Cheap 14-Day Romania Road Trip from Timișoara to Alba Iulia, Cluj Napoca, Sighișoara, Brasov, Bucharest, Râmnicu Vâlcea, and Deva

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Bring out the adventurer in you and embark on an exciting 14-day road trip through Romania! Travel to Timișoara, Alba Iulia, Cluj Napoca, Turda, Sighișoara, Rupea, Vâlcea, Bran, Săcele, Brasov, Sinaia, Bușteni, Bucharest, Balotești, Curtea de Argeș, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Sibiu, Deva, Hunedoara County, and Hateg with this cheap holiday package!

Explore Romania for less and on your own terms. This customizable and cheap Romania travel package promises an exhilarating 14-day adventure. We'll introduce you to many famous and affordable vacation spots in the country.

Stay comfortably at a top-rated budget hotel for 2 nights in Timișoara, 1 night in Alba Iulia, 1 night in Cluj Napoca, 1 night in Sighișoara, 2 nights in Brasov, 4 nights in Bucharest, 1 night in Râmnicu Vâlcea, and 1 night in Deva. Dine with locals at popular restaurants and bars across Romania and get a taste of the people’s hospitality and authentic food. We'll help you have an unforgettable road trip experience in Romania at the lowest price!

On arrival in Timișoara, you'll pick up your rental vehicle. From there, you'll begin your journey to the best and cheapest places to travel to in Romania. Romania offers a wealth of world-class natural and scenic beauty you wouldn't want to miss!

During your cheap holiday in Romania, the choice of accommodation is entirely yours. Enjoy the freedom to select the ideal budget-friendly stay that perfectly matches your needs. Rest assured, your affordable accommodation will provide a welcoming retreat after a day of exploration and discovery.

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 affordable holiday package includes everything you need for a fantastic 14-day vacation in Romania. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 13 nights. We'll also provide you with the best budget rental car in Romania with CDW insurance.

You can customize your Romania travel plan for a more personalized holiday experience. Choose from popular and competitively-priced tours and tickets in Romania and add your picks to your itinerary. For example, get cheap tour tickets to uncover the stories behind Romania's famous sights. Or, try out some of the most fantastic excursions. There's no better way to add more culture and inspiration to your trip!

Booking this cheap holiday package in Romania offers you many perks. You'll get 24/7 travel support. In addition, you'll have access to a step-by-step guide in our mobile app. Here, you'll find all your travel documents organized in one place.

So what are you waiting for? Enjoy a hassle-free vacation in Romania with this cheap holiday deal! The best and most affordable tours in Romania fill up fast, so book your adventure today!

