22 days in Ukraine Itinerary

22 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Start: Ankara, Turkey
Fly:  7 h
1
Odessa
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Kharkiv
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Poltava
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
4
Kiev
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Vinnytsia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
7
Chernivtsi
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
8
Uzhhorod
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
Lviv
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Ankara, Turkey

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Shustov Cognac Museum. When in Odessa, make a side trip to see Akkerman Fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, approximately Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Insomnia- The Haunted House, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to L. Utesov.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Odessa online sightseeing planner.

Ankara, Turkey to Odessa is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Ankara to Odessa is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ankara in January, Odessa is little chillier at night with lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Akkerman Fortress, Catacombs of Odessa
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Insomnia- The Haunted House ©
Insomnia- The Haunted House
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, admire the local landmark of Mirror Stream fountain, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kharkov Dolphinarium, then don't miss a visit to YermilovCentre of Modern Art, and finally stroll around Shevchenko Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then pause for some photo ops at Great War Memorial.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kharkiv tour itinerary tool.

You can fly from Odessa to Kharkiv in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Odessa in January, things will get slightly colder in Kharkiv: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Poltava.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral
Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain

1
night
Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Poltava Battle History Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sampsoniy Church, then examine the collection at The Poltava Museum of Local Lore, and finally pause for some photo ops at The White Arbor.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Poltava trip planner.

You can take a train from Kharkiv to Poltava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Kiev.

Things to do in Poltava

Museums Historic Sites
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The Poltava Museum of Local Lore ©
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore
Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum ©
Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum
The White Arbor ©
The White Arbor

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, and take in the pleasant sights at Sofiyskaya Square.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kiev online journey builder.

You can take a train from Poltava to Kiev in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Kiev sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Vinnytsia.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
Andriyivski Uzviz ©
Andriyivski Uzviz
Khreshchatyk ©
Khreshchatyk

2
nights
Vinnytsia

Vinnytsia ©
Vinnytsia is a city in west-central Ukraine, located on the banks of the Southern Bug.It is the administrative center of Vinnytsia Oblast and the largest city in the historic region of Podillia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the striking features of Vinnytsia Water Tower, examine the collection at Museum of Retro Technology Avtomotovelofotoradio, and then ponder the design of Multimedia Fountain Roshen. On your second day here, stroll around Gorky Park, then walk around Glory Memorial and War Memorial Park, then examine the collection at Pirogov's Masoleum - St.Nicolas Church, and finally examine the collection at National Pirogov's Estate Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vinnytsia trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kiev to Vinnytsia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Vinnytsia

Museums Parks
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National Pirogov's Estate Museum ©
National Pirogov's Estate Museum
Gorky Park ©
Gorky Park
Multimedia Fountain Roshen ©
Multimedia Fountain Roshen

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): Head underground at Bakota/ Submerged Settlement and Remains of Ancient Cave Monastery, then enjoy breathtaking views from Honcharna Tower, and then step into the grandiose world of Khotyn Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at The Smotrych River Canyon, make a trip to Armenian Well, make a trip to City Hall, then don't miss a visit to Turkish Minaret, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul, and finally make a trip to Novoplanivskiy Bridge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kamianets-Podilskyi itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Vinnytsia to Kamianets-Podilskyi in 3 hours. Other options are to 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Khotyn Fortress
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Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
The Smotrych River Canyon ©
The Smotrych River Canyon
Turkish Minaret ©
Turkish Minaret

1
night
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): get a sense of history and politics at Chernivtsi City Hall, don't miss a visit to Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, then don't miss a visit to Teatralna Square, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chernivtsi trip builder app.

Take a bus from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Chernivtsi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Chernivtsi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Uzhhorod.
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:
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Olgi  Kobylyanskoi  Street ©
Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street
Teatralna Square ©
Teatralna Square
Chernivtsi City Hall ©
Chernivtsi City Hall

2
nights
Uzhhorod

Uzhhorod ©
Uzhhorod is a city located in western Ukraine, at the border with Slovakia and near the border with Hungary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): appreciate the history behind Lamplighter Statue, then examine the collection at Subcarpathian Rus' Museum of Folk Architecture and Customs, then examine the collection at Uzhhorod Castle. Transcarpathian Regional History Museum, and finally snap pictures at Pedestrian Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Chimney Sweep Monument, step into the grandiose world of Palanok Castle, make a trip to Soldier Svejk Mini-Sculpture, then don't miss a visit to Hedgehog Family Mini-Sculptures, and finally make a trip to Linden Alley.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Uzhhorod trip planning site.

You can drive from Chernivtsi to Uzhhorod in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Uzhhorod can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lviv.

Things to do in Uzhhorod

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mukacheve
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Palanok Castle ©
Palanok Castle
Lamplighter Statue ©
Lamplighter Statue

5
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dominican Cathedral and Potoсki Palace. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Armenian street, appreciate the history behind Adam Mickiewicz Monument, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to Prospekt Svobody.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lviv road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Uzhhorod to Lviv takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Dominican Cathedral ©
Dominican Cathedral
Armenian street ©
Armenian street

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