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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.

Romania Travel Insights

Nature and Culture in Romania: 15 Days self-guided
Nature and Culture in Romania: 15 Days self-guided

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.

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.

Crossing villages in the Carpathian Mountains
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.

Catch a sunset over famous Bran's Castle outside of Brașov
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.

Danube Gorges
Cycling Along the Danube - 8 Days

Hop on your bike and ride along the beautiful Danube River from Serbia to Romania on this week-long adventure. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you cycle through remote villages in the foothills of the rugged Carpathian Mountains. You'll explore Belgrade and Bucharest, get a taste of rural life in Romania's Banat region, and venture into the caves of the stunning Danube Gorges.

Transfagarasan Pass in the Carpathian Mountains
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.

Romania Travel Maps

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Nature and Culture in Romania: 15 Days
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The Villages of Romania's Bucovina and Maramures - 9 Days
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Village to Village Walk in the Carpathian Mountains: 8 Days
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Romania
Travel specialist Raluca Teodor
active 1 hour ago

Raluca Teodor

For 10 years since the moment I created the company, we haven’t missed a day in being passionate about bringing to the world the Romanian cultural heritage, history, and its fantastic outdoors. ...

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Travel specialist Jared Reisman
active 10 hours ago

Jared Reisman

I am a travel advisor for JayWay Travel and I get joy from planning amazing adventures for clients with the knowledge I've gained having traveled extensively throughout Europe. I prefer to build a...

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Travel specialist Florin Leonte

Florin Leonte

I am passionate about introducing travelers to the places, things, and people of my beautiful Romania and its sister Bulgaria. My goal is to create joyful, lifelong memories for my travelers. I am...

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Travel specialist Silviu Martin
active 5 days ago

Silviu Martin

I'm Silviu Martin, an entrepreneur who is passionate about cycling and travel. My promise is to support you with my unmatched local expertise to deliver the most authentic experience possible....

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Trip Reviews for Romania

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim
Sarah

Art, food, nature & history in romania, Romania - Jul 23 - Jul 30, 2019

Traveler: Sarah W. - Local specialist: Raluca Teodor

Raluca is a smart, friendly and meticulous planner who really came through for us. When we had to cut our trip short due to a death in the family, she helped us immensely and we are very grateful to her for her assistance.

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Raluca Teodor, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Sarah so much for your message! You are such a lovely person and it was a great meeting! I hope we'll see each other again someday!
Take care!
Raluca

Discover transylvania’s heritage by bike: 9 days, Romania - Jun 2 - Jun 12, 2019

Traveler: Rob S. - Local specialist: Raluca Teodor

Raluca was very knowledgeable and responsive during the planning of our trip. We were comparing a few different tour otions and Raluca’s route seemed the best. Our bikes were great. The logistics were seamless. The route was fantastic. Wonderful country roads. No traffic. Beautiful. For the most part the acommodation was quite good. The food was standard fare for Romania. I would recommend Romania Active without hesitation. Trip of a lifetime. Translyvania is undiscovered. ... read more

Raluca was very knowledgeable and responsive during the planning of our trip. We were comparing a few different tour otions and Raluca’s route seemed the best. Our bikes were great. The logistics were seamless. The route was fantastic. Wonderful country roads. No traffic. Beautiful. For the most part the acommodation was quite good. The food was standard fare for Romania. I would recommend Romania Active without hesitation. Trip of a lifetime. Translyvania is undiscovered. It was refreshing to be in Europe and not be surrounded by tourists and to experience the traditional Romanian lifestyle.

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Raluca Teodor, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Rob & Bridget!

Thank you very much for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed our country and our services.
We'll be expecting you again soon!

All the best,
Raluca

Nature and culture in romania: 15 days, Romania - Jun 4 - Jun 18, 2019

Traveler: KERRY W. - Local specialist: Raluca Teodor

We enjoyed a wonderful Romanian experience thanks to Raluca’s excellent planning and organisational skills. She was always quick to reply to our questions and it was great to finally meet her in person when we picked up our road book, vouchers and itinerary in Bucharest. We enjoyed the variety in our itinerary which included a visit to the Bear sanctuary, visits to beautiful Medieval towns and castles and a steam train ride through the scenic Vaser valley. Our Romanian experience has left us... read more

We enjoyed a wonderful Romanian experience thanks to Raluca’s excellent planning and organisational skills. She was always quick to reply to our questions and it was great to finally meet her in person when we picked up our road book, vouchers and itinerary in Bucharest. We enjoyed the variety in our itinerary which included a visit to the Bear sanctuary, visits to beautiful Medieval towns and castles and a steam train ride through the scenic Vaser valley. Our Romanian experience has left us with beautiful memories.
Thank you Raluca and the Kimkim team.

Sue & Kerry Walker
Melbourne Australia.

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Raluca Teodor, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Sue & Kerry! It was a pleasure putting this trip together for you and I'm really happy you enjoyed it. Great meeting you as well. Hopefully, we will see you again someday and we will assist you in visiting other parts of Romania as well.

All the best to you,
Raluca