23 days in Ukraine Itinerary

23 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Odessa
— 3 nights
2
Kharkiv
— 5 nights
3
Chernihiv
— 3 nights
4
Chernobyl
— 2 nights
5
Kyiv (Kiev)
— 5 nights
6
Lviv
— 4 nights

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 Deribasovskaya Street, see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, walk around City Garden, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of the Duc de Richelieu.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Odessa travel route planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Odessa is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Odessa is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Istanbul in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Odessa, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Odessa

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

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kharkiv side-trips: Chuhuiv (Pokrovsky Cathedral & Ilya Repin Museum). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, see the interesting displays at Marine Museum, go for a walk through Strilka Square, and browse the exhibits of Museum of Coffee.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kharkiv trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Odessa to Kharkiv in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Odessa in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kharkiv: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chernihiv.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chuhuiv
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Coffee ©
Museum of Coffee
Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure ©
Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain

3
nights
Chernihiv

Chernihiv ©
Chernihiv HistoryChernihiv was first mentioned in the Rus'-Byzantine Treaty (907) (as Черниговъ (Chernigov)), but the time of establishment is not known. Chernihiv is known for historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Borys and Glib Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Chernihiv Collegium, appreciate the history behind Taras Shevchenko Monument in Dytynets, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeletsky Assumption Monastery.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chernihiv trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Kharkiv to Chernihiv in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Chernihiv

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Saviour-Transfiguration Cathedral ©
Saviour-Transfiguration Cathedral
St. Catherine's Cathedral ©
St. Catherine's Cathedral
Pyatnytska Church ©
Pyatnytska Church

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see a world frozen in time at Chernobyl Go and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elijah Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Pripyat Amusement Park, thenmake a trip to Reactor No 4, and then make a trip to Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chernobyl trip maker website.

You can drive from Chernihiv to Chernobyl in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and car. In January in Chernobyl, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pripyat Amusement Park
Highlights from your plan
St. Elijah Church ©
St. Elijah Church
Reactor No 4
Reactor No 4
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker ©
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker

5
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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sophia's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kyiv (Kiev) visit planning tool.

You can drive from Chernobyl to Kyiv (Kiev) in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

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

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: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle, take an in-depth tour of Lychakiv Cemetery, and wander the streets of Old Town.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lviv driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to Lviv by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January in Lviv, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

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

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