Cheap Two-Week Romania Road Trip from Targu Mures traveling west to Cluj Napoca, Oradea, Timișoara, Deva, Târgu Jiu, Craiova, Râmnicu Vâlcea, and Alba Iulia

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Bring out the adventurer in you and embark on an exciting 15-day road trip through Romania! Travel to Targu Mures, Cluj Napoca, Turda, Bonțida, Oradea, Timișoara, Deva, Hunedoara County, Hateg, Târgu Jiu, Baia de Fier, Craiova, Păușa, Calimanesti, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Arefu, Curtea de Argeș, Sibiu, Alba Iulia, Valea Mănăstirii, and Blaj with this cheap holiday package!

Explore Romania for less and on your own terms. This customizable and cheap Romania travel package promises an exhilarating 15-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 Targu Mures, 2 nights in Cluj Napoca, 1 night in Oradea, 2 nights in Timișoara, 1 night in Deva, 1 night in Târgu Jiu, 1 night in Craiova, 2 nights in Râmnicu Vâlcea, and 2 nights in Alba Iulia. 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 Targu Mures, 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 15-day vacation in Romania. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 14 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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Rental car, 15 days
CDW Insurance
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Photo of beautiful landscape from the Fagaras mountains with Transfagarasan winding road, Arefu, Romania.Arefu
Bonțida
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 / 2 nights
Târgu Mureș - city in RomaniaTârgu Mureș / 2 nights
Curtea de Argeș - city in RomaniaCurtea de Argeș
Vâlcea - region in RomaniaVâlcea / 2 nights
Deva - city in RomaniaDeva / 1 night
Hunedoara - city in RomaniaHunedoara
Alba Iulia - city in RomaniaAlba County / 2 nights
Blaj
Valea Mănăstirii
Calimanesti - city in RomaniaCalimanesti
Baia de Fier
Turda - city in RomaniaTurda
Hateg - city in RomaniaHateg
Gorj - region in RomaniaTârgu Jiu / 1 night
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
Oradea - city in RomaniaOradea / 1 night
Photo of aerial view of the old Timisoara city center, Romania.Timișoara / 2 nights
Păușa

