8 days in Moldova Itinerary

8 days in Moldova Itinerary

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8 days in Moldova Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly + Drive:  22​h
1
Tipova
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Tiraspol
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Chisinau
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Ottawa

1
night
Tipova

Tipova ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saharna Monastery. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Hanul Lui Hanganu, then go for a walk through Rocky Monastery of Tipova, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tipova Monastery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tipova online trip builder .

Ottawa, Canada to Tipova is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Ottawa to Tipova. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ottawa in May since evenings lows in Tipova dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tiraspol.

Things to do in Tipova

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Rezina
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Saharna Monastery ©
Saharna Monastery
Tipova Monastery ©
Tipova Monastery
Rocky Monastery of Tipova ©
Rocky Monastery of Tipova

1
night
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). On the 21st (Tue), take in the history at Chitcani Bridgehead, take in the spiritual surroundings of Noul Neamt Monastery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tighina Military Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Bendery Fortress, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Christmas Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tiraspol online day trip planner .

Drive from Tipova to Tiraspol in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chisinau.

Things to do in Tiraspol

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bender
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Tighina Military Cemetery ©
Tighina Military Cemetery
Noul Neamt Monastery ©
Noul Neamt Monastery
The Christmas Cathedral ©
The Christmas Cathedral

4
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Curchi Monastery and Hancu Monastery. Capriana Monastery and Jewish Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Trip to Moldova Day Tours. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Museum of Moldovan Art, take in the exciting artwork at Andrei Mudrea - Modern Art, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, and do a tasting at Cricova Winery.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chisinau trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Tiraspol to Chisinau in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Chisinau

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cricova Winery, Hancu Monastery, Capriana Monastery, Curchi Monastery
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Curchi Monastery ©
Curchi Monastery
Capriana Monastery ©
Capriana Monastery
National Museum of Moldovan Art ©
National Museum of Moldovan Art

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