31 days in Moldova Itinerary

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Chisinau
— 18 nights
Drive
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Comrat
— 1 night
Drive
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Nisporeni
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glodeni
— 1 night
Drive
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Soroca
— 1 night
Drive
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Rezina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tiraspol
— 5 nights
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Chisinau — 18 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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Curchi Monastery and Dormition of the Theotokos. Get in touch with nature at Trip to Moldova Day Tours and Nistru Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Chisinau: Old Orhei Archeological Complex (in Trebujeni), Condrita Monastery (in Condrita) and Manuc Bey (in Hincesti). There's still lots to do: soak in style at Aquaterra Wellness&Spa, contemplate the long history of Stephen the Great Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Divine Providence, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chisinau journey builder tool.

Baghdad, Iraq to Chisinau is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Comrat.
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Comrat — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Monument of Lenin, pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Ioan Botezator, and then see the interesting displays at Comrat Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Comrat trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Chisinau to Comrat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Nisporeni.
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Nisporeni — 2 nights

Nisporeni is a city located in the central part of Moldova. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museum of History and Ethnography of Calarasi town. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Hancu Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capriana Monastery, and then learn about winemaking at Poiana Winery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nisporeni travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Comrat to Nisporeni in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Glodeni.
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Glodeni — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padurea Domneasca.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Glodeni day trip tool.

Drive from Nisporeni to Glodeni in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Soroca.
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Soroca — 1 night

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 23rd (Fri): wander the streets of Gypsy Hill, appreciate the history behind The Candle of Gratitude Monument, and then delve into the distant past at Soroca Fortress.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Soroca trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Glodeni to Soroca in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Soroca are 2°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rezina.
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Rezina — 2 nights

Rezina is a city in Moldova and the capital of Rezina District. On the 24th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Hanul Lui Hanganu and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saharna Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rocky Monastery of Tipova and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tipova Monastery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rezina trip planner.

Getting from Soroca to Rezina by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Rezina are 2°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tiraspol.
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Tiraspol — 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). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chitcani Monastery (Noul Neamt) and Transfiguration Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Tighina Military Cemetery and Bendery Fortress. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Christmas Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at The Suvorov Monument, ponder the world of politics at Palacio Presidencial, and contemplate the long history of Chitcani Bridgehead.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tiraspol trip website.

You can drive from Rezina to Tiraspol in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Moldova travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Parks · Churches
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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