Best Time To Visit Romania

The best time to visit Romania is from April to October when the weather is pleasant for enjoying the Transylvanian countryside and the cities like Bucharest. Spring and autumn offer breathtaking views across the castle-studded region. And, the weather is ideal for cultural trips among the churches, castles, and all things Romanian.  

Summers are hot and busy across Romania and Bulgaria. From June to August, central Romania is bustling with life. It is a great time for sightseeing in the cultural highlights such as Sibiu and Targu Mures.

In winter, chilly weather and snowfall dominate the climate all across the Balkans and Romania. Although it creates an irresistible atmosphere to visit the castles and the old towns, the bitter cold does not offer the best time to visit Romania.

Monthly Travel Guide For Romania

Travelling in Romania between January and March

January to March are the coldest months in all of the Balkans, including Romania and Bulgaria. Temperatures may be as low as -5°C inland, and the weather in Transylvania is crisp, bringing heavy snowfall. The countryside is dark and grim at this time of year. So, it is not the best time to visit Romania for the ideal photographic experience among the castles.

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Transylvania in Winter

Travelling in Romania in April and May

Spring is the best time to visit Romania, as the changing countryside hosts some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes. Temperatures rise in March, but occasional rains last till early April. So, packing up for wet weather is recommended for Romania tours in spring.

Beginning in April, sightseeing becomes enjoyable as the days get longer and the weather is moderate. April and May offer the best sceneries and the ideal temperatures for traveling across the castle-studded land of Romania. These are also the shoulder months before the European holidays, offering the perfect combination of quiet time and ideal weather.

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Bran

Travelling in Romania between June and August

June to August, temperature varies in the high 20s, rising to 30°C in the central regions. It is the busiest time in the iconic cities and the peak season for cultural festivities. June is relatively quieter before the European holiday begins, making it the best time to visit Romania and enjoy sunny days before the flocks arrive.

In July and August, highlights such as Plovdiv are buzzing with life. It is a wonderful time to enjoy the unique local tastes. If you don’t mind the heat, trips to Romania are perfect in summer to revel in the country’s eclectic culture.

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Bucharest

Travelling in Romania in September and October

September and October are the best months for both cultural tours and enjoying the vibrant city life. Temperatures drop to comfortable levels with an average of 25°C. It is the best time to visit Romania to find the must-see attractions quiet again.

A riot of nature colors provides the perfect backdrop for Transylvania’s castles. As this is the harvest season, local festivities turn the small town scene into a cultural carnival. Autumn is the best season to enjoy some refreshing time in the Romanian countryside.

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Romanian Village

Travelling in Romania in November and December

In November and December, temperatures range between 0 to 10°C in Romania. Although this is the best time to visit Romania for winter sports, the country can be too gloomy to enjoy sightseeing and cultural activities. The entire Transylvania region is often covered in mists.

December 1st brings the festive cheer to the villages in slumber once again, as this is the National Holiday in Romania. Still, you will find that there is not much to experience in the country except for the spectacular Christmas Markets.

