36 days in Ukraine Itinerary

36 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Fly to Kiev Zhuliany International Airport, Drive to Chernobyl
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Chernobyl
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lviv
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mukacheve
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yaremche
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chernivtsi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zaporizhzhya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dnipro
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kharkiv
— 4 nights
Fly
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Odessa
— 4 nights
Fly

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Chernobyl

— 2 nights
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 24th (Fri): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Chernobyl Go and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elijah Church. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Pripyat Amusement Park, make a trip to Reactor No 4, and then don't miss a visit to Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chernobyl trip itinerary planning site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Chernobyl is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, things will get little chillier in Chernobyl: highs are around 31°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Kyiv (Kiev)

— 4 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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sophia's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Maidan Nezalezhnosti.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyiv (Kiev) road trip planner.

Getting from Chernobyl to Kyiv (Kiev) by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Kyiv (Kiev) are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly to Lviv.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

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 the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lviv trip planner.

Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to Lviv by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Lviv, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Mukacheve.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Mukacheve

— 3 nights
Mukachevo is a city located in the valley of the Latorica river in Zakarpattia Oblast, in Western Ukraine. Change things up with these side-trips from Mukacheve: Church of Michael the Archangel (in Svaliava), Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians (in Kelechyn) and Khust (Lypcha Deer Farm & St. Elizabeth Fortress-Church). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Palanok Castle, make a trip to Soldier Svejk Mini-Sculpture, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Goryany Rotunda - St. Anna Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mukacheve online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Lviv to Mukacheve in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lviv in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mukacheve: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yaremche.

Things to do in Mukacheve

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Yaremche

— 2 nights
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Silver Falls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hoverla, and then admire the sheer force of Probiy Waterfall. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St Elias Wooden Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of St. John the Baptist, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Bukovel, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Entertainment Center Buka.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Yaremche road trip planner.

You can drive from Mukacheve to Yaremche in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mukacheve in August, you will find days in Yaremche are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Yaremche

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kamianets-Podilskyi

— 4 nights
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kamianets-Podilskyi: Crystal Cave at Kryvche (in Kryvche), Khotyn (Khotyn Fortress, Khotyn Historic Museum, &more) and Cave Verteba (in Borschiv). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Honcharna Tower, explore the stunning scenery at The Smotrych River Canyon, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kamianets-Podilskyi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yaremche to Kamianets-Podilskyi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Yaremche in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kamianets-Podilskyi, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Chernivtsi

— 2 nights
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Chernivtsi City Hall, then admire the striking features of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University, then admire the striking features of Palace of Culture - Jewish People’s House, and finally don't miss a visit to Teatralna Square. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Armenian Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of German House.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chernivtsi journey planner.

Drive from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Chernivtsi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Chernivtsi can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Zaporizhzhya.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Historic Sites

Zaporizhzhya

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): examine the collection at Motor Sich Aviation Museum, admire the natural beauty at Zaporizhzhya City Children Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Steelworkers Stella, then explore the striking landscape of Khortitsa National Nature Reserve, and finally examine the collection at The Historical and Cultural Complex Zaporizhian Sich. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Faeton Retro Cars Museum, then examine the collection at Museum of the History of Weapons, and then make a trip to Dnieper Hydroelectric Station.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zaporizhzhya online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Chernivtsi to Zaporizhzhya in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Chernivtsi in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zaporizhzhya: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dnipro.

Things to do in Zaporizhzhya

Museums · Parks · Nature

Dnipro

— 4 nights
Dnipro is known for parks, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iverska Madonna Icon Church, get engrossed in the history at Museum Time Machines, head outdoors with Dnipropetrovsk Quay, and examine the collection at Dnipropetrovsk National History Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dnipro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zaporizhzhya to Dnipro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Dnipro sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Dnipro

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.
Take a break from Kharkiv with a short trip to Ilya Repin Museum in Chuhuiv, about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, examine the collection at Museum of Coffee, take in the pleasant sights at Strilka Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kharkiv trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dnipro to Kharkiv in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dnipro in August, you will find days in Kharkiv are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Odessa.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, and appreciate the history behind Statue of the Duc de Richelieu.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Odessa travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Kharkiv to Odessa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Odessa sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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.