13 days in Moldova Itinerary

13 days in Moldova Itinerary

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— 6 nights
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— 5 nights
Drive to Chişinău International Airport, Fly to Dubai



— 6 nights
Chișinău Etymology and namesThe origin of the city's name is unclear, but in one version, the name comes from the archaic Romanian word chișla (meaning "spring", "source of water") and nouă ("new"), because it was built around a small spring, at the corner of Pușkin and Albișoara streets.The other version, formulated by Ștefan Ciobanu, Romanian historian and academician, holds that the name was formed the same way as the name of Chișineu (alternative spelling: Chișinău) in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. Chisinau is known for parks, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Dendrarium Park, learn about winemaking at Cricova Winery, appreciate the history behind Stephen the Great Monument, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Chisinau is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Chisinau due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Soroca.

Things to do in Chisinau

Wineries · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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— 1 night
Soroca is a city and municipality in Moldova, situated on the Dniester river about 160 km north of Chișinău. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): appreciate the history behind The Candle of Gratitude Monument and then delve into the distant past at Soroca Fortress. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Gypsy Hill and then steep yourself in history at Rudi Monastery.

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Traveling by car from Chisinau to Soroca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tiraspol.

Things to do in Soroca

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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— 5 nights
Tiraspol is internationally recognised as the second largest city in Moldova, but is effectively the capital and administrative centre of the unrecognised Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Transnistria). Step out of Tiraspol with an excursion to Castel Mimi Wine Resort in Bulboaca--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Bendery Fortress, stroll the grounds of Tighina Military Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at The Tank Monument, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Christmas Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Soroca to Tiraspol takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tiraspol

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

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Moldova travel guide

Wineries & Vineyards · Nature & Parks · Monuments
As one of the smallest countries in Europe, Moldova earned its independence in 1991 and remains quite unknown to most of the world. As Moldova is located between Romania and the Ukraine, much of its culture borrows elements, such as language and traditional food, from its two neighbors. Moldova sports a rugged countryside with a mild and sunny climate thanks to the neighboring Black Sea. This region's outdoor activities--biking, hiking, horseback riding, and exploring caves--are its main attractions. While Moldova doesn't attract much tourism, it is one of the last places in Europe where you can get a completely authentic local experience.