32 days in Ukraine Itinerary

32 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Lviv
— 4 nights
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Mukacheve
— 4 nights
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Bukovel
— 2 nights
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Chernivtsi
— 2 nights
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Odessa
— 4 nights
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Kharkiv
— 4 nights
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Poltava
— 3 nights
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Chernihiv
— 2 nights
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Chernobyl
— 1 night
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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 5 nights
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Lviv

— 4 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.
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 panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To see reviews and other tourist information, use the Lviv road trip planning website.

Manchester, UK to Lviv is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Manchester in January: high temperatures in Lviv hover around 0°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mukacheve.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Mukacheve

— 4 nights
Mukachevo is a city located in the valley of the Latorica river in Zakarpattia Oblast, in Western Ukraine. Explore Mukacheve's surroundings by going to Uzhhorod (Ferenc Liszt Mini-Sculpture, Holy Protection Cathedral, &more) and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians (in Kelechyn). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Palanok Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St.Martin Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Monastery, and appreciate the history behind Chimney Sweep Monument.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Mukacheve sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Lviv to Mukacheve in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bukovel.

Things to do in Mukacheve

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bukovel

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bukovel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist, take in the dramatic scenery at Probiy Waterfall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Khomyak.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bukovel trip planner.

Drive from Mukacheve to Bukovel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Mukacheve in February, expect Bukovel to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Bukovel

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chernivtsi

— 2 nights
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. On the 5th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Chernivtsi City Hall, make a trip to Teatralna Square, then don't miss a visit to Alley of Stars, then admire the striking features of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Culture - Jewish People’s House. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Armenian Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chernivtsi driving holiday app.

Drive from Bukovel to Chernivtsi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. February in Chernivtsi sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Odessa.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Historic Sites

Odessa

— 4 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.
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, see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, surround yourself with nature on Ukraine by Locals, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Odessa journey builder tool.

Getting from Chernivtsi to Odessa by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Odessa can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Kharkiv

— 4 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.
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, pause for some serene contemplation at The Pokrovsky Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kharkov Synagogue, and ponder the design of Mirror Stream fountain.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kharkiv trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Odessa to Kharkiv takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Odessa in February; daily highs in Kharkiv reach 0°C and lows reach -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Poltava.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Poltava

— 3 nights
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Poltava is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind The White Arbor, make a trip to Nikolai Gogol Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Savior Church, and steep yourself in history at The Holy Cross Exaltation Monastery.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Poltava trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kharkiv to Poltava by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chernihiv.

Things to do in Poltava

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Chernihiv

— 2 nights
Chernihiv HistoryChernihiv was first mentioned in the Rus'-Byzantine Treaty (907) (as Черниговъ (Chernigov)), but the time of establishment is not known. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saviour-Transfiguration Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Borys and Glib Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catherine's Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Taras Shevchenko Monument in Dytynets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyatnytska Church, stroll around Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Garden Square, then pause for some photo ops at Leonid Hlibov Monument, then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeletsky Assumption Monastery.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chernihiv online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Poltava to Chernihiv in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Chernihiv

Historic Sites · Parks

Chernobyl

— 1 night
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. On the 20th (Sat), see a world frozen in time at Chernobyl Go, then don't miss a visit to Reactor No 4, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elijah Church.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chernobyl travel planning site.

You can drive from Chernihiv to Chernobyl in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. February in Chernobyl sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites

Kyiv (Kiev)

— 5 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: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sophia's Cathedral, make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kyiv (Kiev) trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Chernobyl to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in February, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Spas

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.