24 days in Ukraine Itinerary

24 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ankara, Turkey
Fly + Drive:  9 h
1
Zaporizhzhya
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Kharkiv
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Poltava
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Kiev
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Lviv
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Pylypets
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Yaremche
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  8 h 15 min
8
Odessa
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Ankara, Turkey

1
night
Zaporizhzhya

Zaporizhzhya ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Faeton Retro Cars Museum, see the interesting displays at The Historical and Cultural Complex Zaporizhian Sich, then explore the striking landscape of Khortitsa National Nature Reserve, then make a trip to Steelworkers Stella, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Museum-Gallery of Applied Ceramics and Scenic Art of Ilya and Aleksey Burlai.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zaporizhzhya route planner.

Ankara, Turkey to Zaporizhzhya is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ankara to Zaporizhzhya due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ankara in January: high temperatures in Zaporizhzhya hover around -1°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Zaporizhzhya

Museums Nature Shopping
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Faeton Retro Cars Museum ©
Faeton Retro Cars Museum
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve ©
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve

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.
Appreciate the collections at Palladium and Maestro Gallery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Avec Fine Arts Gallery and Karavan Megastore. Step out of Kharkiv to go to Chuhuiv and see Ilya Repin Museum, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Kharkov Dolphinarium, don't miss a visit to YermilovCentre of Modern Art, shop like a local with COME IN Art Gallery, and browse the different shops at French Boulevard Mall.

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You can drive from Zaporizhzhya to Kharkiv in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. January in Kharkiv sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Poltava.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ilya Repin Museum
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Palladium ©
Palladium
Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium
French Boulevard Mall ©
French Boulevard Mall

3
nights
Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Ukrainian Pottery and Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Ivanova Mountain and Sources of Mineral Water. Go for a jaunt from Poltava to Myrhorod to see Mirgorodskaya Luzha about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Panteleimon Church, head outdoors with The Сhestnut Alley, and make a trip to Podolsk Bastille with the Tower.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Poltava holiday maker app.

Traveling by train from Kharkiv to Poltava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kiev.

Things to do in Poltava

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Myrhorod, Museum of Ukrainian Pottery
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Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum ©
Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore ©
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore
Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House ©
Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House

4
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pirogovo Open-Air Museum and Mironova Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Sophia's Cathedral and National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, examine the collection at Software and Computer Museum, make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, and view the masterpieces at Tsekh Art Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kiev vacation website.

Traveling by train from Poltava to Kiev takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lychakiv Cemetery and Armenian street. Get some historical perspective at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral and Staroyevryeiska Street. Step out of Lviv to go to Zhorniska and see Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: visit Old Town, see the interesting displays at Arsenal Museum, take an unorthodox tour of Insomnia - The Haunted House, and don't miss a visit to Rynok Square.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Lviv driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Kiev to Lviv in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In January in Lviv, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Pylypets.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral ©
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral

2
nights
Pylypets

Pylypets ©
On the 28th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Rehabilitation Center of the Brown Bear and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Shypit Waterfall, then trek along Polonina Borzhava, and then learn about all things military at Bunker Linii Arpada.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pylypets day trip planning site.

You can drive from Lviv to Pylypets in 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lviv to Pylypets due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yaremche.

Things to do in Pylypets

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Rehabilitation Center of the Brown Bear, Polonina Borzhava, Bunker Linii Arpada, Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians
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Shypit Waterfall ©
Shypit Waterfall

3
nights
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Get in touch with nature at Hoverla and Rocks Dovbusha. Get out of town with these interesting Yaremche side-trips: Bukovel (Mount Bukovel & Extreme Park Bukovel). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Probiy Waterfall, explore the striking landscape of Carpathian National Nature Park, take in the awesome beauty at Makovytsia Mountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist.

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You can drive from Pylypets to Yaremche in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Pylypets to Yaremche is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Yaremche

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bukovel
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Mount Bukovel ©
Mount Bukovel
Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Rocks Dovbusha ©
Rocks Dovbusha

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.
Visit Beach Golden Shore and Arcadia Beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Catacomb of Kantakuzena. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Insomnia- The Haunted House, contemplate the waterfront views at The Odessa Port, get outside with Path of Health, and Head underground at Catacombs of Odessa.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Odessa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Yaremche to Odessa in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Yaremche in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of -1°C in Odessa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Catacombs of Odessa
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
Insomnia- The Haunted House ©
Insomnia- The Haunted House

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