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Castelul Corvinilor, Hunedoara, RomaniaCastelul Corvinilor (Corvins' Castle)
Cetatea Alba Carolina, Alba Iulia, Alba, RomaniaThe Citadel Alba-Carolina
Photo of Salt Mine Salina Turda in Romania.Salina Turda
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
Podul MinciunilorThe Bridge of Lies
Photo of Victory Square with the Orthodox Cathedral, Timisoara is a long square with green park surrounded by national opera on one side and the metropolitan cathedral on the other.Victory Square
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
Photo of Beautiful garden of Monastery Cozia, Romania.Cozia Monastery
Photo of aerial view of Vidraru dam, in Romania.Vidraru Dam
Photo of beautiful landscape view over a pond inside the Nicolae Romanescu Park in Craiova city, Romania.Nicolae Romanescu Park
The Large Square, Sibiu, RomaniaThe Large Square
Grădina Botanică Alexandru Borza, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj Metropolitan Area, Cluj, RomaniaAlexandru Borza Botanical Garden
Sibiu Zoological Garden
Oradea Fortress, Oradea, Oradea Metropolitan Area, Bihor, RomaniaOradea Fortress
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
ASTRA Museum
Cetățuia Park
Infinity Column
Photo of Aerial view to the Deva fortress. Romania .Fortress of Deva
Photo of The Gate of the Kiss (Poarta sarutului) sculpture made by Constantin Brancusi in Targu Jiu, Romania - amazing autumn wide angle view .The Gate Of The Kiss
Zoo Tîrgu Mureș
Targu Mures Fortress, Târgu Mureș, Targu Mures Metropolitan Area, Mureș, RomaniaTargu Mures Fortress
Photo of sunset promenade photo at the location called Platoul Cornesti / Somosteto in the town of Tirgu-Mures .Platoul Cornesti
Photo of Floral clock decoration in Roses Park Timisoara, Romania.Roses Park, Timișoara
The Old Town of Timișoara
Alexandru Buia" Botanical Garden
Oradea Zoo
Photo of  Aerial view of the Union Square ,Timisoara ,Romania .Piața Unirii
Photo of Pathway in Womens Cave, a cave located in Gorj county, Romania.Peștera Muierilor
Liberty Square, Timișoara, Timiș, RomaniaLibertății Square in Timișoara
Cozia National Park, Calimanesti, Vâlcea, RomaniaCozia National Park
Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, Timișoara, Timiș, RomaniaOrthodox Metropolitan Cathedral
Black Eagle Palace, Oradea, Oradea Metropolitan Area, Bihor, RomaniaBlack Eagle Palace
Ion Creangă Children's Park
Wind Mill
Iuliu Hațieganu Sports Park
Photo of Traditional old romanian house at the Banat village museum, Romania.Banat Village Museum, Timișoara
Photo of Sibiu cityscape with Holy Trinity Cathedral in Transylvania, Romania.Holy Trinity Cathedral
Citadel Park
Photo of Banffy Castle - Bontida, a village in the vicinity of Cluj-Napoca, Romania .Bonțida Bánffy Castle
Students' Cultural House, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj Metropolitan Area, Cluj, RomaniaStudents' Cultural House
Astra Park, Sibiu, RomaniaAstra Park
Citadel Park, Deva, Hunedoara, RomaniaCitadel Park
Botanic Park, Timișoara, Timiș, RomaniaBotanic Park
Târgu Mureș Palace of Culture, Târgu Mureș, Targu Mures Metropolitan Area, Mureș, RomaniaTârgu Mureș Palace of Culture
Photo of Ramet monastery - Romania in summer .Râmeț Monastery
Cetatea Poienari, Arefu, Argeș, RomaniaPoenari Citadel
Câmpia Libertății
Pădurea Colorată
Oradea Town Hall
Photo of Moskovits-Miksa Palace in Oradea city, Romania, in summer .Moskovits Palace
Lacul VidraruLake Vidraru
Statue of Decebal
Photo of The Table Of Silence a sculpture by Constantin Brancusi In Targu Jiu, Romania .Table of Silence
Park Avram Iancu Blaj
Ascension Cathedral
Photo of Status Quo Ante Synagogue from Targu Mures - Romania. It is a Jewish place of worship built during the period of Austro-Hungarian dualism, between 1899-1900 in an eclectic style.Status Quo Synagogue

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Day 1

Day 1 – Targu Mures - arrival day

  • Târgu Mureș - Arrival day
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  • Platoul Cornesti
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Your exciting road trip through Romania starts when you reach the incredible city of Targu Mures, where you'll stay for 1 night. You'll pick up your rental car in Targu Mures and begin your adventure in Romania.

Targu Mures is a popular cheap holiday destination in Romania with something to offer every traveler. More than a city in Romania, Targu Mures 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.

Make Platoul Cornesti one of your first sightseeing stops in Targu Mures. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 9,101 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Going on cheap, budget vacations in Romania shouldn’t stop anyone from dining at top-rated restaurants and bars. More than just an affordable travel destination, Targu Mures is also home to a variety of excellent dining and drinking spots. When it’s time for a meal, we recommend you try some of the city's best places to eat and enjoy refreshing drinks.

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

Visit Roby Bar, one of the locals’ favorite hangout spots. The Office - Clubul Presei serves various snacks and drinks at affordable prices, making it another great bar option for budget travelers in Targu Mures. And if you're looking for a special place to enjoy the evening, our recommendation is The Corner Pub.

