23 days in Kiev, Lviv & Odessa Itinerary

23 days in Kiev, Lviv & Odessa Itinerary

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23 days in Kiev, Lviv & Odessa Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  17​h 30​min
1
Kiev
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lviv
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Odessa
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: San Francisco

7
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Escape the urban bustle at Mezhigorye National Park and Extreme Park Crazy Squirrel. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Saint Sophia Cathedral and St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. Change things up with a short trip to Mezhyhirya Residence Museum in Novi Petrivtsi (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, Head underground at Zverinets Caves and Archangel Mykhail Monastery, view the masterpieces at Tsekh Art Gallery, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kiev tour planning app .

San Francisco, USA to Kiev is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Kiev is 10 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Kiev are a bit warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Novi Petrivtsi, Extreme Park Crazy Squirrel
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Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery ©

7
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
For shopping fun, head to Kolektsiya Jewellery Boutique or Pravda B Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Landscape Park Podgorye and The Spring №1. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lviv: Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr (in Zhorniska), Cave Monastery (in Rozhirche) and Andropov Spring (in Skhodnitsa). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lviv day trip tool .

You can fly from Kiev to Lviv in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Lviv when traveling from Kiev in July, with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Truskavets, Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr, Andropov Spring, Cave Monastery
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral ©
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Museum of Interesting Science. Akkerman Fortress and Ascension Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Catacombs of Odessa, contemplate the waterfront views at The Odessa Port, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Golden Shore, and kick back and relax at Arcadia Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Odessa holiday maker app .

Getting from Lviv to Odessa by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lviv in July, Odessa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Central City Beach, Catacombs of Odessa
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
Akkerman Fortress ©
Akkerman Fortress

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