12 days in Ankara, Kyiv (Kiev) & Poltava Oblast Itinerary

12 days in Ankara, Kyiv (Kiev) & Poltava Oblast Itinerary

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Ankara, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 1 night
Train
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Poltava, Ukraine
— 8 nights
Drive
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Mhar, Ukraine
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Ankara, Turkey

— 1 night

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ankara trip builder website.

Antalya to Ankara is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in January, you will find days in Ankara are colder (1°C), and nights are little chillier (0°C). On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Ankara

Nightlife · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 1 night
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, appreciate the history behind Panikovski Monument, then see the interesting displays at Software and Computer Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vydubychi Monastery, and finally contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Kyiv (Kiev) trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Ankara to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ankara to Kyiv (Kiev), you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ankara in February, expect Kyiv (Kiev) to be a bit cooler, temps between 2°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Poltava.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Museums

Poltava, Ukraine

— 8 nights
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Step off the beaten path and head to The White Arbor and Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Poltava: National Museum of Nikolai Gogol (in Gogolevo), Park of Oleg Babayev (in Kremenchuk) and Museum of Ukrainian Pottery (in Opishnya). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Poltava Museum of Local Lore, step into the grandiose world of Sharivka Palace, steep yourself in history at The Holy Cross Exaltation Monastery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Krasnokutsk Arboretum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Poltava trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kyiv (Kiev) to Poltava takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mhar.

Things to do in Poltava

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Mhar, Ukraine

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You can drive from Poltava to Mhar in 2.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Mhar

Historic Sites

Poltava Oblast travel guide

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Monuments · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Poltava Oblast is an oblast of central Ukraine. The administrative center of the oblast is the city of Poltava. Most of its territory is part of the historic Cossack Hetmanate . Population:Two other important cities there are Horishni Plavni and Kremenchuk.GeographyPoltava Oblast is situated in the central part of Ukraine. Located on the left bank of Dnieper, Poltava region was part of the Cossack Hetmanate. It has an area of 28,800 km². The oblast borders upon Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kirovohrad, Cherkasy and Kyiv regions.Points of interestThe following historic-cultural sites were nominated for the Seven Wonders of Ukraine. Gogol preserve-museum Kotliarevsky villa Mykolaivska Church Poltava ethnical museum Cross-Erecting monasteryDemographicsAt 2005-05-01, its population was 1,584,446, and population density was 59 people per 1 km².

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