9-Day Road Trip to Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria

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Embark on an unforgettable 9-day multi-country road trip across Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria! If traveling through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the captivating cultures of destinations like Bucharest, Craiova, Vidin, Sofia, City of Niš, and Belgrade sounds like your idea of a great vacation, this iconic European tour is for you.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 3 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. You'll stay 4 nights in Romania, 2 nights in Serbia, 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 and Craiova, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

Next, prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse and vibrant landscapes of Serbia. Immerse yourself in the allure of City of Niš, Belgrade, Trnava, Ćuprija, and Jagodina, where every street tells a story.

Continuing your journey, you'll step into the captivating realm of Bulgaria. This country's charm is boundless, and you'll be impressed by the wonders of Vidin, Sofia, and Pleven.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as City of Niš’s Niš Fortress and Vidin's iconic Baba Vida Fortress. 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, Serbia, 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, Serbia, 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, Serbia, 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

Плевен -  in BulgariaPleven / 1 night
Sofia - city in BulgariaSofia / 1 night
Cuprija
Видин -  in BulgariaVidin
Niš - city in SerbiaNiš / 1 night
BelgradeBelgrade / 1 night
Pomoravlje Administrative District
Photo of the facade of the Administrative Palace of Craiova (today Dolj Prefecture and County Council), an imposing historical monument located on the territory of Craiova, Romania.Craiova / 1 night
Antique building view in Old Town Bucharest city - capital of Romania and Dambrovita river. Bucharest, Romania, Europe.Bucharest / 3 nights

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Parcul Herăstrău (Parcul Regele Mihai I), Sector 1, Bucharest, RomaniaKing Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA
Belgrade FortressBelgrade Fortress
Photo of Autumn Trees Landscape Of Tineretului Park In Bucharest, Romania.Tineretului Park
Republic SquareRepublic Square
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
Saint Sava TempleSaint Sava Temple
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 )
South Park
KalemegdanKalemegdan
Borisova Gradina Park
TašmajdanTašmajdan
St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
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
Photo of beautiful landscape view over a pond inside the Nicolae Romanescu Park in Craiova city, Romania.Nicolae Romanescu Park
Photo of national Heroes Memorial in Carol Park in Bucharest, Romania.Carol I Park
Park "Zaimov"
Photo of sunset aerial view of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria.National Palace of Culture
Photo of Romanian Athenaeum is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania.Romanian Athenaeum
Children's World Park, Sector 4, Bucharest, RomaniaChildren's World Park
Photo of BUCHAREST, ROMANIA - Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum, located in Herastrau Park showcasing traditional Romanian village life.Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest
Beautiful background with the famous fountain against colorful sky in central square of Bucharest, in sunset light.Bucharest Fountains
Baba Vida Fortress, Vidin, BulgariaBaba Vida Fortress
Pleven Panorama
photo of view of Cannon at Skobelev park in Pleven.,Pleven Bulgaria.Skobelev Park
Đurđevo brdo, Jagodina, Jagodina City, Pomoravlje Administrative District, Central Serbia, SerbiaĐurđevo brdo
English Park
Pleven Water Cascades and Fountains
Morava park
паметник „Майка България“
Музеј наивне и маргиналне уметности у Јагодини, Jagodina, Jagodina City, Pomoravlje Administrative District, Central Serbia, SerbiaМузеј наивне и маргиналне уметности у Јагодини

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Day 1

Day 1 – Bucharest - arrival day

  • Bucharest - Arrival day
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  • Bucharest Fountains
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Romania, Serbia, 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.

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

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Coftale Specialty Coffee Shop. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Bucharest boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from around 1,705 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Bucharest is PAPILA. It has garnered a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 805 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Caru' cu bere, in Bucharest. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 30,392 satisfied customers.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Origo, claiming it’s one of the best in the region. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 4,167 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is QP Pub. It is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 921 customers.

Zeppelin Pub is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 585 customers.

Your multi-country road trip in Romania, Serbia, 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 24 km, 1 hour 20 min

  • Tineretului Park
  • Children's World Park
  • Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
  • Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest
  • 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, Serbia, and Bulgaria has in store for you! You will be staying in Bucharest for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Bucharest today.

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, Serbia, and Bulgaria.

