12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Lviv
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Kiev
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Kharkiv
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Odessa
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Ljubljana

3
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Lviv is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Market Square, examine the collection at Insomnia - The Haunted House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lviv attractions planner .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Lviv is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In September in Lviv, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Lviv

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

3
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kiev is known for museums, historic sites, nature, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery, see the interesting displays at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Great Patriotic War Museum, and don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kiev trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Lviv to Kiev in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In September in Kiev, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kharkiv.

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
Andriyivski Uzviz ©
Andriyivski Uzviz

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, then stroll through Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, and finally admire the local landmark of Mirror Stream fountain. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Three Saints Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shevchenko Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kharkov Dolphinarium, and finally make a trip to YermilovCentre of Modern Art.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kharkiv day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Kiev to Kharkiv in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September in Kharkiv, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kharkiv

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

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.
Odessa is known for museums, nightlife, fun & games, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, get to know the fascinating history of 10 Apryelya Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at City Garden, and meet the residents at Odessa Delphinarium Nemo.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Odessa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kharkiv to Odessa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kharkiv in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Odessa, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Museums Transportation
Highlights from your plan
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs

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