From vibrant cities to wide beaches and lush forest, Romania holidays offer plenty to discover. The Carpathian and Maramures mountains feature striking views, wildlife and many options for outdoor sports, as well as ancient villages and history-filled castles.
Romania has something to offer all year round. The summers are hot and are ideal for relaxing on the beaches of the Black Sea. Summer is also the best time for hiking in the Carpathian mountains. Winters are cold and bring lots of snow to the mountains. The best time a ski trip is between December and March, although the snow lasts until mid-May at higher altitudes. Romania can be reached overland by bus or train, or by air. Bucharest's Henri Coanda Airport is a major hub for international flights.
The charming Romanian capital Bucharest is a vibrant city of contrasts, where visitors can explore the historic old town, with Byzantine churches and newer Beaux-Arts buildings, discover traces of the country's Communist past and enjoy a vital cultural and arts scene. Further afield, nature lovers can enjoy splendid views and one of Europe's largest areas of virgin forest while hiking in the Carpathian Mountains. Travelers can also explore Romania's history in majestic castles, such as Peles or Corwin Castle. There are also several painted monasteries and churches located in the surrounding castles. The Danube river runs across the Southern border of Romania before it turns North where it meets the Black Sea.
The remote mountains of Maramures are ideal for hiking amidst the mountain lakes, high mountain plateaus and thick forests. Here visitors can explore the carved wooden churches of Maramures, which are decorated with frescoes. The lush forests surrounding the mountains are full of wildlife to observe. In addition, the ""Happy Cemetery"" of Sapanta is a unique sight, with tombs painted in bright colors and comical descriptions of the deceased's life.