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 – Targu Mures and Cluj Napoca

  • Cluj-Napoca
  • Târgu Mureș
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Drive 117 km, 2 hours 21 min

  • Status Quo Synagogue
  • Ascension Cathedral
  • Târgu Mureș Palace of Culture
  • Zoo Tîrgu Mureș
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On day 2 of your cheap holiday travels in Romania, you’ll tour 1: Targu Mures. You'll stay in Cluj Napoca for 2 nights, giving you enough time to satisfy your wanderlust and craving for new experiences.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Status Quo Synagogue. This synagogue is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 162 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Ascension Cathedral. This church has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 747 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Târgu Mureș Palace of Culture. This sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,780 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Zoo Tîrgu Mureș. This zoo is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 10,928 visitors.

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.

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

Treat yourself to a delicious meal at Roata, 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 Jaxx - 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 Casa Maramureșeană, where fantastic food and friendly service await!

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.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Cluj Napoca, Turda, and Bonțida

  • Cluj-Napoca
  • Turda
  • Bonțida
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Drive 159 km, 3 hours 20 min

  • Salina Turda
  • Cheile Turzii
  • Wind Mill
  • Bonțida Bánffy Castle
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Get ready for another thrilling road trip adventure both in and around Cluj Napoca on day 3 of your affordable vacation in Romania. You’ll continue your stay in Cluj Napoca for an additional 1 night. Explore more top attractions in Romania, immerse yourself in diverse cultures, and enjoy unique experiences!

Make Wind Mill your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this zoo an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 5,403 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Turda. This car ride takes around 37 min.

Kick off the day at Salina Turda, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This salt mine is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 27,771 reviews.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Turda, 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 Cluj Napoca to Turda may take around 37 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Turda, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Cheile Turzii, a remarkable valley where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 13,127 reviews.

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

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

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

London Pub is a great spot where you can enjoy a refreshing drink after an active day. Alternatively, Shto is another excellent place to relax and have a drink or two after a busy day. You might also want to cap the night off at Shadow Cafe-Bar, a fascinating bar that offers a unique ambiance and a wide selection of cocktails.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Cluj Napoca and Oradea

  • Oradea
  • Cluj-Napoca
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Drive 156 km, 3 hours 22 min

  • Students' Cultural House
  • Alexandru Borza Botanical Garden
  • Central Park Simion Bărnuțiu
  • Cetățuia Park
  • Iuliu Hațieganu Sports Park
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Day 4 of your road trip across Romania offers you the chance to visit 1 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Cluj Napoca. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Oradea, where you'll stay for 1 night.

When you're ready to see some sights, Students' Cultural House is a great place to start. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,473 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Alexandru Borza Botanical Garden. This park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 16,157 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Central Park Simion Bărnuțiu. The park has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 21,937 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting Cetățuia Park. This park is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 11,462 reviews.

Iuliu Hațieganu Sports Park is another easily accessible place to visit on this day of your trip. Stop by this park, rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,719 reviews, to discover more of what makes it unique.

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget-friendly accommodations in the city of Oradea. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Oradea, 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 Oradea that offer delicious foods and drinks to help keep you going.

Discover the heart of Oradea through its culinary scene, starting with Via29. 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 Steak HUB Oradea, where time-honored recipes are served. Or, explore Graf Restaurant & Pizzerie, renowned for its delicious offerings and cozy ambiance.

Explore the vibrant nightlife at Gekko Pub & Banya Klub after your meal, a hub for lively evenings and memorable moments. Or, head to Explore Gaming Pub for a great selection of flavorful drinks and a charming setting. Furthermore, LORD'S is perfect for those looking to extend their night with a touch of local flavor.

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 5

Day 5 – Oradea and Timișoara

  • Timișoara
  • Oradea
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Drive 178 km, 3 hours 34 min

  • Black Eagle Palace
  • Oradea Town Hall
  • Moskovits Palace
  • Oradea Fortress
  • Oradea Zoo
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On day 5 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Romania, you’ll experience 1 charming destinations — Oradea. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Timișoara, where you'll stay for 2 nights.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to "The Black Eagle" Palace. This extraordinary point of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,601 visitors.

