12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  17 h 15 min
1
Kiev
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h
2
Zaporizhzhya
— 1 night
+3
Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Train:  8 h 30 min
3
Yaremche
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Pylypets
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Lviv
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

2
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Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Get some historical perspective at St. Sophia's Cathedral and St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra and Pirogovo Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, examine the collection at Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum, and browse the exhibits of Golden Gate.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kiev trip itinerary maker website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Kiev is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, you will find days in Kiev are colder (13°C), and nights are a bit cooler (4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Zaporizhzhya.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery

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Zaporizhzhya

Zaporizhzhya ©
On the 24th (Thu), examine the collection at Faeton Retro Cars Museum, explore the striking landscape of Khortitsa National Nature Reserve, then see the interesting displays at The Historical and Cultural Complex Zaporizhian Sich, and finally examine the collection at Motor Sich Aviation Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zaporizhzhya trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kiev to Zaporizhzhya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yaremche.

Things to do in Zaporizhzhya

Museums Nature Parks
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Faeton Retro Cars Museum ©
Faeton Retro Cars Museum
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve ©
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve

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Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Get outdoors at Hoverla and Probiy Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Bukovel (Mount Khomyak, Extreme Park Bukovel, &more). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Yablonitskiy Pass and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yaremche online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Zaporizhzhya to Yaremche in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Pylypets.

Things to do in Yaremche

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Side Trip

Bukovel
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Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Mount Bukovel ©
Mount Bukovel
Mount Khomyak ©
Mount Khomyak

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Pylypets

Pylypets ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Shypit Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape of Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pylypets trip planner.

Getting from Yaremche to Pylypets by car takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Pylypets

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians
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Shypit Waterfall ©
Shypit Waterfall

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nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
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 29th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Insomnia - The Haunted House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Armenian street, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally make a trip to Rynok Square. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lviv City Hall, then see the interesting displays at Beer Cultural Experience Center “Lvivarnya”, then see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lviv tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Pylypets to Lviv in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Pylypets to Lviv is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Lviv can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral ©
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral

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