49 days in Ukraine Itinerary

49 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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49 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Odessa
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kiev
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Zhytomyr
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Chernihiv Oblast
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Poltava
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Kharkiv
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Zaporizhzhya
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Lviv
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Volyn Oblast
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Ternopil
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Polyanitsa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Chernivtsi
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
13
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
14
Vinnytsia
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

4
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.
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Museum of Interesting Science will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Catacombs of Odessa and Central City Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Akkerman Fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (about 1h 50 min away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Shustov Cognac Winery Museum, don't miss a visit to Passage, appreciate the history behind Monument to L. Utesov, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Cathedral.

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

Jerusalem, Israel to Odessa is an approximately 7-hour flight. When traveling from Jerusalem in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Odessa: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Central City Beach, Catacombs of Odessa, Akkerman Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
Akkerman Fortress ©
Akkerman Fortress

6
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery and Mikhail Bulgakov's Museum. Appreciate the collections at State Aviation Museum and St. Michael's Cathedrale. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at PinchukArtCentre, and see a world frozen in time at CHERNOBYLwel.come - Day Tours.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kiev vacation builder.

Fly from Odessa to Kiev in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zhytomyr.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
State Aviation Museum ©
State Aviation Museum
Mikhail Bulgakov Museum ©
Mikhail Bulgakov Museum

1
night
Zhytomyr

Zhytomyr
Zhytomyr is a city in the north of the western half of Ukraine. On the 13th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael Archangel Cathedral and then examine the collection at Sergiy Korolyov Astronautics Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zhytomyr holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kiev to Zhytomyr takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chernihiv Oblast.

Things to do in Zhytomyr

Museums Historic Sites

3
nights
Chernihiv Oblast

Chernihiv Oblast ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Desna River, then explore the striking landscape at Boldin Hills, and then Head underground at Saint Anthony Caves. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catherine Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyatnytska Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeletsky Assumption Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Borys and Glib Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saviour-Transfiguration Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Dytynets.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chernihiv Oblast tour planner.

Getting from Zhytomyr to Chernihiv Oblast by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Poltava.

Things to do in Chernihiv Oblast

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Desna River ©
Desna River
Saviour-Transfiguration Cathedral ©
Saviour-Transfiguration Cathedral
Dytynets ©
Dytynets

2
nights
Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. On the 16th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of The Poltava Battle History Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sampsoniy Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Poltava vacation planner.

Getting from Chernihiv Oblast to Poltava by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Poltava

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore ©
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore
Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum ©
Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House ©
Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Annunciation Cathedral and The Pokrovsky Cathedral are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Avec Fine Arts Gallery and Kharkiv Historical Museum. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Shevchenko Park, make a trip to Freedom Square, go for a walk through Strilka Square, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kharkiv vacation trip planner.

Drive from Poltava to Kharkiv in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Zaporizhzhya.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Shevchenko Park ©
Shevchenko Park
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral
The Pokrovsky Cathedral ©
The Pokrovsky Cathedral

3
nights
Zaporizhzhya

Zaporizhzhya ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like khortitsa National Sanctuary and Motor Sich Aviation Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Popov Castle and Saint Andrew's Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zaporizhzhya vacation trip planner.

Drive from Kharkiv to Zaporizhzhya in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Zaporizhzhya

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Popov Castle
Highlights from your plan
Faeton Retro Cars Museum ©
Faeton Retro Cars Museum
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve ©
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Armenian street and Museum-Arsenal. Step off the beaten path and head to Museum of Folk Architecture and Life and Church of the Jesuits. Explore Lviv's surroundings by going to Olesko Castle (in Olesko) and Svirzh Castle (in Svirzh). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, explore the historical opulence of Lviv High Castle, don't miss a visit to Market Square, and take an in-depth tour of Prison on Lontskogo, National Museum and Memorial to the Victims of Occupation.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lviv trip builder.

Fly from Zaporizhzhya to Lviv in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Lviv are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Volyn Oblast.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Olesko Castle, Svirzh Castle
Highlights from your plan
Armenian street ©
Armenian street
Museum of Folk Architecture and Life ©
Dominican Cathedral ©
Dominican Cathedral

3
nights
Volyn Oblast

Volyn Oblast ©
Volyn Oblast is an oblast in north-western Ukraine. Get some historical perspective at Lubart's Castle and Dubno Castle. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Volyn Icon and Books Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Tarakanovskiy fort in Dubno (about 58 minutes away).

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Volyn Oblast trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lviv to Volyn Oblast by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. May in Volyn Oblast sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ternopil.

Things to do in Volyn Oblast

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Dubno
Highlights from your plan
Lubart's Castle ©
Lubart's Castle
Dubno Castle ©
Dubno Castle
Museum of Volyn Icon ©
Museum of Volyn Icon

2
nights
Ternopil

Ternopil ©
Ternopil is a city in western Ukraine, located on the banks of the Seret River. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Zbarazh Castle and then delve into the distant past at Terebovlya Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Zolochiv Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pochayiv Lavra, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary's Immaculate Conception.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ternopil trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Volyn Oblast to Ternopil takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Ternopil sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Polyanitsa.

Things to do in Ternopil

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Terebovlya Castle, Zbarazh Castle, Pochayiv Lavra, Zolochiv Castle
Highlights from your plan
Pochayiv Lavra ©
Pochayiv Lavra
Zolochiv Castle ©
Zolochiv Castle

2
nights
Polyanitsa

Polyanitsa ©
On the 7th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Probiy Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Elias Wooden Church, and then take in the awesome beauty at Rocks Dovbusha. Here are some ideas for day two: ski along the peaceful trails at Ski Resort Bukovel.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Polyanitsa itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ternopil to Polyanitsa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Polyanitsa

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yaremche
Highlights from your plan
Probiy Waterfall ©
Probiy Waterfall
Rocks Dovbusha ©
Rocks Dovbusha
St Elias Wooden Church ©
St Elias Wooden Church

3
nights
Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. Explore hidden gems such as Olha Kobylyahska Street and Museum of Bukovinian Jewish History. Popular historic sites such as St Nicholas Cathedral and Armenian Church are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Chernivtsi National University, pause for some serene contemplation at The Assumption of the Virgin Catholic Church, explore the world behind art at Chernivtsi Museum of Arts, and ponder the world of politics at Chernivtsi City Hall.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chernivtsi trip generator.

Drive from Polyanitsa to Chernivtsi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. May in Chernivtsi sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Armenian Church ©
Armenian Church
Church of the Heart of Jesus ©
Church of the Heart of Jesus
Museum of Bukovinian Jewish History ©

4
nights
Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Khotyn Fortress and The Smotrych River Canyon. Visiting Bakota/ Submerged Settlement and Remains of Ancient Cave Monastery and Crystal Cave at Kryvche will get you outdoors.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Kamianets-Podilskyi itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chernivtsi to Kamianets-Podilskyi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Kamianets-Podilskyi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vinnytsya.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Khotyn Fortress, Crystal Cave at Kryvche
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul ©
Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
The Smotrych River Canyon ©
The Smotrych River Canyon

5
nights
Vinnytsia

Vinnytsia ©
Jesuit Monastery and St. Nicolas Wooden Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Pirogov's Estate Museum and Vinnytsya Museum of Art. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Retro Technology Avtomotovelofotoradio, ponder the design of Roshen Fountains, steep yourself in history at Werwolf (Hitler's Military Headquarters), and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Transfiguration Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vinnytsya trip builder.

You can drive from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Vinnytsya in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vinnytsia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Werwolf (Hitler's Military Headquarters)
Highlights from your plan

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