13 days in Moldova Itinerary

13 days in Moldova Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Moldova trip planner
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Fly to Chişinău International Airport, Drive to Bender
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Bender
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glodeni
— 1 night
Drive
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Soroca
— 5 nights
Drive
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Chisinau
— 2 nights
Fly

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Bender — 2 nights

Get some historical perspective at Bendery Fortress and Castel Mimi Wine Resort. Get a sense of the local culture at Tighina Military Cemetery and Transfiguration Cathedral. Step out of Bender with an excursion to Et Cetera Winery in Crocmaz--about 1h 20 min away.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bender vacation planner.

Abuja, Nigeria to Bender is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Abuja to Bender is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Abuja in October; daily highs in Bender reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Glodeni.
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Glodeni — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Padurea Domneasca.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Glodeni travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bender to Glodeni takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Soroca.
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Soroca — 5 nights

Soroca is a city and municipality in Moldova, situated on the Dniester river about 160 km north of Chișinău. Your inner history buff will appreciate Soroca Fortress and Rudi Monastery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Saharna Monastery and Gypsy Hill. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Candle of Gratitude Monument.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Soroca online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Glodeni to Soroca takes 1.5 hours. October in Soroca sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), you're off to Chisinau.
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Chisinau — 2 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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stroll around Stefan cel Mare Park, then steep yourself in history at Stephen the Great Monument, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of History of Moldova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Cricova Winery, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, and then make a trip to Victory Memorial and Eternal Flame.

Make your Chisinau itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Soroca to Chisinau by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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Moldova travel guide

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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.
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