Next, make your way to The City Hall of Oradea. This top attraction is a city hall with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,597 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Moskovits Palace. This sightseeing destination is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,574 travelers.

If you’re keen to keep exploring, visit Oradea Fortress. This highly recommended sightseeing destination has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 15,098 travelers.

Today is also your chance to spend some time at Oradea Zoo. This zoo is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 8,317 travelers.

While exploring Romania is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Timișoara has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Timișoara 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 Timișoara offer good food and drink options at even better prices; the perfect combination for travelers on affordable vacations in Romania.

Start your flavor-filled journey at Rivière Brasserie, featuring local favorites at reasonable prices. Looking for a taste of the unexpected? Neața Omelette Bistro offers delightful dishes and desserts. If you’re seeking a cozy setting and satisfying meal, Cafeneaua Verde is the perfect spot for you!

Keep the evening going at Scârț, a Chill Place, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to The 80's Pub, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is Csíki Beer House, 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 6

Day 6 – Timișoara

  • Timișoara
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Drive 3 km, 38 min

  • Libertății Square in Timișoara
  • The Old Town of Timișoara
  • Victory Square
  • Roses Park, Timișoara
  • Ion Creangă Children's Park
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Day 6 of your road trip adventure means another chance to make the best memories on your cheap holiday in Romania. Prepare to be blown away by the city of Timișoara! You’ll go sightseeing at famous attractions in Timișoara and conclude your journey with a lovely dinner, enjoying your remaining 1 night in the area.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Libertății Square in Timișoara. This square is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Timișoara, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 7,609 visitors.

The Old Town of Timișoara is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 8,881 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Victory Square. Visitors have rated this square an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 20,236 reviews.

Roses Park, Timișoara is another unique site you can experience today. This attraction is a rose garden rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 8,649 reviews.

Make your way to the fantastic Ion Creangă Children's Park, perhaps the most famous park in Timișoara. This attraction is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,333 travelers.

Romania is a wonderful destination with so much to show and so many stories to tell. To have the most extraordinary time on your low-cost holiday in Romania, consider adding tours to your affordable tour package to Romania. Choose from many thrilling to laid back and budget-friendly excursions in Romania that will add color and uniqueness to your adventure.

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 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.

After dinner, look back into the highlights of today’s adventure and visit one of the best bars in Timișoara, D'arc pe mal. Alternatively, visit Joy Pub, a great place for anyone who is into classic bar drinks. You can also drop by Irish Public House, where you can have drinks, let loose, and socialize.

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 7

Day 7 – Timișoara and Deva

  • Deva
  • Timișoara
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Drive 154 km, 2 hours 25 min

  • Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Piața Unirii
  • Botanic Park
  • Banat Village Museum, Timișoara
  • Citadel Park
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Day 7 of your self-drive vacation in Romania will take you to the city of Deva, where you'll be staying for 1 night. On your way to Deva, you'll explore 2 popular cheap holiday destinations in Romania, including Timișoara and Deva.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. This church is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 6,007 visitors.

Piața Unirii is another popular attraction you could visit today. This square has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 8,611 visitors.

Botanic Park is also highly recommended by travelers. This park has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 4,195 visitors.

Banat Village Museum, Timișoara is an attraction you won’t want to miss. This architectural structure is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 5,019 reviews.

Set your GPS to Deva and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 43 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Deva beckons with new experiences!

Make Citadel Park your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this park an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,041 reviews.

Deva 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.

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.

Pizza De La Casa offers delicious bites without straining your wallet. For a taste of local cuisine with a twist, venture to Casina. Or, try Restaurant Dunărea, where reasonable prices and warm hospitality create a welcoming atmosphere for diners seeking a memorable dining experience.

