18 days in Ukraine Itinerary

18 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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18 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Chernivtsi
Train:  2​h
1
Ivano-Frankivsk
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Uzhhorod
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Lviv
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Lutsk
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Ternopil
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Khmelnytskyi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Vinnytsia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
9
Chernivtsi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Rivne
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Chernivtsi

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Ivano-Frankivsk

Ivano-Frankivsk ©
Ivano-Frankivsk is a historic city located in western Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Ratusha, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Holy Virgin, then explore the world behind art at Prycarpathian Museum of Arts, and finally don't miss a visit to Rynok square.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read Ivano-Frankivsk trip planning tool .

Chernivtsi to Ivano-Frankivsk is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Ivano-Frankivsk are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Uzhhorod.

Things to do in Ivano-Frankivsk

Museums Historic Sites
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Prycarpathian Museum of Arts ©
Prycarpathian Museum of Arts
Ratusha ©
Ratusha
Cathedral of the Holy Virgin ©
Cathedral of the Holy Virgin

1
night
Uzhhorod

Uzhhorod ©
Uzhhorod is a city located in western Ukraine, at the border with Slovakia and near the border with Hungary. On the 20th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ The Savior Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Nevytsky Castle, then examine the collection at Subcarpathian Rus' Museum of Folk Architecture and Customs, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cross Exaltation Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.George Church.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Uzhhorod trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Ivano-Frankivsk to Uzhhorod in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ivano-Frankivsk to Uzhhorod. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Lviv.

Things to do in Uzhhorod

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Nevytsky Castle
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Nevytsky Castle ©
Nevytsky Castle
Holy Cross Cathedral ©
Holy Cross Cathedral

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 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Wooden Church of St. Trinity, then identify plant and animal life at Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr, then steep yourself in history at The House of Scientists, and finally wander the streets of Old Town. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits, appreciate the history behind Monument to Ivan Pidkova, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Andrew, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lviv online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Uzhhorod to Lviv takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Uzhhorod to Lviv due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lutsk.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trips

Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr, Wooden Church of St. Trinity
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Church of the Jesuits ©
Church of the Jesuits
The House of Scientists ©
The House of Scientists

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night
Lutsk

Lutsk ©
On the 23rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Bells Museum, explore the historical opulence of Lubart's Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Cross Exaltation Church, then shop like a local with Art Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Technical Progress Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lutsk planner .

Traveling by car from Lviv to Lutsk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Ternopil.

Things to do in Lutsk

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Technical Progress Museum ©
Technical Progress Museum
Lubart's Castle ©
Lubart's Castle
Bells Museum ©
Bells Museum

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nights
Ternopil

Ternopil ©
Ternopil is a city in western Ukraine, located on the banks of the Seret River. Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary's Immaculate Conception and Ternopil Castle. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Political Prisoners and Victims of Communist Regime and Ternopil Local Lore Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ternopil: Epiphany Monastery (in Kremenets), Holy Trinity Monastery (in Satanov) and Zarvanytsya Marian Spiritual Centre (in Zarvanytsia). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Ternopil Pond, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Divine Mercy and Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and ponder the design of Illuminated Fountain.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ternopil travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Lutsk to Ternopil by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Khmelnytskyi.

Things to do in Ternopil

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Zarvanytsya Marian Spiritual Centre, Epiphany Monastery, Holy Trinity Monastery
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Ternopil Pond ©
Ternopil Pond
Holy Trinity Monastery ©
Holy Trinity Monastery

1
night
Khmelnytskyi

Khmelnytskyi
Khmelnytskyi is a city in western part of Ukraine, the administrative center for the Khmelnytskyi Oblast and the Khmelnytskyi Raion . On the 27th (Mon), explore the activities along St. Anufriy's Spring and then explore the world behind art at Art Museum of Khmelnytskyi District.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Khmelnytskyi trip planner .

You can drive from Ternopil to Khmelnytskyi in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vinnytsia.

Things to do in Khmelnytskyi

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Vinnytsia

Vinnytsia ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get curious at Science Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Resurrection Cathedral, then head outdoors with Avant Garde Pool, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Retro Technology Avtomotovelofotoradio.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Vinnytsia trip planner .

Getting from Khmelnytskyi to Vinnytsia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Vinnytsia

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors
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Science Museum ©
Science Museum
Holy Resurrection Cathedral ©
Holy Resurrection Cathedral

2
nights
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 29th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of National Historical and Architectural Reserve Kamyanets, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Peter and Paul, and then examine the collection at Kamenetz-Podolskiy Historical Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Myhaylivskyi Roman Catholic Church of Dominican Monastery, see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniatures Castles of Ukraine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Josafat Trinitarian Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul, then explore the galleries of Khotyn Fortress, and finally see the interesting displays at Khotyn Historic Museum.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kamianets-Podilskyi trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Vinnytsia to Kamianets-Podilskyi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Kamianets-Podilskyi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Khotyn
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Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul ©
Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
Church of Peter and Paul ©
Church of Peter and Paul

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nights
Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Turkish Well and then explore the striking landscape of Vizhnitskiy National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Wooden Church, admire the masterpieces at The Regional Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cross Exaltation Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chernivtsi vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Chernivtsi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Chernivtsi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vizhnitskiy National Park
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Vizhnitskiy National Park ©
Vizhnitskiy National Park
St. Nicholas Wooden Church ©
St. Nicholas Wooden Church

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nights
Rivne

Rivne ©
Rivne is a historic city in western Ukraine and the historical region of Volhynia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): appreciate the history behind Monument to T.G. Shevchenko, examine the collection at Lesi Ukrainki Museum, don't miss a visit to Rivne Synagogue, then walk around Lebedinnoye Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Intercession Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Tarakanovskiy fort, then step into the grandiose world of Dubno Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Holy Trinity Collegiate Church, and finally make a trip to Tunnel of Love.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rivne travel planner .

Drive from Chernivtsi to Rivne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Rivne sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Rivne

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dubno, The Holy Trinity Collegiate Church, Lesi Ukrainki Museum, Tunnel of Love
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The Holy Trinity Collegiate Church ©
Tunnel of Love ©
Tunnel of Love
Dubno Castle ©
Dubno Castle

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