10 days in Ukraine & Budapest Itinerary

10 days in Ukraine & Budapest Itinerary

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10 days in Ukraine & Budapest Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Lviv, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Mukacheve, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Bus:  45 min
3
Uzhhorod, Ukraine
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

2
nights
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Rynok Square. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, pause for some photo ops at Column of St. Christopher, then don't miss a visit to Prospekt Svobody, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Ivan Pidkova, and finally make a trip to Chapel of the Boim Family.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lviv trip maker tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Lviv is an approximately 7- hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in December, expect Lviv to be much colder, temps between 2°C and -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Mukacheve.

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Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church ©
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral ©
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral

2
nights
Mukacheve, Ukraine

Mukacheve ©
Mukachevo is a city located in the valley of the Latorica river in Zakarpattia Oblast, in Western Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Myru Square, appreciate the history behind St. Cyril and Methodius Monument, appreciate the history behind Chimney Sweep Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Chapel, then explore the historical opulence of Rakoczi-Schonborn Palace, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palanok Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Mukacheve Town Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Pochaiv Madonna Icon, and then explore the activities along Latorica River.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mukacheve trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Lviv to Mukacheve takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Uzhhorod.

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Palanok Castle ©
Palanok Castle
St. Joseph Chapel ©
St. Joseph Chapel
St. Cyril and Methodius Monument ©
St. Cyril and Methodius Monument

1
night
Uzhhorod, Ukraine

Uzhhorod ©
Uzhhorod is a city located in western Ukraine, at the border with Slovakia and near the border with Hungary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): make a trip to Kroton Knot.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Uzhhorod trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Mukacheve to Uzhhorod takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Mukacheve to Uzhhorod is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Uzhhorod can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

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St.George Church ©
St.George Church

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and admire the striking features of Matthias Church.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Budapest day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Uzhhorod to Budapest in 4 hours. In December in Budapest, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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