Top style tips for Romania
- 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.
- If you are looking for a highly versatile travel jacket to bring along we recommend the SCOTTeVEST range. Their range of jackets have been specifically designed with traveling in mind and include RFID security (to protect your passport information), 23 secure pockets and personal connectivity integration.
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 🙂
Shoes to pack for Romania
- 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.
Other things to pack
- If you tend to buy bottled water, consider carrying a LifeStraw Filtration 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.
- 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).
- 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.