When to go?
In Romania, there is a high contrast between seasons, so choose when to go depending on what you want to do, see or visit here. However, the country’s geographical diversity, as well as the multitude of sights, events
and traditional celebrations, offer yearlong visiting opportunities. So don’t worry that you won’t sunbathe if you come in April, there will surely be many other things which will make you say "wow"!
Romania is definitely a destination worth visiting, but you won’t be able to see it all in a short holiday. Come back here every time you can and take your time to discover the country bit by bit. It offers many possibilities to pick from and we guarantee that it will not leave you disappointed, no matter when you come. Nonetheless, you need to know that, while spring and autumn are more moderate, summer and winter have become increasingly extreme in the recent years. This is useful information when packing, as you might want to put some extra clothes for the cold season and a fan for the summer.
Spring is the season of the biggest Orthodox feast day, the Easter. The unique Romanian traditions and customs that revolve around this day are a not-to-miss, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Birdwatchers
should be present in the Danube Delta
for the start of the migratory season when millions of noisy birds cross the Delta’s sky. If you are more inclined towards visiting cultural and historic touristic sights, go for the urban areas, as they can become a little too dusty and hot in the summer.
Regarding summer, we consider that all the country, from seaside to mountains and from cities to the most remote villages, is a rewarding choice. Take your bathing suit and enjoy the strong summer sun on one of the resorts
on the Black Sea coast. Beware that Bucharest
and the seaside resorts can reach 40 degrees Celsius during the summer, whereas the cooler mountains can be perfect for those who are not so fond of hot temperatures. Hike in the mountains
, plunge in the Danube Delta or participate in the summer festivals, but make sure you book ahead, as the summer holiday brings many tourists from all over the world.
If you are a painter in search of new, undiscovered, "uninvented" colours, the Carpathians’ forests will surely give you thousands of hues of green, yellow and red. Get closer to the nature by participating in autumn festivals related to harvesting the crops and the grapes or gathering the sheep.
Mingle in the crowd of students that return to their universities and enjoy the newly enlivened cities.
Winter is the best time to come if you prefer the cold, clean mountain air of the ski resorts
. Put on the skiing equipment and hit the snowy slopes, and then relax in front of a jug of mulled wine in a cosy chalet. The big cities are also a good destination, especially if you are into visiting museums
. Towards the end of the year, make sure you found a host in Maramureş
, the places where cheerful traditions come to life during Christmas and New Year’s Eve.