8 days in Lviv, Kyiv (Kiev) & Kharkiv Itinerary

8 days in Lviv, Kyiv (Kiev) & Kharkiv Itinerary

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Lviv
— 2 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 3 nights
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Kharkiv
— 2 nights

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Lviv

Lviv ©

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
On the 11th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Monument of Nikifor Epifaniy Drovnyak and then don't miss a visit to Rynok Square. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, browse the exhibits of Lychakiv Cemetery, take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lviv route planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Lviv is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Lviv is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Istanbul, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Lviv, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square

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Kyiv (Kiev)

Kyiv (Kiev) ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kyiv (Kiev) is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Church, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, and see the interesting displays at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kyiv (Kiev) holiday builder.

Getting from Lviv to Kyiv (Kiev) by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September in Kyiv (Kiev), expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
Andriyivski Uzviz ©
Andriyivski Uzviz

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Kharkov Dolphinarium, walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, and then admire the local landmark of Mirror Stream fountain.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kharkiv journey planning app.

Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to Kharkiv by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure ©
Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure
Shevchenko Park ©
Shevchenko Park
Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain

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