11 days in Ukraine Itinerary

11 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ukraine travel route planner

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Fly
1
Odessa
— 3 nights
Fly to Boryspil, Taxi to Chernobyl
2
Chernobyl
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kyiv (Kiev)
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Lviv
— 3 nights
Fly

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Odessa

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Black Sea

Though most famous for the Potemkin Steps leading down the Black Sea coast, Odessa welcomes visitors with several other attractions, including beaches and an ornate opera house.
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Memorial of Heroic Defense of Odesa Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Beach Golden Shore and Central City Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Catacombs of Odessa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, and get a dose of the wild on Ukraine by Locals.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Odessa trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Odessa is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Odessa is minus 3.5 hours. In July, Odessa is slightly colder than Kolkata (Calcutta) - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Chernobyl

— 1 night
Chernobyl or Chornobyl is a city in the restricted Chernobyl Exclusion Zone situated in the Ivankiv Raion of northern Kiev Oblast, near Ukraine's border with Belarus. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Chernobyl Go and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elijah Church. Here are some ideas for day two: expand your understanding of the military at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker, make a trip to Reactor No 4, and then get in on the family fun at Pripyat Amusement Park.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Odessa to Chernobyl takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Odessa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Chernobyl, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Kyiv (Kiev)

— 2 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Victoria Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicolas Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Software and Computer Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sophia's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Mikhail Bulgakov Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Toilet History, then examine the collection at Oleg Antonov State Aviation Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Cyril's Monastery.

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Traveling by car from Chernobyl to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Kyiv (Kiev), expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Historic Sites

Lviv

— 3 nights

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Transfiguration, admire the landmark architecture of Bandinelli Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Carmelite Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Lubomirski Palace. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Staroyevryeiska Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Mary Magdalene, pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Ethnography and Art Crafts, then stop by Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Rynok Square.

To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the Lviv driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Lviv in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lviv when traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in August, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Ukraine travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.