13 days in Ukraine Itinerary

13 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Fly
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Odessa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi
— 1 night
Train to Odessa station, Fly to Kharkiv
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Kharkiv
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lviv
— 5 nights
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Odessa

Pearl of the Black Sea

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 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Insomnia- The Haunted House, then get outside with Beach Golden Shore, then see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Catacombs of Odessa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, don't miss a visit to Teatralnaya Square, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Catherine the Great and Founders of Odessa, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Interesting Science, and finally examine the collection at Shustov Cognac Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Odessa online visit planner.

Bengaluru, India to Odessa is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Odessa, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Odessa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

1
night
Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi

Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, formerly known as Akkerman, is a city and port situated on the right bank of the Dniester Liman in Odessa Oblast of southwestern Ukraine, in the historical region of Bessarabia. On the 12th (Mon), examine the collection at Bilhorod-Dnistrovskiy Ethnographic Department, do a tasting at Shabo Wine Cultural Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Armenian Church, then explore the historical opulence of Akkerman Fortress, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Greek Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Odessa to Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

2
nights
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 13th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Kharkov Dolphinarium, make a trip to YermilovCentre of Modern Art, then view the masterpieces at Avec Fine Arts Gallery, and finally ponder the design of Mirror Stream fountain. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Shevchenko Park, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Pokrovsky Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kharkiv sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi to Kharkiv in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Kharkiv, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

2
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Kyiv (Kiev)

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Mezhyhirya Residence Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Cyril's Monastery, and then see the interesting displays at State Aviation Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicolas Cathedral, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then examine the collection at Mikhail Bulgakov Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Sofiyskaya Square, and finally stop by Narodniy Dim Ukraine.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyiv (Kiev) trip builder site.

You can fly from Kharkiv to Kyiv (Kiev) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Kyiv (Kiev) are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Historic Sites · Baths · Spas

Side Trip

5
nights
Lviv

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Get some historical perspective at Dominican Cathedral and Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth. Museum of Folk Architecture and Life and Armenian street will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Pidhirtsi Castle (in Pidhirtsi) and Zolochiv Castle (in Zolochiv). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Chapel of the Boim Family, steep yourself in history at The House of Scientists, examine the collection at Beer Cultural Experience Center “Lvivarnya”, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Andrew.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lviv trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Lviv takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lviv, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

Ukraine travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.