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Brasov - Constanta Road Trip, Ideas Please!

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Brasov - Constanta Road Trip, Ideas Please!

Hi TA freinds,

I will be arriving in Bucuresti with a Romanian friend on Wednesday, July 1/09. We are in our 30's and want to pack as much into the few days as possible. We jump into a rental car and drive to Brasov.

Anything that we should not miss on the way there?

We are thinking of staying at: Hanul Dambu Morii din Brasov.

We want some sort of country locale with lots of traditional Romanians cuisine and ambience, as rustic as possible.

Not into the club scene but definitely into hauling back a few draft beers!

Then Friday July 3 off to Constanta. Any must-sees between Bucuresti and Constanta?

We are thinking of staying at: Villa Ad-Ella Eforie Nord. Looks cool.

The day will be pretty much chillin on the beach and for sure the medicinal waters and mud of possible.

Any must-sees in Constanta?

Then Sunday July 5 drive to Bucuresti airport.

This is our itinerary in a nutshell and I would be super happy of any suggestions!

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1. Re: Brasov - Constanta Road Trip, Ideas Please!

•Between Bucharest and Brasov one place definitely not to miss is the mountain resort Sinaia, where you can visit the Peles palace.

You could also make a small detour to go see Bran castle and Rasnov fortress.

•As far as I know Dambu Morii inn is practically outside Brasov, about 8-9 km away from downtown (where most of the city's tourist sites plus bars, clubs etc. are located); if you'll have a car this shouldn't be such a major problem, still it might be better to stay somewhere closer to the central area.

Take a look at reviews for Brasov hotels and guesthouses here:

tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g295394-Brasov_Transy…

•There's not much to see between Bucharest and Constanta (and btw coming from Brasov you don't necessarily have to go through Bucharest).

But if you do use this route (Bucharest-Constanta), as you'll heading to the Black Sea on a Friday, note that traffic might be extremely congested on the A2 motorway and especially after the motorway ends, on the last part of the route (from Cernavoda to Constanta and along the coast to Eforie), so drive very carefully.

Some must sees in Constanta would be the archeology museum with the famous ancient Roman ruins nearby, the aquarium, the casino etc.

For a change of scenery visit the resorts at the southern end of the coast, near the Bulgarian border, Vama Veche and 2 Mai.

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2. Re: Brasov - Constanta Road Trip, Ideas Please!

Great...

I like your suggestion for Dambu Morii Inn. It seems exactly like what I want.

Re: the drive to Constanta

All I can do from here is use windows live maps to chose a route from Brasov to Constanta. They take us through Bucuresti and say it is 392km, 5hours52mins.

Any other selection would significantly add to the time. Is that accurate?

It seems we did not chose the best day to go to the sea....well...maybe we will see you on the road as well!

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3. Re: Brasov - Constanta Road Trip, Ideas Please!

But I wasn't making a suggestion, I was just commenting on your own choice, Hanul Dambu Morii ( "hanul" means "the inn" in Romanian, so it's Dambu Morii inn).

Bing Maps (isn't that how it's called now :-) is about right about the distance Brasov-Bucharest-Constanta, but the driving time will actually be longer (6 1/2 - 7 hours, even more if traffic is really crowded).

You could try to get from Brasov to Constanta through Buzau and Slobozia - it's not much longer in reality and that way you'll be able to avoid some of the traffic around Bucharest, not to mention that you'll get to see some new things (instead of seeing the area between Brasov and Bucharest twice).

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4. Re: Brasov - Constanta Road Trip, Ideas Please!

We reserved at the Dambu Morii Inn....When we called they had not had electricity for 2 days!!????

With the rented GPS (only 15 euros for 4 days), we will do your suggestion of staying off the main highway to Constanta from Brasov.

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5. Re: Brasov - Constanta Road Trip, Ideas Please!

Maybe you should choose another place to stay in.

If you go to Constanta through Buzau don't forget to make a side trip to see the miniature volcanoes at Berca ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berca_Mud_Volcanoes ).

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6. Re: Brasov - Constanta Road Trip, Ideas Please!

We are taking our chances there....hopefully the electricity will be on!

Great suggestion, re: mud volcanes!

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7. Re: Brasov - Constanta Road Trip, Ideas Please!

Thanks posters, I had a great trip!

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