6 days in Moldova Itinerary

6 days in Moldova Itinerary

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6 days in Moldova Itinerary

Start: Kiev
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Kiev


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. Go for a jaunt from Chisinau to Orhei to see Curchi Monastery about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Cricova Winery, pause for some photo ops at Stephen the Great Monument, stroll around Dendrarium Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Valea Morilor.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chisinau trip planner.

Kiev, Ukraine to Chisinau is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Tiraspol.

Things to do in Chisinau

Parks Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cricova Winery, Curchi Monastery
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Cricova Winery ©
Cricova Winery
Stefan cel Mare Park ©
Stefan cel Mare Park
Victory Memorial and Eternal Flame ©


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). Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at The Tank Monument, pause for some photo ops at The Suvorov Monument, then contemplate the long history of Bendery Fortress, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noul Neamt Monastery.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tiraspol sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Chisinau to Tiraspol takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tiraspol

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bendery Fortress
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Bendery Fortress ©
Bendery Fortress
Noul Neamt Monastery ©
Noul Neamt Monastery
The Suvorov Monument ©
The Suvorov Monument