47 days in Ukraine Itinerary

47 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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47 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  13 h
1
Odessa
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Kropyvnytskyi
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Zaporizhzhya
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Kiev
— 8 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
5
Chernivtsi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Yaremche
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Mukacheve
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Lviv
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
9
Kharkiv
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Cairo

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Otrada and Arkadia. Get in touch with nature at Lanzheron Beach and The Odessa Port. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, pause for some photo ops at Duke de Richelieu monument, make a trip to Passage, and stroll through City Garden.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Odessa tour planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Odessa is an approximately 13-hour flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairo in July: high temperatures in Odessa hover around 33°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Kirovohrad.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Catacombs of Odessa
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral ©
Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral

5
nights
Kropyvnytskyi

Kropyvnytskyi ©
Kropyvnytskyi is a city in central Ukraine on the Inhul river, and is the administrative center of the Kirovohrad Oblast. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians, Ukraine. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Ingul River, don't miss a visit to Ukraine Guardian Angel, see the interesting displays at Kirovohrad Local Lore Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Madonna Nativity Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kirovohrad trip builder.

Drive from Odessa to Kirovohrad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Kirovohrad, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zaporizhzhya.

Things to do in Kropyvnytskyi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians
Highlights from your plan
Kovalivs'kyi park ©
Kovalivs'kyi park
Ukraine Guardian Angel ©
Ukraine Guardian Angel
Ingul River ©
Ingul River

5
nights
Zaporizhzhya

Zaporizhzhya ©
Get out of town with these interesting Zaporizhzhya side-trips: Popov Castle (in Vasylivka) and Dnipropetrovsk (Family Bench, Karl Marx Prospect, & more).

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zaporizhzhya sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kirovohrad to Zaporizhzhya takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Zaporizhzhya sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Zaporizhzhya

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Dnipro, Popov Castle
Highlights from your plan

8
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum and St. Sophia's Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at The Ukrainian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War and Golden Gate. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Bell tower of Saint Sophia's Cathedral, examine the collection at Mikhail Bulgakov's Museum, and don't miss a visit to Khreshchatyk Street.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kiev trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Zaporizhzhya to Kiev in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Zaporizhzhya in August, expect nights in Kiev to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery ©

5
nights
Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. Do some cultural sightseeing at Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University and Kamenet's Podolsky Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Khotyn Fortress and Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Chernivtsi side-trips: Kamianets-Podilskyi (Turkish Minaret, Kushnirska Stefana Batoryya Tower, & more) and Khotyn Historic Museum (in Khotyn). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Olha Kobylyahska Street, stroll through Zhovtneviy Park, admire the masterpieces at Chernivtsi Museum of Arts, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Bukovinian Jewish History.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chernivtsi online itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Kiev to Chernivtsi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Chernivtsi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yaremche.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamianets-Podilskyi, Khotyn
Highlights from your plan
The Smotrych River Canyon ©
The Smotrych River Canyon
Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle ©
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle

3
nights
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Elias Wooden Church, admire the sheer force of Waterfall Maiden Tears, and then take in the awesome beauty at Rocks Dovbusha. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Wooden Church and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hoverla.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yaremche holiday planner.

You can drive from Chernivtsi to Yaremche in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daytime highs in Yaremche are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mukacheve.

Things to do in Yaremche

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Rocks Dovbusha ©
Rocks Dovbusha
St Elias Wooden Church ©
St Elias Wooden Church

3
nights
Mukacheve

Mukacheve ©
Mukachevo is a city located in the valley of the Latorica river in Zakarpattia Oblast, in Western Ukraine. Popular historic sites such as Palanok Castle and St. Miklosh Castle are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Shypit Waterfall and Zahar Berkut Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Castle Shenbornov, contemplate the waterfront views at Latorica River, make a trip to Myru Square, and appreciate the history behind St. Cyril and Methodius Monument.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mukacheve custom trip planner.

Drive from Yaremche to Mukacheve in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yaremche to Mukacheve due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lviv.

Things to do in Mukacheve

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Miklosh Castle, Castle Shenbornov, Shypit Waterfall, Zahar Berkut Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Shypit Waterfall ©
Shypit Waterfall
Palanok Castle ©
Palanok Castle
St. Miklosh Castle ©
St. Miklosh Castle

6
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum-Arsenal and Pharmacy Museum. Get some historical perspective at Lychakiv Cemetery and Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lviv: Pidhirtsi (Pidhirtsi Castle & Roman CatholicChurch of the Exaltation of St. Joseph) and Olesko Castle (in Olesko). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Leopolis, admire the striking features of St.Yura Cathedral, wander the streets of Old Town, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Stryisky Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lviv vacation builder.

You can drive from Mukacheve to Lviv in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Mukacheve to Lviv, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Lviv are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pidhirtsi, Olesko Castle
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral ©
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kharkov Dolphinarium and Krasnokutsk Arboretum. Pack the 30th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Feldman Ecopark. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 31st (Thu) at Jungle Aqua Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, don't miss a visit to Constitution Square, explore and take pictures at Metallist Stadium, and admire the local landmark of Mirror Stream fountain.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kharkiv travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from Lviv to Kharkiv in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lviv in August, expect nights in Kharkiv to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. You will leave for home on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Krasnokutsk Arboretum, Feldman Ecopark
Highlights from your plan
Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral
Krasnokutsk Arboretum ©
Krasnokutsk Arboretum

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