Solo Female Travel in Romania

Nestled in the heart of Southeastern Europe, Romania delicately balances the rugged charm of its Carpathian landscape with the historical and architectural grandeur of its urban centres. Its rolling mountains and unspoiled countryside play host to a rich biodiversity, including Europe’s largest population of brown bears. Romania is perhaps most famous for its mythical region of Transylvania, the alleged home of the legendary Count Dracula, with the Bran Castle adding a layer of atmospheric mystery. From the vibrant Bucharest that's a blend of the contemporary and historic, to the remarkably preserved medieval towns such as Sighisoara, Romania offers its visitors a world steeped in entrancing folklore, captivating natural landscapes, and an intriguing past.

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Is Romania good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Safe

Romania generally provides a safe environment for solo female travelers. The locals are friendly and helpful, and public spaces are well-policed. However, like in any country, it's necessary to be cautious, particularly in crowded areas where pickpocketing may occur. Also, while Romania has a fairly comprehensive public transportation system, it is advisable to avoid late-night travel when alone if possible. Regular safety precautions like avoiding isolated areas at night and not sharing location details with strangers should be practiced.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Romania is relatively easy to navigate, especially in cities where public transportation options are plenty and understandable. More remote or rural areas can present a bit of a challenge, but locals are often helpful in directing you. Always remember, however, to maintain a level of caution and safety awareness, as with any location.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Romania offers a rich combination of natural wonders and cultural attractions, making it a fascinating destination. It's a paradise for nature lovers, with exotic landscapes ranging from the Carpathian Mountains to the mesmerizing Danube Delta. History aficionados will find numerous castles such as Bran Castle, linked to the legend of Dracula, or Peles Castle, renowned for its architectural grandeur. Romania also possesses numerous UNESCO Heritage Sites, including the fortified churches of Transylvania and the painted monasteries of Moldavia. The urban landscapes aren't left out either with vibrant cities like Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca offering a wealth of museums and art galleries. However, the country may prove slightly less accessible to non-European travelers due to the less developed tourism infrastructure and English being less widely spoken compared to other European countries.
Food:

Food:Above average

Romania's culinary offerings are indeed diverse and satisfying. From tasty meat dishes like 'mici' to vegetable stews and soups, and iconic desserts like 'papanasi', there is something for everyone's palette. Moreover, the traditional cuisine has strong influences from neighboring countries like Hungary, Turkey, and Germany, making it quite varied. Fruits and vegetables are locally sourced and incredibly fresh, adding to the overall taste experience. However, options for vegetarians and especially vegans might be slightly limited, which is why it doesn't get a perfect score.
Budget:

Budget:Affordable

Romania is relatively budget-friendly as a travel destination. The costs of accommodation, food, transportation, and various attractions are generally lower compared to Western European countries. Minimal effort is required to find quality and affordable services. However, careful planning is necessary to avoid tourist traps or frequent changes in pricing.

Is Romania worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 12 experiences

Things to do

4.5/5

Safety

4.3/5

Food

4.6/5

Budget-friendly

4/5
Greta

Greta

Germany

Group travel experience

Budapest was not a conventionally beautiful city but the history it holds made it all the more intriguing and special. Hiking in the Fagars mountains was amazing and I made many of my dearest memories there.

Posted: March 9, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 3/5
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Solo travel experience

I spent 10 days in Romania, spending the full last two days in Bucharest and I felt very safe all the time. I highly recommend visiting Brasov or anywhere else in Transylvania (e.g., Sinaia) because it's beautiful there. The mud volcanoes were probably one of the highlights of my trip.

Posted: February 12, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I went to Romania in May and traveled across the entire country to Bucharest, Sibiu, and Brasov. I liked Bucharest, but I enjoyed Sibiu and Brasov much more. The people are very nice, and the places are very beautiful. I stayed in the Lipscani district in Bucharest and I believe it's a safe place. Dracula's Castle was cool, but very touristy. Everywhere in these three cities/districts, English was spoken. I also used Uber in Bucharest and had no problems.

