14 days in Ukraine, Budapest & Kosice Itinerary

14 days in Ukraine, Budapest & Kosice Itinerary

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14 days in Ukraine, Budapest & Kosice Itinerary

Start: Budapest, Hungary
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Kosice, Slovakia
— 6 nights
Drive:  10 h 45 min
3
Chernobyl, Ukraine
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Kiev, Ukraine
— 2 nights
End: Kiev, Ukraine

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On your second day here, browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, test the waters at a local thermal spa, then contemplate the long history of Hősök tere, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport. September in Budapest sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kosice.

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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Kosice, Slovakia

Kosice ©
Kosice has long been a hidden medieval gem.
Get out of town with these interesting Kosice side-trips: Bardejov (Church of Peter and Paul, Malov mestiansky house, &more), Vrbicke pleso (in Demanovska Dolina) and Opal mines (in Presov). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Slovak Paradise, take in the dramatic natural features at Zejmarska roklina, head outdoors with Lomnicky Peak, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Elizabeth's Cathedral (Dom Svatej Alzbety).

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kosice tour itinerary maker app .

Getting from Budapest to Kosice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a shuttle. September in Kosice sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Chernobyl.

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Side Trips

Bardejov, Vysoke Tatry, Presov, Strbske Pleso, Paulinsky church
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Slovak Paradise ©
Slovak Paradise
Strbske Pleso Lake ©
Strbske Pleso Lake

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Chernobyl, Ukraine

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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elijah Church and then expand your understanding of the military at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Chernobyl Go, make a trip to Reactor No 4, and then get in on the family fun at Pripyat Amusement Park.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chernobyl sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Kosice to Chernobyl takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Kosice to Chernobyl is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Kiev.

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Pripyat Amusement Park
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St. Elijah Church ©
St. Elijah Church
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker ©
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker
Pripyat Amusement Park ©
Pripyat Amusement Park

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Kiev, Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 20th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia Cathedral, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Software and Computer Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), then make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, and finally don't miss a visit to Khreshchatyk.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kiev trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chernobyl to Kiev takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Kiev sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kiev

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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral