9 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

9 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Chisinau, Moldova
— 2 nights
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Orhei, Moldova
— 1 night
Drive
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Tiraspol, Moldova
— 1 night
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Odessa, Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Chisinau, Moldova

— 2 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. On the 22nd (Sat), learn about winemaking at Cricova Winery. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Jewish Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capriana Monastery, and finally learn about winemaking at Asconi Winery.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Chisinau day trip planning site.

Nuuk, Greenland to Chisinau is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from West Greenland Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Orhei.

Things to do in Chisinau

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orhei, Moldova

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Curchi Monastery.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Orhei journey builder app.

You can drive from Chisinau to Orhei in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Tiraspol.

Things to do in Orhei

Historic Sites
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Tiraspol, Moldova

— 1 night
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). On the 25th (Tue), appreciate the history behind The Suvorov Monument, browse the fresh offerings at Green Market Center, pause for some photo ops at Mig-19 Monument, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noul Neamt Monastery, and finally contemplate the long history of Bendery Fortress.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tiraspol trip planner.

You can drive from Orhei to Tiraspol in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Odessa.

Things to do in Tiraspol

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Odessa, Ukraine

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Black Sea

Though most famous for the Potemkin Steps leading down the Black Sea coast, Odessa welcomes visitors with several other attractions, including beaches and an ornate opera house.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): try out the rides at Memorial of Heroic Defense of Odesa Museum, admire the striking features of Odessa Regional Philharmonic Society, enjoy a live performance at Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, then see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, then push the limits with Odessa Catacombs, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Assumption Cathedral. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Sailor`s Wife Monument, then choose your vessel at NSK Yachts, then don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Odessa online holiday planner.

You can drive from Tiraspol to Odessa in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Odessa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Transportation