Best time to visit Romania
The best time to travel to Romania depends on the region you intend to visit. This is because of its location and topography, which result in three different climatic zones. The east, the west and the south experience a variety of different temperatures.
Before deciding when to travel to Romania you should take into account the climatic characteristics of this European country. In the area west of the Carpathians the climate is quite moderate, with humid summers and mild winters.
In the eastern region of Romania, there is a continental climate, which results in considerable temperature differences between summer and winter. In this region, the winters are very cold and the summers are very hot.
The coastal region of the Black Sea, as well as that of southern Romania, enjoys Mediterranean influences. This translates into warm summers and relatively mild winters. In this area, the average temperature in winter is around 5°C. In spring the thermometer rises to 10°C, reaching 26°C in July and August.
However, we can say that the best time to travel to Romania is between May and September. April and October still have a good temperature, so these could also be good months to visit this country.
Best time to travel to northern Romania
The best time to visit Cluj-Napoca, the unofficial capital of Transylvania, and explore the Hoia Forest or Simion Barnutiu Central Park, is between May and September. At this time you will have a fairly pleasant climate, with an average of 25ºC, reaching 28ºC in the month of July.
In this region, there are two types of climate, oceanic and continental. This mixture of climates gives rise to significant variations in the average temperature. However, you will find the highest temperatures from the month of May, with an average of 22ºC, until the end of September with 24ºC.
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Best time to travel to eastern Romania
If you want to visit Iasi, Galati or Tulcea in eastern Romania, the best time is also between May and September. June, July and August are good months for this area, because here the summers are characterised by warm temperatures, although they are also somewhat rainy.
During the spring and autumn in this region, there are mild temperatures, neither too hot, nor too cold. In this sense, April and May, as well as September and October, would be a good time to discover this beautiful area of Romania.
Best time to travel to southern Romania
If you'd like to visit Constanta, Bucharest or Craiova, the best time of the year is between July and August. Above all, in Constanta, the winters are very cold, with an average temperature which does not rise above -2ºC. In summer, on the other hand, the thermometer reaches an average temperature of 28ºC, although it can go up to 32ºC.
August is the hottest month, and the coldest month is January. As for the hours of daylight, the skies begin to brighten at the end of May and remain clear until the end of September. July is the sunniest month of the whole year; this, together with the good temperatures, makes it the ideal month to visit this region of Romania.
Best time to travel to western Romania
Every trip to Romania must include Timisoara to the west of the country. To visit this beautiful city, it is best to do so between April and October. The maximum temperature in this city will be found in July at 31ºC, and the lowest in December, at 6ºC.
The oceanic climate of this area of Romania means it rains almost all year, with May and June being the months with the highest chance of rainfall. As for temperatures, in April the average is 21ºC, the same as in October. July and August are at around 31ºC and May, June and September stand at 24-27ºC.
Best time to travel to central Romania
All the treasures of Romania are in the central region such as Sinaia, Sibiu, Sighisoara, Bran and Brasov. These places are mandatory stops on any tour of Romania! The best time to travel to Romania and explore these wonderful towns and cities is in August or September.
Between May and July, the weather is good, but it rains frequently, so it is better to wait until August or September to make your trip. The rest of the year, the weather is quite cold, especially between the months of December and March.
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