11 days in Moldova Itinerary

11 days in Moldova Itinerary

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11 days in Moldova Itinerary

Start: Chisinau
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: 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. Get out of town with these interesting Chisinau side-trips: Manastirea Curchi (in Orhei) and Old Orhei Archeological Complex (in Trebujeni). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Trip to Moldova Day Tours. There's much more to do: make a trip to Victory Memorial and Eternal Flame, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stefan cel Mare Park, learn about winemaking at Milestii Mici, and see the interesting displays at Muzeul National de Arheologie si Istorie a MoldoveiMuzeul National de Arheologie si Istorie a Moldovei.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chisinau vacation trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Chisinau. In December, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Transnistria.

Things to do in Chisinau

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Curchi Monastery, Old Orhei Archeological Complex
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Dendrarium Park ©
Dendrarium Park
Victory Memorial and Eternal Flame ©
Milestii Mici ©
Milestii Mici


Transnistria ©
Known to some as Moldova's "breakaway state," Transnistria can feel like a completely separate country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Transnistria: Rezina (Hanul Lui Hanganu & Saharna Monastery), Tiraspol (Tirasapol, Kvint, & more) and Bender (Tighina Military Cemetery, The Memorial of Military Glory, & more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Transnistria.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Transnistria travel planner.

You can drive from Chisinau to Transnistria in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Transnistria sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Transnistria

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

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Bendery Fortress ©
Bendery Fortress
Saharna Monastery ©
Saharna Monastery
The Suvorov Monument ©
The Suvorov Monument