Are you dreaming of a unique travel experience in Europe? If so, Romania is a great destination, with diverse geography and experiences that will make your trip memorable! Whether you’re planning a visit to Bucovina, exploring Transylvania’s castle-lined hills, or enjoying the seaside beauty of its beaches – this East European country has something for every kind of traveler! 

In March, nature returns to life, and days become longer. It’s an excellent time to explore Romania! You’ll enjoy discovering ancient fortresses, exploring mountain hiking trails, or simply relaxing while visiting the old mountain villages and seeing the everyday life of local farmers. We hope to inspire you with our guide containing information about Romania’s attractions and traveling here in March. So let’s get started!

An Overview of Romania’s Unique Travel Appeal

Romania is an up-and-coming travel destination that promises a fantastic getaway! This small country has it all. Whether you’re looking to travel back in time with a visit to one of the rural villages around Bucovina or immerse yourself in a vampire-themed adventure in Transylvania, Romania offers countless unique travel opportunities. Bucharest is full of charm and history for those who like city travel. Plus, there are plenty of smaller cities and regions to explore. So, pack your bags and join the fun – you won’t regret it!

Weather in Romania: What to Expect in Springtime? 

Romania has a temperate climate and 4 seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Weather-wise, March it’s a pleasant time to visit. It marks the start of Spring, and temperatures start to increase, but it can remain pretty cold in the mountain regions. The ski season can sometimes extend until March. Temperatures average between 32–55°F (0-12°C), and you’ll encounter quite a bit of sunshine across the country.

Whether your itinerary takes you to the old painted churches in Bucovina, the picturesque villages of Transylvania, or the vibrant cities of Bucharest or Cluj, you can expect moderate temperatures with low rainfall. Remember that March weather can be pretty inconsistent, so you can expect significant temperature variations from one day to another and even from the morning until evening on the same day. An extra sweater and some warm socks in your backpack can really be a lifesaver.

Hit the Road – Exploring Bucovina and Transylvania

Ready to hit the road and explore Romania? Pack your bags and start in Bucovina, a region known for its ancient monasteries, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, each with walls of brightly painted frescoes. If you haven’t already, put these fantastic places on your bucket list: Moldovița Monastery, Putna Monastery, Sucevița Monastery, and the famous Voroneț Monastery with its unique blue color, standing tall since 1488.

Voronet Monastery

Voroneț Monastery, Suceava county And while you’ll be visiting these beautiful places in Spring, check out the incredible gardens of the Monasteries, packed with colorful spring flowers: snowdrops, aromatic hyacinths, or freesias. Only some of the flowers will be in bloom, as some blossom later in Spring or early summer. Still, it will definitely be a lovely experience.

You can’t visit Bucovina and the Monasteries and not try a ride on the ancient steam train, Mocănița! This must-have experience will leave you dreaming of ancient times at the end of the 1800s when the train was used for timber transportation. Then head to Transylvania and visit the small villages, where centuries-old houses still stand and where you’ll hear wolves howl at night. These medieval villages still maintain their old-world charm, inviting visitors to explore with curiosity and awe.

Sighișoara is one of these unique places, the only continuously inhabited medieval fortress in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and probably the most colorful town in Romania. Sounds interesting? Wait to see its cobblestone streets, tall towers, and amazing panoramic views over the surrounding hills! It’s a place you won’t forget anytime soon. Because Transylvania has so much more to offer that we couldn’t possibly cover in this article, check out our Ultimate Travel Guide to Transylvania.

Street view in Sighișoara With so much to explore in Bucovina and Transylvania, no two days spent traveling through the Romanian countryside will ever be alike. Get ready for an unforgettable journey with endless surprises waiting just around the corner.

Don’t miss the charming nature in Springtime!

Springtime in Romania is nothing short of magical when it comes to experiencing beautiful, lush nature! From rolling hills and snow-covered mountains to floral meadows and gorgeous forests, you’ll be amazed at the diverse landscapes waiting to be explored. Hiking trails are abundant in this picturesque country; you can choose from gentle strolls along velvety plains or adventurous hikes over rocky terrain — endless possibilities. When it comes to seeing wildflowers on the hiking trails, well, it’s not an exact science. It depends on the temperatures and the rain quantity, which is different from year to year.

However, if you’re curious to know what flowers you can see here on a spring hike, there are all sorts of colorful Snowdrops, Summer snowflakes or Rhododendrons, Daffodils, and Lilies later in Spring (April or May). You’ll find them on Ciucaș, Leaota, or Piatra Craiului mountain trails, just to name a few. And if you’re not quite sure yet if you’re up for a hike, visit Bucharest with its incredible Japanese Garden, the impressive Botanical Garden, and its great parks. You’ll absolutely enjoy the spring flowers at their best.

Why Should You Consider Visiting Romania in March?

The winter snow has melted away (not in the mountains, though), and the temperature rises, allowing the stunning springtime flowers to blossom. You’ll be amazed by beautiful hills and rapid trout-filled, crystal-clear mountain rivers. And March is also a great time to visit the many cultural sites such as Dracula’s Castle or traditional villages, where you can get a taste of Romanian culture from the locals. As summer crowds approach, visit in March and enjoy sightseeing and visiting landmarks at your own pace, without worrying about standing too much time in line or not finding a place at that traditional restaurant you wanted to go to.

Sibiu’s central square And because it is not a high visiting season, prices are lower at this time of year. Everything from plane tickets to accommodations, meals, local transportation, or tourist services is much more affordable. Romania is less expensive than other countries in Western Europe anyway. Still, in March, you’ll be able to visit and enjoy your trip on a friendlier budget than in the rest of the year.

We at Balkan Trails also have special discounts for you if you plan to visit Romania in March, so email us, and we’ll prepare a custom itinerary for you at a special price. 🙂 Spring has always been a reason to celebrate nature’s renewal by the local people. This is why starting with March, there are quite a few local traditions in Romania worth exploring:

  • On March 1st, we offer each other a flower or trinket with red and white threads woven together for good luck and health for the entire year. 
  • On March 8th, Romanians celebrate Women’s Day. So expect to receive flowers and be treated like a queen if you travel to Romania in March. 

Curious about finding out more about Spring traditions in Romania? We’ve written an entire blog post about it which you can read here.

Planning Your Trip to Romania – What You Need To Know Before You Go

From the vibrant cities to centuries-old forests, snow-capped mountains, and the second-largest delta in Europe, there’s so much to explore in this country. Before planning your trip to Romania, it is helpful to consider the seasons and what activities are offered during each one. Depending on when you visit, there are many cultural festivals, local specialties, and celebrations. Additionally, spending time researching popular customs can help make sure that your visit is respectful and fun! 

To visit Romania, you will need a valid passport, so apply for one ahead of time if necessary. However, if you are an EU citizen, you can visit Romania with your ID card only. Finally, remember to buy travel insurance covering all health risks abroad. You never know when you might need it. Whether preparing for adventure or relaxation while abroad, researching the basics before taking off will ensure everyone enjoys the trip of their life! And if you like everything planned for you by an experienced local agency, let us know. We’ll be happy to assist you in creating the most exciting travel experience in Romania! 

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