20 days in Ukraine Itinerary

20 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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20 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Lviv
— 2 nights
2
Mukacheve
— 1 night
3
Yaremche
— 2 nights
4
Lutsk
— 1 day
5
Vinnytsia
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Kiev
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Chernobyl
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Odessa
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church and Church of the Jesuits. You'll explore and learn at Armenian street and Beer Cultural Experience Center “Lvivarnya”. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, and don't miss a visit to Market Square.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lviv online itinerary planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lviv is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Lviv, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in September; daily highs in Lviv reach 22°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mukacheve.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Armenian street ©
Armenian street
Museum of Folk Architecture and Life ©
Church of the Jesuits ©
Church of the Jesuits

1
night
Mukacheve

Mukacheve ©
Mukachevo is a city located in the valley of the Latorica river in Zakarpattia Oblast, in Western Ukraine. On the 14th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Chapel, then pause for some serene contemplation at St.Martin Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Pochaiv Madonna Icon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palanok Castle.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mukacheve trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Lviv to Mukacheve in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lviv in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Mukacheve, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yaremche.

Things to do in Mukacheve

Historic Sites
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Palanok Castle ©
Palanok Castle
St. Joseph Chapel ©
St. Joseph Chapel
St. Nicholas Monastery ©
St. Nicholas Monastery

2
nights
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. On the 15th (Sun), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brewery Mikulichin and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hoverla. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of St. John the Baptist, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocks Dovbusha, then admire the sheer force of Probiy Waterfall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Elias Wooden Church.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yaremche trip planning website .

You can drive from Mukacheve to Yaremche in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Mukacheve in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Yaremche: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lutsk.

Things to do in Yaremche

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Rocks Dovbusha ©
Rocks Dovbusha
Probiy Waterfall ©
Probiy Waterfall

1
day
Lutsk

Lutsk ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at Museum of Volyn Icon, see the interesting displays at Technical Progress Museum, examine the collection at Bells Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Lubart's Castle, then see the interesting displays at Books Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lutsk trip planner.

Getting from Yaremche to Lutsk by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Vinnytsya.

Things to do in Lutsk

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum of Volyn Icon ©
Museum of Volyn Icon
Lubart's Castle ©
Lubart's Castle
Technical Progress Museum ©
Technical Progress Museum

1
night
Vinnytsia

Vinnytsia ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Pirogov's Masoleum - St.Nicolas Church, see the interesting displays at National Pirogov's Estate Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jesuit Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Transfiguration Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Retro Technology Avtomotovelofotoradio. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Science Museum, examine the collection at Vinnytsya Regional Lore Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Ukrainian Philatelic Museum of Jakiw Balaban, and finally admire the masterpieces at Vinnytsya Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vinnytsya day trip planning website .

Drive from Lutsk to Vinnytsya in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kiev.

Things to do in Vinnytsia

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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3
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
You'll explore and learn at State Aviation Museum and Mezhyhirya Residence Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery and St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Great Patriotic War Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Traveling by train from Vinnytsya to Kiev takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In September in Kiev, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Mezhyhirya Residence Museum
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
State Aviation Museum ©
State Aviation Museum
Mezhyhirya Residence Museum ©
Mezhyhirya Residence Museum

2
nights
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. On the 23rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker, get in on the family fun at Pripyat Amusement Park, and then make a trip to Reactor No 4. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an unorthodox tour of Chernobyl Go.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chernobyl trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Kiev to Chernobyl by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pripyat Amusement Park
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Pripyat Amusement Park ©
Pripyat Amusement Park
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker ©
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Memorial of Heroic Defense of Odessa Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ascension Cathedral and 10 Apryelya Square. Go for a jaunt from Odessa to Shabo to see Shabo Wine Cultural Center about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Golden Shore, make a trip to Primorsky Boulevard, pause for some serene contemplation at Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Shustov Cognac Winery Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Odessa sightseeing site .

Explore your travel options from Chernobyl to Odessa with the Route module. Traveling from Chernobyl in September, Odessa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shabo Wine Cultural Center, Ascension Cathedral
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Shustov Cognac Winery Museum ©
Shustov Cognac Winery Museum
Beach Golden Shore ©
Beach Golden Shore

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