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Hotel, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Bran
Photo of the Small Square piata mica, the second fortified square in the medieval Upper town of Sibiu city, Romania.Sibiu
Cluj Napoca upperview.Cluj-Napoca / 1 night
Curtea de Argeș - city in RomaniaCurtea de Argeș
Vâlcea - region in RomaniaVâlcea / 1 night
Deva - city in RomaniaDeva / 1 night
Hunedoara - city in RomaniaHunedoara
Rupea
Săcele - city in RomaniaSăcele
Alba Iulia - city in RomaniaAlba County / 1 night
Vâlcea
Balotești
Turda - city in RomaniaTurda
Hateg - city in RomaniaHateg
Bușteni - town in RomaniaBușteni
Sinaia - town in RomaniaSinaia
Brasov - city in RomaniaBrasov / 2 nights
Sighișoara - city in RomaniaSighișoara / 1 night
Antique building view in Old Town Bucharest city - capital of Romania and Dambrovita river. Bucharest, Romania, Europe.Bucharest / 4 nights
Photo of aerial view of the old Timisoara city center, Romania.Timișoara / 2 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)
Therme BucurestiTherme Bucharest
Photo of Autumn Trees Landscape Of Tineretului Park In Bucharest, Romania.Tineretului Park
Cetatea Alba Carolina, Alba Iulia, Alba, RomaniaThe Citadel Alba-Carolina
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
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 )
Photo of Salt Mine Salina Turda in Romania.Salina Turda
Entrance to Children's world park in Bucharest. Fantasy gate with guarded by a blue dragon.Children's Town Bucharest
Photo of Prislop monastery in Romania.Prislop Monastery
Parcul Central Simion Bărnuțiu, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj Metropolitan Area, Cluj, RomaniaCentral Park Simion Bărnuțiu
Photo of Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park, Sibiu, Romania.Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park
Tâmpa
Podul MinciunilorThe Bridge of Lies
Constitution Square
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 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 Panoramic view of Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni, Romania.Southern Carpathians Mountains, Transylvania.Cantacuzino Castle
Photo of Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum, Romania.Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
The Large Square, Sibiu, RomaniaThe Large Square
Photo of national Heroes Memorial in Carol Park in Bucharest, Romania.Carol I Park
Grădina Botanică Alexandru Borza, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj Metropolitan Area, Cluj, RomaniaAlexandru Borza Botanical Garden
Photo of Dimitrie Ghica Park, Sinaia, Romania.Dimitrie Ghica Park
Photo of Tiger among bushes looking away ,Brasov ,Romania .Brașov Zoo
Photo of Romanian Athenaeum is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania.Romanian Athenaeum
Photo of Turda gorge Cheile Turzii is a natural reserve with marked trails for hikes on Hasdate River situated near Turda close to Cluj-Napoca, in Transylvania, Romania.Cheile Turzii
Photo of Brasov, Romania, Medieval Council House in the Main Square of the Old Town.Brașov city hall
ASTRA Museum
Cetățuia Park
Children's World Park, Sector 4, Bucharest, RomaniaChildren's World Park
Photo of Sinaia Monastery on Prahova Valley, Carpathian Mountains, Romania.Sinaia Monastery
Photo of Aerial view to the Deva fortress. Romania .Fortress of Deva
Photo of Medieval fortress in the town of Rupea, RomaniaRupea Citadel
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
Parcul Nicolae Titulescu
Beautiful background with the famous fountain against colorful sky in central square of Bucharest, in sunset light.Bucharest Fountains
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
Waterfall near the Seven ladders canyon in Piatra Mare (Big Rock)mountains, Romania.Seven Ladders Canyon
Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara, Timiș, RomaniaOrthodox Metropolitan Cathedral
Ion Creangă Children's Park
Wind Mill
Mănăstirea Rupestră Șinca Veche
Students' Cultural House, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj Metropolitan Area, Cluj, RomaniaStudents' Cultural House
Citadel Park, Deva, Hunedoara, RomaniaCitadel Park
Reunification Cathedral
Photo of The colorful Rope Street ( in Romanian Strada Sforii) on medieval streets in Transylvania, Brasov city, one of the narrowest streets in Europe.Rope Street

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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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Your exciting road trip through Romania starts when you reach the incredible city of Timișoara, where you'll stay for 1 night. You'll pick up your rental car in Timișoara and begin your adventure in Romania.

Timișoara is a popular cheap holiday destination in Romania with something to offer every traveler. More than a city in Romania, Timișoara is also a great place to find top-rated budget accommodations. You'll find many of these accommodations close to bustling markets and cultural attractions.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Roses Park, Timișoara. This much-appreciated rose garden is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 8,649 reviews.

Savor the culinary delights of Timișoara, where affordability meets excellence in dining and drinking. From inviting bars crafting signature cocktails to cozy eateries serving up local favorites, the city offers an unforgettable experience for every taste bud.

After a day of fun adventures, treat yourself to the best dining experience at Rivière Brasserie, where affordable mouthwatering dishes await. Another gem to discover during your memorable getaway is Neața Omelette Bistro, highly regarded as one of the area's top dining spots. If you're eager to dine at a local-favorite spot, don't miss Cafeneaua Verde, an excellent choice to fulfill your cravings for delicious food and great service.

Scârț, a Chill Place offers many snacks and liquors at different price points. But if you’d like to interact with locals and fellow travelers in Timișoara, check out The 80's Pub. You can also ensure a good time in this cheap holiday destination at Csíki Beer House.

Enjoy toasting the start of a terrific road trip vacation and a cheap holiday experience in Romania!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Timișoara and Alba Iulia

  • Alba County
  • Timișoara
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Drive 223 km, 3 hours 12 min

  • The Old Town of Timișoara
  • Ion Creangă Children's Park
  • Libertății Square in Timișoara
  • Victory Square
  • Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral
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On day 2 of your cheap holiday travels in Romania, you’ll tour 1: Timișoara. You'll stay in Alba Iulia for 1 night, giving you enough time to satisfy your wanderlust and craving for new experiences.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is The Old Town of Timișoara. Previous visitors have rated this point of interest an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 8,881 reviews.

