23 days in Ukraine Itinerary

23 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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23 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Odessa
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Lviv
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Yaremche
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Chernivtsi
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Taxi:  8 h 45 min
5
Chernobyl
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Kiev
— 4 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Kharkiv
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Dubai

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.
Take a break from Odessa with a short trip to Sudkovsky Seascape Painting Museum in Ochakiv, about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, and appreciate the history behind Statue of the Duc de Richelieu.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Odessa day trip planning site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Odessa is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai to Odessa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Odessa to be colder, temps between 5°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sudkovsky Seascape Painting Museum
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs

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, pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, and wander the streets of Old Town.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lviv online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Odessa to Lviv takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Odessa in December, you will find days in Lviv are a bit cooler (2°C), and nights are about the same (-4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yaremche.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Khomyak, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Bukovel, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of St. John the Baptist. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St Elias Wooden Church, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hoverla, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Probiy Waterfall.

You can plan Yaremche trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Lviv to Yaremche by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Yaremche

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. Venture out of the city with trips to Khotyn (Khotyn Fortress & Khotyn Historic Museum). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University, pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, make a trip to Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, and get a sense of history and politics at Chernivtsi City Hall.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chernivtsi, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Yaremche to Chernivtsi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Khotyn
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Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
Olgi  Kobylyanskoi  Street ©
Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Pripyat Amusement Park, don't miss a visit to Reactor No 4, and then make a trip to Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elijah Church and then see a world frozen in time at Chernobyl Go.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chernobyl road trip website .

Getting from Chernivtsi to Chernobyl by combination of flight, bus, and taxi takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. January in Chernobyl sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Kiev.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pripyat Amusement Park
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St. Elijah Church ©
St. Elijah Church
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker ©
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker
Pripyat Amusement Park ©
Pripyat Amusement Park

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: steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, don't miss a visit to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kiev trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Chernobyl to Kiev in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Kiev, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Andriyivski Uzviz ©
Andriyivski Uzviz

4
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.
When in Kharkiv, make a side trip to see Ilya Repin Museum in Chuhuiv, approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kharkiv trip website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Kiev to Kharkiv in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January in Kharkiv, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ilya Repin Museum
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Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain
Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium

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