12 days in Baku, Armenia & Ukraine Itinerary

12 days in Baku, Armenia & Ukraine Itinerary

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12 days in Baku, Armenia & Ukraine Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Tatev, Armenia
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Yerevan, Armenia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Kiev, Ukraine
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Odessa, Ukraine
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Lviv, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States


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2
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
The capital of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus' largest city, Baku brings the old and the new, the East and the West colliding together in a particularly diverse and changing city.
Baku is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Baku Old City, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah - Fire Temple, take in panoramic vistas at Maiden Tower, and step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Shirvanshahs.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Baku visit planning tool .

New York City, USA to Baku is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from New York City to Baku, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Baku are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tatev.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center ©
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center
Baku Boulevard ©
Baku Boulevard

1
day
Tatev, Armenia

Tatev ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Wings of Tatev and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tatev online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Baku to Tatev by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wings of Tatev
Highlights from your plan
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev

2
nights
Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan ©
Old and new sit side by side in Yerevan, showing the country's capital to be a city on the move, but also proud of its history and traditions.
On the 29th (Mon), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): examine the collection at Parajanov Museum, make a trip to Republic Square, then examine the collection at Armenian Genocide Museum, then see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, and finally don't miss a visit to Yerevan Cascade.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yerevan road trip website .

Drive from Tatev to Yerevan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Republic Square ©
Republic Square

1
night
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 31st (Wed), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Khreshchatyk, learn about all things military at Great Patriotic War Museum, get a new perspective on nature at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square).

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kiev day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Yerevan to Kiev takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yerevan to Kiev is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Yerevan in July, expect Kiev to be a bit cooler, temps between 80°F and 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Andriyivski Uzviz ©
Andriyivski Uzviz

1
night
Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, don't miss a visit to Potemkin Steps, don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, make a trip to Teatralnaya Square, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Odessa vacation planning website .

Traveling by flight from Kiev to Odessa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kiev in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 66°F in Odessa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs

2
nights
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): make a trip to Market Square, appreciate the history behind Column of St. Christopher, admire the striking features of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, examine the collection at Insomnia - The Haunted House, then stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Ivan Pidkova, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Jesuits, then take a stroll through Old Town, then make a trip to Lviv City Hall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lviv trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Odessa to Lviv by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Odessa in August, expect Lviv to be a bit cooler, temps between 78°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

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