Ion Creangă Children's Park is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This park is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 5,333 reviews.

Another attraction you won't want to miss is Libertății Square in Timișoara. This square is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 7,609 reviews.

Victory Square is another outstanding experience in Timișoara. Around 20,236 travelers have rated this square an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

If you long for more, Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral is not far away. This church is a lovely addition to your itinerary. Previous visitors have rated it an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 6,007 reviews.

While exploring Romania is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Alba Iulia has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Alba Iulia on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the city.

As this day progresses, satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst at one of the city's best restaurants and bars. Many restaurants in Alba Iulia offer good food and drink options at even better prices; the perfect combination for travelers on affordable vacations in Romania.

After a day filled with excitement, indulge in a satisfying meal at Panoramic-Bar&Grill, offering a menu full of delicious options at reasonable prices. Featuring an enticing array of mouthwatering delights, La Poarta is another must-visit dining spot. For an authentic dining experience favored by locals, make your way to Blue Hours, where you can also enjoy great food and warm hospitality.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at framm's. Alternatively, go to Enjoy Life S. R. L. , the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, Art Cafe Downtown provides excellent drinks and a great atmosphere, ensuring a memorable night out.

Toast to another unforgettable road trip adventure during your cheap holiday in Romania!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Alba Iulia and Cluj Napoca

  • Cluj-Napoca
  • Alba County
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Drive 177 km, 3 hours 4 min

  • The Citadel Alba-Carolina
  • Reunification Cathedral
  • Wind Mill
  • Cheile Turzii
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Day 3 of your road trip across Romania offers you the chance to visit 2 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Alba Iulia and Cluj Napoca. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Cluj Napoca, where you'll stay for 1 night.

When you're ready to see some sights, The Citadel of Alba-Carolina is a great place to start. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 34,641 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Reunification Cathedral. This church has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 2,168 travelers.

Cluj Napoca’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Alba Iulia behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 30 min. Cluj Napoca welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Drop by the renowned Wind Mill. This popular zoo has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,403 visitors.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Cluj Napoca. This car ride takes around 1 hour 30 min.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Cheile Turzii. Previous visitors have rated this valley an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 13,127 reviews.

Cluj Napoca offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in Romania. Whether you're in need of a quick break from your activities or seeking a comfortable place to rest, rest assured you'll find a welcoming and affordable option in the city.

Don't let a tight budget stop you from enjoying delicious meals and refreshing drinks in Cluj Napoca. Here are a few top-rated restaurants and bars you may want to check out tonight.

Start your foodie adventure at Roata, where you'll find affordable mouthwatering meals and desserts. If you’re craving a taste of local favorites, head over to Jaxx, a go-to spot for both budget-savvy travelers and locals alike. For an unforgettable dining experience, don't miss Casa Maramureșeană, where exquisite dishes and cozy ambiance await to make your culinary adventure truly memorable!

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Yolka offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Hardward Pub (Hard Club) is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. Che Guevara Social Pub is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

Cherish every minute of your road trip vacation across Romania. Celebrate this opportunity to enjoy a cheap holiday in Romania!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Cluj Napoca, Turda, and Sighișoara

  • Sighișoara
  • Cluj-Napoca
  • Turda
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Drive 162 km, 3 hours 17 min

  • Cetățuia Park
  • Central Park Simion Bărnuțiu
  • Students' Cultural House
  • Alexandru Borza Botanical Garden
  • Salina Turda
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Day 4 of your self-drive vacation in Romania will take you to the town of Sighișoara, where you'll be staying for 1 night. On your way to Sighișoara, you'll explore 2 popular cheap holiday destinations in Romania, including Cluj Napoca and Turda.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Cetățuia Park. This much-appreciated park is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 11,462 reviews.

Next up is Central Park Simion Bărnuțiu. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 21,937 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Students' Cultural House. This point of interest has been rated 4.4 out of 5 stars in 4,473 reviews.

Alexandru Borza Botanical Garden is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 16,157 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Turda. This car ride takes around 35 min.

Make Salina Turda one of your first sightseeing stops in Turda. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 27,771 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget-friendly accommodations in the town of Sighișoara. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Sighișoara, relax and restore your energy at any of the following affordable places to stay.

