9 days in Moldova Itinerary

9 days in Moldova Itinerary

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Fly
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Chisinau
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tiraspol
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rezina
— 1 night
Drive
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Soroca
— 1 night
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Chisinau — 4 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 Curchi Monastery (in Orhei) and Capriana Monastery (in Capriana). There's still lots to do: stroll around Dendrarium Park, don't miss a visit to Victory Memorial and Eternal Flame, admire the striking features of Triumphal Arch, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chisinau trip itinerary planning app.

Larnaca, Cyprus to Chisinau is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tiraspol.
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Tiraspol — 2 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). Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chitcani Monastery (Noul Neamt), steep yourself in history at Bendery Fortress, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tighina Military Cemetery. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Christmas Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at The Suvorov Monument, and then don't miss a visit to The Tank Monument.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tiraspol trip planning website.

Drive from Chisinau to Tiraspol in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rezina.
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Historic Sites
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Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

Rezina — 1 night

Rezina is a city in Moldova and the capital of Rezina District. On the 7th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Hanul Lui Hanganu and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saharna Monastery.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rezina online holiday planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Soroca.
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Find places to stay May 6 — 7:

Soroca — 1 night

Soroca is a city and municipality in Moldova, situated on the Dniester river about 160 km north of Chișinău. On the 8th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Soroca Fortress and then appreciate the history behind The Candle of Gratitude Monument.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Soroca trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Rezina to Soroca takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time 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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