34 days in Crimea & Ukraine Itinerary

34 days in Crimea & Ukraine Itinerary

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 3 nights
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Chernihiv Oblast, Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Vinnytsia, Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Mukacheve, Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 3 nights
Fly to Dnipropetrovsk, Train to Pokrovsk
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Donetsk, Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Dnipro, Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Odessa, Ukraine
— 3 nights
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Sevastopol, Crimea
— 3 nights
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Alushta, Crimea
— 2 nights
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Sudak, Crimea
— 3 nights
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Kerch, Crimea
— 2 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 3 nights
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: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, take an in-depth tour of Chernobyl National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Rahma Mosque, and gain insight at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kyiv (Kiev) day trip planning website.

Toronto, Canada to Kyiv (Kiev) is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kyiv (Kiev) can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chernihiv Oblast.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Spas · Shopping · Museums · Nightlife

Chernihiv Oblast, Ukraine

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyatnytska Church, explore the fascinating underground world of Saint Anthony Caves, then pause for some photo ops at Taras Shevchenko Monument in Dytynets, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saviour-Transfiguration Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Dytynets.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chernihiv Oblast planning app.

You can drive from Kyiv (Kiev) to Chernihiv Oblast in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vinnytsia.

Things to do in Chernihiv Oblast

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Vinnytsia, Ukraine

— 2 nights
Vinnytsia is a city in west-central Ukraine, located on the banks of the Southern Bug.It is the administrative center of Vinnytsia Oblast and the largest city in the historic region of Podillia. On the 10th (Thu), walk around Glory Memorial and War Memorial Park, then admire the local landmark of Multimedia Fountain Roshen, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Retro Technology Avtomotovelofotoradio.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vinnytsia attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Chernihiv Oblast to Vinnytsia takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mukacheve.

Things to do in Vinnytsia

Museums · Parks

Mukacheve, Ukraine

— 2 nights
Mukachevo is a city located in the valley of the Latorica river in Zakarpattia Oblast, in Western Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): appreciate the history behind St. Cyril and Methodius Monument, then make a trip to Myru Square, then explore the historical opulence of Palanok Castle, and finally test the waters at Kosino Thermal Complex. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at Mukacheve Town Hall, appreciate the history behind Chimney Sweep Monument, and then explore the activities along Latorica River.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mukacheve route builder app.

You can drive from Vinnytsia to Mukacheve in 9 hours. Another option is to take a train. December in Mukacheve sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lviv.

Things to do in Mukacheve

Nature · Parks · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lviv, Ukraine

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, let little ones run wild at Hovanky Quest Room, then stop by King Cross Leopolis, then take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, and finally browse for treasures at Pravda B Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): look for gifts at Leopolis, stop by Shop Under Kumpel, examine the collection at Arsenal Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, then make a trip to Chapel of the Boim Family, and finally don't miss a visit to Lviv City Hall.

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

Traveling by car from Mukacheve to Lviv takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Donetsk.

Things to do in Lviv

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Donetsk, Ukraine

— 2 nights

City of a Million Roses

Located on the banks of the Kalmius River, Donetsk sits as the center of Ukraine's industrial region, which developed as a result of the country's coal industry.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Holy Transfiguration Cathedral, indulge your thirst for a good beer at John James Huge's Brewery, then soothe aching muscles at Atlas Fitness&Spa, and finally see the interesting displays at FC Shakhtar Museum. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Pushkin Boulevard and then walk around Park Shcherbakova.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Donetsk holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lviv to Donetsk takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Donetsk

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Breweries & Distilleries

Kharkiv, Ukraine

— 2 nights
Kharkiv hosts numerous Soviet monuments from its stint as the capital in the 1920s and is considered the industrial and educational heart of Ukraine.
On the 19th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Kharkiv Historical Museum of M.F.Sumtsova, pause for some serene contemplation at The Pokrovsky Cathedral, ponder the design of Mirror Stream fountain, then don't miss a visit to YermilovCentre of Modern Art, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Club Misto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Great War Memorial and then pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kharkiv road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Donetsk to Kharkiv takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Kharkiv can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dnipro.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Fun & Games · Nightlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Dnipro, Ukraine

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at Tsunami Wellness Centre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saviour Transfiguration Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Monument of Eternal Glory, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at SOHO Beauty Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Menorah Center and then examine the collection at Dnipropetrovsk Planetarium.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dnipro trip site.

Getting from Kharkiv to Dnipro by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Dnipro are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Dnipro

Spas · Museums · Historic Sites

Odessa, Ukraine

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): make a trip to Passage, make a trip to Potemkin Stairs, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Siam Thai Spa, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Ark SPA Palace. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Bali Spa and Lounge, then attend a concert at Odessa Regional Philharmonic Society, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Formula Wellness SPA.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Odessa sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Dnipro to Odessa by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Dnipro, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Odessa, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Sevastopol.

Things to do in Odessa

Spas · Baths · Nightlife

Sevastopol, Crimea

— 3 nights
Situated between Ukraine and Russia, Sevastopol represents a laid-back coastal city with impressive naval history and a desirable microclimate for vacationers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Balaklava Bay (in Balaklava), Novofederovka Beach (in Novofedorivka) and St. Ilia Temple (in Yevpatoriya). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Bronebashennaya beregovaya batareya №35, don't miss a visit to Victory Memorial, kick back and relax at Omega Beach, and appreciate the history behind Admiral Nakhimov Monument.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sevastopol holiday planning app.

You can drive from Odessa to Sevastopol in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Alushta.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Alushta, Crimea

— 2 nights
Alushta is a city of regional significance on the southern coast of the Crimean peninsula, claimed by Ukraine as part of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea but administered by Russia as the Republic of Crimea since 2014. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Dzhur Dzur Waterfall, look for all kinds of wild species at Valley of Ghosts, and then soothe aching muscles at The Shore SPA /Radisson Resort & SPA. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Swallow's Nest, explore the galleries of Livadia Palace and Park Museum-Reserve, then do a tasting at Massandra Winery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Massandra Palace.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Alushta trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Sevastopol to Alushta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sudak.

Things to do in Alushta

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Sudak, Crimea

— 3 nights
Sudak is a town, multiple former Eastern Orthodox bishopric and double Latin Catholic titular see. Venture out of the city with trips to Karadag Natural Reserve (in Kurortne), Golden Gate (Devil's Gate) (in Koktebel) and Feodosia (Fountain Aivazovskiy, Monument to Ivan Aivazovskiy, &more). There's much more to do: hike along Golitsyn Path, head outdoors with Meganom Beach Club, steep yourself in history at Sudak Fortress, and kick back and relax at King's Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sudak trip planner.

Getting from Alushta to Sudak by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kerch.

Things to do in Sudak

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Kerch, Crimea

— 2 nights
Kerch is a city of regional significance on the Kerch Peninsula in the east of the Crimea. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Royal Kurgan and then kick back and relax at Beach Tatarka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Adzhimushkay Quarry, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John the Baptist, then make a trip to Mitridatskaya Lestnitsa, and finally contemplate the long history of Fortress Kerch.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kerch day trip planning tool.

Getting from Sudak to Kerch by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kerch

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.

Crimea travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · History Museums
The diamond-shaped Crimean Peninsula clings to the mainland by two small strips of land, with the rest of the region entirely surrounded by sea. Towering mountains, lush forest, picturesque beaches, curious cave cities, and vast vineyards populate the almost-island, providing a long, rich list of things to do. The scenic and varied landscape makes it an ideal vacation destination for adventurous hikers and keen cyclists. However, be warned that there is little signposting along routes. Those interested in the history and culture of the region will relish the opportunity to observe the legacy of Crimea's many Imperial rulers from over the centuries, evident in its architecture, cuisine, culture, and ethnic diversity. After the Ukranian revolution of 2014, Russia annexed the majority of the peninsula, thrusting it into the center of international attention.