49 days in Ukraine Itinerary

49 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Odessa
— 5 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
2
Genichesk
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Zaporizhzhya
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Kharkiv
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Poltava
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
6
Kyiv (Kiev)
— 6 nights
Drive:  6 h
7
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Yaremche
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Pylypets
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Lviv
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Catacombs of Odessa and Museum of Interesting Science will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gapchinska Art Gallery and Privoz Market. Get out of town with these interesting Odessa side-trips: Central City Beach (in Chornomorsk), Akkerman Fortress (in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi) and Shabo Wine Cultural Center (in Shabo). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Arcadia Beach, examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at The Odessa Port, and don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Odessa travel itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Odessa is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, you will find days in Odessa are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are much warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Genichesk.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
night
Genichesk

Genichesk
Henichesk is a port city along the Sea of Azov in Kherson Oblast of southern Ukraine. On the 10th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Azov-Sivash National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Solenoye Lake.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Genichesk trip builder tool.

You can drive from Odessa to Genichesk in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zaporizhzhya.

Things to do in Genichesk

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Solenoye Lake

4
nights
Zaporizhzhya

Zaporizhzhya ©
Museum-Gallery of Applied Ceramics and Scenic Art of Ilya and Aleksey Burlai and Motor Sich Aviation Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Head to CityMall and Avrora Shopping Mallfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zaporizhzhya: Vasylivka (Popov Castle & Home Zoo).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Zaporizhzhya vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Genichesk to Zaporizhzhya in 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Zaporizhzhya are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Zaporizhzhya

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

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

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Avec Fine Arts Gallery and Palladium. Get in touch with nature at Kharkov Dolphinarium and Krasnokutsk Arboretum. Get out of town with these interesting Kharkiv side-trips: Kirichenkova Krinitsa Spring (in Izyum) and Chuhuiv (Ilya Repin Museum & Pokrovsky Cathedral). There's lots more to do: stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, get a taste of the local shopping with Maestro Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at COME IN Art Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Three Saints Church.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kharkiv driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Zaporizhzhya to Kharkiv in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Poltava.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Chuhuiv, Kirichenkova Krinitsa Spring, Krasnokutsk Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Palladium ©
Palladium
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral
Three Saints Church
Three Saints Church

4
nights
Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Ukrainian Pottery and The Poltava Museum of Local Lore. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Sampsoniy Church and The Holy Cross Exaltation Monastery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poltava: National Museum of Nikolai Gogol (in Gogolevo) and Mirgorodskaya Luzha (in Myrhorod). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Ivanova Mountain, make a trip to Peter I Monument, and take in nature's colorful creations at Corpusniy Garden.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Poltava day trip website.

Drive from Kharkiv to Poltava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Poltava

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

National Museum of Nikolai Gogol, Mirgorodskaya Luzha, Museum of Ukrainian Pottery
Highlights from your plan
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore ©
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore
Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum ©
Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum
National Museum of Nikolai Gogol ©
National Museum of Nikolai Gogol

6
nights
Kyiv (Kiev)

Kyiv (Kiev) ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes CHERNOBYLwel.come, Maidan Nezalezhnosti and St. Sophia's Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra and Pirogovo Open-Air Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War and Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, examine the collection at Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum, get engrossed in the history at Chernobyl National Museum, and admire the striking features of Golden Gate.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kyiv (Kiev) sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Poltava to Kyiv (Kiev) by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Kyiv (Kiev), expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery

4
nights
Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. Khotyn Fortress and Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kamenet's Podolsky Castle and Church of Peter and Paul. Venture out of the city with trips to Khotyn Historic Museum (in Khotyn), Chernivtsi (Chernivtsi City Hall, Chernivtsi Museum of Arts, &more) and Dniester Canyon (in Ivano-Frankivsk). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Bakota/ Submerged Settlement and Remains of Ancient Cave Monastery, don't miss a visit to Turkish Minaret, snap pictures at Novoplanivskiy Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at Myhaylivskyi Roman Catholic Church of Dominican Monastery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kamianets-Podilskyi trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Kyiv (Kiev) to Kamianets-Podilskyi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Kamianets-Podilskyi, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yaremche.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chernivtsi, Khotyn, Crystal Cave at Kryvche, Dniester Canyon
Highlights from your plan
The Smotrych River Canyon ©
The Smotrych River Canyon
Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle ©
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle

5
nights
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Get some cultural insight at Pysanka Easter Egg Museum and St Elias Wooden Church. Popular historic sites such as Manyava Cross Monastery and Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God are in your itinerary. Explore Yaremche's surroundings by going to Ski Resort Bukovel (in Polyanytsya), Bukovel (Mount Khomyak, Mount Bukovel, &more) and Ivano-Frankivsk (Rynok square & Stometrivka). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hoverla, take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Guk, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Girske Mini-Brewery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Yablonitskiy Pass.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yaremche road trip app.

Drive from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Yaremche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kamianets-Podilskyi in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yaremche, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pylypets.

Things to do in Yaremche

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bukovel, Ivano-Frankivsk, Manyava Cross Monastery, Pysanka Easter Egg Museum
Highlights from your plan
Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Mount Bukovel ©
Mount Bukovel
Mount Khomyak ©
Mount Khomyak

4
nights
Pylypets

Pylypets ©
Popular historic sites such as Church of Michael the Archangel and Khustskiy Castle are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at State Historical and Cultural Reserve Tustan and Bunker Linii Arpada. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pylypets: Holy Trinity Kirillo-Mefodiyevsky Convent (in Svaliava), Synevir Lake (in Synevyrska Polyana) and Rehabilitation Center of the Brown Bear (in Synevyr). Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pylypets driving holiday app.

You can drive from Yaremche to Pylypets in 4.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yaremche to Pylypets due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Pylypets

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Svaliava, Khustskiy Castle, Kankiv Castle, Synevir Lake, State Historical and Cultural Reserve Tustan
Highlights from your plan
Synevir Lake ©
Synevir Lake
State Historical and Cultural Reserve Tustan ©
Shypit Waterfall ©
Shypit Waterfall

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Lychakiv Cemetery and Olesko Castle. Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Museum of Folk Architecture and Life. Change things up with a short trip to Roman CatholicChurch of the Exaltation of St. Joseph in Pidhirtsi (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Pravda B Gallery, delve into the mystery of Insomnia - The Haunted House, view the masterpieces at Glass Museum In Lviv, and browse the exhibits of Armenian street.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lviv road trip planning site.

Drive from Pylypets to Lviv in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Roman CatholicChurch of the Exaltation of St. Joseph, Olesko Castle
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral ©
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral

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