What to Wear in Romania

Cluj-Napoca, in February

Cluj-Napoca, in February

Central square, Sighisoara, July

Central square, Sighisoara, July

Locals in the bar, Sighisoara, in July

Locals in the bar, Sighisoara, in July

Walking in the Transylvania hills, in July

Walking in the Transylvania hills, in July

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General Style Tips

  • Jeans are always popular and, teamed with lighter layers for the summer (e.g. camisoles or a t-shirt) and warmer ones for the winter (e.g. a sweater over long sleeved tops), they will serve as a versatile base to your wardrobe.
  • Add in a smarter outfit for more formal occasions.

What Shoes To Pack

  • To get around and see as many sites as possible during your trip you're likely to do a good deal of walking, so be sure to pack some comfortable shoes - we recommend Hotter shoes, they're so comfy and there's a style to suit everyone.

Clothing Tips for Women

  • If you are going to visit any religious sites, use a pashmina or sarong to cover your shoulders and bare legs.
  • A few well-chosen pieces of costume jewelry will transform any outfit.
  • And a pashmina is a versatile piece that will dress up any outfit too.

Clothing Tips for Men

  • There are no specific things to bring to your attention, check out our packing list for our suggested capsule wardrobe.
  • For great versatile travel jackets with multiple pockets including RFID security options, we love the SCOTTeVEST range.

Pack for the Weather

  • Summer - June, July and August - can be very hot especially in the south of the country.
  • In Winter (December, January, February and March) it turns colder, and there can be substantial snow. Our advice would be to pack warm layers - a coat, gloves, a warm hat and scarf. A furry lining or trim will keep you even cozier.
  • For extra warmth in winter pack some long thermal underwear - you'll be grateful you did.
  • light wool is a good choice to wear against your skin as it naturally helps to regulate your body temperature. It keeps you warm in the cold, wicks away moisture when it's hot, and doesn't retain odours - even after prolonged wear.
  • To keep your feet warm pack boots with a water resistant sole. It's important that you get soft rubber soles because even medium soles get really hard in the freezing cold. Make sure too that they have large spaces between the tracks, or the snow will get stuck in them and make them very slippery.
  • Take sunglasses even in winter, as the sunrays reflect from the white snow.
  • It can rain at any time and our advice would be to pack a lightweight raincoat and small travel umbrella even in the summer.
  • Dressing in layers will help you with the temperature changes during the day, whatever time of year you visit.
  • We love the Weather+ app - it gives an accurate 6 day forecast for day and night, which when you're planning from home is really helpful. You can keep all the places you've been to too - a nice way to remember your trip :) Download for iPad/iPhone or Android

Other Things To Pack

  • If you tend to buy bottled water, consider carrying a Go! Filtered Water Bottle - fill up from any source and get clean, safe drinking water without wasting plastic bottles.
  • A lightweight day sack or shoulder bag will come in handy to carry your sightseeing essentials.
  • Look after your mobile phone with a phone bunjee - it protects against loss, theft and damage.
  • To use electrical gadgets you may need a travel adapter plug, and also a step down voltage converter if your devices are not designed for European voltage (230V).
  • If you're aiming to travel with just carry-on baggage, try the CabinMax soft-sided rucksack - it's light, roomy and has plenty of pockets to keep your stuff organized.
  • Avoid paying unexpected baggage fees - use an accurate luggage scale to ensure you keep within the weight allowance. Don't forget to leave room for souvenirs on the way home! Traditional handicrafts in wood, fabric and ceramic are popular, or you might opt for some traditional homemade jam or a local wine; remember though that these liquids will need to be packed in checked-in luggage unless you buy at the airport.

Last updated 16 December 2016.

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Pack Light

  • Less luggage to carry
  • Save time packing and unpacking
  • Save money on baggage fees

Pack Right

  • Respect local cultures
  • Feel comfortable and confident
  • Suitable outfits for all occasions

A Message From Helen



I want you to have an amazing vacation. That's why I started WhatToWearOnVacation.com,
to help you pack with confidence and stay safe, secure and comfortable.