36 days in Ukraine Itinerary

36 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Start: Kiev
Drive:  5 h
1
Lutsk
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Lviv
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Uzhhorod
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
4
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
5
Odessa
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Dnipro
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Kharkiv
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Poltava
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
9
Kiev
— 6 nights
End: Kiev

3
nights
Lutsk

Lutsk ©
Lutsk is a city on the Styr River in northwestern Ukraine. For shopping fun, head to Art Gallery or Ekvator. Popular historic sites such as Tarakanovskiy fort and Lubart's Castle are in your itinerary. Explore Lutsk's surroundings by going to Epiphany Monastery (in Kremenets), Pochayiv Lavra (in Pochayev) and The Holy Trinity Collegiate Church (in Olyka). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Volyn Icon, watch a film at PortCity Shopping and Entertainment Center, and take an in-depth tour of Cultural and Archaeological Center Peresopnitsa.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lutsk trip builder.

Kiev to Lutsk is an approximately 5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lutsk are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lviv.

Things to do in Lutsk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Epiphany Monastery, Tarakanovskiy fort, Pochayiv Lavra, Cultural and Archaeological Center Peresopnitsa, Ekvator
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Lubart's Castle ©
Lubart's Castle
Pochayiv Lavra ©
Pochayiv Lavra
Museum of Volyn Icon ©
Museum of Volyn Icon

5
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 some historical perspective at Lychakiv Cemetery and Krekhivsky Monastery of St. Nicholas Basilian Fathers. For shopping fun, head to Pravda B Gallery or Forum Lviv. Get out of town with these interesting Lviv side-trips: Pidhirtsi Castle (in Pidhirtsi) and State Historical and Cultural Reserve Tustan (in Urych). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, and enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lviv day trip app.

Drive from Lutsk to Lviv in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lviv can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Uzhhorod.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Pidhirtsi Castle, Krekhivsky Monastery of St. Nicholas Basilian Fathers, State Historical and Cultural Reserve Tustan
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral ©
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral

2
nights
Uzhhorod

Uzhhorod ©
Uzhhorod is a city located in western Ukraine, at the border with Slovakia and near the border with Hungary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Uzhhorod Castle. Transcarpathian Regional History Museum, see the interesting displays at Subcarpathian Rus' Museum of Folk Architecture and Customs, then take in the exciting artwork at Ilko Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Jozsef Boksay Art Museum. On the next day, make a trip to Liberty Mini-sculpture, explore the historical opulence of Castle Shenbornov, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Monastery, then explore the historical opulence of Palanok Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of St. Miklosh Castle.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Uzhhorod online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lviv to Uzhhorod in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Uzhhorod

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Mukacheve, St. Miklosh Castle, Castle Shenbornov
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Ilko Gallery ©
Ilko Gallery
Palanok Castle ©
Palanok Castle
St. Miklosh Castle ©
St. Miklosh Castle

1
night
Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. On the 14th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Kamenetz-Podolskiy Historical Museum, then browse the exhibits of Khotyn Fortress, and then examine the collection at Khotyn Historic Museum. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Peter and Paul, step into the grandiose world of Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, examine the collection at Museum of Miniatures Castles of Ukraine, then pause for some serene contemplation at Myhaylivskyi Roman Catholic Church of Dominican Monastery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kamianets-Podilskyi trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Uzhhorod to Kamianets-Podilskyi in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Odessa.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Khotyn
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Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle ©
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle
Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul ©
Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Akkerman Fortress and Arabic Cultural Center. You'll explore and learn at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Gapchinska Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Odessa: Shabo Wine Cultural Center (in Shabo) and Sudkovsky Seascape Painting Museum (in Ochakiv). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, explore the galleries of Catacombs of Odessa, wander the streets of Arcadia district, and examine the collection at Shustov Cognac Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Odessa trip planner.

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. In July, daily temperatures in Odessa can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Dnipro.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akkerman Fortress, Shabo Wine Cultural Center, Sudkovsky Seascape Painting Museum, Catacombs of Odessa
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Akkerman Fortress ©
Akkerman Fortress
Museum of Interesting Science ©
Museum of Interesting Science

4
nights
Dnipro

Dnipro ©
You'll explore and learn at Faeton Retro Cars Museum and Museum Time Machines. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum-Gallery of Applied Ceramics and Scenic Art of Ilya and Aleksey Burlai and The Historical and Cultural Complex Zaporizhian Sich. Venture out of the city with trips to Zaporizhzhya (Motor Sich Aviation Museum & Museum of the History of Weapons).

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dnipro trip builder.

Getting from Odessa to Dnipro by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Odessa in July since evenings lows in Dnipro dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Dnipro

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zaporizhzhya
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Faeton Retro Cars Museum ©
Faeton Retro Cars Museum
Museum of the History of Weapons ©
Museum of the History of Weapons

5
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.
Let the collections at Avec Fine Arts Gallery and Marine Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Palladium and Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kharkiv: Parkhomovskiy Museum of Art (in Parkhomivka) and Ilya Repin Museum (in Chuhuiv). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, explore the galleries of Museum of Coffee, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Three Saints Church, and get a taste of the local shopping with Maestro Gallery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kharkiv online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dnipro to Kharkiv takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Kharkiv, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Poltava.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Parkhomovskiy Museum of Art, Ilya Repin Museum
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Palladium ©
Palladium
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral
Three Saints Church
Three Saints Church

3
nights
Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Museum of Ukrainian Pottery and Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at The Poltava Museum of Local Lore and Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum. When in Poltava, make a side trip to see National Museum of Nikolai Gogol in Gogolevo, approximately Gogolevo away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Poltava Battle History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Panteleimon Church, examine the collection at Panas Myrniy Museum, and get curious at Aviation and Space Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Poltava online travel route planner.

Take a train from Kharkiv to Poltava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kiev.

Things to do in Poltava

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Ukrainian Pottery, National Museum of Nikolai Gogol
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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
National Museum of Nikolai Gogol ©
National Museum of Nikolai Gogol

6
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. Volodymyr's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum and Chernobyl National Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kiev: Novi Petrivtsi (Mezhyhirya Residence Museum & Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, see the interesting displays at Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum, make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, and take an in-depth tour of Golden Gate.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kiev sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by train from Poltava to Kiev takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kiev can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

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

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