17 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

17 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ukraine trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lviv
— 1 day
Drive
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Uzhhorod
— 2 nights
Train to Lviv station, Fly to Odesa
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Odessa
— 7 nights
Fly
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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 2 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev)

— 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: contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, take an in-depth tour of Chernobyl National Museum, stroll around Park Landscape Alley, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyiv (Kiev) online visit planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kyiv (Kiev) is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Kyiv (Kiev). Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Riyadh in August, with highs in Kyiv (Kiev) at 31°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Lviv

— 1 day

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
On the 4th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally make a trip to Rynok Square.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lviv trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Lviv takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Uzhhorod.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Uzhhorod

— 2 nights
Uzhhorod is a city located in western Ukraine, at the border with Slovakia and near the border with Hungary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the views from Pedestrian Bridge, examine the collection at Subcarpathian Rus' Museum of Folk Architecture and Customs, then examine the collection at Uzhhorod Castle. Transcarpathian Regional History Museum, and finally make a trip to Linden Alley.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Uzhhorod planning site.

Drive from Lviv to Uzhhorod in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Uzhhorod can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Uzhhorod

Museums

Odessa

— 7 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: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, and get a dose of the wild on Ukraine by Locals.

Make your Odessa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Uzhhorod to Odessa in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Uzhhorod in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Odessa, with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Odessa

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Kyiv (Kiev)

— 2 nights
On the 14th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Golden Gate, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), then don't miss a visit to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. Keep things going the next day: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, then admire the striking features of St. Sophia's Cathedral, then make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, and finally make a trip to Khreshchatyk.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kyiv (Kiev) road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Odessa to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kyiv (Kiev) when traveling from Odessa in September, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums