16 days in Moldova Itinerary

16 days in Moldova Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Bus:  8 h 15 min
1
Chisinau
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Balti
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Orhei
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Tiraspol
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Stockholm

5
nights
Chisinau

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

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Stockholm, Sweden to Chisinau is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and train; or drive. 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

Side Trips

Comrat, Cricova Winery, Condrita Monastery, Hancu Monastery, Capriana Monastery
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Capriana Monastery ©
Capriana Monastery
Sankt Ioan Botezator
Sankt Ioan Botezator

4
nights
Balti

Balti ©
Bălți is a city in Moldova. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rudi Monastery and The Candle of Gratitude Monument. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Soroca Fortress and St. Nicolae Cathedral. Explore Balti's surroundings by going to Muzeul Etnografic Sangerei (in Singerei), Soroca (Struve's Geodetic Arc & Gypsy Hill) and Eiffel Bridge (in Ungheni). 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 Nature Parks

Side Trips

Soroca, Padurea Domneasca, Muzeul Etnografic Sangerei, Eiffel Bridge, Rudi Monastery
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Rudi Monastery ©
Rudi Monastery
Soroca Fortress ©
Soroca Fortress
St. Nicolae Cathedral ©
St. Nicolae Cathedral

2
nights
Orhei

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.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, 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 Nature Parks

Side Trips

Rezina, Tipova Monastery
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Curchi Monastery ©
Curchi Monastery
Saharna Monastery ©
Saharna Monastery
Hanul Lui Hanganu ©
Hanul Lui Hanganu

4
nights
Tiraspol

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 Eternal Flame. Get some historical perspective at Noul Neamt Monastery and Bendery Fortress. Change things up with a short trip to Castel Mimi Wine Resort in Bulboaca (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at The Christmas Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Supreme Soviet, pick up some local products at Green Market Center, and appreciate the history behind Mig-19 Monument.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tiraspol online road 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 by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tiraspol

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Bender, Castel Mimi Wine Resort
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Tighina Military Cemetery ©
Tighina Military Cemetery
Noul Neamt Monastery ©
Noul Neamt Monastery
The Christmas Cathedral ©
The Christmas Cathedral

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