13 days in Ukraine Itinerary

13 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Kyiv (Kiev)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Odessa
— 3 nights
Fly:  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
Kyiv (Kiev)

Kyiv (Kiev) ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Bring the kids along to St. Sophia's Cathedral and Andriyivski Uzviz. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, make a trip to Khreshchatyk, examine the collection at Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kyiv (Kiev) trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Kyiv (Kiev) is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Kyiv (Kiev) is 10 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Kyiv (Kiev), ranging from highs of 36°F to lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites Tours Theme Parks
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St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
Photography Tours
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra

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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.
Kids will enjoy Deribasovskaya Street and Room Escape Games. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, make a trip to Potemkin Stairs, Head underground at Catacombs of Odessa, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Odessa attractions tool.

Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Odessa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in December, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yaremche.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Catacombs of Odessa
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Room Escape Games
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street

1
night
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. On the 28th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist, take in the awesome beauty at Hoverla, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Entertainment Center Buka, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bukovel, thenexplore the striking landscape at Yablonitskiy Pass, and finally admire the sheer force of Probiy Waterfall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yaremche trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Odessa to Yaremche by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Odessa in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yaremche, with lows around 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lviv.

Things to do in Yaremche

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

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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.
Family-friendly places like Rynok Square and Old Town will thrill your kids. When in Lviv, make a side trip to see Zoopark Limpopo in Medenychi, approximately Medenychi away. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, don't miss a visit to Lviv City Hall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral.

Before you visit Lviv, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Yaremche to Lviv by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Lviv can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. 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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Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Zoopark Limpopo
Zoopark Limpopo
Lviv South District ©
Lviv South District

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