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

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

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Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Chisinau, Moldova
— 5 nights
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 5 nights


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 Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stavropoleos Monastery and Old Town. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, get engrossed in the history at Museum of History of the Jewish Community, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Art of Romania (Muzeul Nakional de Arta al Romaniei), and see the interesting displays at Ceausescu Mansion.

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Reykjavik, Iceland to Bucharest is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Bucharest. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Bucharest, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Chisinau.
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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 Andrei Mudrea - Modern Art. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Curchi Monastery and Hancu Monastery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chisinau: Capriana Monastery (in Capriana), Saharna Monastery (in Rezina) and Tipova Monastery (in Tipova). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Cricova Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dendrarium Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dormition of the Theotokos.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Chisinau trip planning app.

You can fly from Bucharest to Chisinau in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Kyiv (Kiev).
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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 Mezhyhirya Residence Museum. Get some cultural insight at The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra and St. Sophia's Cathedral. Step out of Kyiv (Kiev) with an excursion to Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum in Novi Petrivtsi--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Andreyevskiy Spusk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and see the interesting displays at Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kyiv (Kiev) day trip website.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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