8 days in Moldova Itinerary

8 days in Moldova Itinerary

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8 days in Moldova Itinerary

Belfast
bus + Fly:  8​h
Chisinau
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Transnistria
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  7​h
Belfast

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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chisinau: Old Orhei Archeological Complex (in Trebujeni) and Manastirea Curchi (in Orhei). Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Trip to Moldova Day Tours. Next up on the itinerary - stroll through Dendrarium Park, examine the collection at Muzeul National de Etnografie si Istorie Naturala, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, and don't miss a visit to Victory Memorial and Eternal Flame.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do and tourist information, go to Chisinau travel guide.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Portrush, UK to Chisinau. Traveling from Portrush to Chisinau, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portrush in July, you will find days in Chisinau are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the taxi to Transnistria.

Things to do in Chisinau

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Curchi Monastery, Old Orhei Archeological Complex
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Stefan cel Mare Park ©
Stefan cel Mare Park
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Dendrarium Park
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Milestii Mici

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Transnistria

Transnistria ©
Known to some as Moldova's "breakaway state," Transnistria can feel like a completely separate country.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): appreciate the history behind The Suvorov Monument, contemplate the long history of Bendery Fortress, and then make a trip to Transnistria.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay and other tourist information, use our Transnistria travel guide.

Traveling by taxi from Chisinau to Transnistria takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in Transnistria in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Transnistria

#Historic Sites
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Bendery Fortress ©
Bendery Fortress
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The Suvorov Monument