28 days in Moldova Itinerary

28 days in Moldova Itinerary

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Fly to Chişinău International Airport, Drive to Nisporeni
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Nisporeni
— 2 nights
Drive
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Soroca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rezina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tiraspol
— 6 nights
Drive
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Chisinau
— 15 nights
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Fly to London Stansted, Train to London Liverpool Street, Train to Exeter

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Nisporeni — 2 nights

Nisporeni is a city located in the central part of Moldova. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museum of History and Ethnography of Calarasi town and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hancu Monastery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nisporeni travel route planner.

Exeter, UK to Nisporeni is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Exeter to Nisporeni due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You will leave for Soroca on the 4th (Wed).
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Soroca — 2 nights

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 5th (Thu): make a trip to The Candle of Gratitude Monument and then explore the ancient world of Soroca Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Gypsy Hill and then steep yourself in history at Rudi Monastery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Soroca road trip app.

Drive from Nisporeni to Soroca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Nisporeni in May, plan for slightly colder days in Soroca, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) 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. On the 7th (Sat), head off the coast to Hanul Lui Hanganu and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saharna Monastery. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Rocky Monastery of Tipova and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tipova Monastery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rezina vacation builder.

You can drive from Soroca to Rezina in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tiraspol.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Tiraspol — 6 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). Take a break from Tiraspol with a short trip to Castel Mimi Wine Resort in Bulboaca, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Bendery Fortress, learn about winemaking at Kvint, ponder the world of politics at House of Soviets, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Tighina Military Cemetery.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tiraspol online vacation builder.

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 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Chisinau.
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Chisinau — 15 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. Get out of town with these interesting Chisinau side-trips: Old Orhei Archeological Complex (in Trebujeni), Capriana Monastery (in Capriana) and Curchi Monastery (in Orhei). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Victory Memorial and Eternal Flame, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, stroll around Dendrarium Park, and admire the natural beauty at Valea Morilor.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Chisinau trip planner.

Getting from Tiraspol to Chisinau by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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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