Discovering the culinary wonders of Sighișoara is a must-do on your budget-friendly vacation! When hunger strikes, make your way to one of the city's top dining spots.

Restaurant Imperial offers delicious bites without straining your wallet. For a taste of local cuisine with a twist, venture to Restaurant Helios. Or, try Joseph T Restaurant, where reasonable prices and warm hospitality create a welcoming atmosphere for diners seeking a memorable dining experience.

Round off your dining experience by visiting Venesis House, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of Vintage Lounge, a bar catering to every mood and preference.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Romania!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Sighișoara, Rupea, Vâlcea, Bran, Săcele, and Brasov

  • Brasov
  • Rupea
  • Vâlcea
  • Bran
  • Săcele
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Drive 193 km, 3 hours 33 min

  • Rupea Citadel
  • Mănăstirea Rupestră Șinca Veche
  • Bran Castle
  • Seven Ladders Canyon
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On day 5 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Romania, you’ll experience 4 charming destinations — Rupea, Vâlcea, Bran, and Săcele. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Brasov, where you'll stay for 2 nights.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Sighișoara, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Rupea. This drive usually takes around 51 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Rupea Citadel. This extraordinary citadel is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,170 visitors.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Vâlcea. This drive usually takes around 46 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Mănăstirea Rupestră Șinca Veche. This place of worship is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 4,800 visitors.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Vâlcea, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Bran. This drive usually takes around 49 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Bran Castle. This castle is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 92,558 reviews.

While exploring Romania is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Brasov has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Brasov on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the city.

Savor the culinary delights of Brasov, where affordability meets excellence in dining and drinking. From inviting bars crafting signature cocktails to cozy eateries serving up local favorites, the city offers an unforgettable experience for every taste bud.

Recharge and refresh your energy with a visit to La Birou Bistro, known for its delectable cuisine and inviting ambiance. While immersing yourself in the local culture during your budget-friendly getaway, make sure to stop by Opus 9 - a hidden culinary gem loved by locals and travelers alike. For those craving exquisite flavors, Mado promises to deliver a feast for the senses.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Musik Cafe, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Michele Pub is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, Kasho Lounge also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Romania with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Romania!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Brasov

  • Brasov
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Drive 22 km, 1 hour 6 min

  • Tâmpa
  • Brașov Zoo
  • Rope Street
  • Brașov city hall
  • Parcul Nicolae Titulescu
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On day 6 of your budget-friendly road trip adventure in Romania, you’ll go deep into Brasov and see some of the destination’s most unforgettable attractions. Enjoy a feast at the end of the day, making the most of the time you have in the city of Brasov — 1 night.

Take the opportunity to see Tâmpa. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 18,887 visitors.

Brașov Zoo is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This zoo has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 14,540 travelers.

Brasov is also the home of Rope Street. Around 2,232 people have rated this thoroughfare an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Another place you’ll want to visit is Brașov city hall. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from a total of 16,344 reviews, a visit to this building is a great idea.

This day of your vacation in Brasov is also your chance to admire Parcul Nicolae Titulescu. This must-visit park enjoys an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 8,909 reviews.

For a truly remarkable cheap holiday experience in Brasov, join budget-friendly activities on this day of your vacation. Tours offer you a chance to take a closer look into Brasov and the culture of past or present-day Romania.

As this day progresses, satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst at one of the city's best restaurants and bars. Many restaurants in Brasov offer good food and drink options at even better prices; the perfect combination for travelers on affordable vacations in Romania.

Treat yourself to a delicious meal at Urban Grill, where every bite is a flavor-packed adventure! With an enticing menu of affordable delights, this spot is a must-visit for foodies on a budget. Another hotspot worth exploring during your cheap getaway is Publick - a local favorite and a top pick for mouthwatering delights. If you're eager to dine where the locals love, don't miss out on Bistro Aha, where fantastic food and friendly service await!

Karma Lounge offers many snacks and liquors at different price points. But if you’d like to interact with locals and fellow travelers in Brasov, check out Motor Pub. You can also ensure a good time in this cheap holiday destination at Tipografia.