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. Akkademia de Bere is an excellent place to start. You could also check out Koson Cafe, offering a different kind of charm. A last recommendation for the day is Cozy Corner. This bar promises an enjoyable experience with tasty drinks and a vibrant setting.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Deva, Hunedoara County, Hateg, and Târgu Jiu

  • Târgu Jiu
  • Deva
  • Hunedoara
  • Hateg
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Drive 163 km, 3 hours 25 min

  • Statue of Decebal
  • Fortress of Deva
  • Castelul Corvinilor (Corvins' Castle)
  • Prislop Monastery
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Day 8 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 3 wonderful destinations — Deva, Hunedoara County, and Hateg. You’ll explore along your route leading to the city of Târgu Jiu, where you'll be spending 1 night.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Statue of Decebal. This point of interest is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Deva, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,964 visitors.

Fortress of Deva is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 11,127 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Hunedoara County. This drive usually takes around 31 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Drop by the renowned Castelul Corvinilor (Corvins' Castle). This popular museum has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 42,393 visitors.

When you arrive in Hateg, it's time to take a break from the road.

Make Prislop Monastery one of your first sightseeing stops in Hateg. Rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 22,759 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 city of Târgu Jiu. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Târgu Jiu, relax and restore your energy at any of the following affordable places to stay.

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. Târgu Jiu has restaurants and bars for all budgets, perfect for cheap holiday-goers.

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

Round off your dining experience by visiting Traby, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of Iris Grill & Bar, a bar catering to every mood and preference. GUSTAV's PLACE likewise offers a unique atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out.

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 9

Day 9 – Târgu Jiu, Baia de Fier, and Craiova

  • Craiova
  • Târgu Jiu
  • Baia de Fier
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Drive 176 km, 3 hours

  • The Gate Of The Kiss
  • Table of Silence
  • Infinity Column
  • Peștera Muierilor
  • Pădurea Colorată
  • More

On day 9 of your cheap holiday travels in Romania, you’ll tour 2: Târgu Jiu and Baia de Fier. You'll stay in Craiova for 1 night, giving you enough time to satisfy your wanderlust and craving for new experiences.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Gate of the Kis. This sculpture is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 10,617 reviews.

Continue your journey at Table of Silence. This sculpture is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,639 travelers from near and far.

Târgu Jiu is also the home of Infinity Column. This sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 11,173 visitors.

When you arrive in Baia de Fier, it's time to take a break from the road.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Peștera Muierilor. This show cave is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 7,790 reviews.

Continue your journey at Pădurea Colorată. This point of interest is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,770 travelers from near and far.

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

A cheap, budget vacation in Craiova should not stop you from enjoying incredible food and refreshing drinks. When you're ready for the best dining and bar experiences in Craiova, try some of our top recommendations.

Essenza Bar & Restaurant 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, The Manor Restaurant & Lounge offers mouthwatering dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. Don't miss out on the charming ambiance and diverse menu at Dream On Pub, where every bite promises a delightful dining experience.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Miky's Pub. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, Gelateria SCENA offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two. Don’t overlook Soho, another top-rated bar in the area.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Craiova, Păușa, Calimanesti, and Râmnicu Vâlcea

  • Vâlcea
  • Craiova
  • Păușa
  • Calimanesti
  • More

Drive 193 km, 3 hours 24 min

  • Nicolae Romanescu Park
  • Alexandru Buia" Botanical Garden
  • Cozia Monastery
  • Cozia National Park
  • More

Day 10 of your road trip across Romania offers you the chance to visit 3 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Craiova, Păușa, and Calimanesti. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Râmnicu Vâlcea, where you'll stay for 2 nights.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Nicolae Romanescu Park. This extraordinary park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 17,064 visitors.

Next, make your way to "Alexandru Buia" Botanical Garden. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 8,139 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Craiova and set your GPS to Păușa. 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 2 hours 28 min. Upon reaching Păușa, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Kick off the day at Cozia Monastery, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This monastery is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 18,315 reviews.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Calimanesti, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Upon arrival in Calimanesti, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Cozia National Park. This much-appreciated park is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 5,948 reviews.

Râmnicu Vâlcea 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.

