Bucharest, Romania: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Bucharest, Romania? If you're planning to go to Bucharest, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Bucharest, Romania

Based on the climate and weather in Bucharest, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Bucharest, Romania

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bucharest, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear out. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Bucharest, Romania by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January is frosty. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows 5-10 days this month.

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February

February for Bucharest can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows 5-10 days this month.

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March

If you visit Bucharest during March, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet about a third of the time.

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April

April in Bucharest is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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May

May in Bucharest is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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June

June in Bucharest is warm and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

In July, Bucharest is extremely warm. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and occasionally jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Bucharest, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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August

Traveling to Bucharest in August, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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September

If you are traveling to Bucharest in September, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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October

October in this region is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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November

November in Bucharest is brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C).

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December

December in Bucharest is brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Bucharest, Romania

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Bucharest.

If you plan to visit the lovely Curtea Veche Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

Synagogues have dress requirements. At Great Synagogue of Bucharest:

If you see the Art Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Plumbuita Monastery, take the following:

Castle hopping? For Palace of the Parliament, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

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