Given that we want to avoid the big cities as much as possible, how far should we plan to travel on the first day to find somewhere relaxed? The "Valea Doftanei" region looks promising, but is it do-able in a tiny hatch-back or is that just asking for trouble? Anywhere with mountains, valleys, natural forests or rivers would be great.
And arriving on a Sunday, is it going to be easy to find accommodation, restaurants, information, etc? Or would it be better to just find a hotel near the airport and set off on the Monday?
Grateful for any advice or recommendations. And yes, it's going be be hot ;)