18 days in Ukraine Itinerary

18 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Start: Alicante
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Kiev
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Odessa
— 5 nights
Drive:  6 h
3
Chernivtsi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Volyn Oblast
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Lviv
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Alicante

2
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra and Mikhail Bulgakov Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Kiev Golf Center and Trukhaniv Island. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at State Aviation Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland).

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Alicante, Spain to Kiev is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Alicante in August, expect Kiev to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
State Aviation Museum ©
State Aviation Museum

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Holy Assumption Cathedral. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Beach Golden Shore and Central City Beach. And it doesn't end there: stop by Arcadia district, examine the collection at Museum of Smuggling, get engrossed in the history at Odessa Archaeological Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Odessa trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Kiev to Odessa in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Odessa when traveling from Kiev in August, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Central City Beach
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Beach Golden Shore ©
Beach Golden Shore
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral ©
Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral

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Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cross Exaltation Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Turkish Well, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Wooden Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of The Palace of Justice, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Bukovinian Jewish History, then admire the striking features of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University, then make a trip to Ukrainian People's House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chernivtsi trip builder tool.

You can drive from Odessa to Chernivtsi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Odessa in August, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Chernivtsi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Nicholas Wooden Church ©
St. Nicholas Wooden Church
Museum of Bukovinian Jewish History ©
Museum of Bukovinian Jewish History

1
night
Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at The Smotrych River Canyon, take in the views from Strimka Lan Bridge, then explore the ancient world of Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Khotyn Historic Museum, step into the grandiose world of Khotyn Fortress, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kamianets-Podilskyi itinerary builder.

Getting from Chernivtsi to Kamianets-Podilskyi by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. August in Kamianets-Podilskyi sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Volyn Oblast.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Khotyn
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Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul ©
Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul
The Smotrych River Canyon ©
The Smotrych River Canyon

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Volyn Oblast

Volyn Oblast ©
Volyn Oblast is an oblast in north-western Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovska Church, then examine the collection at Books Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Bells Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): examine the collection at Museum of Volyn Icon and then contemplate the waterfront views at Svityaz Lake.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Volyn Oblast trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Volyn Oblast takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Lviv.

Things to do in Volyn Oblast

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Lubart's Castle ©
Lubart's Castle
Lutheran Church ©
Lutheran Church
Svityaz Lake ©
Svityaz Lake

4
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dominican Cathedral and Pidhirtsi Castle. Visit The House of Scientists and Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary for their historical value. When in Lviv, make a side trip to see Olesko Castle in Olesko, approximately Olesko away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits, examine the collection at Arsenal Museum, don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church.

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Traveling by car from Volyn Oblast to Lviv takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Olesko Castle, Pidhirtsi Castle
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Dominican Cathedral ©
Dominican Cathedral
Olesko Castle ©
Olesko Castle
Church of the Jesuits ©
Church of the Jesuits

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