Don't forget to book a table at Hanu' Berarilor Casa Oprea Soare, a well-known eatery in Bucharest. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 11,370 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Restaurant Hanu' lui Manuc while exploring Bucharest. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 11,726 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Hanu' Berarilor Casa Elena Lupescu, a popular restaurant in Bucharest. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 5,626 discerning diners.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Bucharest. At Nomad Skybar, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,882 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Shift, another popular bar in the region. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 4,444 reviews.

Control Club is also one of the best places in Bucharest where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,063 customers.

Take in the ambiance of Bucharest 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 3

Day 3 – Bucharest and Craiova

  • Bucharest
  • Craiova
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Drive 240 km, 4 hours 2 min

  • Romanian Athenaeum
  • Cișmigiu Gardens
  • Izvor Park
  • Constitution Square
  • Carol I Park
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On day 3 of your multi-country road trip across Romania, Serbia, 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 Bucharest in Romania. In the evening, you’ll end up in Craiova, where you will stay for 1 night.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated concert hall and attraction in Bucharest — Romanian Athenaeum. About 14,073 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

The popular Cișmigiu Gardens is another top sight in Bucharest that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved park in the area, rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 37,082 visitors.

Izvor Park is a spectacular park and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Bucharest, earning an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 19,327 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent Constitution Square. Because of its allure and charm, around 19,443 visitors have rated this attraction and point of interest an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Discover the allure of Carol Park. Echoing its popularity, 16,367 travelers have awarded this famous urban park and sightseeing spot an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

After soaking in Bucharest’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Craiova. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 3 hours 13 min. When you arrive in Craiova, it's time to take a break from the road.

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

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

Make a reservation at Casa Ghincea, a popular dining spot in Craiova. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,494 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at Big Ben while indulging in the charm of Craiova. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, cherished by 1,194 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Epoca Steak House & Wine Bar Restaurant, a treasured establishment in Craiova. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,125 satisfied guests.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Soho, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Soho has charmed many with its 4.3 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 844 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Restaurant Mignon, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Restaurant Mignon captures hearts with its 4.5 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 702 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Curtea Berarilor Craiova, another local party gem in Craiova. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 714 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Craiova, Vidin, and City of Niš

  • Craiova
  • Vidin
  • Niš
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Drive 253 km, 4 hours 9 min

  • English Park
  • Nicolae Romanescu Park
  • Baba Vida Fortress
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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 3 stops. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Craiova in Romania, Vidin in Bulgaria, and City of Niš in Serbia. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in City of Niš, your home for 1 night.

A tour of Craiova is not complete without a visit to the famous English Park. This incredible park and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,346 travelers.

Make the most of your Craiova travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Nicolae Romanescu Park. This park and unique destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 17,064 travelers.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Vidin, 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 Craiova to Vidin may take around 1 hour 27 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Vidin, you’ll hit the road in the direction of City of Niš, Serbia. Witness the landscapes transform as you cross the border to Serbia. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 32 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

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

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

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 City of Niš. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at ORAČ while you’re in City of Niš. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 2,732 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in City of Niš is MINISTARSTVO Beer Bar. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 1,931 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

While in City of Niš, enjoy Irish Pub Crazy Horse’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 3,667 satisfied guests.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned Vespa Bar, a must-visit hotspot in the city of City of Niš. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, backed by 2,126 delighted customers.

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

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Stambolijski, one of the top-rated bars in City of Niš, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,741 satisfied customers.

As the night falls in City of Niš, 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 5

Day 5 – City of Niš and Belgrade

  • Belgrade
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Drive 243 km, 2 hours 56 min

  • Saint Sava Temple
  • Tašmajdan
  • Kalemegdan
  • Belgrade Fortress
  • Republic Square
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Dive into day 5 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria. Today's main destinations are Belgrade in Serbia, 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 Belgrade. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

When you’ve had your share of City of Niš, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Belgrade. Your travel time is around 2 hours 21 min.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Belgrade today.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. 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 Belgrade of your choice.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central Belgrade. 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, Serbia, and Bulgaria.

Make sure to book a table at Mezestoran Dvoriste, a popular restaurant in Belgrade. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 3,614 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Little Bay during your stay in Belgrade. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 2,917 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Iva New Balkan Cuisine, a renowned dining destination in Belgrade. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 811 satisfied guests.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, Bar Central. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,005 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Wurst Platz Bar. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,332 customers.

Passengers Bar cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 1,812 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.6 out of 5 stars average rating.

