31 days in Moldova Itinerary

31 days in Moldova Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Moldova itinerary planner
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Fly
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Chisinau
— 17 nights
Drive
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Tiraspol
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rezina
— 3 nights
Drive
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Soroca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nisporeni
— 4 nights
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Chisinau — 17 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Asconi Winery (in Puhoi), Old Orhei Archeological Complex (in Trebujeni) and Comrat (Sankt Ioan Botezator & Monument of Lenin). Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Trip to Moldova Day Tours. There's still lots to do: walk around Stefan cel Mare Park, make a trip to Victory Memorial and Eternal Flame, steep yourself in history at Stephen the Great Monument, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chisinau trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Chisinau is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Tiraspol.
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Tiraspol — 4 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 to go to Bulboaca and see Castel Mimi Wine Resort, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Bendery Fortress, browse the fresh offerings at Green Market Center, pause for some photo ops at The Tank Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Christmas Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tiraspol trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chisinau to Tiraspol by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rezina.
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Rezina — 3 nights

Rezina is a city in Moldova and the capital of Rezina District. Explore Rezina's surroundings by going to Tipova (Rocky Monastery of Tipova & Tipova Monastery). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saharna Monastery and head off the coast to Hanul Lui Hanganu.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rezina trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Tiraspol to Rezina takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Soroca.
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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 3rd (Sat): make a trip to The Candle of Gratitude Monument and then explore the ancient world of Soroca Fortress. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Gypsy Hill and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rudi Monastery.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Soroca driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Rezina to Soroca in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nisporeni.
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Nisporeni — 4 nights

Nisporeni is a city located in the central part of Moldova. Change things up with these side-trips from Nisporeni: Poiana Winery (in Ulmu), Museum of History and Ethnography of Calarasi town (in Calarasi) and Capriana Monastery (in Capriana). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hancu Monastery.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nisporeni trip planning website.

You can drive from Soroca to Nisporeni in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Soroca in September since evenings lows in Nisporeni dip to 13°C. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Thu).
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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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