12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Odessa
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Dnipro
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kharkiv
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h 45​min
4
Kiev
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Ivano-Frankivsk
— 1 night
train:  2​h
6
Lviv
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
Odessa

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 26th (Mon): stroll around City Garden, don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, don't miss a visit to Potemkin Steps, then make a trip to Passage, then don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, and finally make a trip to Teatralnaya Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of 10 Apryelya Square, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Odessa tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Odessa is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. Traveling from London to Odessa, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Odessa hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dnipro.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Steps ©
Potemkin Steps

1
night
Dnipro

Dnipro
Dnipro, until May 2016 Dnipropetrovsk or Dnepropetrovsk, is Ukraine's fourth largest city, with about one million inhabitants. On the 28th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iverska Madonna Icon Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Karl Marx Prospect, get engrossed in the history at Museum Time Machines, then appreciate the history behind Lomonosov Statue, and finally make a trip to Zolotaya Roza Synagogue.

Discover how to plan a Dnipro trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Odessa to Dnipro in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. In August, daytime highs in Dnipro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Dnipro

Historic Sites Museums

2
nights
Kharkiv

Kharkiv ©
Kharkiv hosts numerous Soviet monuments from its stint as the capital in the 1920s and is considered the industrial and educational heart of Ukraine.
On the 29th (Thu), walk around Shevchenko Park, then ponder the design of Mirror Stream fountain, and then walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Marine Museum, make a trip to YermilovCentre of Modern Art, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kharkov Dolphinarium, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Three Saints Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kharkiv online route planner .

You can drive from Dnipro to Kharkiv in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Dnipro in August: highs in Kharkiv hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain
Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium

3
nights
Kiev

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: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sophia Cathedral, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, and make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square).

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kiev planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kharkiv to Kiev in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August in Kiev, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Ivano-Frankivsk.

Things to do in Kiev

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

1
night
Ivano-Frankivsk

Ivano-Frankivsk ©
Ivano-Frankivsk is a historic city located in western Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the world behind art at Prycarpathian Museum of Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at The Holy Resurrection Cathedral, then look for gifts at Bastion Gift Shopping & Exhibition Center, then take in the pleasant sights at Stometrivka, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Ratusha.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ivano-Frankivsk tour website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Kiev to Ivano-Frankivsk takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Lviv.

Things to do in Ivano-Frankivsk

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Holy Resurrection Cathedral ©
The Holy Resurrection Cathedral

2
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
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 4th (Wed): 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 don't miss a visit to Rynok Square. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, examine the collection at Arsenal Museum, see the interesting displays at Insomnia - The Haunted House, then make a trip to Chapel of the Boim Family, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Lviv online travel route planner .

Getting from Ivano-Frankivsk to Lviv by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Lviv, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

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

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