13 days in Ukraine Itinerary

13 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Start: Gaziantep, Turkey
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Odessa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Mykolayiv
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Lviv
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Kiev
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Chernobyl
— 1 night
+3
Taxi + Bus + Foot + Fly:  8 h 30 min
6
Kharkiv
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Gaziantep, Turkey

2
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.
On the 20th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museum of Interesting Science, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, then have some family-friendly fun at CUBE - Virtual Reality Club, then kick back and relax at Arcadia Beach, and finally engage your brain at Paleontologic Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): appreciate the history behind Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, make a trip to Primorsky Boulevard, then don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, and finally see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Odessa journey builder tool.

Gaziantep, Turkey to Odessa is an approximately 12- hour flight. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Gaziantep, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Odessa, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive 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
Arcadia Beach ©
Arcadia Beach

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 22nd (Fri): look and learn at Nikolaev Observatory, then get in on the family fun at Skazka Children Park City, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Nikolaev Zoo.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mykolayiv trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Odessa to Mykolayiv takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Mykolayiv

Museums Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Nikolaev Zoo ©
Nikolaev Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at Hovanky Quest Room, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, then pause for some photo ops at Column of St. Christopher, and finally take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, get your game on at VR Cube, get engrossed in the history at Lychakiv Cemetery, then delve into the mystery of Insomnia - The Haunted House, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dominican Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Lviv tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Mykolayiv to Lviv in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mykolayiv in May; daily highs in Lviv reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Kiev

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kids will enjoy Kiev Experimentanium Museum of Popular Science and Technology and Hydropark. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland).

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kiev trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Lviv to Kiev in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Hydropark ©
Hydropark
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra

1
night
Chernobyl

Chernobyl ©
Chernobyl or Chornobyl is a city in the restricted Chernobyl Exclusion Zone situated in the Ivankiv Raion of northern Kiev Oblast, near Ukraine's border with Belarus. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Reactor No 4 and then find something for the whole family at Pripyat Amusement Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Chernobyl day trip website.

Traveling by car from Kiev to Chernobyl takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pripyat Amusement Park
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Pripyat Amusement Park ©
Pripyat Amusement Park
Reactor No 4
Reactor No 4

3
nights
Kharkiv

Kharkiv ©
Kharkiv hosts numerous Soviet monuments from its stint as the capital in the 1920s and is considered the industrial and educational heart of Ukraine.
On the 29th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Kharkov Zoo, then get in on the family fun at Feldman Ecopark, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Konstyantyn and Elena Church. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Kharkov Dolphinarium, make a trip to YermilovCentre of Modern Art, then engage your brain at Software and Computer Museum, and finally stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kharkiv online journey planner.

Do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Chernobyl to Kharkiv in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. May in Kharkiv sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Feldman Ecopark
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Feldman Ecopark ©
Feldman Ecopark
Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium
Software and Computer Museum ©
Software and Computer Museum

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