26 days in Belarus, Ukraine & Moldova Itinerary

26 days in Belarus, Ukraine & Moldova Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Minsk, Belarus
— 5 nights
2
Lviv, Ukraine
— 3 nights
3
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 5 nights
4
Odessa, Ukraine
— 3 nights
5
Chisinau, Moldova
— 8 nights

5
nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
When in Minsk, make a side trip to see Mound of Glory in Slabada, approximately Slabada away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, admire the natural beauty at Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, get engrossed in the history at Museum Strana Mini, and don't miss a visit to Victory Square.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Minsk trip maker website.

Riga, Latvia to Minsk is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Minsk are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Minsk

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mound of Glory
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3
nights
Lviv, Ukraine

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, wander the streets of Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lviv trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Minsk to Lviv in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Lviv. In July, daytime highs in Lviv are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral ©
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

5
nights
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

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, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Khreshchatyk, and appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland).

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kyiv (Kiev) travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Lviv to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kyiv (Kiev) are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Highlights from your plan
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
Photography Tours
Andriyivski Uzviz ©
Andriyivski Uzviz

3
nights
Odessa, Ukraine

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, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the 12th Chair, walk around City Garden, and see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Odessa tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to Odessa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Odessa when traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chisinau.

Things to do in Odessa

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

8
nights
Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau ©
Chișinău Etymology and namesThe origin of the city's name is unclear, but in one version, the name comes from the archaic Romanian word chișla (meaning "spring", "source of water") and nouă ("new"), because it was built around a small spring, at the corner of Pușkin and Albișoara streets.The other version, formulated by Ștefan Ciobanu, Romanian historian and academician, holds that the name was formed the same way as the name of Chișineu (alternative spelling: Chișinău) in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. Explore Chisinau's surroundings by going to Hancu Monastery (in Nisporeni), Capriana Monastery (in Capriana) and Bender (Transfiguration Cathedral & Bendery Fortress). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Cricova Winery, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, and stroll around Stefan cel Mare Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chisinau vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Odessa to Chisinau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chisinau

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Tiraspol, Bender, Cricova Winery, Hancu Monastery, Curchi Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Cricova Winery ©
Cricova Winery
Dendrarium Park ©
Dendrarium Park

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