50 Incredible Places You Can’t Miss For A Epic Romania Road Trip! 🚗
Don’t know anything about Romania beyond Dracula and a national love of stuffed cabbage leaves?
That’s OK….I’m going to introduce you to 50 of the Best Places to Visit in Romania and convince you this incredible country should be top of your bucket list! With a fairytale landscape, fortified churches, and painted monasteries, there is a lot to love in this mountainous nation.
A strong yet mysterious country full of contrasts with vibrant western cities and villages that seem stuck in a time warp. Dacia’s rule the road here and dense primeval forests provide shelter for the wolves and bears, which call the Carpathian mountains home.
Be transfixed by this seemingly impossible highway, which was gouged out in the steep mountains through the sheer folly of Nicolae Ceaușescu. You might also know it as the Transfăgărășan made famous by Top Gear in Romania!
Explore one of Romania’s most beautiful castles, which are still home to their royal family today!
With so many beautiful places to see in Romania, how can you be expected to find them all on yourself? You can’t, of course, but this list will help, and so does the Romania Lonely Planet. Get it now in print or on a PDF for your phone, so you are never stuck on the road in Romania… Now 30 more to go!
View the artworks of Constantin Brâncuși, which are influenced by geometrical designs and representational art. Of course, Targu Jiu has more to offer than this – but I’ll let you discover them for yourself!
Step back in time and unravel the secrets of the ancient Dacian people and their hilltop fortress, often described as the Machu Picchu of Europe. Yes – Sarmizegetusa Regia is as ancient as it is mysterious!
Breath in crisp Mountain air and survey this untouched TransRarau alpine environment from above. New infrastructure development here ensures that while the TransRarau maybe is less popular than other passes in Romania, it will not stay that way for long!
Feel tiny standing in front of one of the world’s biggest buildings, which consumes as much electricity as a small city!
So there you have it – 50 of the Best Places to Visit in Romania! Perfect for a road trip and a few weeks of nature-loving – Don’t forget to look at the Romania Lonely Planetin print or on a PDF for your phone so you are never stuck on the road in Romania!
Let me know what you think and the most beautiful places in Romania – I could easily have made this list Top 100! This is a place where you are going to want to take your time to enjoy an epic Romania Road Trip (and sort your rent a car Romania) – and I know you are going to love it as much as I did!
Many budget travelers (including me) indulge in worldwide airport lounge access, so we can experience luxury while still slumming it in economy. Naturally, we would never leave home without a more general travel guide since we couldn’t possibly cover everything here!
Just add an adventurous attitude and plenty of smiles - they go a long way - and that about covers it all! Now go out, find your own path and don't forget to share your best inspiration stories with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram...I'd love to hear from you!