9 days in Kyiv (Kiev), Lviv & Odessa Itinerary

9 days in Kyiv (Kiev), Lviv & Odessa Itinerary

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Kyiv (Kiev)
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Lviv
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Odessa
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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: admire the striking features of St. Sophia's Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, and examine the collection at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kyiv (Kiev) trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Kyiv (Kiev) is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Istanbul in July since evenings lows in Kyiv (Kiev) dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

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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 13th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Monument of Nikifor Epifaniy Drovnyak, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, then examine the collection at Insomnia - The Haunted House, and finally wander the streets of Old Town. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, then enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle, and finally examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Lviv takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in July, Lviv is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Odessa

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.
Odessa is known for museums, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, appreciate the history behind Monument to the 12th Chair, contemplate the waterfront views at The Odessa Port, and see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Odessa trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Lviv to Odessa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lviv in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Odessa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums