15 days in Moldova Itinerary

15 days in Moldova Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Moldova travel route planner

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Tiraspol
— 3 nights
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Chisinau
— 7 nights
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Rezina
— 2 nights
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Soroca
— 2 nights
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Tiraspol

— 3 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. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Bendery Fortress, ponder the world of politics at Supreme Soviet, appreciate the history behind The Suvorov Monument, and stroll the grounds of Tighina Military Cemetery.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tiraspol road trip planning site.

Kharkiv, Ukraine to Tiraspol is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chisinau.

Things to do in Tiraspol

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

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Chisinau

— 7 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. Step out of Chisinau with an excursion to Curchi Monastery in Orhei--about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Dendrarium Park, make a trip to Victory Memorial and Eternal Flame, pause for some serene contemplation at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, and pause for some photo ops at Stephen the Great Monument.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chisinau online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Tiraspol to Chisinau takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rezina.

Things to do in Chisinau

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 11:

Rezina

— 2 nights
Rezina is a city in Moldova and the capital of Rezina District. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saharna Monastery. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rocky Monastery of Tipova, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tipova Monastery, and then head off the coast to Hanul Lui Hanganu.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Rezina journey builder.

You can drive from Chisinau to Rezina in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Soroca.

Things to do in Rezina

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Soroca

— 2 nights
Soroca is a city and municipality in Moldova, situated on the Dniester river about 160 km north of Chișinău. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stop by Gypsy Hill, appreciate the history behind The Candle of Gratitude Monument, and then delve into the distant past at Soroca Fortress.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Soroca tour planning app.

Drive from Rezina to Soroca in 1.5 hours. In August in Soroca, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Soroca

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Moldova travel guide

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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.