Romania is located in the border area between Central and Southeastern Europe on the Black Sea. The country borders Bulgaria to the south, Hungary and Serbia to the west, and Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova to the north and east.
Romania is divided into three areas from the climatic aspect. The first area is west of the Carpathian Mountains, where the climate is moderate, which means that there are warm, humid summers and mild winters. The second area is east of the Carpathian Mountains and has a continental climate, which means that there are hot summers and cold winters in this region. And the last climatic region of Romania is in the south of the country on the Black Sea and therefore has features of the Mediterranean climate, which means that there are mild winters and warm summers with up to 25 ° C. In addition, Romania is in the seismically active zone and earthquakes can occur, so you should follow the local media.
Best travel time
The best time to travel to Romania is from May to September, as this is the time when the best temperatures prevail in this region, although May and June can sometimes see heavy rainfall.
According to Countryaah, there are 10 countries in Eastern Europe. Poland is one of them. Poland, which borders directly on Germany, covers an area of 312,679 km². The national territory is only much smaller than Germany and, due to its size, offers a very varied landscape with a wide variety of flora and fauna. Seen from north to south, it is divided into the following six geographical areas: the coastal areas, the backlands, the lowlands, the highlands, the foothills and the mountains. The transitions between the individual areas are fluid.
A moderate transitional climate dominates in Poland, with the west and north coast to the Baltic Sea being characterized by a maritime climate and influences from the Atlantic. Both the summer and winter months are humid but temperate. In eastern Poland, due to the continental climate, it can snow in the colder winters, and there is generally more precipitation here. The average temperatures are up to 23 degrees Celsius in summer and slightly above zero in winter.
Best travel time:
Poland is – depending on the planned activities – a year-round destination. The Polish ski season is between December and March, and March is particularly recommended. The summer months between June and September invite you to swim on the Baltic Sea. The transition months are favorable for city trips thanks to mild temperatures.
North Macedonia is a landlocked country in southeastern Europe. The country borders with Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Kosovo.
The climate in the mountainous interior is rather harsh. The region lies in a transition area between the Mediterranean and the continental climate. As a result, the winters are usually cold and very rainy. The summers, on the other hand, are warm and tend to have little rainfall.
Best travel time
In general, the best time to travel to North Macedonia is from late May to early November. Since there are sometimes extremely hot days in summer, autumn is more suitable for hiking. Because even in the months of September and October it is still pleasantly warm and rarely rains.
Montenegro is a country located in East Europe. As small as the country, so great is the diversity: With the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro has the most impressive “fjord” in the Mediterranean; you think you are traveling through Norway. The mountain landscape reminds the guest of Switzerland and the 100 km long Tara Gorge transports him to the Wild West. At Lake Skadar you also encounter a fantastic natural backdrop that is unique in the Mediterranean. Rugged rocky coasts with romantic bathing areas, wide bays with endless sandy beaches, four national parks, historic towns, ancient monasteries, castles and mosques – a kaleidoscope of the most colorful impressions rewards the enterprising visitor. Montenegro is located on the southern Balkan Peninsula and borders Serbia in the northeast, Croatia in the west, Bosnia-Herzegovina in the northwest, Italy in the southwest and Albania in the southeast.
Montenegro consists of a Mediterranean Mediterranean coast and a moderate continental climate in the east up to the mountainous regions, for which bora, cold fall winds, especially in autumn, are typical. In the Dinarides there is often intense, heavy incline rain. The summer values on the coast are between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius, the winters are mild with a maximum of 11 degrees.
Best travel time:
The summer months between May and September are ideal for bathing holidays in the Mediterranean as well as for mountain and bike tours. The ski season can be used in the winter sports regions between December and April.
Due to its enormous size, Russia is one of the most diverse countries in the world. Almost every climate and vegetation zone is mapped somewhere in the country. From eternal ice to endless tundra and taiga landscapes, active volcanoes to high mountains and deserts – everything is there. Nobody can really believe the incredible distances. You can’t really describe Russia in a nutshell, you have to look at the individual regions separately. Therefore, in our Russia program, you will find the focus on the regions between the Caucasus and Kamchatka that we touch. For those of you who haven’t had anything in common with Mother Russia, it’s time to test it for yourself.
Due to its great extent, Russia is located in different climatic zones. Due to their location, high mountains like the Caucasus or the Altai have completely different characteristics. The Caucasus is comparable to our Alps, but is also influenced by the Black and Caspian Seas, whereas the Altai is very much controlled by the continental climate and has shorter seasons. In short, all of the areas we offer must be viewed individually. Everything is then described in detail in your travel information.
Best travel time:
Russia is a clear summer destination. The ideal travel period is between the beginning of June and the end of September. The winters in Russia are severe in many places and there are hardly any tour options. City tourism and train journeys (Transsib) are possible all year round. However, anyone who would like to experience the Siberian winter is very welcome on our winter tours on Lake Baikal.
Flight duration / local time:
A flight to Moscow / St. Petersburg takes an average of 3-4 hours. The two longest domestic flights go from Moscow to Anadyr (Chukotka) and Petropavlowsk Kamchatskii (Kamchatka) with 8-9h each. Due to the enormous west-east expansion of the country, Russia is in various time zones between CET +2 and CET +10 hours.