Best time to visit Romania

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Transfagarasan Road Trip

late June–late October (weather permitting) • activity

Fancy riding along serpentine roads with the terrifying views of precipices?

Salina Turda Underground Amusement Park

All year • activity

Romania's special amusement park outdoes Disneyland with its underground lake, stalagmites, and salt deposits

Merry Cemetery

April–October • activity

This cemetery with sometimes shocking paintings on the headstones celebrates life instead of mourning death

Geamăna Village Drowned in Copper Lake

April–August • activity

You do not want to drink from the huge multicoloured lake overflowing Geamana, unless life is too boring for you

Mocăniţa Steam Train

May–October • activity

Europe's last steam-powered forestry train invites you on a vintage trip across the Vaser Valley in the Maramures Mountains​

Growing Stones or Trovants

June–August • nature

These stones or rather "creatures" have been baffling the scientists for years. Truth or fiction, they are said to influence people's thoughts and seek revenge when treated badly


April–October • activity

A vast mountainous area covered with countless hiking trails suitable for any skill level

Swimming in Lake Sfânta Ana

June–August • nature

Maybe even better than a seaside resort: no jellyfish stings or sharks—these pure waters have no fish at all

Romanian Cheese

June–August • food

Cheese freaks will go crazy with joy as they see the variety of healthy Romanian cheeses

Wine Season

August–October • food

Romanian wines were once a part of the diet of European kings, and Cotnari wine was among Peter the Great's favourites

Medieval Festivals

June–August • event

Sword fights, troubadours and minstrels, and witches burning at the stake—all just as in the Middle Ages

Dracula Tour

April–November • activity

What pops into your head when you hear Romania? Definitely –Dracula, Transylvania, and vampires... ​

Cycling & Mountain Biking

May–mid-October • activity

The Carpathian Mountains, the wild forests of Transylvania, and rural areas provide a wonderful setting for cycling

Bigar Waterfall

April–October • nature

The unusual shapes and settings make Bigar Waterfall the most interesting waterfall in Romania


April–September • nature

Pelicans, egrets, ibises, ducks, geese, swans, eagles, vultures ​and many other feathery marvels are waiting for you in the Danube delta

Ciorba de Peste

June–March • food

The most popular treat of the Danube delta consists of a fishy broth and the fish itself

Hay Harvest

July–September • activity

The scent of fresh hay spreads over Romanian fields spotted with countless haystacks

Horseback Riding

April–October • activity

Nature, history, and architecture open from another angle as you ride round on horseback

Canoeing, Kayaking, & Whitewater Rafting

April–October • activity

The network of Romanian rivers provides all the necessary conditions to learn the sports or improve your skills

Сatfish Fishing Season

July–September (depends on species) • activity

Try out your fishing luck—the depths of the Danube Delta may conceal a 400 kg catfish

Hunting Season

August–mid-February • activity

Hunting in Romania means a wide range of game including brown bears and no problems with licensing. Hunting is followed by loud celebrations

Beach Season

June–September • activity

Watersports, thermal mud spas, local wines, and ancient Greek architecture ensure a great seaside vacation


New Year Bears

December 31–January 01 • event

Crowds of bears dance, growl, roll, die, and then resurrect in the snowy Romanian streets

St. Mary in Costești

September 08 • event

Tens of thousands of Roma people annually gather in Costești to celebrate the Birth of Virgin Mary

Mud Volcanoes

September–November | March–May • nature

The Gates of Hell lead to the kingdom of grey bubbling muds and infertile soils with almost no vegetation

Carol Singing

December 24–December 25 • activity

Kids and adults sing and dance with the Holy Star, drum dubasi, and even the playful goat Carpa joins Colindatul

Orthodox Easter

April 08, 2018 • event

Special Romanian Easter rites include painted egg tapping, night vigils, and perfume attacks to bring girls good luck

Lolelor Festival in Agnita

January 28, 2018 • event

Abiding by medieval traditions the masked townspeople of Agnita slap horsewhips to drive off evil winter spirits

Colours of Rapa Rosie

late April–early May • nature

The spring Sebeș landscapes are amazing—red rocks, green valleys, and colourful flower beds all around

Magnolias in Bucharest

April • nature

Only in April one may enjoy a delightful stroll among Bucharest magnolias or a picnic in a Romanian flowering park

Sambra Oilor

May | September–October • event

Taking sheep up or bringing them down from the mountains is a great occasion to celebrate folk traditions in a hillside village

Peonies in the Comana Forest

May • nature

Can you imagine peonies growing peacefully along forest paths? Comana forest displays plenty of these gorgeous flowers


December 24–December 25 | December 31–January 01 | April 01, 2018 • food

Interestingly shaped festive bread with different fillings made from nuts and raisins to marmelade and Turkish delight

Prislop Pass Folk Festival

August 19, 2018 • event

The festival of Romanian traditions culminates with the "hora" – a circle dance of Transylvania, Maramures, and Moldova

Red-Breasted Goose

late October–March • nature

Geese with red feathered breasts come from all over the world to winter in the Romanian delta

Ciorba de Perisoare

December 24–December 25 • food

This savoury Romanian meatball soup with spicy paprika and sour lemon juice is traditionally served at Christmas


December 24–December 25 | April 01, 2018 • food

Bigger meat and cabbage rolls are called sarmale while small ones have the diminutive name—sărmăluţe

Martisor Day

March 01 • event

It is a gesture of courtesy to present a "martisor" to a woman for the beginning of spring and a guarantee of good luck

Lamb Haggis (Drob De Miel)

April 08, 2018 • food

A chance to sample traditional Easter lamb happens just once a year

Water Lilies

mid-May • nature

Graceful water flowers float all over aquatic mazes of the Danube delta

Skiing and Snowboarding

December–March • activity

The Romanian Carpathian Mountains invite skiers and snowboarders to try out the slopes


October–early December • food

According to Romanian tradition, no meal should start without a shot of plum tuica, especially when a guest visits