9 days in Ukraine Itinerary

9 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Lviv
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Kyiv (Kiev)
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Kharkiv
— 1 night
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Odessa
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth and then pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle, take an in-depth tour of Lychakiv Cemetery, then examine the collection at Insomnia - The Haunted House, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally make a trip to Rynok Square.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lviv itinerary 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. Traveling from Istanbul in October, things will get colder in Lviv: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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Kyiv (Kiev)

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Attractions like St. Sophia's Cathedral and Maidan Nezalezhnosti make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, learn about all things military at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Lviv to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Kyiv (Kiev), expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

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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 22nd (Thu): get in on the family fun at Feldman Ecopark, don't miss a visit to YermilovCentre of Modern Art, and then engage your brain at Software and Computer Museum.

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You can fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Kharkiv in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, make a trip to Potemkin Stairs, then engage your brain at Paleontologic Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, and finally examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, then make a trip to Passage, then examine the collection at Museum of Interesting Science, and finally head outdoors with Arcadia Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Kharkiv to Odessa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kharkiv in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Odessa, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Childrens Museums

Ukraine travel guide

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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.