22 days in Ukraine Itinerary

22 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Start: Ankara, Turkey
Fly:  7 h
1
Odessa
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
2
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
3
Chernivtsi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Yaremche
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Lviv
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Kharkiv
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  3 h 45 min
7
Kiev
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Chernobyl
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Ankara, Turkey

2
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.
On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Insomnia- The Haunted House, don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Odessa 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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ankara to Odessa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ankara in January, expect slightly colder with lows of -5°C in Odessa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. Explore Kamianets-Podilskyi's surroundings by going to Crystal Cave at Kryvche (in Kryvche) and Khotyn (Khotyn Fortress & Khotyn Historic Museum). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The House of the Russian City Council, Head underground at Bakota/ Submerged Settlement and Remains of Ancient Cave Monastery, and step into the grandiose world of Kamenet's Podolsky Castle.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kamianets-Podilskyi trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Odessa to Kamianets-Podilskyi takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kamianets-Podilskyi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trips

Khotyn, Crystal Cave at Kryvche
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
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Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
St. George Cathedral
St. George Cathedral
Kamianets-Podilskyi Gallery of Arts
Kamianets-Podilskyi Gallery of Arts

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 23rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, then ponder the world of politics at Chernivtsi City Hall, and finally admire the striking features of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chernivtsi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Chernivtsi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Yaremche.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Historic Sites
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Olgi  Kobylyanskoi  Street ©
Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street
Chernivtsi City Hall ©
Chernivtsi City Hall

2
nights
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. On the 24th (Fri), sample the tasty concoctions at Girske Mini-Brewery, look for all kinds of wild species at Hoverla, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yablonitskiy Pass, then admire the sheer force of Probiy Waterfall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Bukovel, then get your game on at Entertainment Center Buka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Elias Wooden Church.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Yaremche trip planner.

Getting from Chernivtsi to Yaremche by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Yaremche can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Lviv.

Things to do in Yaremche

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bukovel
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Mount Bukovel ©
Mount Bukovel
Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Probiy Waterfall ©
Probiy 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.
Lviv is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Rynok Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, and admire the landmark architecture of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lviv tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yaremche to Lviv takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Lviv are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Lviv High Castle ©
Lviv High Castle

3
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.
Kharkiv is known for parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, examine the collection at Marine Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Three Saints Church, and ponder the design of Mirror Stream fountain.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kharkiv online day trip planner.

Getting from Lviv to Kharkiv by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lviv in January, expect nights in Kharkiv to be about the same, around -9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:
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Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure ©
Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral
Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain

4
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, get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), and steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kiev route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kharkiv to Kiev takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February in Kiev, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chernobyl.

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
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 6th (Thu), make a trip to Reactor No 4, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Chernobyl Go.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chernobyl trip planner.

You can drive from Kiev to Chernobyl in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Chernobyl are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:
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St. Elijah Church ©
St. Elijah Church
Reactor No 4
Reactor No 4
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker ©
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker

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