13 days in Ukraine Itinerary

13 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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13 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  17​h 30​min
1
Kiev
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Odessa
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  8​h 15​min
3
Yaremche
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Lviv
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

3
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, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

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San Francisco, USA to Kiev is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Kiev: temperatures range from 36°F by day to 27°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Tours Theme Parks
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Room Escape Games
Seiklar Rope Park ©
Seiklar Rope Park

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium and Beach Golden Shore. There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at Anvio VR.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Odessa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kiev to Odessa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yaremche.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Catacombs of Odessa
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Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium ©
Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium
Room Escape Games
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa

1
night
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist, then take in the awesome beauty at Hoverla, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Entertainment Center Buka, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bukovel, then take in the dramatic natural features at Yablonitskiy Pass, and finally admire the sheer force of Probiy Waterfall.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Odessa to Yaremche in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Odessa in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yaremche, with lows around 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lviv.

Things to do in Yaremche

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bukovel
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Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Mount Bukovel ©
Mount Bukovel
Probiy Waterfall ©
Probiy Waterfall

3
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Change things up with a short trip to Zoopark Limpopo in Medenychi (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, have some family-friendly fun at VR Cube, and see the interesting displays at Insomnia - The Haunted House.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Lviv driving holiday site .

You can drive from Yaremche to Lviv in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Lviv, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 25°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Fun & Games Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Zoopark Limpopo
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

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