12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Lviv
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, wander the streets of Old Town, and pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lviv trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Lviv is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive 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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul, delve into the distant past at Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, then explore the stunning scenery at The Smotrych River Canyon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kamianets-Podilskyi trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lviv to Kamianets-Podilskyi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to 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) early enough to drive to Odessa.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

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

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): don't miss a visit to Passage, make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally walk around City Garden. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, make a trip to Potemkin Stairs, don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, then make a trip to Teatralnaya Square, then meet the residents at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, and finally see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Odessa road trip site.

Traveling by car from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Odessa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in Odessa are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Odessa

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

5
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kiev is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sophia's Cathedral, learn about all things military at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, and steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra.

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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, Kiev is slightly colder at night with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
Photography Tours
Andriyivski Uzviz ©
Andriyivski Uzviz

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