Going on cheap, budget vacations in Romania shouldn’t stop anyone from dining at top-rated restaurants and bars. More than just an affordable travel destination, Râmnicu Vâlcea is also home to a variety of excellent dining and drinking spots. When it’s time for a meal, we recommend you try some of the city's best places to eat and enjoy refreshing drinks.

After a day of exploring, unwind at the popular Gallo Nero, serving up a tempting array of dishes that are well-loved by budget-savvy travelers. Hanul Haiducilor is another great hotspot for culinary gems. If you’re into something unique but crafted with care and creativity, then head to Restaurantul Belvedere.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting SOHO PUB, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, ClubWinners is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, Brothers Pub 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 11

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

  • Vâlcea
  • Arefu
  • Curtea de Argeș
  • More

Drive 144 km, 3 hours 30 min

  • Lake Vidraru
  • Vidraru Dam
  • Poenari Citadel
  • Curtea de Argeș Monastery
  • More

Ready for day 11 of your road trip vacation in Romania? Discover more of Râmnicu Vâlcea and beyond on this leg of your journey. Explore more top attractions, dive into new cultures, and enjoy unique experiences. Today is all about maximizing your 1 night in this vibrant destination!

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Arefu, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Upon arrival in Arefu, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

When you're ready to see some sights, Lake Vidraru is a great place to start. This natural feature is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,307 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Vidraru Dam. This arch dam has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 15,922 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Poenari Citadel. The point of interest has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,859 visitors.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Curtea de Argeș, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Râmnicu Vâlcea may take around 49 min. Upon your arrival in Râmnicu Vâlcea, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

When you're ready to see some sights, Curtea de Argeș Monastery is a great place to start. This cathedral is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 18,564 visitors.

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

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

Recharge and refresh your energy with a visit to Old City Garden, 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 Ristorante D'Amici - a hidden culinary gem loved by locals and travelers alike. For those craving exquisite flavors, Imperial Events promises to deliver a feast for the senses.

Visit Morrison, one of the locals’ favorite hangout spots. Creator Bar Terasa serves various snacks and drinks at affordable prices, making it another great bar option for budget travelers in Râmnicu Vâlcea.

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 12

Day 12 – Râmnicu Vâlcea, Sibiu, and Alba Iulia

  • Alba County
  • Sibiu
  • More

Drive 187 km, 3 hours 36 min

  • Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park
  • ASTRA Museum
  • Sibiu Zoological Garden
  • More

On day 12 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Romania, you’ll experience 1 charming destinations — Sibiu. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Alba Iulia, where you'll stay for 2 nights.

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.

When you're ready to see some sights, Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park is a great place to start. This protected area is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 21,831 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is ASTRA Museum. This museum has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 12,206 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Sibiu Zoological Garden. The zoo has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 15,956 visitors.

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

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

Recharge and refresh your energy with a visit to Panoramic-Bar&Grill, 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 La Poarta - a hidden culinary gem loved by locals and travelers alike. For those craving exquisite flavors, Blue Hours promises to deliver a feast for the senses.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at framm's, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, Enjoy Life S. R. L. Provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, Art Cafe Downtown offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

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 13

Day 13 – Alba Iulia and Sibiu

  • Alba County
  • Sibiu
  • More

Drive 168 km, 2 hours 24 min

  • The Large Square
  • Citadel Park
  • Astra Park
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • The Bridge of Lies
  • More

On day 13 of your affordable vacation in Romania, prepare for another exciting road trip adventure within and immediately outside Alba Iulia. You’ll stay in Alba Iulia for another 1 night. You’ll visit more of the best attractions in Romania, discover new cultures, and take in unique experiences.

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

Start your sightseeing with a visit to The Large Square. This sightseeing destination is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Sibiu, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 16,200 visitors.

Citadel Park is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 4,594 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Astra Park. Visitors have rated this park an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 4,365 reviews.

