13 days in Ukraine Itinerary

13 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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13 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Kharkiv
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h 45​min
2
Kiev
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Lviv
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Yaremche
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
5
Bukovel
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Ivano-Frankivsk
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Odessa
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Dammam

1
night
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 30th (Tue), walk around Shevchenko Park, then stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, and then admire the local landmark of Mirror Stream fountain.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kharkiv travel route tool .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Kharkiv is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, Kharkiv is much colder than Dammam - with highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain
Shevchenko Park ©
Shevchenko Park

2
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 31st (Wed), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, then examine the collection at Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sophia Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Great Patriotic War Museum, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), don't miss a visit to Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), then learn more about the world around you at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, then make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, and finally make a trip to Khreshchatyk.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kiev online trip builder .

Getting from Kharkiv to Kiev by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in Kiev sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kiev

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

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), make a trip to Lviv City Hall, make a trip to Rynok Square, wander the streets of Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Jesuits, then stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Boim Family, then see the interesting displays at Insomnia - The Haunted House, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lviv visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Kiev to Lviv takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kiev in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Lviv. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yaremche.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery

1
night
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. On the 4th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of St. John the Baptist, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hoverla, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Probiy Waterfall.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yaremche planner .

Traveling by car from Lviv to Yaremche takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Yaremche can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Bukovel.

Things to do in Yaremche

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Probiy Waterfall ©
Probiy Waterfall

2
nights
Bukovel

Bukovel
On the 5th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yablonitskiy Pass, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Khomyak, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bukovel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Bukovel Winter Fair, get outside with Extreme Park Bukovel, and then have some family-friendly fun at Entertainment Center Buka.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bukovel trip itinerary maker website .

Bukovel is very close to Yaremche. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Ivano-Frankivsk.

Things to do in Bukovel

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Yablonitskiy Pass

1
night
Ivano-Frankivsk

Ivano-Frankivsk ©
Ivano-Frankivsk is a historic city located in western Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): make a trip to Rynok square, enjoy breathtaking views from Ratusha, take in the pleasant sights at Stometrivka, then stop by Bastion Gift Shopping & Exhibition Center, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Holy Resurrection Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ivano-Frankivsk online visit planner .

Traveling by bus from Bukovel to Ivano-Frankivsk takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Ivano-Frankivsk, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Ivano-Frankivsk

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

3
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.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the activities along The Odessa Port, don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, don't miss a visit to Potemkin Steps, make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally don't miss a visit to Teatralnaya Square. On the next day, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, then walk around City Garden, then don't miss a visit to Passage, and finally see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Odessa trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Ivano-Frankivsk to Odessa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Odessa when traveling from Ivano-Frankivsk in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

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

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