Take in the ambiance of Belgrade 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 – Belgrade, Ćuprija, Jagodina, and Sofia

  • Pomoravlje Administrative District
  • Cuprija
  • Sofia
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Drive 397 km, 4 hours 46 min

  • Музеј наивне и маргиналне уметности у Јагодини
  • Đurđevo brdo
  • Morava park
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On day 6 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 4 destinations, Trnava in Serbia and Sofia in Bulgaria. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Sofia, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Belgrade, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Jagodina may take around 1 hour 35 min. Upon your arrival in Jagodina, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Set your GPS to Trnava and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 5 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Trnava beckons with new experiences!

A tour of Trnava is not complete without a visit to the famous Potok (Đurđevo brdo). This incredible park and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,758 travelers.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Trnava, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Ćuprija may take around 11 min. Upon your arrival in Ćuprija, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Sofia. 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 Sofia'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.

Make sure to reserve a table at Hadjidraganov's Houses Restaurant, an iconic dining spot in Sofia. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,010 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Restaurant "Staria Chinar" while in Sofia. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, treasured by 2,717 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Art Club Museum, a favorite in Sofia. 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 2,570 discerning guests.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Bar Friday, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3,410 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is The Cocktail Bar. It is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,814 customers.

One More Bar is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,228 customers.

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 7

Day 7 – Sofia and Pleven

  • Sofia
  • Pleven
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Drive 190 km, 3 hours 35 min

  • St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • National Palace of Culture
  • South Park
  • Borisova Gradina Park
  • Park "Zaimov"
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 7 of your multi-country journey across Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Sofia in Bulgaria. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Pleven where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

Something that makes Sofia the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding church, St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. This local gem has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 19,648 visitors.

The famous National Palace of Culture is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Sofia's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 14,510 travelers have rated this incredible convention center and travel destination an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Sofia is also home to the extraordinary South Park, which boasts a 4.6 out of 5 star rating in 30,763 traveler reviews.

Another place you’ll want to visit is the captivating Borisova Gradina Park. With an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from a total of 27,346 reviews, a visit to this wonderful park and tourist destination is truly a great idea.

On this Sofia exploration, you'll also have the chance to admire the fantastic Park "Zaimov" up close. This fascinating park and attraction is a must-visit, and its average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 15,209 travelers is proof.

Set your GPS to Pleven and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 2 hours 23 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Pleven beckons with new experiences!

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Sofia today.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

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

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

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Life Restaurant & sushi. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Pleven has received a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from around 1,799 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Дежа Вю Пица & Ресторант should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Pleven, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,699 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Canape Food # STRIP Club. This highly regarded restaurant in Pleven has earned a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 1,419 satisfied guests.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Pleven. At Revue - Coffee and Food, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 851 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Momento bar & pizza, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 547 reviews.

Кафе-Бар Бораго is also one of the best places in Pleven where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 537 customers.

Celebrate day 7 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 8

Day 8 – Pleven and Bucharest

  • Bucharest
  • Pleven
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Drive 225 km, 3 hours 57 min

  • Pleven Water Cascades and Fountains
  • паметник „Майка България“
  • Pleven Panorama
  • Skobelev Park
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On day 8 of your multi-country road trip across Romania, Serbia, 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 Pleven in Bulgaria and Bucharest in Romania. In the evening, you’ll end up in Bucharest, where you will stay for 1 night.

In Pleven, the extraordinary Pleven Water Cascades and Fountains awaits. This attraction is a valued park that boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,276 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Pleven is the spectacular паметник „Майка България“. This attraction is a point of interest that is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 558 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Pleven Panorama. This local museum and wonder has an overall review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 6,118 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

Skobelev Park is another attraction you might want to add to your Pleven exploration itinerary. This park is a popular stop among travelers in the area, as seen in its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 3,554 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Bucharest, Romania. This car ride takes around 3 hours 19 min.

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 sun sets on day 8 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.

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.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at Distrikt 42, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the region. Distrikt 42 boasts an impressive 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,865 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at Arcade Cafe, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Arcade Cafe has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,781 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, Haute Pepper. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.6 out of 5-star from 2,781 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, Serbia, and Bulgaria. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

Make the most of your final day in Romania by visiting Bucharest’s iconic markets and shopping establishments. Your stay’s proximity to the region’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.

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, Serbia, 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, Serbia, and Bulgaria with fond memories. Safe travels!

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