22 days in Ukraine Itinerary

22 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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22 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Ankara
bus + 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
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

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get your game on at Anvio VR. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Insomnia- The Haunted House, make a trip to Potemkin Stairs, don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Odessa trip planner .

Ankara, Turkey to Odessa is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Ankara in January, Odessa is little chillier at night with lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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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). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, don't miss a visit to Farenholts Stairs, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul, and Head underground at Bakota/ Submerged Settlement and Remains of Ancient Cave Monastery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kamianets-Podilskyi trip itinerary maker website .

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) so you can take a bus to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Khotyn, Crystal Cave at Kryvche
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Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle ©
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle
St. George Cathedral
St. George Cathedral

1
night
Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. On the 23rd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, then get a sense of history and politics at Chernivtsi City Hall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chernivtsi trip builder tool .

Take a bus from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Chernivtsi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -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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2
nights
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Girske Mini-Brewery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hoverla, then take in the awesome beauty at Yablonitskiy Pass, then admire the sheer force of Probiy Waterfall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of St. John the Baptist. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bukovel, then have some family-friendly fun at Entertainment Center Buka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Elias Wooden Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the 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 in Yaremche, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to 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
St Elias Wooden Church ©
St Elias Wooden Church

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, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, admire the striking features of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dominican Cathedral, and browse the exhibits of Lychakiv Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lviv online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Yaremche to Lviv takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Lviv, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

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, historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, ponder the design of Mirror Stream fountain, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and explore the galleries of Museum of Coffee.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kharkiv visit app .

Fly from Lviv to Kharkiv in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Lviv in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kharkiv: temperatures range from -3°C by day to -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium
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, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, see the interesting displays at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, learn more about the world around you at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kiev travel planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kharkiv to Kiev in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough 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
Andriyivski Uzviz ©
Andriyivski Uzviz
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

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 don't miss a visit to Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker, and then expand your understanding of the military at Chernobyl Go.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chernobyl route site .

Traveling by car from Kiev to Chernobyl takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In February in Chernobyl, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites
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St. Elijah Church ©
St. Elijah Church
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker ©
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker

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