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Snow-Covered Countryside

Romania Climate & Weather Guide

12 km/h
RegionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Bucharest 12 km/h 13 km/h 13 km/h 12 km/h 11 km/h 9 km/h 9 km/h 10 km/h 11 km/h 11 km/h 11 km/h 11 km/h
Brasov 7 km/h 7 km/h 8 km/h 9 km/h 8 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 6 km/h 8 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h
Cluj-Napoca 7 km/h 8 km/h 8 km/h 8 km/h 8 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 6 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 6 km/h 7 km/h
Sibiu 6 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 6 km/h 6 km/h 6 km/h 5 km/h 6 km/h 6 km/h 6 km/h 6 km/h
Ruse 12 km/h 13 km/h 13 km/h 12 km/h 11 km/h 10 km/h 9 km/h 10 km/h 11 km/h 11 km/h 11 km/h 12 km/h
Plovdiv 7 km/h 8 km/h 8 km/h 8 km/h 8 km/h 8 km/h 8 km/h 8 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h
Sofia 8 km/h 9 km/h 9 km/h 8 km/h 8 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 8 km/h
RegionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Sofia 36°F 40°F 49°F 58°F 66°F 73°F 78°F 78°F 72°F 61°F 46°F 38°F
Belgrade 40°F 44°F 54°F 64°F 74°F 80°F 84°F 84°F 75°F 65°F 52°F 42°F
Sarajevo 36°F 42°F 52°F 58°F 68°F 73°F 78°F 78°F 72°F 61°F 46°F 37°F
Dubrovnik 52°F 53°F 57°F 62°F 70°F 77°F 82°F 82°F 76°F 69°F 59°F 54°F
Budva 44°F 46°F 51°F 57°F 64°F 72°F 79°F 80°F 73°F 65°F 58°F 48°F
Ohrid 40°F 42°F 50°F 56°F 65°F 72°F 78°F 78°F 72°F 61°F 50°F 42°F
Skopje 38°F 46°F 56°F 64°F 73°F 81°F 86°F 85°F 79°F 67°F 51°F 41°F
RegionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Sofia 81 mm 53 mm 93 mm 89 mm 106 mm 131 mm 87 mm 40 mm 48 mm 68 mm 42 mm 59 mm
Belgrade 84 mm 86 mm 85 mm 62 mm 140 mm 127 mm 65 mm 43 mm 61 mm 86 mm 67 mm 77 mm
Sarajevo 61 mm 54 mm 55 mm 52 mm 69 mm 59 mm 34 mm 21 mm 27 mm 41 mm 43 mm 53 mm
Dubrovnik 142 mm 128 mm 117 mm 109 mm 84 mm 70 mm 50 mm 61 mm 94 mm 129 mm 175 mm 167 mm
Budva 152 mm 132 mm 116 mm 62 mm 59 mm 53 mm 21 mm 19 mm 55 mm 116 mm 201 mm 127 mm
Ohrid 52 mm 38 mm 40 mm 42 mm 58 mm 45 mm 39 mm 33 mm 38 mm 37 mm 44 mm 35 mm
Skopje 79 mm 69 mm 84 mm 83 mm 91 mm 64 mm 30 mm 24 mm 48 mm 65 mm 66 mm 67 mm
RegionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Sofia 13 10 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 9
Belgrade 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Sarajevo 4 13 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 10
Dubrovnik 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Budva 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ohrid 7 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Skopje 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
RegionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Sofia 8 km/h 9 km/h 9 km/h 8 km/h 8 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 8 km/h
Belgrade 11 km/h 12 km/h 12 km/h 11 km/h 10 km/h 9 km/h 9 km/h 8 km/h 9 km/h 10 km/h 11 km/h 11 km/h
Sarajevo 8 km/h 9 km/h 9 km/h 8 km/h 8 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 6 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 8 km/h 8 km/h
Dubrovnik 16 km/h 17 km/h 16 km/h 13 km/h 12 km/h 11 km/h 11 km/h 10 km/h 12 km/h 13 km/h 15 km/h 16 km/h
Budva 12 km/h 13 km/h 12 km/h 10 km/h 9 km/h 9 km/h 9 km/h 9 km/h 10 km/h 10 km/h 11 km/h 12 km/h
Ohrid 8 km/h 9 km/h 8 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 6 km/h 6 km/h 6 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 8 km/h
Skopje 7 km/h 9 km/h 9 km/h 8 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h 7 km/h

When to visit Romania

Trips to Transylvania in Spring and Fall


Spring and fall are the best seasons to visit Romania to take the long-awaited trip to Transylvania. With its cinematic castles, heart-warming small towns, and spicy culture, Transylvania truly comes to life from April to October. The warm and sunny days make it an ideal time to enjoy long walking tours in star attractions like Peles Castle and Dracula Castle in Bran. When you are done, a peaceful time await in the towns surrounded by mushroom-covered lands. 

It is the best time to visit the Transylvania since autumn brings mild weather and clear blue skies. From September to November, the ageless woodlands in the countryside are painted with vibrant reds and oranges. Also, towns like Sinaia become all the more inviting with myriad local festivals in the harvest season. Spring is equally fascinating with the days getting longer and the joy of Easter dominating the region. Our Treasures of Transylvania trip offers the perfect combination of culture and leisure time all across Transylvania from spring to fall.

Romania and the Balkans in Summer


Although summer in Romania can be quite hot, it is the liveliest and by far the most cheerful time of the year. With the European flocks arriving in July, the principal cities like Bucharest and Brasov host a multicultural frenzy. If you are considering a trip to Romania, bear in mind that the small towns are as fulfilling as the main cities in the country in terms of boundless entertainment. Cozy eateries and steamy coffeehouses ring with local stories from dusk till dawn.

From June to August, folk festivals take place both in the urban centers and in the countryside. June might be the best time to visit Romania and the Balkans if you wish to savor them with less crowds. For panoramic tours in the cities, a lively atmosphere, and long days to enjoy Transylvania region, choose our Ultimate Balkans and Transylvania tour, which is available from April to October.



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