20 days in Ukraine Itinerary

20 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 6 nights
Drive
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Chernobyl
— 1 day
Drive
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Chernihiv
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sumy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kharkiv
— 3 nights
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Lviv
— 3 nights
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Odessa
— 3 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev)

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
You've added Room Escape Games, Virtual Reality Club VR HUB, Ducks, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kyiv (Kiev) trip planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Kyiv (Kiev) is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Belgrade to Kyiv (Kiev) due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Belgrade in December: highs in Kyiv (Kiev) hover around 2°C, while lows dip to -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for Chernobyl.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Tours · Fun & Games · Museums

1
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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), don't miss a visit to Reactor No 4, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Chernobyl Go, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elijah Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chernobyl day trip tool.

You can drive from Kyiv (Kiev) to Chernobyl in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Chernobyl sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Chernihiv.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites

2
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Chernihiv

Chernihiv HistoryChernihiv was first mentioned in the Rus'-Byzantine Treaty (907) (as Черниговъ (Chernigov)), but the time of establishment is not known. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Dytynets, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyatnytska Church, then walk around Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Garden Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Monastery, and finally appreciate the history behind Leonid Hlibov Monument.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chernihiv day trip site.

Drive from Chernobyl to Chernihiv in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sumy.

Things to do in Chernihiv

Historic Sites · Parks

2
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Sumy

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Bishops Cathedral, ponder the design of Fontain Sadko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spaso-Preobrajenskii Sobor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Resurrection Cathedral, then make a trip to Love Lantern, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to Sugar. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Nikanor Onatsky Regional Art Museum in Sumy, admire the local landmark of Fontain, then stroll around Kozhedub Park, then take an in-depth tour of Sumy Local Lore Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Altanka.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Sumy travel route planning site.

Getting from Chernihiv to Sumy by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Sumy

Historic Sites · Museums · 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: walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Three Saints Church, admire the local landmark of Mirror Stream fountain, and get curious at Software and Computer Museum.

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You can drive from Sumy to Kharkiv in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, daytime highs in Kharkiv are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · 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, see the interesting displays at Insomnia - The Haunted House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dominican Cathedral, and stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lviv visit app.

Getting from Kharkiv to Lviv by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. In December in Lviv, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

3
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, then don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, then make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, and finally see the interesting displays at Insomnia- The Haunted House. On the next day, explore the activities along The Odessa Port, make a trip to Teatralnaya Square, walk around City Garden, then make a trip to Passage, and finally head outdoors with Ukraine by Locals.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Odessa tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Lviv to Odessa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Odessa sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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.