21 days in Ukraine Itinerary

21 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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21 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Odessa
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kiev
— 4 nights
3
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Yaremche
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Pylypets
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Lviv
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Let the collections at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Catacomb of Kantakuzena capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Catacombs of Odessa and Museum of Interesting Science. Go for a jaunt from Odessa to Chornomorsk to see Central City Beach about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Beach Golden Shore, enjoy the sand and surf at Arcadia Beach, make a trip to Primorsky Boulevard, and get to know the fascinating history of 10 Apryelya Square.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Odessa route builder site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Odessa is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Odessa. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Odessa: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Catacombs of Odessa, Central City Beach
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
Museum of Interesting Science ©
Museum of Interesting Science

4
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Popular historic sites such as Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra and The House with Chimeras are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Saint Sophia Cathedral and National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War. Step out of Kiev with an excursion to Mezhigorye National Park in Novi Petrivtsi--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), examine the collection at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Golden Gate.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kiev trip app .

Getting from Odessa to Kiev by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Odessa in September since evenings lows in Kiev dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mezhigorye National Park
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Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery ©

3
nights
Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. Step out of the city life by going to National Park Khotyn and The Smotrych River Canyon. Appreciate the collections at Khotyn Fortress and Cave Verteba. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kamianets-Podilskyi: Khotyn Historic Museum (in Khotyn) and Crystal Cave at Kryvche (in Kryvche). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul, and examine the collection at Museum of Miniatures Castles of Ukraine.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kamianets-Podilskyi trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Kiev to Kamianets-Podilskyi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Kamianets-Podilskyi sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yaremche.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Khotyn, Cave Verteba, Crystal Cave at Kryvche
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The Smotrych River Canyon ©
The Smotrych River Canyon
Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle ©
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle

3
nights
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Get outdoors at Hoverla and Carpathian National Nature Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yaremche: Silver Falls (in Sheshory) and Bukovel (Mount Bukovel & Extreme Park Bukovel). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Rocks Dovbusha, admire the sheer force of Probiy Waterfall, and take in the awesome beauty at Makovytsia Mountain.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yaremche online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Yaremche takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pylypets.

Things to do in Yaremche

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bukovel, Silver Falls
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Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Mount Bukovel ©
Mount Bukovel
Rocks Dovbusha ©
Rocks Dovbusha

2
nights
Pylypets

Pylypets ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rehabilitation Center of the Brown Bear. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Shypit Waterfall, then hike along Polonina Borzhava, then brush up on your military savvy at Bunker Linii Arpada, and finally admire the striking features of Church of Michael the Archangel.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pylypets driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Yaremche to Pylypets in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Pylypets

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rehabilitation Center of the Brown Bear, Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians, Polonina Borzhava, Church of Michael the Archangel, Bunker Linii Arpada
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Shypit Waterfall ©
Shypit Waterfall

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.
Visit Lychakiv Cemetery and Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Insomnia - The Haunted House and Museum of Folk Architecture and Life. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lviv: Krekhivsky Monastery of St. Nicholas Basilian Fathers (in Krekhiv) and Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr (in Zhorniska). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staroyevryeiska Street, see the interesting displays at Arsenal Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lviv trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pylypets to Lviv takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Lviv, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Krekhivsky Monastery of St. Nicholas Basilian Fathers, Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral ©
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral

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