18 days in Moldova Itinerary

18 days in Moldova Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Moldova travel planner
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Fly
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Chisinau
— 8 nights
Drive
2
Rezina
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tiraspol
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Crocmaz
— 1 night
Drive
5
Comrat
Drive to Chişinău International Airport, Fly to Johannesburg

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Chisinau — 8 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. Take a break from the city and head to Nistru Beach and Trip to Moldova Day Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Capriana Monastery and Military Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Chisinau: Hancu Monastery (in Nisporeni) and Manuc Bey (in Hincesti). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour, stroll the grounds of Jewish Cemetery, examine the collection at Alexander Pushkin Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dormition of the Theotokos.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chisinau travel itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Chisinau is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Rezina.
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Rezina — 2 nights

Rezina is a city in Moldova and the capital of Rezina District. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saharna Monastery. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Hanul Lui Hanganu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tipova Monastery, and then take in the pleasant sights at Rocky Monastery of Tipova.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rezina trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Chisinau to Rezina by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car 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). Head to Green Market Center and Poştafor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chitcani Monastery (Noul Neamt) and Tighina Military Cemetery. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Christmas Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Eternal Flame, appreciate the history behind Mig-19 Monument, and witness the site of a historic battle at Chitcani Bridgehead.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tiraspol road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Rezina to Tiraspol takes 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 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Crocmaz.
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Crocmaz — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Et Cetera Winery.

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Traveling by car from Tiraspol to Crocmaz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Comrat.
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Comrat

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Drive from Crocmaz to Comrat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. On the 7th (Wed), you're off to 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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