17 days in Ukraine, Bucharest & Sofia Itinerary

17 days in Ukraine, Bucharest & Sofia Itinerary

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Lviv, Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Yaremche, Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Pylypets, Ukraine
— 1 night
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Chernobyl, Ukraine
— 1 day
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 3 nights
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Odessa, Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights

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Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle, get your game on at VR Cube, then appreciate the history behind Monument of Nikifor Epifaniy Drovnyak, then visit Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Rynok Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Lviv South District, pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Hovanky Quest Room, then take an in-depth tour of Lychakiv Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Insomnia - The Haunted House.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lviv road trip planning app.

London, UK to Lviv is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Lviv is 2 hours. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Lviv to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yaremche.

Things to do in Lviv

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lviv South District ©
Lviv South District
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Yaremche, Ukraine

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get your game on at Entertainment Center Buka, then explore the striking landscape at Yablonitskiy Pass, then take in the awesome beauty at Hoverla, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Makovytsia Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Khomyak, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bukovel, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist.

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You can drive from Lviv to Yaremche in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Pylypets.

Things to do in Yaremche

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Bukovel
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Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Mount Bukovel ©
Mount Bukovel
Mount Khomyak ©
Mount Khomyak

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Pylypets, Ukraine

Pylypets
On the 12th (Wed), trek along Polonina Borzhava and then explore the striking landscape of Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pylypets trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Yaremche to Pylypets takes 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yaremche to Pylypets. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Pylypets

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Polonina Borzhava, Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians

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day
Chernobyl, Ukraine

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 13th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Pripyat Amusement Park, don't miss a visit to Reactor No 4, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elijah Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chernobyl trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pylypets to Chernobyl. The time zone difference when traveling from Pylypets to Chernobyl is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Chernobyl can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pripyat Amusement Park
Highlights from your plan
St. Elijah Church ©
St. Elijah Church
Reactor No 4
Reactor No 4
Pripyat Amusement Park ©
Pripyat Amusement Park

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

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: steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

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Drive from Chernobyl to Kyiv (Kiev) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Kyiv (Kiev) sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral

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Odessa, Ukraine

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 17th (Mon): get some jogging in at Path of Health, then examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, and then Head underground at Catacombs of Odessa. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, test your problem-solving skills at The Lab Virtual Reality Club, don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, then make a trip to Primorsky Boulevard, and finally get outside with Beach Golden Shore.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Odessa online route planner.

Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to Odessa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Odessa, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Odessa

Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Catacombs of Odessa
Highlights from your plan
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa

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nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Bucharest is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the masterpieces at Romanian Kitsch Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bucharest trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Odessa to Bucharest in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Odessa in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bucharest, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament
Gateway Virtual Reality Escape Studio ©
Gateway Virtual Reality Escape Studio

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges, then fly down the slopes at Vitosha Mountain, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Offline Entertainment, then admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sofia online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Bucharest to Sofia in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges
Highlights from your plan
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain
Walking tours

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