15 days in Ukraine Itinerary

15 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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15 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  25 h
1
Kiev
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Lviv
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
4
Odessa
— 2 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Saint Sophia Cathedral and St. Andrew's Church will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland).

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kiev trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kiev is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Kiev reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery ©

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.
Get some historical perspective at Lychakiv Cemetery and Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Olesko Castle (in Olesko) and Svirzh Castle (in Svirzh). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, wander the streets of Old Town, pause for some photo ops at Column of St. Christopher, and see the interesting displays at Insomnia - The Haunted House.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lviv trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kiev to Lviv takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Lviv can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Olesko Castle, Svirzh Castle
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral ©
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral
Olesko Castle ©
Olesko Castle

2
nights
Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. On the 14th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicolas Armenian Church, then step into the grandiose world of Khotyn Fortress, and finally examine the collection at Khotyn Historic Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Peter and Paul, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Josafat Trinitarian Cathedral.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kamianets-Podilskyi travel planner.

You can drive from Lviv to Kamianets-Podilskyi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kamianets-Podilskyi are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Odessa.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Khotyn
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Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle ©
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle
Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul ©

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ascension Cathedral and Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, walk around City Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, and take a stroll around City Council.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Odessa trip planner.

Getting from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Odessa by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Odessa, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ascension Cathedral
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City Garden ©
City Garden
Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral ©
Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street

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