Raise your glass to celebrate your fun and affordable travel experience in the city of Brasov!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Brasov, Sinaia, Bușteni, and Bucharest

  • Bucharest
  • Sinaia
  • Bușteni
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Drive 200 km, 3 hours 40 min

  • Peleș Castle
  • Sinaia Monastery
  • Dimitrie Ghica Park
  • Cantacuzino Castle
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Day 7 of your road trip across Romania is another proof that cheap holidays in Romania can indeed provide you an extraordinary travel experience. Today's agenda includes touring 2 wonderful destinations — Sinaia and Bușteni. You’ll explore along your route leading to the city of Bucharest, where you'll be spending 4 nights.

After soaking in Brasov’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Sinaia. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 57 min. When you arrive in Sinaia, it's time to take a break from the road.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Peleș Castle. This castle is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Sinaia, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 62,325 visitors.

Sinaia Monastery is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 11,273 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Dimitrie Ghica Park. Visitors have rated this park an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 15,547 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Sinaia, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Bușteni may take around 12 min. Upon your arrival in Bușteni, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

When you're ready to see some sights, Cantacuzino Castle is a great place to start. This castle is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 19,939 visitors.

Bucharest offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in Romania. Whether you're in need of a quick break from your activities or seeking a comfortable place to rest, rest assured you'll find a welcoming and affordable option in the city.

Indulge in the culinary wonders of Bucharest, where exceptional dining and drinking experiences await at unbeatable prices. Explore the city's diverse venues, ensuring a memorable culinary journey for every visitor.

Start your flavor-filled journey at Coftale Specialty Coffee Shop, featuring local favorites at reasonable prices. Looking for a taste of the unexpected? PAPILA offers delightful dishes and desserts. If you’re seeking a cozy setting and satisfying meal, Hanu' Berarilor Casa Oprea Soare is the perfect spot for you!

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at QP Pub, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Control Club, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, Wicked Bar provides an excellent alternative for a fun evening.

Raise your glass to celebrate your fun and affordable travel experience in the city of Bucharest!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Bucharest and Balotești

  • Bucharest
  • Balotești
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Drive 54 km, 1 hour 30 min

  • Therme Bucharest
  • Bucharest Fountains
  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park (I O R )
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On day 8 of your affordable vacation in Romania, prepare for another exciting road trip adventure within and immediately outside Bucharest. You’ll stay in Bucharest for another 3 nights. You’ll visit more of the best attractions in Romania, discover new cultures, and take in unique experiences.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Bucharest Fountains. This sightseeing destination is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Bucharest, with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 9,675 visitors.

Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 31,456 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Balotești, 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 Balotești may take around 29 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Balotești, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Therme. Previous visitors have rated this amusement park an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 38,733 reviews.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll return to Bucharest and your accommodation.

Make the most of your budget vacation in Romania by treating yourself to a hearty meal and a refreshing drink. You’ll find many great restaurants and bars in Bucharest that offer delicious foods and drinks to help keep you going.

After a day filled with excitement, indulge in a satisfying meal at Hanu' Berarilor Casa Elena Lupescu, offering a menu full of delicious options at reasonable prices. Featuring an enticing array of mouthwatering delights, Stadio Unirii is another must-visit dining spot. For an authentic dining experience favored by locals, make your way to Osho, where you can also enjoy great food and warm hospitality.

After dinner, look back into the highlights of today’s adventure and visit one of the best bars in Bucharest, Manasia Hub. Alternatively, visit Origo, a great place for anyone who is into classic bar drinks. You can also drop by The PUB Bucharest, where you can have drinks, let loose, and socialize.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Romania with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Romania!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 15 km, 1 hour 1 min

  • Carol I Park
  • Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum
  • Cișmigiu Gardens
  • Izvor Park
  • Constitution Square
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Day 9’s road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Bucharest, proving that cheap holidays in Romania can be extraordinary. You have ample time, or 2 nights, to stay in Bucharest. So make the most of today by going to the best places to visit, eat, and drink in the city.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Carol Park. This urban park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 16,367 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum. This natural history museum has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 18,035 reviews. Usually, around 150,001 people visit Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum every year.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Cișmigiu Gardens. This park has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 37,082 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Izvor Park. This park is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 19,327 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Constitution Square. This sightseeing destination is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 19,443 visitors.

Your discovery of Bucharest does not have to stop there. You can add a budget-friendly activity on your itinerary and get to know more about Bucharest on a personal level. Check out the fantastic selection of affordable tours and tickets offered on this leg of your journey across this top cheap holiday destination in Europe, Romania.

