36 days in Ukraine Itinerary

36 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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36 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Chernobyl
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kiev
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Lviv
— 4 nights
4
Mukacheve
— 3 nights
5
Yaremche
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
7
Chernivtsi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
8
Zaporizhzhya
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Dnipro
— 4 nights
10
Kharkiv
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
11
Odessa
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

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 24th (Fri): see a world frozen in time at Chernobyl Go and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Elijah Church. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Pripyat Amusement Park, then make a trip to Reactor No 4, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Chernobyl trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Chernobyl is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in July: high temperatures in Chernobyl hover around 31°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) 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

4
nights
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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, make a trip to Khreshchatyk, and learn about all things military at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kiev trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chernobyl to Kiev takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kiev can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Photography Tours
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra

4
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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, and take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lviv trip maker tool .

Fly from Kiev to Lviv in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kiev in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Lviv. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Mukacheve.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Mukacheve

Mukacheve ©
Mukachevo is a city located in the valley of the Latorica river in Zakarpattia Oblast, in Western Ukraine. Explore Mukacheve's surroundings by going to Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians (in Kelechyn), Church of Michael the Archangel (in Svaliava) and Khust (Lypcha Deer Farm & St. Elizabeth Fortress-Church). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Palanok Castle, don't miss a visit to Liberty Mini-sculpture, and pause for some serene contemplation at Goryany Rotunda - St. Anna Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mukacheve driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Lviv to Mukacheve in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lviv in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mukacheve, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yaremche.

Things to do in Mukacheve

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Uzhhorod, Khust, Church of Michael the Archangel, Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians
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Palanok Castle ©
Palanok Castle

2
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Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Silver Falls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hoverla, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Probiy Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St Elias Wooden Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of St. John the Baptist, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bukovel, and finally get your game on at Entertainment Center Buka.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yaremche using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mukacheve to Yaremche takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Mukacheve in August, plan for little chillier days in Yaremche, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Yaremche

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bukovel, Silver Falls
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Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Mount Bukovel ©
Mount Bukovel
Probiy Waterfall ©
Probiy Waterfall

4
nights
Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. Get out of town with these interesting Kamianets-Podilskyi side-trips: Crystal Cave at Kryvche (in Kryvche), Khotyn (Khotyn Fortress, Khotyn Historic Museum, & more) and Cave Verteba (in Borschiv). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Cathedral, take in breathtaking views at The Smotrych River Canyon, and enjoy breathtaking views from Honcharna Tower.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kamianets-Podilskyi road trip planner .

Drive from Yaremche to Kamianets-Podilskyi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yaremche in August since evenings lows in Kamianets-Podilskyi dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Khotyn, Cave Verteba, Crystal Cave at Kryvche
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The Smotrych River Canyon ©
The Smotrych River Canyon
Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle ©
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle

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Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Chernivtsi City Hall, admire the landmark architecture of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University, then admire the striking features of Palace of Culture - Jewish People’s House, and finally make a trip to Teatralna Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Armenian Church, and finally admire the striking features of German House.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chernivtsi travel planner .

Traveling by bus from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Chernivtsi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Chernivtsi can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Zaporizhzhya.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

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

2
nights
Zaporizhzhya

Zaporizhzhya ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Motor Sich Aviation Museum, admire the natural beauty at Zaporizhzhya City Children Botanic Gardens, then make a trip to Steelworkers Stella, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khortitsa National Nature Reserve, and finally examine the collection at The Historical and Cultural Complex Zaporizhian Sich. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Faeton Retro Cars Museum, examine the collection at Museum of the History of Weapons, and then make a trip to Dnieper Hydroelectric Station.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zaporizhzhya route maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Chernivtsi to Zaporizhzhya in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Chernivtsi in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Zaporizhzhya, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dnipro.

Things to do in Zaporizhzhya

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

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nights
Dnipro

Dnipro ©
Dnipro, until May 2016 Dnipropetrovsk or Dnepropetrovsk, is Ukraine's fourth largest city, with about one million inhabitants. Dnipro is known for parks, museums, historic sites, nightlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museum Time Machines, pause for some serene contemplation at Iverska Madonna Icon Church, make a trip to Zolotaya Roza Synagogue, and see the interesting displays at Dnipropetrovsk National History Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dnipro online trip builder .

You can drive from Zaporizhzhya to Dnipro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Dnipro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Dnipro

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Dnipropetrovsk Planetarium ©
Dnipropetrovsk Planetarium
Menorah Center ©
Menorah Center
Taras Shevchenko Park ©
Taras Shevchenko Park

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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.
Step out of Kharkiv to go to Chuhuiv and see Ilya Repin Museum, which is approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, see the interesting displays at Marine Museum, ponder the design of Mirror Stream fountain, and identify plant and animal life at Kharkov Dolphinarium.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kharkiv tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Dnipro to Kharkiv takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dnipro in August, expect nights in Kharkiv to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ilya Repin Museum
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Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain
Shevchenko Park ©
Shevchenko Park

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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, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, stroll around City Garden, get outside with Path of Health, and get to know the fascinating history of 10 Apryelya Square.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Odessa online vacation maker .

Getting from Kharkiv to Odessa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

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

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