These Photos Show Why You Should Spend Autumn in Romania Right Now

Autumn is a magical season! Even more so when you can spend it in a heavily forested area, like Romania. Autumn in Romania is when an already stunning country transforms into something so beautiful, you’d have to pinch yourself to make sure you’re awake. I had the opportunity to explore Romania in autumn and today I’m sharing my favorite photos with you. 

 

Rural Transylvania is the ideal spot for breathing in some fresh mountain air and watching the leaves fall. On my road trip through Transylvania I tried to soak up as many autumn colors as I could. Having spent time in Romania before, I already knew how much this country has to offer. In summer I stayed in Bucharest for a month, from where I made little side trips to Brasov, Sinaia and other must-see places. Now it was time for the real deal.



We drove from beautiful Brasov towards the unknown, ending up in peaceful parks and mystique little villages. I had only a week to get from Bucharest – where we witnessed the craziest soccer match of all time – to Brasov, take a loop through Transylvania – all the way to Cluj-Napoca – and head back to the capital. However, you can read more about that in my article about roadtripping Transylvania.

Tourism to Romania has been steadily increasing, however there are still too many travelers who think it’s dangerous or just not that interesting. Hopefully these photo’s will make you think otherwise.

 

Why you should spend autumn in Romania

 

romania in autumn
Don’t be surprised to see people traveling by horse and carriage while playing with the Iphone 7.

romania in autumn
The scenery is so incredibly beautiful you’ll start snapping photos from the car.

romania in autumn

romania in autumn
Borsec is probably best to visit in autumn. The place is known for its delicious spring water. I didn’t know it was also such a wonderful spot for hiking and exploring. With magnificent views all around and a bear cave to wander around in, I had the time of my life visiting this amazing destination!



autumn in romania
The Lake of St. Anne (or Sfanta Ana) was breathtaking this time of year! The best thing about our visit, except from the fall foliage, was that there was no-one around to disturb the peace and quiet.

autumn in romania

romania in autumn
Brasov is already my favorite place in Romania. I have been here so many times that I consider it my second home! In summer, I escaped to Brasov quite often as it has the crispest air. In autumn, this place is beyond gorgeous!

romania in autumn

romania in autumn
Here the road condition is fine, it’s the curves you gotta watch!



romania in autumn
Don’t get distracted by the view, too.

romania in autumn

romania in autumn
The bench makes it seem like everyone’s just waiting for autumn.

romania in autumn
The historic town of Sighisoara is a must visit! Especially in fall when there are no tourists around at all.

romania in autumn

 

romania in autumn
Probably the best thing about arriving in the dark: the view is always a great surprise. This one is priceless.

romania in autumn
And so is this one.

romania in autumn
What we came to see 🙂

 

Want to see Romania in autumn? Here’s what you should read:

How to road trip Romania

21 tips for visiting Brasov and beyond

What you should know before you travel to Romania

Why you must visit lake Sfanta Ana in autumn

 

Can’t get enough of autumn colored Romania? You can do it too! Read the articles above, buy that plane ticket and take as many photos – from a moving car even – as you can. Don’t forget to tag me in all of your travel photos when you do! 🙂

 

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Adelina Stoiconi
    November 6, 2014 at 10:25

    These are some gorgeous pictures, Rose! Romania is wonderful in autumn.

    • Reply
      The Brave Dame
      November 6, 2014 at 10:40

      Thanks so much, Adelina! Romania is beautiful, always 🙂

  • Reply
    Jill
    July 6, 2015 at 13:36

    Omg these photos are unbelievable. Such beautiful shots.

  • Reply
    Danna
    September 18, 2017 at 05:59

    This is incredible! The photos are so dreamy. Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply
    Alexandra
    June 18, 2019 at 19:38

    Beautiful photos! It has been a couple of years, but do you recall when exactly you visited Romania? I will be there for a few days at the end of October and into November and am a little nervous that the foliage will be gone and the weather too dreary. Thank you!

    • Reply
      The Brave Dame
      July 3, 2019 at 12:33

      Hi Alexandra! Thanks so much! There’s nothing I can say to take your worries away. Fall foliage really depends on the weather during that period. We were there mid-October and there was plenty but since every year is slightly different, you’d have to go and see for yourself. I’m sure you will have a great time anyway! 🙂

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