Make the most of your budget vacation in Romania by treating yourself to a hearty meal and a refreshing drink. You’ll find many great restaurants and bars in Bucharest that offer delicious foods and drinks to help keep you going.

Romanian Craft Beer stands out as a haven for budget-conscious travelers seeking exceptional flavors. Indulge in a delightful array of mouthwatering options. For those craving a casual dining experience, 18Lounge offers mouthwatering dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. Don't miss out on the charming ambiance and diverse menu at Arcade Cafe, where every bite promises a delightful dining experience.

Visit Zeppelin Pub, one of the locals’ favorite hangout spots.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Romania!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Bucharest

  • Bucharest
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Drive 10 km, 44 min

  • Tineretului Park
  • Children's Town Bucharest
  • Children's World Park
  • More

Day 10 of your road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Bucharest, proving that cheap holidays in Romania can be extraordinary. Have fun exploring the best places to visit in the city. At the end of the day, enjoy wining and dining at Bucharest, with 1 night to stay in the area.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Tineretului Park. This park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 37,293 visitors.

When you’re finished at Tineretului Park, head to Children's Town Bucharest. This one-of-a-kind amusement park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 23,776 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Children's World Park. This park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,125 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned locations, today is the perfect opportunity to join a popular activity in Bucharest. Plenty of budget-friendly tours in Bucharest offer enriching experiences that will make your cheap holiday in Romania worth remembering for a lifetime.

Savor the culinary delights of Bucharest, where affordability meets excellence in dining and drinking. From inviting bars crafting signature cocktails to cozy eateries serving up local favorites, the city offers an unforgettable experience for every taste bud.

Start your flavor-filled journey at Terasa Baraka, featuring local favorites at reasonable prices. Looking for a taste of the unexpected? Shift offers delightful dishes and desserts. If you’re seeking a cozy setting and satisfying meal, Taverna Sârbului is the perfect spot for you!

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Romania with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Romania!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Bucharest, Curtea de Argeș, and Râmnicu Vâlcea

  • Vâlcea
  • Bucharest
  • Curtea de Argeș
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Drive 202 km, 3 hours 28 min

  • Romanian Athenaeum
  • Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest
  • King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA
  • Curtea de Argeș Monastery
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On day 11 of your cheap holiday travels in Romania, you’ll tour 2: Bucharest and Curtea de Argeș. You'll stay in Râmnicu Vâlcea for 1 night, giving you enough time to satisfy your wanderlust and craving for new experiences.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Romanian Athenaeum, a remarkable concert hall where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 14,073 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest. This museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,618 travelers.

King Mihai I Park (Herăstrău) CA is another must-visit attraction. This renowned park offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 60,313 travelers, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

Set your GPS to Curtea de Argeș and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 2 hours 1 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Curtea de Argeș beckons with new experiences!

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Curtea de Argeș Monastery. This cathedral is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 18,564 visitors.

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget-friendly accommodations in the city of Râmnicu Vâlcea. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Râmnicu Vâlcea, relax and restore your energy at any of the following affordable places to stay.

Make the most of your budget vacation in Romania by treating yourself to a hearty meal and a refreshing drink. You’ll find many great restaurants and bars in Râmnicu Vâlcea that offer delicious foods and drinks to help keep you going.

After a day of fun adventures, treat yourself to the best dining experience at Gallo Nero, where affordable mouthwatering dishes await. Another gem to discover during your memorable getaway is Hanul Haiducilor, highly regarded as one of the area's top dining spots. If you're eager to dine at a local-favorite spot, don't miss Restaurantul Belvedere, an excellent choice to fulfill your cravings for delicious food and great service.

Keep the evening going at SOHO PUB, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to ClubWinners, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is Brothers Pub, which provides an inviting environment for unwinding after a busy day out.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Romania!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Râmnicu Vâlcea, Sibiu, and Deva

  • Deva
  • Sibiu
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Drive 242 km, 3 hours 48 min

  • Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park
  • ASTRA Museum
  • The Large Square
  • The Bridge of Lies
  • More

Day 12 of your road trip across Romania offers you the chance to visit 1 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Sibiu. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Deva, where you'll stay for 1 night.

When you’ve had your share of Râmnicu Vâlcea, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Sibiu. Your travel time is around 1 hour 56 min.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park. This protected area is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 21,831 visitors.

