24 days in Belarus, Ukraine & Sevastopol Itinerary

24 days in Belarus, Ukraine & Sevastopol Itinerary

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24 days in Belarus, Ukraine & Sevastopol Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
— 2 nights
2
Lviv, Ukraine
— 3 nights
3
Brest, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mir, Belarus
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Minsk, Belarus
— 5 nights
6
Kiev, Ukraine
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Odessa, Ukraine
— 3 nights
8
Sevastopol, Crimea
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2
nights
Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, Jewish Cemetery and Khotyn Fortress. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the striking features of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University, make a trip to Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Jewish Cemetery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kamenet's Podolsky Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Khotyn Fortress.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chernivtsi sightseeing planning app .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Chernivtsi is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lviv.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Khotyn Fortress, Kamenet's Podolsky Castle
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3
nights
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
You've added Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth, Lviv Sheptitsky National Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Rynok Square, take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, and wander the streets of Old Town.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lviv tour builder .

Traveling by car from Chernivtsi to Lviv takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lviv are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Brest.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Olesko Castle
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Brest, Belarus

Brest ©
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park and then examine the collection at Berestye Archeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lights Alley, make a trip to Sovetskaya Street, then examine the collection at Brest Railway Museum, then learn about all things military at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, and finally make a trip to Brest Railway Station Building.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brest trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Lviv to Brest by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lviv to Brest. In September, daily temperatures in Brest can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grodno.

Things to do in Brest

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
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Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park ©
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Sovetskaya Street ©
Sovetskaya Street

1
night
Mir, Belarus

Mir ©
Mir is a town in Kareličy raion, Hrodna Voblast, Belarus on the banks of Miranka River, about 85 kilometers southwest of the national capital, Minsk.Prior to 1939 the town was in Poland.HistoryMir village was founded sometime prior to 1345. On the 9th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Mir Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Nesvizh Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mir day trip tool .

Drive from Brest to Mir in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Mir are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Minsk.

Things to do in Mir

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Nesvizh
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Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh ©

5
nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
You've added The Historical and Cultural Complex Stalin Line, Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Archcathedral Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and other attractions to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Minsk to Ptich to see Dudutki Museum Complex about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: browse the collection at National Library of Belarus, don't miss a visit to Independence Square, Minsk, get outside with Trinity Hill, and appreciate the history behind Island of Tears.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Minsk day trip planning website .

You can drive from Mir to Minsk in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Minsk, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Khatyn Memorial, Dudutki Museum Complex, The Historical and Cultural Complex Stalin Line
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Khatyn Memorial ©
Khatyn Memorial
National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus

3
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kiev Funicular, St. Volodymyr's Cathedral and Golden Gate. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia Cathedral, make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), and get a new perspective on nature at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kiev journey maker website .

You can fly from Minsk to Kiev in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Kiev due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Kiev are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Kiev

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

3
nights
Odessa, Ukraine

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Odessa Archaeological Museum, Odessa Art Museum, Arcadia Beach, and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, and appreciate the history behind Duke de Richelieu monument.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Odessa driving holiday planner .

Fly from Kiev to Odessa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kiev in September since evenings lows in Odessa dip to 16°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Catacombs of Odessa
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs

3
nights
Sevastopol, Crimea

Sevastopol ©
Situated between Ukraine and Russia, Sevastopol represents a laid-back coastal city with impressive naval history and a desirable microclimate for vacationers.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Vorontsov Palace and Park complex, take an in-depth tour of The State Museum-Preserve Tauric Chersonese, and then pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Flooded Ships in Sevastopol. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Cape Fiolent, see the interesting displays at Bronebashennaya beregovaya batareya №35, and then examine the collection at Panorama Museum on the Siege of Sevastopol.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sevastopol online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Odessa to Sevastopol takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Sevastopol

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Vorontsov Palace and Park complex
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