18 days in Ukraine Itinerary

18 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lviv
— 4 nights
2
Ivano-Frankivsk
— 1 night
3
Bukovel
— 3 nights
4
Odessa
— 3 nights
5
Chernobyl
— 1 night
6
Kyiv (Kiev)
— 3 nights

4
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Something Interesting and Pravda B Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lychakiv Cemetery and Svyatogo Yura Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr in Zhorniska (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: delve into the mystery of Insomnia - The Haunted House, contemplate the long history of Armenian street, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church.

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Kharkiv to Lviv is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kharkiv in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lviv, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ivano-Frankivsk.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral ©
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral
Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr ©
Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr

1
night
Ivano-Frankivsk

Ivano-Frankivsk ©
On the 5th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at The Holy Resurrection Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Town Lake, look for gifts at Bastion Gift Shopping & Exhibition Center, thenmake a trip to Monument to Adam Mickiewicz, and finally don't miss a visit to Rynok square. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Prycarpathian Museum of Arts, thenexamine the collection at Ivano-Frankivsk Lore Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Holy Virgin, and finally contemplate the long history of Potocki Palace.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ivano-Frankivsk trip tool.

Drive from Lviv to Ivano-Frankivsk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bukovel.

Things to do in Ivano-Frankivsk

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Prycarpathian Museum of Arts ©
Prycarpathian Museum of Arts
The Holy Resurrection Cathedral ©
The Holy Resurrection Cathedral
Cathedral of the Holy Virgin ©
Cathedral of the Holy Virgin

3
nights
Bukovel

Bukovel ©
Popular historic sites such as St Elias Wooden Church and Nativity of St. John the Baptist are in your itinerary. Visiting Hoverla and Probiy Waterfall will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Bukovel side-trips: Waterfall Guk (in Tatariv) and Rocks Dovbusha (in Yaremche).

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bukovel road trip website.

Getting from Ivano-Frankivsk to Bukovel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bukovel can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Odessa.

Things to do in Bukovel

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Yaremche
Highlights from your plan
Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Mount Bukovel ©
Mount Bukovel
Rocks Dovbusha ©
Rocks Dovbusha

3
nights
Odessa

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Akkerman Fortress and Ioannes Suchavsky Underground Church. Take a break from the city and head to Beach Golden Shore and Catacombs of Odessa. Change things up with these side-trips from Odessa: Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (St.Nicolas Church & Ascension Cathedral). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, make a trip to Potemkin Stairs, browse the eclectic array of goods at Privoz Market, and get to know the fascinating history of 10 Apryelya Square.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Odessa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bukovel to Odessa takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bukovel in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Odessa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Odessa

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Catacombs of Odessa
Highlights from your plan
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
Akkerman Fortress ©
Akkerman Fortress

1
night
Chernobyl

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 14th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elijah Church and then see a world frozen in time at Chernobyl Go. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Pripyat Amusement Park, thenmake a trip to Reactor No 4, and then don't miss a visit to Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chernobyl trip planner.

Getting from Odessa to Chernobyl by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Odessa in August; daily highs in Chernobyl reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to 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
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker ©
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker

3
nights
Kyiv (Kiev)

Kyiv (Kiev) ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): push the limits with an extreme tour, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sophia's Cathedral, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Narodniy Dim Ukraine, examine the collection at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, and then examine the collection at Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum.

To see photos and tourist information, use the Kyiv (Kiev) online trip maker.

Getting from Chernobyl to Kyiv (Kiev) by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kyiv (Kiev) can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery

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