12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Lviv
— 2 nights
2
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Odessa
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kiev
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Lviv is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, admire the landmark architecture of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lviv vacation planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Lviv is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. When traveling from Johannesburg in October, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Lviv: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul, then delve into the distant past at Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, then explore the stunning scenery at The Smotrych River Canyon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Cathedral.

Plan a trip to Kamianets-Podilskyi easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Lviv to Kamianets-Podilskyi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Kamianets-Podilskyi sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Odessa.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Kamenet's Podolsky Castle ©
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle
The Smotrych River Canyon ©
The Smotrych River Canyon
Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul ©

1
night
Odessa

Odessa ©
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 25th (Fri): make a trip to Passage, then don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally walk around City Garden. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Duke de Richelieu monument, make a trip to Potemkin Steps, don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, make a trip to Teatralnaya Square, then meet the residents at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, and finally examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Odessa journey planner.

Getting from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Odessa by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Odessa, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs

5
nights
Kiev

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kiev is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), examine the collection at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Great Patriotic War Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kiev online travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from Odessa to Kiev takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Odessa in October, plan for little chillier nights in Kiev, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Photography Tours
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

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