16 days in Ukraine Itinerary

16 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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16 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Kiev
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kharkiv
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + taxi:  8​h 15​min
2
Chernobyl
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Kiev
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Lviv
— 3 nights
5
Odessa
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Kiev

5
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.
Take a break from Kharkiv with a short trip to Ilya Repin Museum in Chuhuiv, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, browse the exhibits of Museum of Coffee, and identify plant and animal life at Kharkov Dolphinarium.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kharkiv holiday planner .

Kiev to Kharkiv is an approximately 4-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Kharkiv are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ilya Repin Museum
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Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain
Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium

1
day
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 1st (Tue): expand your understanding of the military at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker, then make a trip to Reactor No 4, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elijah Church.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chernobyl visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kharkiv to Chernobyl takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Kiev.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites
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St. Elijah Church ©
St. Elijah Church
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker ©
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker

4
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kiev is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia Cathedral, make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, get a new perspective on nature at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra.

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You can drive from Chernobyl to Kiev in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kiev are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Photography Tours
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

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.
Lviv is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle, take a stroll through Old Town, and examine the collection at Insomnia - The Haunted House.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lviv route planner.

You can fly from Kiev to Lviv in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
Odessa is known for museums, nightlife, fun & games, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, stroll around City Garden, and examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Odessa day trip website .

Fly from Lviv to Odessa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Odessa are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Catacombs of Odessa
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs

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