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Introducing Romania

When is the best time to visit?
The best time to visit Romania is from May to mid-October, whether you want to hike through our mysterious woodland trails or discover our cultural heritage and history. The weather is mostly nice and warm, although a bit hot during July and August with some chances or rain or stormy skies. We also recommend considering April for cultural exploration.

Where to go in Romania? 
Romania has many sights to see and enjoy! The ones that should not be missed are Bucovina & Maramures, Transylvania, and the Danube Delta. Bucovina is known for its medieval monasteries (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), where you can find your inner peace but also discover many beautiful natural sights. Maramures is another famous region, due to its magnificent wooden churches, houses and carved gates, full of legends and symbols. Here you will learn the true meaning of tradition while enjoying breath-taking landscapes. Transylvania is where history comes to life: centuries-old fortified churches, citadels and Saxon houses will amaze you with their stories and architecture. Last but not least, the Danube Delta and Piatra Craiului National Park are the places where one can fuse with nature and discover the varied flora and fauna Romania has to offer. We guarantee your trip will be an unforgettable experience no matter your plans.

How many days does someone need to visit?
In order to get a real, complete feel of what Romania is like, we recommend at least three weeks. However, depending on what you chose to do, you can also plan a great trip for one week where you can narrow your sights on a few key highlights.

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Romania Tours & Itineraries

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Discover Romania's Nature and Culture
Map of Nature and Culture in Romania - 15 Days
Nature and Culture in Romania - 15 Days

There is so much to see in Romania, and this two-week trip offers a glimpse into a country and culture where the people's connection to nature runs deep. Explore charming medieval towns, visit the castle that inspired the location of Bram Stoker's "Dracula," and take a steam train ride through the countryside. You'll discover authentic villages straight out of a fairy tale, jaw-dropping landscapes, and carefully preserved traditions.

Crossing villages in the Carpathian Mountains
Map of Village to Village Walk in the Carpathian Mountains: 8 Days - self guided
Village to Village Walk in the Carpathian Mountains: 8 Days - self guided

Avid walkers celebrate: this village-to-village walking tour was designed just for you. Hike through national parks, great forests, and the exceptional landscapes of the Bucegi Mountains. Visit traditional villages. And take in the dark, eerie history of Bran Castle - also known as Dracula's Castle.

The Villages of Romania's Bucovina and Maramures - 9 Days
Map of The Villages of Romania's Bucovina and Maramures - 9 Days
The Villages of Romania's Bucovina and Maramures - 9 Days

Step back in time and immerse yourself in bygone rural traditions on this 9-day tour of the Bucovina and Maramures villages. These two regions of Romania have carefully preserved their proud heritage, which you'll experience through plenty of cultural activities. You'll discover brightly painted monasteries, intricate woodwork, and fascinating multi-ethnic customs as you explore this pretty part of the world.

Catch a sunset over famous Bran's Castle outside of Brașov
Map of Self-Drive Tour of Transylvania - 9 Days
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. You will visit historic fortresses and medieval castles, linked to Vlad III Dracul, "the Impaler," himself, as well as explore medieval Saxon towns and cities. Discover the myth and legend of Count Dracula on this nine-day itinerary.

Transfagarasan Pass in the Carpathian Mountains
Map of Carpathian Mountains & Transylvanian Citadels - 8 Days
Carpathian Mountains & Transylvanian Citadels - 8 Days

Explore high mountains and medieval citadels on this 8-day itinerary. 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 don't forget your camera for a visit to Romania's legendary Dracula's Castle.

Medieval cityscape
Map of Discover Medieval Romania - 6 Days
Discover Medieval Romania - 6 Days

Discover medieval architecture and modern culture in Romanian as you travel by train around the country on this 6-day itinerary. Tour fortified churches and citadels, discover Saxon and Hungarian heritage, and see preserved 12th-century buildings in Transylvania and Walachia.

