12 days in Ukraine & Georgia Itinerary

12 days in Ukraine & Georgia Itinerary

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12 days in Ukraine & Georgia Itinerary

Start: Kiev, Ukraine
1
Kiev, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Odessa, Ukraine
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Kutaisi, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Batumi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Lviv, Ukraine
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Kiev, Ukraine


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2
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kiev is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, learn more about the world around you at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, brush up on your military savvy at Great Patriotic War Museum, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kiev travel site .

If you are flying in from Ukraine, the closest major airports are Kiev Zhuliany International Airport and Boryspil International Airport. August in Kiev sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kiev

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, then make a trip to Potemkin Steps, and finally don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Odessa holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Kiev to Odessa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kiev in August since evenings lows in Odessa dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tbilisi.

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

3
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi ©
On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tbilisi: Jvari Church (in Mtskheta) and Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble (in Ananuri). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at The Bridge of Peace, get in on the family fun at Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi, and cruise along Rustaveli Avenue.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tbilisi online tour planner .

Getting from Odessa to Tbilisi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Odessa to Tbilisi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Odessa in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tbilisi: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble, Jvari Church
Highlights from your plan
The Bridge of Peace ©
The Bridge of Peace
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi ©
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi
Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi ©
Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi

1
night
Stepantsminda, Georgia

Stepantsminda ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Kazbek and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gergeti Trinity Church.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Stepantsminda tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Tbilisi to Stepantsminda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kutaisi.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mt Kazbek ©
Mt Kazbek
Gergeti Trinity Church ©
Gergeti Trinity Church

1
night
Kutaisi, Georgia

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): Head underground at Prometheus Cave, browse the fresh offerings at Kutaisi Market, explore the ancient world of Bagrati Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Sport Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gelati Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Motsameta Monastery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kutaisi planner .

You can drive from Stepantsminda to Kutaisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Kutaisi are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Batumi.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prometheus Cave ©
Prometheus Cave
Gelati Monastery ©
Gelati Monastery
Bagrati Cathedral ©
Bagrati Cathedral

2
nights
Batumi, Georgia

Batumi ©
Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Batumi Dolphinarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Boulevard, then don't miss a visit to Monument Ali and Nino, and finally admire the natural beauty at Batumi Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Europe Square, don't miss a visit to Argo Cable Car, then don't miss a visit to Alphabetic Tower, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo".

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Batumi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kutaisi to Batumi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Kutaisi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Batumi, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Batumi Botanical Gardens ©
Batumi Botanical Gardens
Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard
Argo Cable Car ©
Argo Cable Car

1
night
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
On the 31st (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle, don't miss a visit to Lviv City Hall, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally make a trip to Rynok Square.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lviv trip planner .

You can fly from Batumi to Lviv in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Georgia Time (GET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Batumi in August, things will get a bit cooler in Lviv: highs are around 30°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

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

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