8 days in Ukraine Itinerary

8 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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8 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Ankara
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Lviv
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Kharkiv
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Poltava
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
4
Kiev
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
End: Ankara

2
nights
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 22nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Armenian street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Transfiguration, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dominican Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Lviv trip planner .

Ankara, Turkey to Lviv is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ankara in January since evenings lows in Lviv dip to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Armenian street ©
Armenian street
Museum of Folk Architecture and Life ©

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Kharkov Dolphinarium, then take in the exciting artwork at Avek, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Avec Fine Arts Gallery.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kharkiv travel planner.

Fly from Lviv to Kharkiv in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lviv in January: highs in Kharkiv hover around -3°C, while lows dip to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Poltava.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral

2
nights
Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. On the 26th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior Church and then get a taste of the local shopping with Museum of Ukrainian Pottery. On the next day, examine the collection at Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House, see the interesting displays at The Poltava Museum of Local Lore, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sampsoniy Church, then get engrossed in the history at The Poltava Battle History Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Peter I Monument.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Poltava trip site .

Traveling by train from Kharkiv to Poltava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kiev.

Things to do in Poltava

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Ukrainian Pottery
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The Poltava Museum of Local Lore ©
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore
Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House ©
Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House
St. Sampsoniy Church ©
St. Sampsoniy Church

2
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Khreshchatyk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Great Patriotic War Museum. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, then see the interesting displays at Mikhail Bulgakov Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Golden Gate.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kiev travel route planner .

You can take a train from Poltava to Kiev in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kiev can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Museums
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Mikhail Bulgakov Museum ©
Mikhail Bulgakov Museum
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

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