38 days in Lviv, Odessa & Riga Itinerary

38 days in Lviv, Odessa & Riga Itinerary

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Lviv, Ukraine
— 12 nights
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Odessa, Ukraine
— 14 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 11 nights
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Lviv, Ukraine

— 12 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lviv side-trips: St. George Wooden Church (in Drohobych), Pidhirtsi (Roman CatholicChurch of the Exaltation of St. Joseph & Pidhirtsi Castle) and Olesko Castle (in Olesko). There's much more to do: make a trip to Rynok Square, stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, and take a stroll through Old Town.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Lviv online driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Ukraine, the closest major aiport is Lviv International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Lviv are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Odessa, Ukraine

— 14 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.
Explore Odessa's surroundings by going to Central City Beach (in Chornomorsk), Shabo Wine Cultural Center (in Shabo) and Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi Lore Museum & Akkerman Fortress). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, stroll around City Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Arcadia Beach, and examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Odessa trip planner.

Fly from Lviv to Odessa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lviv in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Odessa. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Riga, Latvia

— 11 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Riga: Jomas iela (in Jurmala), Salaspils Memorial Ensemble (in Salaspils) and Rundāle Palace (in Pilsrundale). Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Gauja National Park. There's lots more to do: stop by Old City Riga (Vecriga), kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower, and take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Riga trip planner.

Getting from Odessa to Riga by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Odessa in July, things will get a bit cooler in Riga: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips