48 days in Ukraine Itinerary

48 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
Fly:  14 h
1
Kharkiv
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Lviv
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Mukacheve
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Yaremche
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Chernivtsi
— 4 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  3 h
6
Kiev
— 9 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
7
Zaporizhzhya
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Kropyvnytskyi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
Odessa
— 7 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Cairo

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kharkov Dolphinarium and Krasnokutsk Arboretum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Annunciation Cathedral and Trinity Church Kharkiv. There's lots more to do: stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, get engrossed in the history at Kharkiv Historical Museum of M.F.Sumtsova, ponder the design of Cascade Fountain, and make a trip to YermilovCentre of Modern Art.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kharkiv online trip maker.

Cairo, Egypt to Kharkiv is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. In July, Kharkiv is a bit cooler than Cairo - with highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trip

Krasnokutsk Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral
Krasnokutsk Arboretum ©
Krasnokutsk Arboretum

7
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
You'll explore and learn at Lychakiv Cemetery and Pharmacy Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Svyatogo Yura Cathedral and Dominican Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Lviv: Pidhirtsi (Pidhirtsi Castle & Roman CatholicChurch of the Exaltation of St. Joseph) and Olesko Castle (in Olesko). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, make a trip to Rynok Square, and look for gifts at Lviv Candles Manufactory.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lviv trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kharkiv to Lviv takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Lviv are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mukacheve.

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

3
nights
Mukacheve

Mukacheve ©
Mukachevo is a city located in the valley of the Latorica river in Zakarpattia Oblast, in Western Ukraine. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palanok Castle and Rakoczi-Schonborn Palace. Escape the urban bustle at Shypit Waterfall and Latorica River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mukacheve: Uzhhorod (Pedestrian Bridge, Linden Alley, &more). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Honey House, explore the historical opulence of St. Miklosh Castle, see the interesting displays at Castle Shenbornov, and don't miss a visit to Myru Square.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Mukacheve day trip planning app.

Drive from Lviv to Mukacheve in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lviv in July, expect nights in Mukacheve to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yaremche.

Things to do in Mukacheve

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Uzhhorod, Shypit Waterfall, St. Miklosh Castle, Castle Shenbornov
Highlights from your plan
Palanok Castle ©
Palanok Castle
St. Miklosh Castle ©
St. Miklosh Castle
Shypit Waterfall ©
Shypit Waterfall

3
nights
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Wooden Church and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hoverla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Elias Wooden Church, then admire the sheer force of Waterfall Maiden Tears, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rocks Dovbusha.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yaremche online journey planner.

Getting from Mukacheve to Yaremche by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mukacheve in August, expect nights in Yaremche to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chernivtsi.

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

4
nights
Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. Get a sense of the local culture at Khotyn Fortress and Khotyn Historic Museum. Get some historical perspective at Kamenet's Podolsky Castle and Armenian Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chernivtsi: Kamianets-Podilskyi (Turkish Minaret, Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul, &more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Heart of Jesus, don't miss a visit to Teatralna Square, and take in nature's colorful creations at Chernivtsi National University Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chernivtsi trip planner.

You can drive from Yaremche to Chernivtsi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Yaremche in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Chernivtsi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kamianets-Podilskyi, Khotyn
Highlights from your plan
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle ©
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle
Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul ©
Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul

9
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Sophia's Cathedral and National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War. Popular historic sites such as Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra and St. Cyril's Monastery are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, take an in-depth tour of Chernobyl National Museum, make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kiev vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Chernivtsi to Kiev takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Kiev, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zaporizhzhya.

Things to do in Kiev

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

5
nights
Zaporizhzhya

Zaporizhzhya
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Karl Marx Prospect and Popov Castle. Escape the urban bustle at Khortitsa National Nature Reserve and Dnipropetrovsk Quay. Get out of town with these interesting Zaporizhzhya side-trips: Dnipro (Lavina Amuzement Park, Taras Shevchenko Park, &more).

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zaporizhzhya sightseeing website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kiev to Zaporizhzhya in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Kiev in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zaporizhzhya: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Kropyvnytskyi.

Things to do in Zaporizhzhya

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dnipro, Popov Castle
Highlights from your plan
Dnipropetrovsk Quay
Dnipropetrovsk Quay
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve ©
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve
Popov Castle ©
Popov Castle

4
nights
Kropyvnytskyi

Kropyvnytskyi ©
Popular historic sites such as Transfiguration Cathedral and Madonna Nativity Cathedral are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Kirovohrad Local Lore Museum and Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Kropyvnytskyi to go to Kelechyn and see Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians, which is approximately 9h 45 min away.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kropyvnytskyi tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Zaporizhzhya to Kropyvnytskyi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Kropyvnytskyi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Odessa.

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

7
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.
Get in touch with nature at Beach Golden Shore and Lanzheron Beach. Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Catacombs of Odessa will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Odessa with an excursion to Central City Beach in Chornomorsk--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, walk around City Garden, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the 12th Chair.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Odessa trip planner.

Drive from Kropyvnytskyi to Odessa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Central City Beach, Catacombs of Odessa
Highlights from your plan
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
Beach Golden Shore ©
Beach Golden Shore

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