9 days in Kazakhstan & Ukraine Itinerary

9 days in Kazakhstan & Ukraine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Lviv, Ukraine
— 1 night
Fly
4
Odessa, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

Almaty, Kazakhstan

— 2 nights
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Gorky Central Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Almaty Zoo, and then admire all the interesting features of Kok-Tobe Hill. On the next day, explore the activities along Big Almaty Lake, stroll around First President's Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Almaty trip maker site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Almaty is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Almaty is 2 hours. In August, Almaty is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Almaty

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 3 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra and Rodina Mat (Motherland). Go for a jaunt from Kyiv (Kiev) to Demidov to see Zoo XII Months about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Andreyevskiy Spusk, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, examine the collection at Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum, and do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kyiv (Kiev) using our trip planner.

You can fly from Almaty to Kyiv (Kiev) in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Almaty to Kyiv (Kiev) is minus 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Almaty in August: highs in Kyiv (Kiev) hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lviv.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lviv, Ukraine

— 1 night

City of Lions

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 15th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, get engrossed in the history at Lychakiv Cemetery, make a trip to Lviv City Hall, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally make a trip to Rynok Square.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lviv visit website.

Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to Lviv by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in August, Lviv is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Odessa.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Odessa, Ukraine

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Black Sea

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 16th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Interesting Science, and finally stroll through Beach Golden Shore. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, then engage your brain at Paleontologic Museum, then don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, and finally make a trip to Primorsky Boulevard.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Odessa trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Lviv to Odessa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lviv in August, with highs in Odessa at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Kazakhstan travel guide

4
Mountains · Parks · Observation Decks
The world's biggest landlocked country, Kazakhstan boasts a thriving economy resting almost entirely on huge reserves of natural gas and oil. While some travelers find its seemingly endless and largely featureless steppe unappealing, others take a trip to Kazakhstan precisely because of these unspoiled stretches. If you wanted, you could certainly spend your entire vacation in Kazakhstan completely alone, exploring the sprawling, empty horizons. If you want a little company, mingle with the highly urbanized locals in Almaty or Astana, two big cities featuring broad tree-lined avenues, hip cafes, giant malls, and many innovative buildings that seem plucked right out of a science fiction novel.

Ukraine travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.