36 days in Ukraine, Moldova & Romania Itinerary

36 days in Ukraine, Moldova & Romania Itinerary

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 5 nights
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Chisinau, Moldova
— 5 nights
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Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine
— 3 nights
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 4 nights
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Mukacheve, Ukraine
— 4 nights
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Hunedoara, Romania
— 1 night
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Sighisoara, Romania
— 3 nights
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Sinaia, Romania
— 3 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 5 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Visit The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra and St. Sophia's Cathedral for their historical value. Let the collections at Pyrohovo Open-Air Museum and Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of Arts capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Church, don't miss a visit to Khreshchatyk, appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), and do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyiv (Kiev) day trip planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Kyiv (Kiev) is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kyiv (Kiev) is minus 8 hours. In May in Kyiv (Kiev), expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Chisinau.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Chisinau, Moldova

— 5 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. Let the collections at National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History and Museum of the City of Chisinau capture your imagination. Capriana Monastery and Curchi Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Explore Chisinau's surroundings by going to Noul Neamt Monastery (in Tiraspol), Bender (Bendery Fortress & Tighina Military Cemetery) and Hancu Monastery (in Nisporeni). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saharna Monastery, don't miss a visit to Victory Memorial and Eternal Flame, stroll around Stefan cel Mare Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chisinau trip site.

Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to Chisinau by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Chisinau

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine

— 3 nights
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. Visit Khotyn Fortress and Church of Peter and Paul for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Satanov Synagogue and St. George Cathedral. When in Kamianets-Podilskyi, make a side trip to see Khotyn Historic Museum in Khotyn, approximately Khotyn away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Josafat Trinitarian Cathedral, and examine the collection at Museum of Miniatures Castles of Ukraine.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kamianets-Podilskyi route planning website.

Traveling by car from Chisinau to Kamianets-Podilskyi takes 5 hours. May in Kamianets-Podilskyi sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lviv.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Lviv, Ukraine

— 4 nights

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
You'll explore and learn at Lychakiv Cemetery and Pidhirtsi Castle. Get some historical perspective at Olesko Castle and Basilian Monastery and the Heart of Christ Church. Get out of town with these interesting Lviv side-trips: Roman CatholicChurch of the Exaltation of St. Joseph (in Pidhirtsi) and St. Lawrence Catholic Church (in Zhovkva). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, admire the landmark architecture of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lviv trip planner.

You can drive from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Lviv in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kamianets-Podilskyi in June since evenings lows in Lviv dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Mukacheve.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mukacheve, Ukraine

— 4 nights
Mukachevo is a city located in the valley of the Latorica river in Zakarpattia Oblast, in Western Ukraine. Get a sense of the local culture at Palanok Castle and Bunker Linii Arpada. Appreciate the collections at Jozsef Boksay Art Museum and Subcarpathian Rus' Museum of Folk Architecture and Customs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mukacheve: Uzhhorod (Ignatiy Roshkovych Monument, Holy Protection Cathedral, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Pochaiv Madonna Icon, explore the historical opulence of St. Miklosh Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Monastery.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mukacheve trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Lviv to Mukacheve in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lviv in June, you will find days in Mukacheve are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hunedoara.

Things to do in Mukacheve

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Hunedoara, Romania

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castelul Corvinilor, then take an in-depth tour of Expozitie Inedita: Ev Mediu. Tortura Si Executie, then examine the collection at Muzeul Civilizatiei Dacice si Romane Deva, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Deva.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hunedoara trip maker site.

You can drive from Mukacheve to Hunedoara in 7 hours. In June in Hunedoara, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Hunedoara

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Sighisoara, Romania

— 3 nights
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Art & Crafts and The History Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sighisoara Historic Center and The Fortified Church of Biertan. Get out of town with these interesting Sighisoara side-trips: Cetatea Rupea (in Rupea), Viscri Fortified Church (in Viscri) and Darjiu Fortified Church (in Darjiu). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Valea Viilor Fortified Church, make a trip to Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, and admire the masterpieces at The Spoonman.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sighisoara day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hunedoara to Sighisoara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Sighisoara can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sinaia.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Sinaia, Romania

— 3 nights

Pearl Of The Carpathians

Named after the monastery around which it was built, Sinaia is a mountain resort and popular holiday destination for Romanians and foreigners alike.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Sinaia Monastery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Peles Castle and Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Museum Medieval Bran (in Bran), Predeal Monastery (in Predeal) and La Cabane Aux Images (in Moieciu de Sus). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Pelisor Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Stancile Franz Joseph, Head underground at Lalomita Cave, and don't miss a visit to Crucea Caraiman.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Sinaia trip planner.

You can drive from Sighisoara to Sinaia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sinaia

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Bucharest, Romania

— 6 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti" and Muzeul Karanului Roman. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of History of the Jewish Community and Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History. Go for a jaunt from Bucharest to Mogosoaia to see Mogosoaia Palace about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, explore the ancient world of Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains, ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, and walk around Herăstrău Park.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bucharest online vacation maker.

Drive from Sinaia to Bucharest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Bucharest sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ukraine travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.

Moldova travel guide

3.9
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.

Romania travel guide

4.4
Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Government Buildings
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.