31 days in Ukraine Itinerary

31 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Chernobyl
— 1 night
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Chernihiv
— 3 nights
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Poltava
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kharkiv
— 3 nights
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Dnipro
— 2 nights
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Zaporizhzhya
— 2 nights
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Odessa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lviv
— 4 nights
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Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 3 nights
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Zhytomyr
— 1 night
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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 5 nights

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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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elijah Church and then see a world frozen in time at Chernobyl Go. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Pripyat Amusement Park, don't miss a visit to Reactor No 4, and then expand your understanding of the military at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chernobyl trip planning site.

Kyiv (Kiev) to Chernobyl is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Chernobyl sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chernihiv.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

3
nights
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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Borys and Glib Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeletsky Assumption Monastery, appreciate the history behind Leonid Hlibov Monument, and stroll around Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Garden Square.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chernihiv route planning app.

Traveling by car from Chernobyl to Chernihiv takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Poltava.

Things to do in Chernihiv

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

3
nights
Poltava

Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Go for a jaunt from Poltava to Opishnya to see Museum of Ukrainian Pottery about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Savior Church, examine the collection at The Poltava Museum of Local Lore, admire the natural beauty at Corpusniy Garden, and make a trip to Nikolai Gogol Monument.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Poltava itinerary website.

Drive from Chernihiv to Poltava in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Poltava

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

3
nights
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.
Kharkiv is known for parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, get curious at Software and Computer Museum, examine the collection at Marine Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kharkiv driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Poltava to Kharkiv in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dnipro.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

2
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Dnipro

Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): ponder the design of Fountain Vodyanaya Sfera, make a trip to Monument of Eternal Glory, pause for some photo ops at Lomonosov Statue, then take an in-depth tour of Dnipropetrovsk National History Museum, and finally walk around Taras Shevchenko Park. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the design of Fontan "Muza", examine the collection at Museum Time Machines, take an in-depth tour of Memory of The Jewish People and The Holocaust In Ukraine Museum, then don't miss a visit to Menorah Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Zolotaya Roza Synagogue.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dnipro road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kharkiv to Dnipro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Dnipro sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zaporizhzhya.

Things to do in Dnipro

Museums · Parks

2
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Zaporizhzhya

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): examine the collection at Faeton Retro Cars Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Zaporizhzhya City Children Botanic Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Motor Sich Aviation Museum, and finally make a trip to Soborny Avenue. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Khortitsa National Nature Reserve, see the interesting displays at The Historical and Cultural Complex Zaporizhian Sich, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of the History of Weapons.

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Traveling by car from Dnipro to Zaporizhzhya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Zaporizhzhya

Museums · Parks · Nature

3
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Odessa

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.
Odessa is known for museums, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Ukraine by Locals, see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, pause for some photo ops at Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Odessa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zaporizhzhya to Odessa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Zaporizhzhya in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Odessa, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

4
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Lviv

City of Lions

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: make a trip to Rynok Square, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lviv tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Odessa to Lviv by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Odessa in December: highs in Lviv hover around 2°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

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Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. Change things up with these side-trips from Kamianets-Podilskyi: Khotyn (Khotyn Fortress & Khotyn Historic Museum). There's much more to do: make a trip to Kamianets-Podilskyi Gallery of Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Cathedral, snap pictures at National Historical and Architectural Reserve Kamyanets, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniatures Castles of Ukraine.

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Drive from Lviv to Kamianets-Podilskyi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kamianets-Podilskyi are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zhytomyr.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

1
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Zhytomyr

On the 26th (Sat), examine the collection at Zhytomyr Lore Museum, see the interesting displays at Zhytomyr Nature Museum, then examine the collection at Korolenko Museum, then see the interesting displays at Zhytomyr Fire Fighting Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Sergiy Korolyov Astronautics Museum.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zhytomyr online attractions planner.

Getting from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Zhytomyr by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Zhytomyr

Museums

5
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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: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, learn about all things military at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, don't miss a visit to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kyiv (Kiev) trip website.

Drive from Zhytomyr to Kyiv (Kiev) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Ukraine travel guide

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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.