13 days in Ukraine Itinerary

13 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Start: Bologna
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Odessa
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Kharkiv
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  3 h 45 min
3
Kiev
— 3 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Fly + Taxi + Train:  6 h 30 min
4
Yaremche
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Pylypets
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Lviv
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Bologna

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Arcadia Beach and Beach Golden Shore. Get in touch with nature at Lanzheron Beach and Catacombs of Odessa. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, appreciate the history behind Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, and examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Odessa trip maker website.

Bologna, Italy to Odessa is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bologna to Odessa due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Bologna, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Odessa, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Catacombs of Odessa
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Arcadia Beach ©
Arcadia Beach
Beach Golden Shore ©
Beach Golden Shore
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa

1
night
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 5th (Fri), stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, look for all kinds of wild species at Kharkov Dolphinarium, and then admire the local landmark of Mirror Stream fountain.

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

Getting from Odessa to Kharkiv by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Wildlife
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Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure ©
Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure
Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium
Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain

3
nights
Kiev

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kiev is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kiev online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kharkiv to Kiev in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kiev can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yaremche.

Things to do in Kiev

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

2
nights
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Yablonitskiy Pass, take in the awesome beauty at Hoverla, then take in the awesome beauty at Makovytsia Mountain, and finally explore the striking landscape at Rocks Dovbusha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Khomyak, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bukovel, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Girske Mini-Brewery.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yaremche itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Kiev to Yaremche in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kiev in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yaremche, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pylypets.

Things to do in Yaremche

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Pylypets

Pylypets
On the 11th (Thu), trek along Polonina Borzhava and then explore the striking landscape of Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pylypets sightseeing planner.

Getting from Yaremche to Pylypets by car takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Pylypets

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Polonina Borzhava, Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, take a stroll through Old Town, don't miss a visit to Lviv City Hall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr, pause for some photo ops at Column of St. Christopher, then admire the striking features of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Insomnia - The Haunted House.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lviv vacation maker app.

You can drive from Pylypets to Lviv in 3 hours. Traveling from Pylypets to Lviv, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Lviv can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr ©
Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square

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