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Best time to visit Bucharest, Romania

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The best time to visit Bucharest is April-June

If you’re looking to travel to Bucharest for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Bucharest is April-June due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Bucharest can reach a maximum of 33℃ (92℉). The average low temperatures in winter float around -4℃ (26℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about -10℃ (14℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Bucharest, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. June sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in September instead.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Bucharest, as well as our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

August

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Bucharest seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Bucharest as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Bucharest is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Bucharest

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Bucharest for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Bucharest climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Bucharest for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Bucharest in January

  • Average temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average low temperature: -4℃ (26℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bucharest in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bucharest in February

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bucharest in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bucharest in March

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bucharest in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bucharest in April

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bucharest in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bucharest in May

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bucharest in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bucharest in June

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bucharest in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bucharest in July

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bucharest in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bucharest in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 48%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 7 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bucharest in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bucharest in September

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 52%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bucharest in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Bucharest in October

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bucharest in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bucharest in November

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bucharest in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bucharest in December

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bucharest in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Bucharest is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (88℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Bucharest is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Bucharest is generally around June, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of June too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Bucharest, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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