34 days in Ukraine Itinerary

34 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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34 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Erbil
Drive:  16​h
1
Mariupol
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Kharkiv
— 2 nights
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
8
Lutsk
— 3 nights
9
Kiev
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Odessa
— 3 nights
11
Kherson
— 5 nights
12
Kirovohrad
— 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): stroll through Mariupol City Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Suleiman Mosque, and then admire the masterpieces at Mariupol Art Museum Named After Arkhip Kuindzhi.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mariupol trip planner .

Erbil, Iraq to Mariupol is an approximately 34-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Mariupol

Parks Historic Sites 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Avec Fine Arts Gallery and Palladium. Get outdoors at Kharkov Dolphinarium and Krasnokutsk Arboretum. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Avek, take in the exciting artwork at Maestro Gallery, don't miss a visit to YermilovCentre of Modern Art, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kharkiv trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Mariupol to Kharkiv in 6.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kharkiv are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Poltava.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Shopping Museums

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. Popular historic sites such as Savior Church and Uspenska Church are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Museum of Ukrainian Pottery and Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum capture your imagination.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Poltava road trip planning app .

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

Things to do in Poltava

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

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 ©
Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House ©
Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House

1
night
Kaniv

Kaniv ©
Kaniv is a city located in the Cherkasy Oblast (province) in central Ukraine. On the 9th (Thu), examine the collection at Historical and Cultural Reserve Trakhtemirov and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shevchenko National Preserve.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kaniv online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Poltava to Kaniv in 4.5 hours. Finish 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): pause for some serene contemplation at St Elias Wooden Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist, and then take in the awesome beauty at Hoverla. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocks Dovbusha and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Khomyak.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yaremche online route builder .

Explore your travel options from Kaniv to Yaremche with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in Yaremche are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Truskavets.

Things to do in Yaremche

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Rocks Dovbusha ©
Rocks Dovbusha
St Elias Wooden Church ©
St Elias Wooden Church

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, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Wooden Church, then see the interesting displays at Drohobychyna Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Landscape Park Podgorye.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Truskavets trip itinerary app .

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. In May, daytime highs in Truskavets are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Lviv.

Things to do in Truskavets

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Drohobych
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St. George Wooden Church ©
St. George Wooden Church

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Insomnia - The Haunted House and Pravda B Gallery. Shop till you drop at Kolektsiya Jewellery Boutique and Glass Museum In Lviv. There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, don't miss a visit to Market Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lviv road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Truskavets to Lviv in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In May in Lviv, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to 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 ©
Museum-lovers will get to explore Art Gallery and Museum of Volyn Icon. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tarakanovskiy fort and Lutsk Skansen - People's Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lutsk: Cultural and Archaeological Center Peresopnitsa (in Peresopnitsa) and Tsuman Forest (in Tsuman). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Books Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Church, perfect your strike at PortCity Shopping and Entertainment Center, and step into the grandiose world of Lubart's Castle.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lutsk travel route builder website .

Getting from Lviv to Lutsk by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lutsk are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 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, Tarakanovskiy fort, Cultural and Archaeological Center Peresopnitsa
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery and Saint Sophia Cathedral. For shopping fun, head to Tsekh Art Gallery or Wine & Food. Go for a jaunt from Kiev to Novi Petrivtsi to see Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery, browse the exhibits of Golden Gate, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland).

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kiev journey app .

You can drive from Lutsk to Kiev in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Kiev, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Novi Petrivtsi
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
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.
Let the collections at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Gapchinska Art Gallery capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Interesting Science and Insomnia- The Haunted House. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lanzheron Beach, view the masterpieces at Sady Pobedy Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Potemkin Steps, and examine the collection at N. Roerich's House Museum in Odessa.

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

You can fly from Kiev to Odessa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. May in Odessa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kherson.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Parks Beaches
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Museum of Interesting Science ©
Museum of Interesting Science
Shustov Cognac Winery Museum ©
Shustov Cognac Winery Museum

5
nights
Kherson

Kherson ©
Kherson is a city in southern Ukraine. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kherson Regional Art Museum and Fabrika. Museum-lovers will appreciate Mykolayiv Oblast Local History Museum and The Museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kherson: Oleshky Sands (in Oleshky) and Mykolayiv (Cathedral of Our Lady Mother of Kasperovskaya, Skazka Children Park City, & more). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catherine's Cathedral and explore the ancient world of Ochakovskiye Gates of Kherson Fortress.

Plan my day in Kherson using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Odessa to Kherson by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Kherson are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will leave for Kirovohrad 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 ©

2
nights
Kirovohrad

Kirovohrad ©
Kropyvnytskyi is a city in central Ukraine on the Inhul river, and is the administrative center of the Kirovohrad Oblast. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church Protection of the Holy Virgin and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kirovohrad Arboretum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Kirovohrad Local Lore Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Elisavetgrad Art Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Kirovohrad Art Museum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kirovohrad trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Kherson to Kirovohrad by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kirovohrad

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

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