29 days in Ukraine Itinerary

29 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 12 nights
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Lviv
— 6 nights
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Odessa
— 6 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 4 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev)

— 12 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Cyril's Monastery and Al-Rahma Mosque. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery and Vydubychi Monastery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyiv (Kiev): Extreme Park Crazy Squirrel (in Bucha), Ethnographical complex Ukrainian Village (in Buzova) and Lobster Beach Club (in Podgortsy). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Tsarskaya Banya, hit the best photo ops around with Your Kyiv, don't miss a visit to Khreshchatyk, and see the interesting displays at One Street Museum.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kyiv (Kiev) is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Kyiv (Kiev) is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in January; daily highs in Kyiv (Kiev) reach -1°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Lviv

— 6 nights

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Armenian street and Staroyevryeiska Street. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Transfiguration and Lychakiv Cemetery. Explore Lviv's surroundings by going to Svirzh Castle (in Svirzh), Roman CatholicChurch of the Exaltation of St. Joseph (in Pidhirtsi) and Zolochiv Castle (in Zolochiv). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Bandinelli Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wooden Church of St. Trinity, admire the masterpieces at Johann Georg Pinzel museum of Lviv Sacral Baroque Sculpture, and don't miss a visit to Rynok Square.

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Take a train from Kyiv (Kiev) to Lviv in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Odessa

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Black Sea

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 out of the city life by going to Ukraine by Locals and Central City Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Odessa: Mykolayiv (The Museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet & Monument to St. Nicholas). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Insomnia- The Haunted House, make a trip to Path of Health, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Beach Golden Shore.

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Traveling by flight from Lviv to Odessa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Odessa

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kyiv (Kiev)

— 4 nights
Get some cultural insight at St. Nicolas Cathedral and Victoria Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roman Baths and Mikhail Bulgakov Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyiv (Kiev): Korostyshiv Mines (in Korostyshiv) and Zhytomyr (Chatskiy Head Rock & Cross Exaltation Cathedral). See even more of Kyiv (Kiev): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Andreyevskiy Spusk, take an in-depth tour of Museum of History of St. Michael's Monastery, and steep yourself in history at The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra.

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You can take a bus from Odessa to Kyiv (Kiev) in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Odessa in January, you will find days in Kyiv (Kiev) are little chillier (-1°C), and nights are about the same (-7°C). You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Ukraine travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.