22 days in Ukraine Itinerary

22 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  17 h
1
Odessa
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Kharkiv
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  3 h 45 min
3
Kiev
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Chernobyl
— 2 nights
+3
Taxi + Bus + Foot + Fly:  8 h 45 min
5
Chernivtsi
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Yaremche
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Mukacheve
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Lviv
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Odessa is known for museums, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, pause for some photo ops at Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, and see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Odessa road trip website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Odessa is an approximately 17- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, expect nights in Odessa to be warmer, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kharkiv.

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
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs

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.
On the 15th (Mon), stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, then pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, and then ponder the design of Mirror Stream fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): walk around Shevchenko Park, engage your brain at Software and Computer Museum, identify plant and animal life at Kharkov Dolphinarium, then make a trip to YermilovCentre of Modern Art, and finally make a trip to Kharkiv Municipal Gallery.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kharkiv planner.

Getting from Odessa to Kharkiv by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. June in Kharkiv sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:
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Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure ©
Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure
Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain
Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium

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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sophia's Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, don't miss a visit to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, and see the interesting displays at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kiev trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kharkiv to Kiev takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) 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
Photography Tours

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 21st (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Chernobyl Go and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elijah Church. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Pripyat Amusement Park, don't miss a visit to Reactor No 4, and then make a trip to Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chernobyl planning website.

Getting from Kiev to Chernobyl by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Chernobyl, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pripyat Amusement Park
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St. Elijah Church ©
St. Elijah Church
Reactor No 4
Reactor No 4
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker ©
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker

1
day
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 (Tue): make a trip to Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, then ponder the world of politics at Chernivtsi City Hall, and then admire the landmark architecture of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chernivtsi route planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Chernobyl to Chernivtsi takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Yaremche.
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 23:
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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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Probiy Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Makovytsia Mountain, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hoverla, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Yablonitskiy Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Khomyak, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bukovel, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yaremche trip planning website.

Drive from Chernivtsi to Yaremche in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Chernivtsi in June, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Yaremche. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mukacheve.

Things to do in Yaremche

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bukovel
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Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Mount Bukovel ©
Mount Bukovel
Mount Khomyak ©
Mount Khomyak

2
nights
Mukacheve

Mukacheve ©
Mukachevo is a city located in the valley of the Latorica river in Zakarpattia Oblast, in Western Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Chimney Sweep Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Pochaiv Madonna Icon, then explore the historical opulence of Palanok Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Liberty Mini-sculpture, see the interesting displays at Subcarpathian Rus' Museum of Folk Architecture and Customs, make a trip to Ferenc Liszt Mini-Sculpture, then appreciate the history behind Ignatiy Roshkovych Monument, and finally snap pictures at Pedestrian Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Mukacheve trip builder app.

Getting from Yaremche to Mukacheve by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lviv.

Things to do in Mukacheve

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Uzhhorod
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Palanok Castle ©
Palanok Castle
Liberty Mini-sculpture ©
Liberty Mini-sculpture
St. Joseph Chapel ©
St. Joseph Chapel

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.
Lviv is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, examine the collection at Insomnia - The Haunted House, and pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lviv trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Mukacheve to Lviv in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mukacheve in June, expect nights in Lviv to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 2:
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

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