of the charms of Romania. Each store here is brimming with unique finds.

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 9-day European road trip in Romania and Bulgaria with fond memories. Safe travels!

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