15 days in Kiev Oblast, Ternopil Oblast & Lviv Oblast Itinerary

15 days in Kiev Oblast, Ternopil Oblast & Lviv Oblast Itinerary

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15 days in Kiev Oblast, Ternopil Oblast & Lviv Oblast Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Chernobyl
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Pochayev
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ternopil
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Truskavets
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Lviv
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Porto

1
night
Chernobyl

Chernobyl ©
Chernobyl or Chornobyl is a city in the restricted Chernobyl Exclusion Zone situated in the Ivankiv Raion of northern Kiev Oblast, near Ukraine's border with Belarus. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Reactor No 4, don't miss a visit to Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elijah Church. Keep things going the next day: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Chernobyl Go.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chernobyl itinerary maker tool .

Porto, Portugal to Chernobyl is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Porto to Chernobyl. Traveling from Porto in September, expect Chernobyl to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pochayev.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites
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St. Elijah Church ©
St. Elijah Church
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker ©
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker

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Pochayev

Pochayev ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll through Bozya Mountain, make a trip to Jesuit Monastery and Collegium, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pochayiv Lavra.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pochayev tour planning site .

You can drive from Chernobyl to Pochayev in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Ternopil.

Things to do in Pochayev

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bozya Mountain, Jesuit Monastery and Collegium
Highlights from your plan
Pochayiv Lavra ©
Pochayiv Lavra

4
nights
Ternopil

Ternopil ©
Ternopil is a city in western Ukraine, located on the banks of the Seret River. Visiting Mlynki Cave and Ternopil Pond will get you outdoors. Visit Vozdvizhenskaya Church and Zolochiv Castle for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Madonna Assumption Cathedral (in Zolochiv), Pidhirtsi (Pidhirtsi Castle & Roman CatholicChurch of the Exaltation of St. Joseph) and Church of St. Stanislav (in Chortkiv). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary's Immaculate Conception, ponder the design of Illuminated Fountain, stroll around T. Shevchenko Park, and step into the grandiose world of Kremenets Castle.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ternopil tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pochayev to Ternopil in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ternopil can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Truskavets.

Things to do in Ternopil

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Zolochiv, Kremenets, Pidhirtsi, Church of St. Stanislav, Mlynki Cave
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Pidhirtsi Castle ©
Pidhirtsi Castle
Kremenets Castle ©
Kremenets Castle

2
nights
Truskavets

Truskavets ©
Truskavets is a city in western Ukraine's Lviv Oblast (region), near the border with Poland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Skole Beskids. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of State Historical and Cultural Reserve Tustan, walk around Landscape Park Podgorye, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the History of the Resort Truskavets, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Wooden Church.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Truskavets travel route builder app .

Traveling by car from Ternopil to Truskavets takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Truskavets are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Lviv.

Things to do in Truskavets

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

National Park Skole Beskids, State Historical and Cultural Reserve Tustan, St. George Wooden Church
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St. George Wooden Church ©
St. George Wooden Church

5
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Krekhivsky Monastery of St. Nicholas Basilian Fathers and Svirzh Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Church of St. Mary Magdalene and Staroyevryeiska Street. Explore Lviv's surroundings by going to Zhovkva (St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Wooden Church of St. Trinity, & more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lviv trip planner .

Traveling by train from Truskavets to Lviv takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zhovkva, Svirzh Castle, Krekhivsky Monastery of St. Nicholas Basilian Fathers
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Svirzh Castle ©
Svirzh Castle
St. Lawrence Catholic Church ©
St. Lawrence Catholic Church