Posted: October 17, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I went in May, it was a bit rainy but for the most part it was ok. I stayed one night in Bucharest, and then another four in Brasov. I definitely recommend staying in Brasov. From Brasov, I visited both Peles Castle and Dracula's Castle, took a walk up Tampa mountain to the viewpoint on Brasov sign and participated in bear watching. I felt very safe.

Posted: October 12, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Michelle

Michelle

Canada

Couple travel experience

I really enjoyed my time there and was soooo happy we where able to visit different cities with the train. Not sure i would have felt safe alone as a women in the cities. The country side was very welcoming and felt safe. The food was great !

Posted: October 8, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

I absolutely fell in love with Romania. I spent time in Bucharest, Sibiu, Hunedoara, Sighişoara, Poiana Brasov and Ceptura de Jos. I drove the Transfagarasan Highway and visited a few castles. This trip is one of my favorites. I drove myself and found that getting around was easy, the people are warm and friendly, and the costs are low.

Posted: March 25, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I loved spending time on the Black Sea beaches, near Constanta. I only went on a one-day trip to Transylvania and I regret that I didn't have more time, because it is beautiful there. I recommend the culinary tour "market and mahale" in Bucharest. I also really enjoyed the Romanian Village Museum in Bucharest.

Posted: March 25, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I was with a group of friends, but often separated from them to do my own things. During my trip, I spent most of my time in Bucharest, in the vicinity of the Old Town, as well as in a rural villa near Brasov. Despite traveling alone, I felt safe and had no problems using trains, trams, and buses to explore the area. Even when I accidentally took a train in the wrong direction, people were very willing to offer help when I asked for it. One of the most vivid memories of the trip was how helpful and friendly the locals were. I even went to a place that is supposedly dangerous, Ferentari, but I managed to navigate there and back to the Old Town without any problem. I highly recommend staying in the vicinity of the Old Town, which, although touristy, has a lively atmosphere and is always full of people. The antique market in the Old Town was a particular highlight of my trip, as it had an eclectic mix of vintage designer and everyday jewelry, old money, maps, art, cameras and other curiosities.

Posted: March 3, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I was traveling alone in Romania and found it very good. I felt very safe, the locals were kind and helpful. I spent time in Bucharest, Brasov, Cluj (to see the salt mine) and went to see the painted churches in the northwestern region. I traveled around the area by train and used blabla car.

Posted: November 25, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

We visited Cluj, Apuseni Mountains, and Turda Salt Mine (the salt mine) with two other girls. It was absolutely the best. We stayed in Cluj through couchsurfing. Then we walked in the mountains - every time we got lost there, but the locals always rescued us. I recommend trying "sarmale", "mamaliga" and their pancakes (I don't remember the name). Romanians really have delicious cuisine.

Posted: November 20, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Meet locals in Romania

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Andreea

Andreea

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I'm a screenwriter /movie director/photographer and most important a DREAMER

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Elena

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Hi!, My name is Elena and I'm interested in animals, architecture, art, backpacking, books, culture, dancing, games, health, hiking, nature, photography and science

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Stay with locals in Romania

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Andreea

Andreea

Bucharest

Can host for:

7 days

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I'm a screenwriter /movie director/photographer and most important a DREAMER

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Laura

Laura

Bucharest

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3 days

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Hi , my name is Laura. I teach 21 century skills to children I'd love to meet other women, local or traveling & make new friends and connection.

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Upcoming visitors to Romania

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Summer

Summer

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Hiya! I consider myself a little bit spiritual and bohemian! I have a lust for travel and new experiences and cannot wait to get out there and try everything two times over! I'm an aspiring photographer and love to take portraits so all your travel photos would be taken care of 🤭 I'm into vintage fashion, mainly 70s and 90s leaning on the more whimsical, bohemian side and I'm not really the party type, more into slow travel, sight seeing and getting to know the culture!

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Alejandra

Alejandra

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Designer who loves to traveling the world. Living in Los Angeles originally from Colombia. Next trip is eastern Europe. Reach out if you want to join, looking for a traveling companion.

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