Both February and March represent an excellent time to take your loved ones to some fantastic places in Romania. And we’ll tell you why.
First off, plane tickets tend to be cheaper during this time of year. Second, because it’s not peak season, you won’t be paying top prices or queue for hours to see beautiful destinations.
On top of that, late winter/early spring in Romania offers breathtaking landscapes – if you know where to go. And thanks to our tips, you will.
Here are 10 stunning places in Romania we recommend for your trip.
A medieval city, surrounded by mountains and packed with beautiful sights and attractions, such as Brasov, will keep you and your loved ones busy for days.
Here are a few attractions you should not miss out while you’re here:
- The Black Church – is over 500 years old and it’s the largest Gothic church in Transylvania.
- The Council Square – it’s surrounded by amazing medieval buildings, making it the perfect place from where you can admire the city’s architecture.
- Bran Castle – it’s situated very close to Brasov and it’s definitely a must-see if you want to learn all about the legend of Dracula.
- Poiana Brasov – this is one of the most popular ski resorts in Romania. Even if you’re not into winter sports, you will still appreciate the view and the fun activities you can find there.
You can’t visit Romania during this time of the year and not see the snowcapped peaks of the Carpathian Mountains. The best place to admire all that beauty?
Sinaia – also called the Pearl of the Carpathians.
Aside from having spectacular views and being a mountain resort, Sinaia is also home to a few popular attractions:
- Peles Castle. A masterpiece of German Neo-Renaissance architecture, this is definitely one of the most fascinating castles in Romania. In the late 19th century, it also served as a summer royal residence.
- Pelisor Castle. This castle is smaller than Peles and yet it’s still stunning as it’s been built in Art Nouveau style. There is just a few minutes’ walk between the two castles, so you definitely shouldn’t miss either of them.
- Gondola. The Sinaia Gondola reaches the highest altitude of any cable car in Romania – 2050 meters. The view over the resort is absolutely spectacular, so you should definitely check it out.
3. Balea Ice Hotel
If you’re looking to impress your loved ones, then this is where you need to take them. In the heart of the Fagaras Mountains, you can find the Hotel of Ice – a hotel built entirely of snow and ice blocks which are extracted from the glacial lake, Balea Lac.
You’ll be sleeping on a bed made of ice and you’ll also receive thermal blankets aside from the ones made from reindeer fur.
Being open for a limited amount of time every year, it’s definitely one attraction to add to your list if you plan to visit Romania in February.
4. Moieciu de Sus
This is a small village near Brasov which can be the perfect choice for you if you’re looking for a destination where you can fully relax with your loved ones, enjoy a picturesque view and breathe fresh, crisp air.
Even though this small village is easily accessible, it’s still far away from the agitation of the big cities.
That’s why it has quickly become one of the most popular getaway destinations in the country – because it’s where people go if they want to clear their mind, rest their soul or take a hike.
Therme is the biggest wellness center in Romania and it’s located only a 10-minute drive away from Bucharest, the capital of Romania. There are also buses which can you can take for free right from the city center.
The indoor temperature at Therme reaches 29-30 degrees Celsius and the water temperature 33 degrees Celsius.
It’s the perfect place where you can go and relax for a few hours with your loved ones or even spend an entire day having fun, doing all sorts of activities, without getting bored.
There are nine pools, 6 saunas, 4 wet saunas, Jacuzzi areas, hydromassage beds and 16 water slides you can test out while you’re there.
If you want to experience wellness at a higher level, then Therme is the place to be this February.
Colibita is a charming village situated in Transylvania. Because the village has a large lake and it’s in a mountain region, Colibita is also known as the “sea within the mountains”.
In this area, you can breathe the cleanest air in the country. In the last few years, this small village has become widely popular, so a lot of people come here in the summer months.
Luckily, during this time of the year, it’s not as crowded, so you’ll be able to enjoy the view without having that many people around.
Colibita is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway or if you’re looking for a place where you can relax and clear your mind.
7. Vatra Dornei
This mountain resort is also called the Bukovina Pearl because it’s one of the most popular resorts in the region.
There are countless offers you can choose from, starting with activities you can do in your spare time and ending with accommodation, so you won’t have any issues finding something fun to do or someplace cozy to sleep in.
There are several ski slopes you can use to ski, snowboard or sled. Aside from this, the view is so incredible in the area that you will not be able to resist going on a hike.
You can also take some short trips near Vatra Dornei and discover some of the most beautiful monasteries in Bucovina: Humor, Sucevita, Moldovita and Putna.
Maramures is one of the most picturesque places in Romania – it’s where the purity of nature meets the spectacular architecture of the old houses and where the locals have kept their traditions for decades.
One of the most wonderful aspects about Maramures is that once spring starts to roll in, you’ll feel as if you’re in a fairytale.
The region is well-known for its beautiful wooden churches you can admire, which are actually part of the UNESCO Heritage.
In Maramures, there’s also something unique in the world you can see – the Merry Cemetery. You read that correctly.
What makes it unique is the fact the epitaphs written on the chopped, carved and painted crosses are extremely hilarious.
The natural underground network in Romania is quite large as it consists of various caves, big and small. Even though only a small portion is accessible to the public, the ones which are will offer you an extraordinary view of the world beneath us.
Here are a few caves which are worth visiting in Romania:
- Bear’s Cave. This cave is located in the Apuseni Mountains and was actually discovered by accident. It is one of the most popular caves in Romania and its name actually comes from the multitude of cave bear fossils found all over the galleries. The speleothems are extremely diverse and can be found in various shapes. Aside from this, you will also be able to see the intact skeleton of a cave bear, which is more than 15.000 years old.
- Women’s Cave. This is the first electrified cave in Romania and it’s located in Gorj County. Its name comes from the fact during the war, it was used as a shelter by women and children. As research showed, the cave has also been used as a shelter thousands of years ago. The stalactite and stalagmite formations, as well as its bat colonies, make Women’s Cave one of the most beautiful ones in Romania.
- Scarisoara Cave. Scarisoara Cave, situated in Apuseni Mountains, has one of the largest underground glaciers in the world. To enter the cave, you need to descend on a 30-meter long steep stairway which will reveal the magnificent glacial stalactites and stalagmites.
Constanta, the ancient city of Tomis, is situated on the Western coast of the Black Sea and it’s also the oldest town attested on the Romanian territory.
During late winter and early spring, the sea can be quite spectacular, but aside from it, here are other attractions you can visit in Constanta:
- The aquarium. Here you can see demonstrations with dolphins and sea lions and exhibitions of aquatic fauna and flora.
- The Muslim mosque. You can actually go up to the Minaret Tower of the mosque and admire the amazing panoramic view of the whole city of Constanta.
- The casino. Even though the building has remained closed since 1990, it’s a historic monument with an impressive Art Nouveau architecture.
Experience the Best Places in Romania with Your Loved Ones
All seasons are magical in their own way, especially in Romania where you can find any type of adventure your heart desires.
Regardless of the season, our tours have been carefully created so you can get the most out of your travel adventure.
And one of the best things about them is that all of them combine multiple tourist attractions in just one trip, whether it lasts two days or a week.
You can find here a list of all the tours we offer which are just a sample of what we can provide. If you’d be interested in a specific itinerary, don’t hesitate to contact us at +40 735 525 710 and let us know about it.