13 days in Ukraine Itinerary

13 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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13 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Bozeman
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  26​h
1
Kiev
— 1 night
train:  3​h
2
Poltava
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h
3
Odessa
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  8​h 15​min
4
Yaremche
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Lutsk
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Lviv
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Bozeman

1
night
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 9th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Khreshchatyk, examine the collection at State Aviation Museum, examine the collection at Mikhail Bulgakov Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia Cathedral, and finally learn more about the world around you at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Mezhyhirya Residence Museum, learn about all things military at Great Patriotic War Museum, and then stroll through Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kiev journey planner.

Bozeman, USA to Kiev is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bozeman to Kiev is 9 hours. Traveling from Bozeman in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kiev, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Poltava.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mezhyhirya Residence Museum
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Mezhyhirya Residence Museum ©
Mezhyhirya Residence Museum
State Aviation Museum ©
State Aviation Museum
Mikhail Bulgakov Museum ©
Mikhail Bulgakov Museum

2
nights
Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. On the 11th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Peter I Monument, get engrossed in the history at The Poltava Battle History Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sampsoniy Church, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Museum of Ukrainian Pottery. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at The White Arbor, examine the collection at Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior Church, then examine the collection at The Poltava Museum of Local Lore, and finally contemplate the long history of The Holy Cross Exaltation Monastery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Poltava trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Kiev to Poltava in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Poltava

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Ukrainian Pottery
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The Poltava Museum of Local Lore ©
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore
Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House ©
Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House
St. Sampsoniy Church ©
St. Sampsoniy Church

1
night
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 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Museum of Interesting Science, then stroll through Beach Golden Shore, and then see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of 10 Apryelya Square, examine the collection at Shustov Cognac Winery Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Catacombs of Odessa, then don't miss a visit to Teatralnaya Square, then make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, and finally examine the collection at Insomnia- The Haunted House.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Odessa trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Poltava to Odessa in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Yaremche.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Catacombs of Odessa
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
Museum of Interesting Science ©
Museum of Interesting Science

1
day
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. On the 15th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Elias Wooden Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Probiy Waterfall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Rocks Dovbusha, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of St. John the Baptist.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yaremche travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Odessa to Yaremche in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Odessa in August: high temperatures in Yaremche hover around 79°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lutsk.

Things to do in Yaremche

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Probiy Waterfall ©
Probiy Waterfall
Rocks Dovbusha ©
Rocks Dovbusha
St Elias Wooden Church ©
St Elias Wooden Church

1
day
Lutsk

Lutsk ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Teatralnaya Square, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovska Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Church, then see the interesting displays at Books Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Lubart's Castle.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Lutsk trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yaremche to Lutsk takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Lutsk can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lviv.

Things to do in Lutsk

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Lubart's Castle ©
Lubart's Castle
Museum of Volyn Icon ©
Museum of Volyn Icon
Lutheran Church ©
Lutheran Church

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 17th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dominican Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, and finally explore the historical opulence of Potoсki Palace. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monument to Ivan Pidkova, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits, take a stroll through Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Armenian street, then don't miss a visit to Market Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lviv road trip website .

Traveling by car from Lutsk to Lviv takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Folk Architecture and Life ©
Armenian street ©
Armenian street
Church of the Jesuits ©
Church of the Jesuits

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