32 days in Moldova Itinerary

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Fly to Chişinău International Airport, Drive to Tiraspol
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Tiraspol
— 4 nights
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Rezina
— 3 nights
Drive
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Soroca
— 1 night
Drive
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Nisporeni
— 2 nights
Drive
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Comrat
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chisinau
— 18 nights
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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). Do some cultural sightseeing at Bendery Fortress and Castel Mimi Wine Resort. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chitcani Monastery (Noul Neamt), take in the history at Chitcani Bridgehead, learn about winemaking at Kvint, and appreciate the history behind The Suvorov Monument.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tiraspol road trip planning tool.

Erbil, Iraq to Tiraspol is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rezina.
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Rezina — 3 nights

Rezina is a city in Moldova and the capital of Rezina District. Get a sense of the local culture at Saharna Monastery and Rocky Monastery of Tipova. Step out of Rezina with an excursion to Tipova Monastery in Tipova--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Hanul Lui Hanganu.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rezina day trip app.

Drive from Tiraspol to Rezina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Rezina are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride 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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take a stroll through Gypsy Hill, pause for some photo ops at The Candle of Gratitude Monument, and then explore the ancient world of Soroca Fortress.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Soroca online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rezina to Soroca takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Soroca can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car 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 14th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Hancu Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capriana Monastery, and then learn about winemaking at Poiana Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museum of History and Ethnography of Calarasi town.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nisporeni trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Soroca to Nisporeni in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Nisporeni when traveling from Soroca in January, with lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Comrat.
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Comrat — 3 nights

Do some cultural sightseeing at Sankt Ioan Botezator and Kara Gani Winery.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Comrat trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Nisporeni to Comrat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for Chisinau on the 18th (Wed).
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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. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History and Old Orhei Archeological Complex. Get a sense of the local culture at Cricova Winery and Milestii Mici. Venture out of the city with trips to Orhei (OrheiLand & Curchi Monastery), Condrita Monastery (in Condrita) and Manuc Bey (in Hincesti). Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Trip to Moldova Day Tours. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, make a trip to Victory Memorial and Eternal Flame, see the interesting displays at Museum of the City of Chisinau, and take in nature's colorful creations at Valea Morilor.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chisinau holiday maker.

You can drive from Comrat to Chisinau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can 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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