Retezat National Park, Romania: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Retezat National Park, Romania? If you're planning to go to Retezat National Park, we've got 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 Retezat National Park, Romania

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

Important essentials for Retezat National Park, Romania

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Retezat National Park, 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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  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly option.

  • (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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Retezat National Park, Romania by month

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January

January in Retezat National Park is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 10 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain sometimes. It also snows regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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February

In February, Retezat National Park is brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Retezat National Park, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%. Additionally, it is breezy.

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March

If you visit Retezat National Park during March, you will probably find that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 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 about a third of the time.

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April

April in Retezat National Park can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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May

May is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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June

June is balmy 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.

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July

July in Retezat National Park is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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August

If you vacation in Retezat National Park during August, you might notice that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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September

If you are traveling to Retezat National Park in September, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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October

If you vacation in Retezat National Park during October, you will probably notice that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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November

In November, Retezat National Park is brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Retezat National Park, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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December

In December, Retezat National Park is pretty cool. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Retezat National Park, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 90%. Additionally, it is breezy.

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Activities for Retezat National Park, Romania

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Retezat National Park.

If you go to Bucura Lake, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • 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.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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

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