37 days in Ukraine Itinerary

37 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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37 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Lviv
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Bukovel
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Chernobyl
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Kiev
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Odessa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Mykolayiv
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Askania-Nova
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Dnipro
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Kharkiv
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Dubai

5
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Zoopark Limpopo and Dolphinarium Oskar. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Rynok Square, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lviv vacation maker website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lviv is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Lviv is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in November, things will get colder in Lviv: highs are around 8°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bukovel.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zoopark Limpopo, Dolphinarium Oskar
Highlights from your plan
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery

3
nights
Bukovel

Bukovel ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Bukovel: Hoverla (in Vorokhta) and Yaremche (Nativity of St. John the Baptist & Probiy Waterfall).

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bukovel trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Lviv to Bukovel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Bukovel can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Bukovel

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yaremche
Highlights from your plan
Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Probiy Waterfall ©
Probiy Waterfall

4
nights
Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
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: Khotyn (Khotyn Historic Museum & Khotyn Fortress), Crystal Cave at Kryvche (in Kryvche) and Chernivtsi (St Nicholas Cathedral, Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul, make a trip to Armenian Well, and snap pictures at Strimka Lan Bridge.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kamianets-Podilskyi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bukovel to Kamianets-Podilskyi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Kamianets-Podilskyi can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chernivtsi, Khotyn, Crystal Cave at Kryvche
Highlights from your plan
Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle ©
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle

1
night
Chernobyl

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 19th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elijah Church and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Chernobyl Go. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Reactor No 4, find something for the whole family at Pripyat Amusement Park, and then don't miss a visit to Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chernobyl day trip site .

Traveling by car from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Chernobyl takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, daytime highs in Chernobyl are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kiev.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pripyat Amusement Park
Highlights from your plan
St. Elijah Church ©
St. Elijah Church
Pripyat Amusement Park ©
Pripyat Amusement Park
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker ©
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker

6
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Bring the kids along to Seiklar Rope Park and Ancient Kiev the Prinicipality of Kievan Rus. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia Cathedral, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, and examine the collection at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kiev road trip planning tool .

Drive from Chernobyl to Kiev in 2 hours. In November in Kiev, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ancient Kiev the Prinicipality of Kievan Rus
Highlights from your plan
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Seiklar Rope Park ©
Seiklar Rope Park
Dream Island ©
Dream Island

5
nights
Odessa

Odessa ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium and Arcadia Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Kobleve Dolphinarium Nemo in Kobleve (about 1h 05 min away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, get curious at Paleontologic Museum, stroll through Beach Golden Shore, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Odessa tour itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Kiev to Odessa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kiev in November, you will find days in Odessa are a bit warmer (10°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Mykolayiv.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kobleve Dolphinarium Nemo, Central City Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium ©
Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium
Museum of Interesting Science ©
Museum of Interesting Science
Arcadia Beach ©
Arcadia Beach

2
nights
Mykolayiv

Mykolayiv ©
Mykolaiv, also known as Nikolaev or Nikolayev, is a city in southern Ukraine, the administrative center of the Mykolaiv Oblast. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then find something for the whole family at Skazka Children Park City, then see the sky in a new way at Nikolaev Observatory, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Nikolaev Zoo. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catherine's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicolas Church, then examine the collection at The Museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Catholic Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Our Lady Mother of Kasperovskaya.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mykolayiv trip planning app .

Drive from Odessa to Mykolayiv in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Mykolayiv are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Askania-Nova.

Things to do in Mykolayiv

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

St. Catherine's Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph Catholic Church ©
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Room Escape Games
St. Catherine's Cathedral ©
St. Catherine's Cathedral

1
night
Askania-Nova

Askania-Nova
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Biosphere Reserve Askania-Nova.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Askania-Nova trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Mykolayiv to Askania-Nova by car takes about 3.5 hours. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dnipro.

Things to do in Askania-Nova

Nature Zoos & Aquariums Parks

4
nights
Dnipro

Dnipro ©
Dnipro, until May 2016 Dnipropetrovsk or Dnepropetrovsk, is Ukraine's fourth largest city, with about one million inhabitants. Attractions like AQUAZOO and Fresh-Water Fish Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Dnipro's surroundings by going to Zaporizhzhya (Motor Sich Aviation Museum, Khortitsa National Nature Reserve, & more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum Time Machines, don't miss a visit to Menorah Centre, pause for some photo ops at Lomonosov Statue, and head outdoors with Dnipropetrovsk Quay.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dnipro trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Askania-Nova to Dnipro in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Dnipro

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Zaporizhzhya, AQUAZOO
Highlights from your plan
AQUAZOO ©
AQUAZOO
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve ©
Taras Shevchenko Park ©
Taras Shevchenko Park

4
nights
Kharkiv

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.
Family-friendly places like Feldman Ecopark and Kharkov Zoo will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, engage your brain at Software and Computer Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and pause for some serene contemplation at Three Saints Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kharkiv online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Dnipro to Kharkiv in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Feldman Ecopark
Highlights from your plan
Feldman Ecopark ©
Feldman Ecopark
Software and Computer Museum ©
Software and Computer Museum
Kharkov Zoo ©
Kharkov Zoo

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