Best Time to Visit Romania

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Romania. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Constanta und Cluj. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Romania for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol -7 °C to 26 °C
Waves Symbol 3 °C to 23 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.793.74 in (3 – 11 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 8.2 °C (Cluj) and 11.5 °C (Constanta)
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Geographical location

Romania lies on the Black Sea between Central and Southeastern Europe. The country borders Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Ukraine and Moldova. The capital of the republic is Bucharest in the south of the country.

Around 20.1 million people live on an area of 148000 square miles. This results in a population density of about 84 inhabitants per square kilometre.

In a very central location, the Carpathians extend over the Romanian territory. Mount Moldoveanu is the highest point at 2544 metres. Nine more peaks are higher than 2500 meters.

Climate in Romania

Romania-2459 - Goodbye Romania (Dennis Jarvis)  [flickr.com]  CC BY-SA 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' The climate in Romania is divided into three sectors. In the area west of the Carpathians a moderate climate dominates, the summers can become humid and the winters remain quite mild. East of the mountains you will find a continental climate with large temperature differences between summer and winter. The winters here are getting very cold and the summers are getting warmer.

The coastal region at the Black Sea and also the south are characterised by Mediterranean influences, here the summers become warm and the winters somewhat milder. Thus, at the beginning of the year you will find day temperatures of below 5 °C in Constanta, which rise above 10 °C at the end of April and reach their maximum of up to 26 °C in July and August.

In the autumn months of September and October, temperatures drop to around 17 °C to 22 °C before getting fresh in November and December with temperatures of around 5 °C. Rainfall is mild all year round and reaches its maximum in November at 1.65 in. Temperatures are similar in central Cluj Napoca, but there is more rain from May to August.

Best Time to Visit Romania: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 4 °C
Water max. 4 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 5 °C
Water max. 3 °C
MarchMar
MaximumMax. 11 °C
Water max. 4 °C
AprilApr
TemperaturesTemp. up to 15 °C
Water max. 9 °C
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OctoberOct
TemperaturesTemp. up to 17 °C
Water max. 16 °C
NovemberNov
MaximumMax. 12 °C
Water max. 13 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 6 °C
Water max. 7 °C

When to travel to Romania?


The best time to visit Romania is in June, July and August. During this time you can hike in the Carpathians, the coastal regions offer the best conditions for a bathing and beach holiday. The water temperatures will rise above 20 °C from the beginning of June and promise wonderful conditions on the Black Sea.

Close to the city of Cluj Napoca there are many hiking possibilities with pleasant temperatures between May and the end of September. Romania also offers many opportunities for skiers. The months from December to March are particularly suitable here. The Carpathians are covered in snow in these months and are highly appreciated for the excellent piste conditions for winter sports enthusiasts.

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Romania) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
ConstantaJune, July, August, and September
ClujMay, June, July, August, and September

Climate Charts Romania

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Constanta

Climate Chart Constanta
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Cluj

Climate Chart Cluj
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Romania

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Romania, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Constanta (Romania)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature14°19°24°26°26°22°17°12°
Night Temperature-2°-1°12°16°18°18°15°10°
Water Temperature14°19°22°23°20°16°13°
Precipitation (inch)1.181.141.021.181.51.571.181.31.141.221.651.5
Rainy days555566533466
Hours of Sunshine33469910108633
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Constanta is 11.5 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (22 °C)
Coldest month: January (0.5 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Constanta is 23 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
June, July, August, and September

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
July, and August

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 15.59 inch on 59 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, November, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 10.3 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Cluj (Romania)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature10°15°20°23°25°24°21°15°
Night Temperature-7°-5°-1°11°13°12°-1°-4°
Precipitation (inch)0.940.790.871.892.723.743.192.361.421.221.181.26
Rainy days655911111086677
Hours of Sunshine245678987532
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Cluj is 8.2 °C.

Warmest month: July (18.2 °C)
Coldest month: January (-3.4 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 21.57 inch on 91 rainy days

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, April, October, November, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 8.8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 5.5 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Highlights and Attractions


The region Sinaia is located in Central Romania, here you should not miss the impressive castle Peles. At best, they combine this visit with a hike through Bucegi Mountain, also known as “heaven on earth”. From a cultural point of view, the south-eastern capital should not be missed on a trip through Romania. With Herastrau Park, Stavropoleos Church, Village Museum and Palace of Parliament, Bucharest has many exciting sights to offer.

Popular Activities

More attractions

Cluj-Napoca: Turda Salt Mine & Alba Carolina Fortress Tour | From Cluj: Diverse Transylvania – Day Trip to Sighisoara | From Cluj-Napoca: Two Day Tour to Maramures | Day Trip to Constanta & the Black Sea from Bucharest | Maramures: 2 Days in Rural Romania | Cluj-Napoca Walking City Tour | From Cluj-Napoca: 2-Day Tour to Sibiu and Sighisoara |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Constanta (Station Constan?a)
clear sky     clear sky, 7.1 °C
Clouds: 0 %       Wind: 9 mph S
Air Pressure: 1006 hPa       Humidity: 93 %
Last updated: 24th Jan 2021, 08:32 pm
The next days …
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moderate rain5 °C to 10 °Clight rain3 °C to 10 °Csnow0 °C to 3 °Cbroken clouds-0 °C to 3 °Covercast clouds0 °C to 5 °Cmoderate rain5 °C to 6 °C
5 °C to 10 °C3 °C to 10 °C0 °C to 3 °C-0 °C to 3 °C0 °C to 5 °C5 °C to 6 °C
Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 55 %Clouds: 99 %Clouds: 100 %
0.39 in of rain0.11 in of rain0.74 in of snowNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation0.39 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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