21 days in Ukraine Itinerary

21 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Kyiv (Kiev)
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Odessa
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Kharkiv
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Zaporizhzhya
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Chernivtsi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Yaremche
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Lviv
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Toronto

4
nights
Kyiv (Kiev)

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 Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz.

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

Toronto, Canada to Kyiv (Kiev) is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kyiv (Kiev), with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
Photography Tours

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.
Odessa is known for museums, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of 10 Apryelya Square, and walk around City Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Odessa tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to Odessa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Odessa, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Odessa

Outdoors Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street

3
nights
Kharkiv

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, ponder the design of Mirror Stream fountain, examine the collection at Marine Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Three Saints Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kharkiv online visit planner.

You can fly from Odessa to Kharkiv in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Odessa in September since evenings lows in Kharkiv dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zaporizhzhya.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure ©
Shevchenko Park ©
Shevchenko Park
Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain

1
night
Zaporizhzhya

Zaporizhzhya ©
On the 1st (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Zaporizhzhya City Children Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Historical and Cultural Complex Zaporizhian Sich, thenexplore the striking landscape of Khortitsa National Nature Reserve, and finally examine the collection at Faeton Retro Cars Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zaporizhzhya trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Kharkiv to Zaporizhzhya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Zaporizhzhya

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve ©
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve
Faeton Retro Cars Museum ©
Faeton Retro Cars Museum

2
nights
Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. On the 2nd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Armenian Church, don't miss a visit to Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, thenponder the world of politics at Chernivtsi City Hall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Teatralna Square, admire the striking features of Palace of Culture - Jewish People’s House, thendon't miss a visit to Alley of Stars, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of German House.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chernivtsi trip planner.

You can fly from Zaporizhzhya to Chernivtsi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Chernivtsi sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yaremche.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Armenian Church ©
Armenian Church
Olgi  Kobylyanskoi  Street ©
Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street

2
nights
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Girske Mini-Brewery, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hoverla, thentake in the awesome beauty at Makovytsia Mountain, and finally admire the sheer force of Probiy Waterfall. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Khomyak, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Bukovel, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yaremche trip planner.

Drive from Chernivtsi to Yaremche in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Lviv.

Things to do in Yaremche

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bukovel
Highlights from your plan
Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Mount Khomyak ©
Mount Khomyak
Mount Bukovel ©
Mount Bukovel

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.
Lviv is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Lychakiv Cemetery, admire the striking features of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lviv trip maker.

You can drive from Yaremche to Lviv in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Lviv sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square

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