24 days in Ukraine Itinerary

24 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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24 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Ankara
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Chernobyl
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kiev
— 5 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Kharkiv
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Lviv
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Yaremche
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Chernivtsi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
7
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Odessa
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
End: Ankara

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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Elijah Church and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Chernobyl Go. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker, don't miss a visit to Reactor No 4, and then get in on the family fun at Pripyat Amusement Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chernobyl online trip maker .

Ankara, Turkey to Chernobyl is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ankara to Chernobyl. Traveling from Ankara in January, expect Chernobyl to be little chillier, temps between -2°C and -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to 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

5
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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), and don't miss a visit to Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square).

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kiev journey builder .

Drive from Chernobyl to Kiev in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time 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
Andriyivski Uzviz ©
Andriyivski Uzviz
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, see the interesting displays at Marine Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, and explore the galleries of Museum of Coffee.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kharkiv route planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Kiev to Kharkiv takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium
Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain

3
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, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Rynok Square, take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lviv trip planner .

Fly from Kharkiv to Lviv in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive 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 27th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Makovytsia Mountain, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hoverla, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Elias Wooden Church. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Probiy Waterfall, then have some family-friendly fun at Entertainment Center Buka, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Bukovel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yaremche online day trip planner .

You can drive from Lviv to Yaremche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chernivtsi.

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

2
nights
Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, then ponder the world of politics at Chernivtsi City Hall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Teatralna Square, admire the striking features of Palace of Culture - Jewish People’s House, make a trip to Alley of Stars, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Armenian Church, and finally admire the striking features of German House.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chernivtsi journey planner.

Drive from Yaremche to Chernivtsi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Chernivtsi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Historic Sites
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Armenian Church ©
Armenian Church
Olgi  Kobylyanskoi  Street ©
Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street

3
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 Khotyn (Khotyn Fortress & Khotyn Historic Museum), Crystal Cave at Kryvche (in Kryvche) and Cave Verteba (in Borschiv). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul, don't miss a visit to Armenian Well, and Head underground at Bakota/ Submerged Settlement and Remains of Ancient Cave Monastery.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kamianets-Podilskyi route builder website .

You can take a bus from Chernivtsi to Kamianets-Podilskyi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January in Kamianets-Podilskyi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Odessa.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Khotyn, Cave Verteba, Crystal Cave at Kryvche
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Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle ©
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle
Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul ©

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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, fun & games, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, examine the collection at Insomnia- The Haunted House, appreciate the history behind Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Odessa trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Odessa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. February in Odessa sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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

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