4 days in Chisinau & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

4 days in Chisinau & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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Chisinau, Moldova
— 1 day
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly to Chişinău International Airport, Drive to Cricova

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Chisinau, Moldova

— 1 day
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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): do a tasting at Cricova Winery, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, and then appreciate the history behind Stephen the Great Monument.

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Cricova to Chisinau is an approximately half hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Chisinau

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Far East

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
On the 27th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, then let little ones run wild at Turtle Lake, then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office.

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Getting from Chisinau to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 16.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Indochina Time is 5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games