16 days in Moldova Itinerary

16 days in Moldova Itinerary

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Chisinau
— 5 nights
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Balti
— 4 nights
Drive
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Orhei
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tiraspol
— 4 nights
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Chisinau

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. Visit Capriana Monastery and Dormition of the Theotokos for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sankt Ioan Botezator and Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chisinau: Hancu Monastery (in Nisporeni), Condrita Monastery (in Condrita) and Comrat (Monument of Lenin & The Tank monument). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, steep yourself in history at Stephen the Great Monument, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Jewish Ghetto, and walk around Dendrarium Park.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Chisinau is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Chisinau is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Balti.

Things to do in Chisinau

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

4
nights
Balti

Bălți is a city in Moldova. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rudi Monastery and Gypsy Hill. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Soroca Fortress and St. Nicolae Cathedral. Explore Balti's surroundings by going to Eiffel Bridge (in Ungheni), Muzeul Etnografic Sangerei (in Singerei) and The Candle of Gratitude Monument (in Soroca). Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Padurea Domneasca. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Vasile Alecsandri Square and hunt for treasures at Central market.

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Traveling by car from Chisinau to Balti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Orhei.

Things to do in Balti

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

2
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Orhei

On the 7th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Curchi Monastery. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tipova Monastery, then head off the coast to Hanul Lui Hanganu, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saharna Monastery.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Orhei trip maker site.

Getting from Balti to Orhei by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tiraspol.

Things to do in Orhei

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

4
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Tiraspol

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 hidden gems such as Tighina Military Cemetery and Transfiguration Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Noul Neamt Monastery and Eternal Flame. Change things up with a short trip to Castel Mimi Wine Resort in Bulboaca (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Christmas Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Supreme Soviet, pause for some photo ops at Mig-19 Monument, and take in the history at Chitcani Bridgehead.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tiraspol holiday maker site.

Drive from Orhei to Tiraspol in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tiraspol

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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.