Holy Trinity Cathedral is another unique site you can experience today. This attraction is an eastern orthodox cathedral rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 4,676 reviews.

Make your way to the fantastic The Bridge of Lies, perhaps the most famous sightseeing destination in Sibiu. This attraction is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 20,465 travelers.

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

Going on cheap, budget vacations in Romania shouldn’t stop anyone from dining at top-rated restaurants and bars. More than just an affordable travel destination, Alba Iulia is also home to a variety of excellent dining and drinking spots. When it’s time for a meal, we recommend you try some of the city's best places to eat and enjoy refreshing drinks.

Start your flavor-filled journey at Brothers Restaurant, featuring local favorites at reasonable prices. Looking for a taste of the unexpected? Pensiune Casa del Sole offers delightful dishes and desserts. If you’re seeking a cozy setting and satisfying meal, La Vizitiu is the perfect spot for you!

Complement this refreshing day with an equally refreshing drink at one of the best bars in the city of Alba Iulia, Pub Skit' 77.

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 14

Day 14 – Alba Iulia, Valea Mănăstirii, Blaj, and Targu Mures

  • Târgu Mureș
  • Alba County
  • Valea Mănăstirii
  • Blaj
  • More

Drive 163 km, 3 hours 13 min

  • The Citadel Alba-Carolina
  • Râmeț Monastery
  • Park Avram Iancu Blaj
  • Câmpia Libertății
  • More

Day 14 of your self-drive vacation in Romania will take you to the city of Targu Mures, where you'll be staying for 1 night. On your way to Targu Mures, you'll explore 3 popular cheap holiday destinations in Romania, including Alba Iulia, Valea Mănăstirii, and Blaj.

Journey into the unknown at The Citadel of Alba-Carolina, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 34,641 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Valea Mănăstirii. This car ride takes around 47 min.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Râmeț Monastery. This monastery is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Valea Mănăstirii, with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,979 visitors.

When you’ve had your share of Valea Mănăstirii, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Blaj. Your travel time is around 47 min.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Park Avram Iancu Blaj. This extraordinary park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,262 visitors.

Next, make your way to Câmpia Libertății. This top attraction is a park with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,735 visitors.

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

Savor the culinary delights of Targu Mures, 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 filled with excitement, indulge in a satisfying meal at Hotel Privo, offering a menu full of delicious options at reasonable prices. Featuring an enticing array of mouthwatering delights, Bristol Bus Cafe is another must-visit dining spot. For an authentic dining experience favored by locals, make your way to Taverna Diavolului, where you can also enjoy great food and warm hospitality.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at Bar Orizont, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, Buvette offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, G. Provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

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

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Day 15

Day 15 – Targu Mures - departure day

  • Târgu Mureș - Departure day
  • More
  • Targu Mures Fortress
  • More

Your budget road trip vacation in Romania is about to end. Day 15 is your departure day and your last chance to capture the beauty of Targu Mures.

As you approach the end of your journey in Romania, take a moment for some retail therapy in Targu Mures’s celebrated shopping district. Thanks to your stay’s premier location, you can easily visit the city’s commercial hubs and wander through its diverse range of local shops without rushing.

Whether you’re on a hunt for an ideal present to give to your friends or family or looking for a personal memento to remind you of Romania, a variety of items are waiting for you. Hold onto the magic of Romania with these wonderful souvenirs, ensuring your memories never fade.

One fantastic attraction you could visit on your last day in Targu Mures is the remarkable Medieval Fortress Târgu Mureș. This point of interest and popular place of interest has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,163 visitors.

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

If you have an appetite for one last delicious meal in Targu Mures, consider a top-rated restaurant like La Piazzetta, offering a menu of appetizing and affordable meals. Nivo Resto Lounge is an excellent alternative if you feel like trying something different. Another popular restaurant you could check out is Country Pub, which is a great place to enjoy meals that will remind you of your fun memories in Targu Mures.

You’ll then say farewell to Targu Mures. 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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