19 days in Ukraine Itinerary

19 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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19 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
1
Lviv
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Kiev
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Chernobyl
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Odessa
— 8 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Do your shopping at Pravda B Gallery and Lviv Candles Manufactory. Get some historical perspective at Pidhirtsi Castle and Zolochiv Castle. Explore Lviv's surroundings by going to Zhovkva (Wooden Church of St. Trinity, St. Lawrence Catholic Church, & more) and Roman CatholicChurch of the Exaltation of St. Joseph (in Pidhirtsi). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Prison on Lontskogo, National Museum and Memorial to the Victims of Occupation, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staroyevryeiska Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Transfiguration, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Melbourne, Australia to Lviv is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect Lviv to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Zhovkva, Pidhirtsi, Zolochiv Castle

3
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Get some cultural insight at Ethnographical complex Ukrainian Village and Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of Arts. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vydubychi Monastery and Al-Rahma Mosque. Change things up with a short trip to Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral in Kozelets (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Pantheleimon Nunnery – Feofania, examine the collection at Software and Computer Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Michael Sanctifier Kyiv Metropolitan, and view the masterpieces at Tsekh Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kiev sightseeing site .

Fly from Lviv to Kiev in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Ethnographical complex Ukrainian Village, Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral
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Vydubychi Monastery ©
Vydubychi Monastery
St. Andrew's Church ©
St. Andrew's Church

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hours
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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elijah Church.

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You can drive from Kiev to Chernobyl in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Chernobyl are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites
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St. Elijah Church ©
St. Elijah Church

8
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.
Shabo Wine Cultural Center and The Museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Mykolayiv Oblast Local History Museum and Catacombs of Odessa capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Mykolayiv (St. Joseph Catholic Church, Room Escape Games, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Memorial of Heroic Defense of Odessa Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, have some family-friendly fun at eSport Club SKiLL, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Assumption Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Odessa itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chernobyl to Odessa. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chernobyl in October since evenings lows in Odessa dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Mykolayiv, Shabo Wine Cultural Center
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The Museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet ©
Mykolayiv Oblast Local History Museum ©
Jewish Museum of Odessa ©
Jewish Museum of Odessa

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