From Bucharest to Transylvania: Top Romanian Destinations to Visit in September

Autumn is just around the corner and the changing weather is a signal the summer season is approaching its end and the interest in cultural tourism is rekindled.

Along with these changes fall brings, the beauty of many Romanian destinations is only enhanced. 

Embark with us on a journey through a selection of landmarks, sights and attractions which will definitely affirm the fact that fall is the perfect season to travel around the country.

1. Starting off from Bucharest

Your journey begins in the metropolitan heart of Romania, the capital itself, Bucharest. The city is buzzing with activity and interesting things to do, you’d be hard-pressed not to find something to your liking.

With the arrival of fall, the city’s temperature cools down, making it much more pleasurable. During this time, many people will still be away on holiday, making it a breeze to go from one point to another.

Early to mid-September is an excellent time to visit Bucharest, as you’ll have quite some space to get to explore the city. Here are some attractions you should consider seeing:

  • The Village Museum. A massive open-air museum which is going to satisfy the curiosity of everyone who holds a passion for culture and all things traditional. The museum holds an extensive collection of upwards to 300 buildings, homage to the history of Romania’s rural architecture. Along with the village houses, the museum hosts numerous pieces of memorabilia.
  • The Arch of TriumphLocated on the northern side of Bucharest, it is a monument that celebrates the Romanian Army’s victory in the First World War alongside the Allies. The first iteration of the arch was made of wood and was built in 1878 when the country gained its independence so the victorious troops could march under it.
  • The Palace of the Parliament: among the most well-known Romanian destinations which tourists visit on a regular basis. In the past, it was the seat of power during the communist dictatorship. It boasts records, such as being the heaviest administrative building in the world and the second-largest, after the Pentagon.

2. On Your Way to Transylvania

Fall is the perfect season to set your sights on exploring the thick woodlands of Transylvania.

The days begin to grow shorter, while nightfall gains a bit more authority over the land. This means you can expect the air to get a bit breezy when the sun goes down.

The dim light and chilly air add to the region’s atmosphere and if you’re concerned about the weather, know it’s nothing a jacket can’t fix!

If this sounds exciting, then maybe you’d consider visiting:

  • Bran Castle. This is a must-see attraction for those who want to know more about the famous Legend of Dracula. During September, the autumnal ambiance complements the castle’s medieval aesthetic. All in all, visiting the castle during this time of the year makes for a truly unforgettable experience.
  • Peles Castle. Peles Castle is a shining beacon of white marble which complements the beauty of the entire Sinaia region, so make sure to include this Neo-Renaissance marvel on your travel list.
  • Sighisoara: one of the best Romanian destinations for this season. It is a medieval town which has managed to blend the modern, while still retaining much of the splendor from the past.

Make Plans to See More Romanian Destinations

If the destinations featured in this article have impressed you and opened your appetite for traveling to Romania, then you’ll be glad to know you can visit them as part of shared touring experience!

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