18 days in Ukraine Itinerary

18 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Fly
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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 6 nights
Drive
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Chernobyl
— 1 night
Drive
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Chernihiv
— 1 night
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Train to Kiev Pivdennyi station, Bus to Kiev Boryspil International Airport, Foot to Boryspil, Fly to Kharkiv
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Kharkiv
— 3 nights
Fly
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Odessa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lviv
— 3 nights
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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: admire the landmark architecture of St. Sophia's Cathedral, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War.

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Belgrade, Serbia to Kyiv (Kiev) is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Belgrade to Kyiv (Kiev). When traveling from Belgrade in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kyiv (Kiev): temperatures range from 2°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

1
night
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. On the 23rd (Wed), get in on the family fun at Pripyat Amusement Park, then make a trip to Reactor No 4, then expand your understanding of the military at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elijah Church.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Chernobyl day trip planning app.

Drive from Kyiv (Kiev) to Chernobyl in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Chernobyl can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Chernihiv.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
night
Chernihiv

Chernihiv HistoryChernihiv was first mentioned in the Rus'-Byzantine Treaty (907) (as Черниговъ (Chernigov)), but the time of establishment is not known. On the 24th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Dytynets, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyatnytska Church, then walk around Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Garden Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Borys and Glib Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saviour-Transfiguration Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Taras Shevchenko Monument in Dytynets, and then make a trip to Chernihiv Red Square.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chernihiv trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chernobyl to Chernihiv in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Chernihiv

Historic Sites · Parks

3
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Kharkiv

Kharkiv hosts numerous Soviet monuments from its stint as the capital in the 1920s and is considered the industrial and educational heart of Ukraine.
Kharkiv is known for parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, examine the collection at Museum of Coffee, pause for some serene contemplation at The Pokrovsky Cathedral, and ponder the design of Mirror Stream fountain.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kharkiv trip planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Chernihiv to Kharkiv in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kharkiv can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

2
nights
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 29th (Tue): examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, make a trip to Potemkin Stairs, then don't miss a visit to Passage, and finally identify plant and animal life at Ukraine by Locals. On the next day, make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, appreciate the history behind Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, then walk around City Garden, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Interesting Science.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Odessa route maker.

Getting from Kharkiv to Odessa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kharkiv in December, expect nights in Odessa to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

3
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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, examine the collection at Insomnia - The Haunted House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, and take a stroll through Old Town.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lviv visit planning tool.

You can fly from Odessa to Lviv in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Odessa in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lviv: temperatures range from 2°C by day to -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Ukraine travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.