Best time to visit Moldova
Summer (June to August). Moldova’s summer months are marked by long days and warm to hot temperatures, perfect for exploring the country’s nature reserves, engaging in outdoor pursuits and participating in the many cultural festivals being celebrated at this time. High humidity ushers in occasional thunderstorms and short downpours, which are mostly common at the start of June. Summer also coincides with the peak tourist season in Moldova, when both domestic and international European visitors are on their long annual break and many of the country’s most popular sites can become crowded.
Autumn (September to November). Temperatures begin to drop during Autumn, with the changing of leaves making Moldova’s landscapes particularly enchanting and the wine harvest season in full swing. Intense rain and thunderstorms are not uncommon during these months, however, with the north of the country generally experiences the wettest conditions, while the central and southern regions are known to be drier.
Winter (December to February). Winters in Moldova can be incredibly cold, with temperatures often dropping below freezing in the north of the country. Occasional snow, as well as windy, arctic bursts, make this a less than favourable time for sightseeing, but you will have most of the country’s tourist attractions largely to yourself.
Spring (March to May). A rise in spring temperatures heralds in the winter thaw, transforming the Moldovan landscape with gushing waterfalls and blooming wildflowers. This is an excellent time for hiking or cycling throughout the countryside, as well as an ideal time for birdwatching in its nature reserves, although it can be unpredictable with snowfall as late as April.
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