36 days in Ukraine Itinerary

36 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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36 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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

3
nights
Lutsk

Lutsk ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Art Gallery and Pochayiv Lavra. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Volyn Icon and Books Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lutsk: Epiphany Monastery (in Kremenets), The Holy Trinity Collegiate Church (in Olyka) and Tarakanovskiy fort (in Dubno).

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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, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lviv.

Things to do in Lutsk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ekvator, Cultural and Archaeological Center Peresopnitsa, Tarakanovskiy fort, Pochayiv Lavra, Epiphany Monastery
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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.
For shopping fun, head to Kolektsiya Jewellery Boutique or Forum Lviv. Get some historical perspective at Lychakiv Cemetery and Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lviv: Krekhivsky Monastery of St. Nicholas Basilian Fathers (in Krekhiv), State Historical and Cultural Reserve Tustan (in Urych) and Pidhirtsi Castle (in Pidhirtsi). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lviv trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Lutsk to Lviv takes 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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): examine the collection at Uzhhorod Castle. Transcarpathian Regional History Museum, see the interesting displays at Subcarpathian Rus' Museum of Folk Architecture and Customs, then explore the world behind art at Ilko Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Jozsef Boksay Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Liberty Mini-sculpture, explore the historical opulence of Castle Shenbornov, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Monastery, then explore the historical opulence of Palanok Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of St. Miklosh Castle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Uzhhorod attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Lviv to Uzhhorod takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Uzhhorod can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Uzhhorod

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

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), examine the collection at Kamenetz-Podolskiy Historical Museum, then explore the historical opulence 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, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Peter and Paul, explore the ancient world of Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, then examine the collection at Museum of Miniatures Castles of Ukraine, then take in the architecture and atmosphere 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 reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Kamianets-Podilskyi trip planning app .

You can drive from Uzhhorod to Kamianets-Podilskyi in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Uzhhorod to Kamianets-Podilskyi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Kamianets-Podilskyi, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time 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
St. George Cathedral
St. George Cathedral

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.
Head to Gapchinska Art Gallery and Privoz Marketfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Sudkovsky Seascape Painting Museum. Explore Odessa's surroundings by going to Shabo Wine Cultural Center (in Shabo) and Akkerman Fortress (in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi). There's much more to do: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, see the interesting displays at N. Roerich's House Museum in Odessa, take a stroll through Arcadia district, and Head underground at Catacombs of Odessa.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Odessa online tour planner .

Getting from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Odessa by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Dnipro.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Dnipro

Dnipro ©
Dnipro, until May 2016 Dnipropetrovsk or Dnepropetrovsk, is Ukraine's fourth largest city, with about one million inhabitants. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum-Gallery of Applied Ceramics and Scenic Art of Ilya and Aleksey Burlai and Motor Sich Aviation Museum. You'll explore and learn at Museum Time Machines and The Historical and Cultural Complex Zaporizhian Sich. Change things up with these side-trips from Dnipro: Zaporizhzhya (Faeton Retro Cars Museum & Museum of the History of Weapons). The adventure continues: stop by Caravan Shopping and Entertainment Center, take an in-depth tour of Memory of The Jewish People and The Holocaust In Ukraine Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Battle for Dnieper Diorama, and get to know the fascinating history of Karl Marx Prospect.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dnipro trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Odessa to Dnipro takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Traveling from Odessa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dnipro, with lows of 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.
Popular historic sites such as Annunciation Cathedral and Three Saints Church are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Avec Fine Arts Gallery and Marine Museum. Explore Kharkiv's surroundings by going to Parkhomovskiy Museum of Art (in Parkhomivka) and Ilya Repin Museum (in Chuhuiv). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Palladium, buy something for everyone on your list at French Boulevard Mall, stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, and hunt for treasures at Tsentralny Rynok.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kharkiv trip itinerary builder .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Poltava.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Ilya Repin Museum, Parkhomovskiy Museum of Art
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Palladium ©
Palladium
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral
Museum of Coffee ©
Museum of Coffee

3
nights
Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Get some historical perspective at Savior Church and St. Sampsoniy Church. Let the collections at Museum of Ukrainian Pottery and The Poltava Museum of Local Lore capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Poltava to Gogolevo to see National Museum of Nikolai Gogol about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Panteleimon Church, take an in-depth tour of The Poltava Battle History Museum, and get curious at Aviation and Space Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Poltava trip website .

You can 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 ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery and Pirogovo Open-Air Museum. For shopping fun, head to Tsekh Art Gallery or Mironova Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kiev: Novi Petrivtsi (Mezhyhirya Residence Museum & Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Golden Gate, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and see the interesting displays at Chernobyl National Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kiev journey builder website .

You can take a train from Poltava to Kiev in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kiev are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

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 ©

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