15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

15 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Tiraspol, Moldova
— 2 nights
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Odessa, Ukraine
— 4 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 4 nights
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 4 nights
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Tiraspol, Moldova

— 2 nights
Tiraspol is internationally recognised as the second largest city in Moldova, but is effectively the capital and administrative centre of the unrecognised Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Transnistria). Tiraspol is known for historic sites, wineries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Bendery Fortress, pause for some photo ops at The Memorial of Military Glory, ponder the world of politics at Supreme Soviet, and stroll the grounds of Tighina Military Cemetery.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tiraspol road trip planning site.

Barcelona, Spain to Tiraspol is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Barcelona to Tiraspol, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Odessa.

Things to do in Tiraspol

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Odessa, Ukraine

— 4 nights

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.
Odessa is known for museums, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, appreciate the history behind Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, and see the interesting displays at Catacombs of Odessa.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Odessa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tiraspol to Odessa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Odessa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Odessa

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 4 nights
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: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Kyiv (Kiev) road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Odessa to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Kyiv (Kiev), expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Lviv, Ukraine

— 4 nights

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, walk around Stryisky Park, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lviv vacation planner.

You can fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Lviv in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Lviv, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Transnistria travel guide

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Monuments · Historic Sites · Government Buildings
Known to some as Moldova's "breakaway state," Transnistria can feel like a completely separate country. While the UN does not recognize its independence, Transnistria maintains its own government, police, parliament, and currency. Most of the region's half-million residents are not Moldovan--they are fairly evenly split between Moldovans, Russians, and Ukrainians. Tourism here revolves around the 1990 Transnistria War, in which this region attempted to gain sovereignty. While there is no current conflict here, residents are still separatists. Don't leave without trying the locally crafted wine and cognac, which are good quality and quite inexpensive.