19 days in Ukraine Itinerary

19 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Fly
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Kharkiv
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Kyiv (Kiev)
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Chernihiv
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Chernobyl
— Few hours
Taxi to Kiev Pivdennyi station, Fly to Lviv
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Lviv
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Truskavets
— Few hours
Drive
7
Pylypets
— Few hours
Drive
8
Bukovel
— 1 night
Drive
9
Odessa
— 4 nights
Fly

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2
nights
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.
You've added Shevchenko Park, The Pokrovsky Cathedral, The Kharkov National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Maestro Gallery and Museum of Coffee. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, ponder the design of Mirror Stream fountain, and don't miss a visit to Freedom Square.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kharkiv road trip planning website.

Belgrade, Serbia to Kharkiv is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, Kharkiv is slightly colder than Belgrade - with highs of 0°C and lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Kharkiv

Nightlife · Parks · Museums · Shopping

5
nights
Kyiv (Kiev)

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Roshen, Your Kyiv, Tsekh Art Gallery, and other attractions you added. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War and ART 14 Gallery. Visiting Zverinets Caves and Archangel Mykhail Monastery and Zipline will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sophia's Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at KURAZH, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyiv (Kiev) trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Kharkiv to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chernihiv.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Shopping · Museums · Tours · Nightlife

2
nights
Chernihiv

Chernihiv HistoryChernihiv was first mentioned in the Rus'-Byzantine Treaty (907) (as Черниговъ (Chernigov)), but the time of establishment is not known. To plan Chernihiv vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Kyiv (Kiev) to Chernihiv takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Chernihiv

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

few
hours
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 27th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elijah Church and then don't miss a visit to Reactor No 4.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chernobyl travel route planning website.

Drive from Chernihiv to Chernobyl in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -4°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites

4
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Lychakiv Cemetery and Svyatogo Yura Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Armenian street. Step out of Lviv with an excursion to Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr in Zhorniska--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, take an unorthodox tour of Insomnia - The Haunted House, and pause for some serene contemplation at Dominican Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lviv itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Chernobyl to Lviv takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December in Lviv, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -4°C at night. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Truskavets.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

few
hours
Truskavets

Truskavets is a city in western Ukraine's Lviv Oblast (region), near the border with Poland. For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Truskavets sightseeing planner.

Drive from Lviv to Truskavets in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. On the 31st (Thu), you'll travel to Pylypets.

Things to do in Truskavets

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

few
hours
Pylypets

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pylypets online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Truskavets to Pylypets takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Truskavets to Pylypets is minus 1 hour. On the 31st (Thu), you're off to Bukovel.

Things to do in Pylypets

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

1
night
Bukovel

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bukovel tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Pylypets to Bukovel in 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Bukovel are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Odessa.

Things to do in Bukovel

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Nicolas Church. Get outdoors at Ukraine by Locals and Lanzheron Beach. Take a break from Odessa with a short trip to The Museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet in Mykolayiv, about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Catacombs of Odessa, take a stroll through Arcadia district, don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Interesting Science.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Odessa trip planner.

Getting from Bukovel to Odessa by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Odessa, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Odessa

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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.