18 days in Ukraine Itinerary

18 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Fly
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Kharkiv
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chernobyl
— 1 night
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Drive to Kiev Zhuliany International Airport, Fly to Uzhhorod International Airport, Drive to Pylypets
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Pylypets
— 1 night
Drive
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Mukacheve
— 1 night
Drive
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Bukovel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lviv
— 3 nights
Fly
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Odessa
— 3 nights
Fly

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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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Three Saints Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kharkov Synagogue, and get curious at Software and Computer Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kharkiv online driving holiday planner.

Gaziantep, Turkey to Kharkiv is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, ferry, and train. Traveling from Gaziantep to Kharkiv, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Gaziantep in January: highs in Kharkiv hover around -3°C, while lows dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Kharkiv

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

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nights
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: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), and see the interesting displays at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kyiv (Kiev) trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Kharkiv to Kyiv (Kiev) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Kyiv (Kiev) are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Spas

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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): expand your understanding of the military at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker, then make a trip to Reactor No 4, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Elijah Church.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chernobyl tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kyiv (Kiev) to Chernobyl in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Chernobyl can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Pylypets.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites

1
night
Pylypets

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pylypets vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chernobyl to Pylypets. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chernobyl to Pylypets due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mukacheve.

Things to do in Pylypets

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

1
night
Mukacheve

Mukachevo is a city located in the valley of the Latorica river in Zakarpattia Oblast, in Western Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Chapel, appreciate the history behind Chimney Sweep Monument, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Pochaiv Madonna Icon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palanok Castle.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mukacheve online trip maker.

You can drive from Pylypets to Mukacheve in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Pylypets to Mukacheve is 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Mukacheve are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Bukovel.

Things to do in Mukacheve

Historic Sites

2
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Bukovel

On the 25th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bukovel. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Khomyak, then admire the sheer force of Probiy Waterfall, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bukovel online tour planner.

Drive from Mukacheve to Bukovel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Mukacheve in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bukovel, with lows around -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lviv.

Things to do in Bukovel

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lviv trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bukovel to Lviv takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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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.
On the 30th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, see the interesting displays at Insomnia- The Haunted House, then make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, then get a dose of the wild on Ukraine by Locals, and finally make a trip to Passage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Interesting Science, then meet the residents at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, and finally walk around City Garden.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Odessa trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Lviv to Odessa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Odessa can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

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.