Romania is one of the largest countries in the Balkans, and it's endlessly impressive how many wonderful things to do in Romania there are. The country has it all, from spellbinding alpine lakes to impressive wildlife along the Danube Delta to enchanting Transylvanian towns and otherworldly castles.
You can ski in the winter at charming resort cities, marvel at flowers bursting from the ground in the cities in the spring, sun yourself along the Black Sea in summer, and chase fall foliage amongst castles in the autumn. Romania is truly an all-season destination (provided you pack appropriately!).
Here are all of our favorite things to do in Romania, collected from our highlights after several trips to this beautiful country.
Marvel at the stunning architecture of Peles Castle. The impressive Peles Castle is one of the most beautiful castles in all of Romania - a hard title to bestow, considering how beautiful castles in Romania are. Located in the picturesque Transylvanian town of Sinaia, and a popular day trip from nearby Brasov, Peles Castle is remarkable for its unique neo-Renaissance style that separates it from other castles in Europe.
Wander the charming Old Town of Brasov. Brașov is one of the most important cities in Romania and one of its most photogenic – we find it to be infinitely Instagrammable! From its picturesque Piața Sfatului and the Old Town Hall, which forms the heart of the city, to its medieval city walls, Brașov simply oozes with charm. There are countless wonderful viewpoints where you can get a stunning view of the city: the White and Black Tower, the cable car up Tampa Hill, and the Brașov citadel to start with.
See the impressive remains of the Rașnov Citadel. Just a few kilometers from Brașov is the picturesque city of Rașnov, complete with its own citadel as well as its own Hollywood-style sign proclaiming its name proudly. The city is charming and well worth walking around, but the real reason people come is to visit the impressively preserved Rașnov Citadel, which is especially impressive from a drone’s eye view.