12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Start: Edmonton
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  19 h
1
Kiev
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Odessa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Mykolayiv
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Askania-Nova
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
5
Lviv
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Edmonton

3
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Seiklar Rope Park and Kiev Experimentanium Museum of Popular Science and Technology. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and admire the striking features of St. Sophia's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kiev online trip itinerary maker.

Edmonton, Canada to Kiev is an approximately 19- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Edmonton to Kiev due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Edmonton in March; daily highs in Kiev reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Seiklar Rope Park ©
Seiklar Rope Park
Rodina Mat (Motherland) ©
Rodina Mat (Motherland)

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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 21st (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, then make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, and finally walk around City Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Golden Shore, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Interesting Science, then see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Insomnia- The Haunted House.

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Fly from Kiev to Odessa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. March in Odessa sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mykolayiv.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Parks Beaches
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Museum of Interesting Science ©
Museum of Interesting Science
Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium ©
Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium
Beach Golden Shore ©
Beach Golden Shore

1
night
Mykolayiv

Mykolayiv ©
Mykolaiv, also known as Nikolaev or Nikolayev, is a city in southern Ukraine, the administrative center of the Mykolaiv Oblast. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look and learn at Nikolaev Observatory, get in on the family fun at Skazka Children Park City, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Catholic Church, and finally get to know the resident critters at Nikolaev Zoo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykolayiv trip planner.

You can drive from Odessa to Mykolayiv in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March in Mykolayiv, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Askania-Nova.

Things to do in Mykolayiv

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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St. Joseph Catholic Church ©
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Nikolaev Zoo ©
Nikolaev Zoo

1
night
Askania-Nova

Askania-Nova
Askania-Nova is an urban-type settlement in Chaplynka Raion, Kherson Oblast of southern Ukraine, near the Askania-Nova biosphere reserve. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Biosphere Reserve Askania-Nova in the name of F.E. Falz-Fein.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Askania-Nova road trip planning site.

Getting from Mykolayiv to Askania-Nova by car takes about 3.5 hours. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Askania-Nova

Wildlife Parks
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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 25th (Wed): make a trip to Rynok Square, visit Old Town, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoopark Limpopo. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, explore the galleries of Lychakiv Cemetery, then examine the collection at Insomnia - The Haunted House, and finally make a trip to Lviv City Hall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Lviv route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Askania-Nova to Lviv. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zoopark Limpopo
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Zoopark Limpopo
Zoopark Limpopo
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square

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