28 days in Ukraine Itinerary

28 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Playa del Carmen
Drive + Fly:  27 h
1
Odessa
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Kropyvnytskyi
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Kharkiv
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  3 h
4
Kiev
— 8 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Fly + Taxi + Train:  5 h 30 min
5
Yaremche
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Lviv
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  26 h
End: Playa del Carmen

5
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.
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Catacombs of Odessa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting The Odessa Port and Otrada will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, enjoy the sand and surf at Lanzheron Beach, stroll around City Garden, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Odessa journey planning app.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Odessa is an approximately 26- hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Playa del Carmen to Odessa, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Playa del Carmen in December, with highs in Odessa at 5°C and lows at -1°C. On the 18th (Mon), you'll travel to Kropyvnytskyi.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Catacombs of Odessa
Highlights from your plan
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
The Odessa Port ©
The Odessa Port

4
nights
Kropyvnytskyi

Kropyvnytskyi ©
Get some cultural insight at Kirovohrad Local Lore Museum and Madonna Nativity Cathedral. Step out of Kropyvnytskyi with an excursion to Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians in Kelechyn--about 9h 45 min away.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kropyvnytskyi trip planner.

Getting from Odessa to Kropyvnytskyi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Odessa in December: highs in Kropyvnytskyi hover around 1°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Kropyvnytskyi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians
Highlights from your plan
Ingul River ©
Ingul River
Ukraine Guardian Angel ©
Ukraine Guardian Angel
Kovalivs'kyi park ©
Kovalivs'kyi park

4
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 outdoors at Kharkov Dolphinarium and Krasnokutsk Arboretum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Annunciation Cathedral and Kharkiv Historical Museum of M.F.Sumtsova. There's still lots to do: walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, admire the striking features of The Derzhprom, catch a live event at Metallist Stadium, and make a trip to Freedom Square.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kharkiv trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kropyvnytskyi to Kharkiv takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Krasnokutsk Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral
Krasnokutsk Arboretum ©
Krasnokutsk Arboretum

8
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Sophia's Cathedral and National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, examine the collection at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kiev trip simple and quick.

Getting from Kharkiv to Kiev by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kiev can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Yaremche.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Pirogovo Open-Air Museum ©
Pirogovo Open-Air Museum

2
nights
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. On the 4th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Elias Wooden Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Wooden Church, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hoverla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Pysanka Easter Egg Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at Rocks Dovbusha.

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

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Kiev to Yaremche takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lviv.

Things to do in Yaremche

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pysanka Easter Egg Museum
Highlights from your plan
Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Rocks Dovbusha ©
Rocks Dovbusha
Pysanka Easter Egg Museum ©
Pysanka Easter Egg Museum

2
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
On the 6th (Sat), examine the collection at Arsenal Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, make a trip to Rynok Square, then visit Old Town, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Jesuits, stop by Leopolis, pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, then don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Boim Family, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lviv online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yaremche to Lviv takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Lviv sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral ©
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral

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