14 days in Bucharest, Chisinau & Kyiv (Kiev) Itinerary

14 days in Bucharest, Chisinau & Kyiv (Kiev) Itinerary

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Bucharest, Romania
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Chisinau, Moldova
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
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Bucharest, Romania

— 2 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti" and Museum of History of the Jewish Community will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stavropoleos Monastery and Old Town. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, learn more about the world around you at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Art of Romania (Muzeul Nakional de Arta al Romaniei), and take an in-depth tour of Muzeul Karanului Roman.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bucharest trip planning website.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Bucharest is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Reykjavik to Bucharest is 2 hours. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Bucharest, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Chisinau.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games
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Chisinau, Moldova

— 5 nights
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. Appreciate the collections at Old Orhei Archeological Complex and National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Curchi Monastery and Saharna Monastery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chisinau: Hancu Monastery (in Nisporeni), Capriana Monastery (in Capriana) and Tipova Monastery (in Tipova). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Cricova Winery, stroll through Stefan cel Mare Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dormition of the Theotokos, and make a trip to Stephen the Great Monument.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chisinau trip maker website.

Getting from Bucharest to Chisinau by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Chisinau

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 5 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Appreciate the collections at Pyrohovo Open-Air Museum and Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum. Get some cultural insight at The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra and National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War. Step out of Kyiv (Kiev) with an excursion to Mezhyhirya Residence Museum in Novi Petrivtsi--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sophia's Cathedral, get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, get engrossed in the history at Golden Gate, and appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland).

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kyiv (Kiev) trip planning tool.

You can fly from Chisinau to Kyiv (Kiev) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

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