34 days in Ukraine Itinerary

34 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Erbil
Drive:  16 h
1
Mariupol
— 1 day
Drive:  6 h 45 min
2
Kharkiv
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Poltava
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Kaniv
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Yaremche
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Truskavets
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Lviv
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Lutsk
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
9
Kiev
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
10
Odessa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
Kherson
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
12
Kropyvnytskyi
— 2 nights
Drive:  19 h
End: Erbil

1
day
Mariupol

Mariupol ©
Mariupol is a city of regional significance in south eastern Ukraine, situated on the north coast of the Sea of Azov at the mouth of the Kalmius river, in the Pryazovia region. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): walk around Mariupol City Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Suleiman Mosque, and then explore the world behind art at Mariupol Art Museum Named After Arkhip Kuindzhi.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Mariupol online trip planner.

Erbil, Iraq to Mariupol is an approximately 33.5- hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Erbil to Mariupol is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Mariupol

Parks Museums Shopping
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Sultan Suleiman Mosque ©
Sultan Suleiman Mosque

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.
Visiting Kharkov Dolphinarium and Krasnokutsk Arboretum will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Avec Fine Arts Gallery and COME IN Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Palladium, stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, and don't miss a visit to YermilovCentre of Modern Art.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kharkiv trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Mariupol to Kharkiv takes 7 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Kharkiv can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Poltava.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Krasnokutsk Arboretum
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Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral
Krasnokutsk Arboretum ©
Krasnokutsk Arboretum

3
nights
Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Savior Church and St. Panteleimon Church will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Ukrainian Pottery and Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Poltava Museum of Local Lore, appreciate the history behind The White Arbor, admire the striking features of Uspenska Church, and take an in-depth tour of The Poltava Battle History Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Poltava trip app.

You can take a train from Kharkiv to Poltava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kaniv.

Things to do in Poltava

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Kaniv

Kaniv ©
Kaniv is a city located in the Cherkasy Oblast (province) in central Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Historical and Cultural Reserve Trakhtemirov and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shevchenko National Preserve.

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You can drive from Poltava to Kaniv in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Yaremche.

Things to do in Kaniv

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Shevchenko National Preserve ©
Shevchenko National Preserve

1
night
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Elias Wooden Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of St. John the Baptist, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hoverla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Rocks Dovbusha and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Khomyak.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yaremche sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kaniv to Yaremche. In May in Yaremche, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Truskavets.

Things to do in Yaremche

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mount Khomyak
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Mount Khomyak ©
Mount Khomyak
Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Rocks Dovbusha ©
Rocks Dovbusha

1
night
Truskavets

Truskavets ©
Truskavets is a city in western Ukraine's Lviv Oblast (region), near the border with Poland. On the 12th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption Church of Blessed Virgin Mary, examine the collection at Museum of the History of the Resort Truskavets, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Wooden Church, then examine the collection at Drohobychyna Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Landscape Park Podgorye.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Truskavets online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yaremche to Truskavets takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lviv.

Things to do in Truskavets

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Drohobych
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St. George Wooden Church ©
St. George Wooden Church
Assumption Church of Blessed Virgin Mary ©
Assumption Church of Blessed Virgin Mary

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Lychakiv Cemetery and Svyatogo Yura Cathedral. Armenian street and Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, make a trip to Rynok Square, and see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lviv online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Truskavets to Lviv takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Lviv, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lutsk.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral ©
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral

3
nights
Lutsk

Lutsk ©
Lutsk is a city on the Styr River in northwestern Ukraine. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Gallery and PortCity Shopping and Entertainment Center. Tarakanovskiy fort and Lubart's Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lutsk: Tsuman Forest (in Tsuman) and Cultural and Archaeological Center Peresopnitsa (in Peresopnitsa). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of Volyn Icon and pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lutsk trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lviv to Lutsk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kiev.

Things to do in Lutsk

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Tsuman Forest, Cultural and Archaeological Center Peresopnitsa, Tarakanovskiy fort
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Art Gallery ©
Art Gallery
Lubart's Castle ©
Lubart's Castle
Museum of Volyn Icon ©
Museum of Volyn Icon

5
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Popular historic sites such as St. Sophia's Cathedral and St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery are in your itinerary. Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra and Golden Gate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Novi Petrivtsi (Mezhyhirya Residence Museum & Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, view the masterpieces at Tsekh Art Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), and make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kiev route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lutsk to Kiev takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Novi Petrivtsi
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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
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.
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and N. Roerich's House Museum in Odessa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Beach Golden Shore and Lanzheron Beach. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, see the interesting displays at Museum of Interesting Science, engage your brain at Paleontologic Museum, and shop like a local with Gapchinska Art Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Odessa route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Kiev to Odessa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Odessa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Kherson.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Beaches Parks
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Museum of Interesting Science ©
Museum of Interesting Science
Insomnia- The Haunted House ©
Insomnia- The Haunted House

5
nights
Kherson

Kherson ©
Get some historical perspective at St. Catherine's Cathedral and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Do your shopping at Kherson Regional Art Museum and Fabrika. Get out of town with these interesting Kherson side-trips: Mykolayiv (Mykolayiv Oblast Local History Museum, The Museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet, &more) and Oleshky Sands (in Oleshky).

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kherson travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Odessa to Kherson in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will leave for Kropyvnytskyi on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Kherson

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Mykolayiv, Oleshky Sands
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Oleshky Sands ©
Oleshky Sands
St. Catherine's Cathedral ©
St. Catherine's Cathedral
Mykolayiv Oblast Local History Museum ©
Mykolayiv Oblast Local History Museum

2
nights
Kropyvnytskyi

Kropyvnytskyi ©
On the 31st (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Protection of the Holy Virgin and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kirovohrad Arboretum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kirovohrad Local Lore Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Elisavetgrad Art Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Kirovohrad Art Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kropyvnytskyi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Kherson to Kropyvnytskyi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kropyvnytskyi

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Kirovohrad Art Museum ©
Kirovohrad Art Museum
Ukraine Guardian Angel ©
Ukraine Guardian Angel

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