23 days in Moldova Itinerary

23 days in Moldova Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Moldova journey planner
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Fly
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Chisinau
— 11 nights
Drive
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Nisporeni
— 1 night
Drive
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Soroca
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rezina
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Tiraspol
— 5 nights
Drive
6
Comrat
— 2 nights
Drive to Chişinău International Airport, Fly to Colombo

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Chisinau — 11 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 Old Orhei Archeological Complex (in Trebujeni), Capriana Monastery (in Capriana) and Curchi Monastery (in Orhei). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Victory Memorial and Eternal Flame, walk around Stefan cel Mare Park, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chisinau road trip planning website.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Chisinau is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Colombo to Chisinau. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nisporeni.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks
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Nisporeni — 1 night

Nisporeni is a city located in the central part of Moldova. On the 22nd (Sun), admire the striking features of Hancu Monastery.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Nisporeni trip maker.

Traveling by car from Chisinau to Nisporeni takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Nisporeni can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Soroca.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

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 23rd (Mon): wander the streets of Gypsy Hill, then pause for some photo ops at The Candle of Gratitude Monument, and then delve into the distant past at Soroca Fortress.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Soroca day trip planning website.

You can drive from Nisporeni to Soroca in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nisporeni in May: highs in Soroca hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rezina.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Rezina — 2 nights

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

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rezina trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Soroca to Rezina takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can 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). Explore Tiraspol's surroundings by going to Castel Mimi Wine Resort (in Bulboaca) and Et Cetera Winery (in Crocmaz). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Bendery Fortress, appreciate the history behind The Suvorov Monument, make a trip to The Tank Monument, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Christmas Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tiraspol trip planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Comrat.
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Comrat — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Ioan Botezator, then pause for some photo ops at Monument of Lenin, and then examine the collection at Comrat Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Comrat trip builder app.

Drive from Tiraspol to Comrat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
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Moldova travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Parks · Monuments
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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