22 days in Ukraine Itinerary

22 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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22 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Ankara
bus + Fly:  7​h
1
Odessa
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Kharkiv
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Poltava
— 1 night
train:  3​h
4
Kiev
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Vinnytsia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
7
Chernivtsi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Uzhhorod
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Lviv
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: Ankara

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Museum of Interesting Science. Change things up with a short trip to Akkerman Fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (about 1h 50 min away). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Insomnia- The Haunted House, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Monument to L. Utesov.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Odessa trip itinerary builder .

Ankara, Turkey to Odessa is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ankara to Odessa. Expect little chillier evenings in Odessa when traveling from Ankara in January, with lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Akkerman Fortress, Catacombs of Odessa
Highlights from your plan
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Insomnia- The Haunted House ©
Insomnia- The Haunted House
Teatralnaya Square ©
Teatralnaya Square

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, admire the local landmark of Mirror Stream fountain, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kharkov Dolphinarium, then don't miss a visit to YermilovCentre of Modern Art, and finally stroll around Shevchenko Park. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then appreciate the history behind Great War Memorial.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kharkiv itinerary planner .

You can fly from Odessa to Kharkiv in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Odessa in January: high temperatures in Kharkiv hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Poltava.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium
Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral

1
night
Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Poltava Battle History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sampsoniy Church, then see the interesting displays at The Poltava Museum of Local Lore, and finally appreciate the history behind The White Arbor.

To find reviews and other tourist information, use the Poltava trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kharkiv to Poltava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kiev.

Things to do in Poltava

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore ©
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore
Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum ©
The White Arbor ©
The White Arbor

3
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kiev is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, make a trip to Khreshchatyk, see the interesting displays at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, and learn more about the world around you at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

Before you visit Kiev, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Poltava to Kiev takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kiev can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Vinnytsia.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Andriyivski Uzviz ©
Andriyivski Uzviz
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

2
nights
Vinnytsia

Vinnytsia ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jesuit Monastery, then admire the striking features of Vinnytsia Water Tower, then examine the collection at Museum of Retro Technology Avtomotovelofotoradio, and finally admire the local landmark of Multimedia Fountain Roshen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Gorky Park, then appreciate the history behind Glory Memorial and War Memorial Park, then examine the collection at Pirogov's Masoleum - St.Nicolas Church, and finally see the interesting displays at National Pirogov's Estate Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Vinnytsia trip planner .

You can take a train from Kiev to Vinnytsia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Vinnytsia

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Pirogov's Estate Museum ©
National Pirogov's Estate Museum
Gorky Park ©
Gorky Park

2
nights
Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): Head underground at Bakota/ Submerged Settlement and Remains of Ancient Cave Monastery, then take in panoramic vistas at Honcharna Tower, and then explore the historical opulence of Khotyn Fortress. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at The Smotrych River Canyon, don't miss a visit to Armenian Well, make a trip to City Hall, then make a trip to Turkish Minaret, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul, and finally snap pictures at Novoplanivskiy Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kamianets-Podilskyi trip planner .

Getting from Vinnytsia to Kamianets-Podilskyi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January in Kamianets-Podilskyi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Khotyn Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
Turkish Minaret ©
Turkish Minaret

1
night
Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Chernivtsi City Hall, then make a trip to Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, then don't miss a visit to Teatralna Square, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chernivtsi trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Chernivtsi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Uzhhorod.
Highlights from your plan
Olgi  Kobylyanskoi  Street ©
Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street
Chernivtsi City Hall ©
Chernivtsi City Hall
Teatralna Square ©
Teatralna Square

2
nights
Uzhhorod

Uzhhorod ©
Uzhhorod is a city located in western Ukraine, at the border with Slovakia and near the border with Hungary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): make a trip to Lamplighter Statue, see the interesting displays at Subcarpathian Rus' Museum of Folk Architecture and Customs, then examine the collection at Uzhhorod Castle. Transcarpathian Regional History Museum, and finally take in the views from Pedestrian Bridge. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Chimney Sweep Monument, step into the grandiose world of Palanok Castle, then make a trip to Soldier Svejk Mini-Sculpture, then don't miss a visit to Hedgehog Family Mini-Sculptures, and finally don't miss a visit to Linden Alley.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Uzhhorod trip planning website .

Getting from Chernivtsi to Uzhhorod by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chernivtsi to Uzhhorod due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lviv.

Things to do in Uzhhorod

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mukacheve
Highlights from your plan
Palanok Castle ©
Palanok Castle
Lamplighter Statue ©
Lamplighter Statue

5
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dominican Cathedral and Potoсki Palace. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Rynok Square, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, take a stroll through Old Town, and contemplate the long history of Armenian street.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lviv holiday maker website .

Getting from Uzhhorod to Lviv by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Uzhhorod to Lviv due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Dominican Cathedral ©
Dominican Cathedral

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