15 days in Ukraine & Minsk Itinerary

15 days in Ukraine & Minsk Itinerary

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Minsk, Belarus
— 3 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 4 nights
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 3 nights
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Odessa, Ukraine
— 3 nights

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Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Get out of town with these interesting Minsk side-trips: Mir (Holy Trinity Church & Mir Castle), Nesvizh (Nesvizh Castle & Zamkovaya Tower) and Church of St. John The Baptist (in Vishnevets). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, don't miss a visit to Minsk City Hall, stroll around Chelyuskinites Park, and appreciate the history behind Island of Tears.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Minsk vacation planner.

Medina, Saudi Arabia to Minsk is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Medina in August, with highs in Minsk at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Church of Saints Simon and Helena ©
Church of Saints Simon and Helena

4
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

Kyiv (Kiev) ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kyiv (Kiev) is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kyiv (Kiev) vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Andriyivski Uzviz ©
Andriyivski Uzviz
Photography Tours

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Lviv, Ukraine

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.
Lviv is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Rynok Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits, and visit Old Town.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lviv trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Lviv takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Lviv. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Lviv

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

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Odessa, Ukraine

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, then walk around City Garden, and finally examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Passage, meet the residents at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, let your taste buds guide you at Odessa Walks, then make a trip to Teatralnaya Square, and finally explore the activities along The Odessa Port.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Odessa vacation planner.

Getting from Lviv to Odessa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lviv in August, expect Odessa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks · Museums · Nature · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium ©
Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs

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