19 days in Ukraine Itinerary

19 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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19 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Kiev
1
Kiev
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Chernobyl
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
3
Chernivtsi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Yaremche
— 2 nights
5
Lviv
— 3 nights
6
Odessa
— 3 nights
7
Kharkiv
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h 45​min
End: Kiev

3
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: admire the landmark architecture of Saint Sophia Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, don't miss a visit to Khreshchatyk, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Kiev. September in Kiev sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chernobyl.

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

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Chernobyl Go, then don't miss a visit to Reactor No 4, and then expand your understanding of the military at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chernobyl road trip planning tool .

Getting from Kiev to Chernobyl by car takes about 2 hours. September in Chernobyl sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites
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Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker ©
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker

1
night
Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Armenian Church, don't miss a visit to Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, then ponder the world of politics at Chernivtsi City Hall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Teatralna Square, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Bukovinian Jewish History, admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Culture - Jewish People’s House, then don't miss a visit to Alley of Stars, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of German House.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chernivtsi attractions tool .

You can drive from Chernobyl to Chernivtsi in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in Chernivtsi are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yaremche.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Historic Sites Museums
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Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Probiy Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Hoverla, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bukovel and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Khomyak.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yaremche trip planning tool .

Getting from Chernivtsi to Yaremche by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Yaremche, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lviv.

Things to do in Yaremche

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Mount Bukovel
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Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Mount Bukovel ©
Mount Bukovel
Probiy Waterfall ©
Probiy Waterfall

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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: make a trip to Rynok Square, wander the streets of Old Town, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, and take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lviv trip maker .

Traveling by car from Yaremche to Lviv takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lviv can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Lviv

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

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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 to know the fascinating history of 10 Apryelya Square, see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, and get outside with Path of Health.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Odessa trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lviv to Odessa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Odessa, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs

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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.
Step out of Kharkiv to go to Chuhuiv and see Ilya Repin Museum, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, make a trip to Kharkiv Municipal Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Marine Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kharkiv holiday tool .

Traveling by flight from Odessa to Kharkiv takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Odessa in October, expect little chillier with lows of 2°C in Kharkiv. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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

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