Summer in Romania is the perfect time to hit the trails or put on your exploring shoes and discover the country. Romania has all four seasons and summertime means high temperatures, lush vegetation and perfect weather for nature tours or lazy evenings at a terrace in a chic old town center like Brasov.

View to the Black Church in Brasov
View to the Black Church in Brasov

Summer in Romania officially starts on the 1st of June that coincides with Children’s Day. But in reality, Romanians start the summer fun at the 1st of May. Now let me tell you a little bit about this day and why it will be an experience to plan a trip around this date.

1st of May is International Labour Day and a legal vacation day. This means picnics, trips to rural Romania, hitting the trails in the mountains and, the most popular, heading for the seaside. The resorts at the seaside are flooded by tourists in search of nightlife and beach parties from the most exclusive ones to the chill, resembling Woodstock ones.

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Summer in Romania – day trips from Bucharest

Having such a diverse landscape, Romania is the perfect destination for nature and wildlife tours. The best road in the world, according to Top Gear, the Transfagarasan, opens around the first of June. This means that you can drive through its hairpin highway directly into the heart of the tallest mountains in Romania. A Transfagarasan tour is an absolute must when visiting Romania.

Transfagarasan Road in the summer
Transfagarasan Road in the summer

The beauty of the Romanian Carpathians stands also in their accessibility. One doesn’t necessarily need a long vacation to enjoy their hiking trails. A one day tour (Spectacular hike in Romania) from Bucharest can take you on the top of Bucegi Mountains to admire mysterious rock formations like the Sphinx, take a breath of fresh air and still have time to visit the most beautiful castle in Romania, Peles Castle.

Rhododendron view from Peles Castle in Sinaia
Rhododendron view from Peles Castle in Sinaia

And if your appetite for castles is open, why not also visit the Dracula Castle. The day tour to Peles Castle, Bran Castle, and Brasov will get you closer than ever to the famous Dracula, take you on a splendid drive along the Carpathians and unravel the secrets of the beautiful medieval town of Brasov. Although all of these attractions can be visited all year round, in summer they put on a full show with wildflowers and green peaks.

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Summer in Romania – Bucharest tours

Summer in Romania is hot, and summer in busy Bucharest is even hotter. So if the heat wave catches you in the city there are a couple of oases where you can escape. The first one is Herastrau Park, the largest park in Bucharest. Here you can visit the Village Museum, an outdoor museum that presents real life-sized houses from all over Romania. This is the place to learn all about Romania’s culture, traditions and differences between various parts of the country.

Bucharest Romanian Athenaeum
Bucharest Romanian Athenaeum

Another great place is Comana Lake. If you seek adventure in a natural and clean environment or you are passionate about photography, bird-watching or wildlife and flora, this is the place for you. A small delta surrounded by forest, Comana is the perfect escape from the loud city. You can try your hand at canoeing, mountain biking, fishing or exploring the adventure park.

Boat trip in the Danube Delta
Boat trip in the Danube Delta

Experience summer in Romania your own way

Romania is a magical place and no one knows it better than its locals. That is why our small team of certified tourist guides is always happy to share stories about Romania. Furthermore, our aim is to make sure you have the vacation of your dreams. Just see what other travelers are saying about us.

You can find out more about us in the contact section and see all our predefined tours. But keep in mind that we can customize any tour to suit your needs and interests. Just drop us a line and we’ll start planning your dream vacation together.