With a unique blend of untamed landscapes that consists of mountains, forests, captivating wildlife, imposing castles, folklore, and a lively capital city. Romania offers more than just Transylvania and Count Dracula. The gorgeous peaks and dense forests of the Carpathian Mountains dominate much of central Romania and a plethora of wildlife including deer, elk and bears can be found within the rugged wilderness. While the UNESCO-protected Danube Delta to the east is home to a wealth of bird and fish species. Additionally, white-sand beaches stretch along the coast of the Black Sea, while cities such as Bucharest, Brasov and Bran offer culture, heritage and nightlight. Although, no trip would really be complete without passing through Transylvania, taking in the eerie Bran Castle, famously the home of Dracula.

Top Recommendations

  • The capital Bucharest, home to the world’s second-biggest building, Cuesecus’s Palace of Parliament
  • Tour Dracula’s Castle in Bran
  • Enjoy the views from the medieval citadel of Sighisoara
  • Soak up the sun in the Black Sea resort of Mamaia
  • Take a road trip on Transfagarasan
  • Poiana Braşov for summer hiking and winter skiing

When to Visit

May through to September. The summer brings hot temperatures and long days often filled with sunshine. Therefore visit during the fringes of this time period for slightly less heat if so inclined. The country is relatively dry with few days of rain. However, always be prepared for the odd shower now and again. Equally the months of December to March offers snow-capped mountains and the chance for various winter activities.

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Bucharest.