July is midsummer in Romania, and that means coastal towns get busy with visitors trying to stay cool. It's hot and relatively dry, so the conditions are ideal for all kinds of cultural and outdoor activities—as long as you don't mind the crowds in the most popular places. Read on to find out more about traveling to Romania in July.


With August, July is the hottest month of the year in Romania. Average July temperatures across the country range from 60° to 84°F (16° and 29°C), but they can get even hotter in certain places in the south and southeast. Fortunately, July is much drier than May and June; while it may still rain a little in July, rainfall is less of a problem than earlier in the summer.

Crowds & Costs

July is the peak season for travel in Romania, especially as many neighboring European countries take summer vacations in July and August. Just because Romania's beach resorts aren't as famous as those of neighboring Croatia or Italy, don't make the mistake of thinking you'll have them to yourself! Accommodation along the Romanian Riviera, on the Black Sea coast, can book out far in advance in peak season. Costs are relatively higher too, although Romania is generally a more budget-friendly destination than some other European countries. Also expect to see many day-trippers from Bucharest, Brasov, and further afield at the infamous Bran Castle, made famous by Bram Stoker in Dracula.

Where to Go

To escape the heat and the worst of the summer crowds, head into the Romanian mountains and rural areas of Transylvania and northern Romania. Near the town of Cluj-Napoca, you can visit the eerie, unusual Hoia Forest, which has been called the creepiest forest in the world. If brighter, sunnier places are more appealing to you, check out the Bucovina region in northeastern Romania. The incredible painted monasteries and churches of this region are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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What to Do

July is a great time to road trip through Romania. The spectacular, dizzying Transfagarasan Mountain Highway runs over the Southern Carpathian Mountains, linking Wallachia and Transylvania. The 56-mile (90-km) route is only accessible in the summer months but is a dramatic journey that's worth taking if you happen to be in Romania in July.

Events in July

Medieval Arts Festival, Sighişoara. The medieval history of Transylvania is showcased in mid-July at this interesting festival. It's centered around Sighişoara's attractive citadel.

Traveling to Romania in July? Check out these great itineraries

Self-Drive Tour of Transylvania - 9 Days. This complete self-drive tour covers the highlights of Romania's Transylvania region and features attractions made famous by Bram Stoker's Dracula

Carpathian Mountains & Transylvanian Citadels - 8 Days. Discover Transylvania's rocky past and tour the Saxon citadels, a UNESCO heritage site. Visit eclectic Sibiu, Europe's 2007 Capital of Culture, stay overnight in pastoral mountain villages, and more.

Family Adventure in Romania - 14 Days. Featuring a mix of traditional sightseeing and outdoor adventures, this two-week trip around Romania is ideal for families. Learn about the legends of Transylvania, discover medieval villages, and more.

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