Romania Travel Advice

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Our Latest Romania Content

Hillside and forest covered in snow
Romania in December: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

December is mid-winter in Romania, and that means cold temperatures and landscapes blanketed in snow and ice. Christmas markets add festive cheer to towns and cities. Read on to find out more about visiting Romania in December.

Romanian castle in gloomy weather
Romania in November: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

November is the start of winter in Romania and not generally a popular time to visit. However, if the idea of touring atmospheric medieval castles, churches, and monasteries appeals to you, November might be the ideal time. Read on to learn more about visiting Romania in November.

Fall in Romania
Romania in October: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

October is fall in Romania and the start of the low season. However, if you enjoy pretty fall colors, harvest festivals, and fewer crowds, it's a good time to visit. Read on to find out more about traveling to Romania in October.

Romania Travel Maps

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Romania map: Nature and Culture in Romania: 15 Days
Nature and Culture in Romania: 15 Days
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Romania map: Village to Village Walk in the Carpathian Mountains: 8 Days
Village to Village Walk in the Carpathian Mountains: 8 Days
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Romania map: The Villages of Romania's Bucovina and Maramures - 9 Days
The Villages of Romania's Bucovina and Maramures - 9 Days
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Trip Reviews for Romania

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Outstanding!!!!!
Romania | Oct 1 - Oct 18, 2022

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David & Tammy B.
Prescott, AZ | Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Raluca, was outstanding she took care of all are needs. She was always there if we needed her. there are really no words to describe how wonderful she is. She made our trip so enjoyable. Our guides where great so knowledgeable, friendly and pleasant to be with. it was a wonderful memorable trip.

Local specialist: Raluca Teodor
Raluca
Raluca Teodor
Local specialist in Romania | Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Hello David and Tammy! I had such an easy delightful mission to prepare this trip for you. It was a pleasure to meet you and create memories that will remain powerful and joyful in your life!

Raluca was amazing!!!! She worked so hard for...
Romania | Oct 1 - Oct 18, 2022

Linda
Linda R.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Raluca was amazing!!!! She worked so hard for us every step of the way! She put everything I wanted in the itinerary! She helped us when we had a couple of bumps in the road. She took very good care of us and made us felt safe and taken care of! The guides she picked for our tours, Christi and Alexandru were outstanding! They were so knowledgeable and kind! I can’t imagine anyone better!! It was a wonderful, wonderful trip of a life time!!!! LOVED every bit!!

Local specialist: Raluca Teodor
Raluca
Raluca Teodor
Local specialist in Romania | Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Hi Linda! Our work with you was not hard, it was soft and pleasant :) We enjoyed preparing step by step, for one year and a half, the trip for the 4 you. You managed to tell us what you wanted and what your expectations were and I'm happy we managed to answer your expectations. I feel grateful for travellers like you. You make our work to be meaningful.

I wish that I could give more stars. Florin i...
Romania | Oct 3 - Oct 14, 2022

michael
michael G.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

I wish that I could give more stars. Florin is extremely knowledgeable about the area and the history and he takes care of his people. I got very immersed in the culture and met people and we danced with groups of locals and had an amazing trip. Floin literally goes out of his way to show you things that you would not ordinarily see and or do. Second to none experience. Bravo Florin! Bravo! read more

I wish that I could give more stars. Florin is extremely knowledgeable about the area and the history and he takes care of his people. I got very immersed in the culture and met people and we danced with groups of locals and had an amazing trip. Floin literally goes out of his way to show you things that you would not ordinarily see and or do. Second to none experience. Bravo Florin! Bravo!

Hotel Review
Hotel Republique
Sibiu

Very nice lodging and a history behind the place as well. Giant balcony over looking back yard.

Authenticity & Character
Location
A block from city enter
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Florin Preda
Florin
Florin Preda
Local specialist in Bucharest | Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Dear Michael,
Thank you for your kind words.
It was a pleasure to be part of your experience in Romania.
You are always welcome to come back and explore more of my beautiful country.
Greetings from Romania,
Florin