8 days in Ukraine Itinerary

8 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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8 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Lviv
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Kiev
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Odessa
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lviv City Hall, wander the streets of Old Town, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, then enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle, and finally make a trip to Market Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to Chapel of the Boim Family, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Andrew, examine the collection at Insomnia - The Haunted House, then see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lviv online trip planner .

New York City, USA to Lviv is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Lviv is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, plan for little chillier nights in Lviv, with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Lviv

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

3
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kiev is known for museums, historic sites, nature, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), and make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square).

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kiev road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Lviv to Kiev takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kiev

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Photography Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through City Garden, don't miss a visit to Teatralnaya Square, make a trip to Primorsky Boulevard, then make a trip to Potemkin Steps, then make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, and finally see the interesting displays at Insomnia- The Haunted House. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Odessa vacation planner.

Getting from Kiev to Odessa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In April in Odessa, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Steps ©
Potemkin Steps

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