When you’re finished at Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park, head to ASTRA Museum. This one-of-a-kind museum is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 12,206 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit The Large Square. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 16,200 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, then consider a visit to The Bridge of Lies. This point of interest is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 20,465 visitors.

While exploring Romania is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Deva has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Deva on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the city.

Savor the mouthwatering delights of Deva, where top-quality dining experiences blend seamlessly with budget-friendly options. Check out the city's best restaurant and bar options, offering a tantalizing array of flavors to satisfy every palate. Whether you're in the mood for a casual bite or a refreshing cocktail, these spots have something for everyone.

Discover the heart of Deva through its culinary scene, starting with Pizza De La Casa. Not only will you discover mouthwatering dishes, but you'll also be pleasantly surprised by their budget-friendly offerings. For a taste of tradition, try Casina, where time-honored recipes are served. Or, explore Restaurant Dunărea, renowned for its delicious offerings and cozy ambiance.

Cap off your dinner by heading to Akkademia de Bere, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. Koson Cafe is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, Cozy Corner is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

Cheers for an adventure-filled road trip vacation in Romania! Celebrate this incredible opportunity for an affordable travel experience in the city of Deva!

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Day 13

Day 13 – Deva, Hunedoara County, Hateg, and Timișoara

  • Timișoara
  • Deva
  • Hunedoara
  • Hateg
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Drive 245 km, 4 hours 23 min

  • Citadel Park
  • Fortress of Deva
  • Castelul Corvinilor (Corvins' Castle)
  • Prislop Monastery
  • More

Day 13 of your self-drive vacation in Romania will take you to the city of Timișoara, where you'll be staying for 1 night. On your way to Timișoara, you'll explore 3 popular cheap holiday destinations in Romania, including Deva, Hunedoara County, and Hateg.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Citadel Park. This park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,041 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Fortress of Deva. This castle has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 11,127 reviews.

After soaking in Deva’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Hunedoara County. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 31 min. When you arrive in Hunedoara County, it's time to take a break from the road.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Castelul Corvinilor (Corvins' Castle). This extraordinary museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 42,393 visitors.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Hateg.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Prislop Monastery. This monastery is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 22,759 reviews.

Timișoara offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in Romania. Whether you're in need of a quick break from your activities or seeking a comfortable place to rest, rest assured you'll find a welcoming and affordable option in the city.

When it's time to eat or savor a refreshing drink, treat yourself to a delightful dining and drinking experience without paying more than necessary. Timișoara has restaurants and bars for all budgets, perfect for cheap holiday-goers.

After a day of exploring, unwind at the popular Massimo, serving up a tempting array of dishes that are well-loved by budget-savvy travelers. The Drunken Rat Pub is another great hotspot for culinary gems. If you’re into something unique but crafted with care and creativity, then head to Paradisul Piraților.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, D'arc pe mal stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail. Alternatively, Joy Pub offers an ideal atmosphere to enjoy the pleasures of the night. Irish Public House is also a great option that provides a perfect setting for a relaxing evening.

A road trip vacation in Deva can’t get any better than this! Toast to another amazing day in this cheap holiday destination in Romania!

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Day 14

Day 14 – Timișoara - departure day

  • Timișoara - Departure day
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  • Piața Unirii
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Your budget road trip vacation in Romania is about to end. Day 14 is your departure day and your last chance to capture the beauty of Timișoara.

As your final day in Romania unfolds, don’t miss the chance for a last-minute shopping spree in Timișoara’s best shopping location. Your accommodation’s convenient location near the city’s shopping area offers the luxury of time, so you don’t have to limit yourself from leisurely strolling its streets amidst a collection of establishments.

Look for the perfect gift for your loved ones back home, or buy yourself a little keepsake to remind you of Romania. Keep the spirit of your trip to Romania alive with these special souvenirs.

One fantastic attraction you could visit on your last day in Timișoara is the remarkable piața Unirii. This square and popular place of interest has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 8,611 visitors.

Before you conclude your road trip in Romania, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Timișoara.

If you have an appetite for one last delicious meal in Timișoara, consider a top-rated restaurant like Restaurant Sabres, offering a menu of appetizing and affordable meals. The Scotland Yard is an excellent alternative if you feel like trying something different. Another popular restaurant you could check out is Muzeul Consumatorului Comunist, which is a great place to enjoy meals that will remind you of your fun memories 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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