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

Traveling to Harghita, Romania? If you're planning to go to Harghita, I have 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 Harghita, Romania

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

Important essentials for Harghita, Romania

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Hand sanitizer

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

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  • A vaccine card protector

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General health necessities

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

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January

January is frosty. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains occasionally and snows regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Red Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

February

February in Harghita is very cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 5 F (10+ below zero C). It snows about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Red Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

March

March in Harghita is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain regularly. It also snows sometimes. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Red Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

April

In April, Harghita is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and once in a while jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Harghita, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Red Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

May

If you vacation in Harghita during May, you may find that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Red Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

June

In June, Harghita is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Harghita, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Red Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

July

July is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Red Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

August

If you are traveling to Harghita in August, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Red Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

September

September in Harghita is mild. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Red Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

October

October is chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Red Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

November

If you are traveling to Harghita in November, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain about a third of the time and snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Red Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

December

December for Harghita is freezing. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while and snows regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Red Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

Activities for Harghita, Romania

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

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