There is no denying it, Eastern Europe is one of the hottest regions in the world right now and Romania is undoubtedly leading the way. Lonely Planet named Romania’s Transylvania – the best region to visit in 2016, Romania’s visitor numbers are growing double digits, and the internet seems to be buzzing with articles about visiting Romania NOW!
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Perhaps you are already thinking of a trip to Romania, planning to add it to your travel list for next summer. You know that you’ll be greeted with perfect weather, great hiking conditions, and tons of festivals and events taking place all throughout the country.
While this all sounds lovely, you might want to reconsider your plans. We think that by traveling to Romania in the summer you’ll be missing out one of Romania’s most beautiful attractions – fall colours.
After traveling to Romania last October, we are now convinced that there is no better time to visit this beautiful country than in the fall. Not only will you find Romania’s popular cities to be less crowded and accommodation to be more affordable, but you are bound to be absolutely taken aback by the vibrant scenery all across the country.
From the virgin forests in Maramures…
…to pastures in Transilvania…
…and a kaleidoscope of colours along the Transfagarasan.
But it’s not just the countryside that is covered in a blanket of colour…
From Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca and beyond, the cities are filled with warmth and radiance…
…and are an absolute pleasure to explore!
Don’t let the fear of slightly lower temperatures scare you from visiting Romania in the fall. Shoulder season, particularly the months of September and October are truly the most beautiful time of the year!
Do you like traveling in the shoulder season?
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