30 days in Moldova & Romania Itinerary

30 days in Moldova & Romania Itinerary

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Chisinau, Moldova
— 6 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
— 6 nights
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Brasov, Romania
— 6 nights
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Sighisoara, Romania
— 5 nights
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Sibiu, Romania
— 6 nights

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Chisinau, Moldova

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 Chisinau's surroundings by going to Capriana Monastery (in Capriana), Eternal Flame (in Tiraspol) and Bender (Bendery Fortress & Tighina Military Cemetery). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Stefan cel Mare Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Valea Morilor, admire the landmark architecture of Hancu Monastery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chisinau day trip planning website.

Barcelona, Spain to Chisinau is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Chisinau

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Bender, Curchi Monastery, Capriana Monastery, Cricova Winery, Hancu Monastery
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Capriana Monastery ©
Capriana Monastery
Cricova Winery ©
Cricova Winery

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Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Take a break from Bucharest with a short trip to Mogosoaia Palace in Mogosoaia, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, explore the world behind art at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), contemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery, and get your game on at Gateway Virtual Reality Escape Studio.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bucharest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chisinau to Bucharest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mogosoaia
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Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament
Walking tours

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Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brasov: Sinaia (Pelisor Castle, Peles Castle, &more), Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran) and La Prapastii Zarnesti (in Zarnesti). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tampa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brasov Historical Center, take in breathtaking views at Canionul Șapte Scări, and make a trip to Crucea Caraiman.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brasov online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bucharest to Brasov takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Sinaia, Rasnov, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), La Prapastii Zarnesti, Poiana Brasov
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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Mount Tampa ©
Mount Tampa

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Sighisoara, Romania

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sighisoara: Izvoare (Ivo Wildlife Park & Icelandic Horses Riding Ranch), The Fortified Church of Biertan (in Biertan) and Odorheiu Secuiesc (in Odorheiu Secuiesc). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Le Lac Balea, don't miss a visit to Bethlen Castle, go for a walk through Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sighisoara online road trip planner.

Getting from Brasov to Sighisoara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Sighisoara are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Sibiu.

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Izvoare, Le Lac Balea, Saxon Church, Bethlen Castle, The Fortified Church of Biertan
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Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Le Lac Balea ©
Le Lac Balea
Sighisoara Historic Center
Sighisoara Historic Center

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Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sibiu: Biserica Sfanta Treime (in Sibiel), Hunedoara (Expozitie Inedita: Ev Mediu. Tortura Si Executie & Castelul Corvinilor) and Curtea de Arges (Vidraru Dam & Transfagarasan Highway). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Citadel of Alba Iulia, don't miss a visit to Big Square (Piata Mare), enjoy breathtaking views from Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), and take in the views from Bridge of Lies.

Plan my day in Sibiu using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Sighisoara to Sibiu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Hunedoara, Curtea de Arges, Biserica Sfanta Treime, Ocna Sibiului Salt Mine
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Castelul Corvinilor ©
Castelul Corvinilor
Transfagarasan Highway ©
Transfagarasan Highway
Vidraru Dam ©
Vidraru Dam

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