37 days in Ukraine Itinerary

37 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Bus + Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Lviv
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Bukovel
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 4 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
4
Chernobyl
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Kiev
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Odessa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Mykolayiv
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Askania-Nova
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
9
Dnipro
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Kharkiv
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Dubai

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Zoopark Limpopo and Dolphinarium Oskar. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, admire the landmark architecture of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, and wander the streets of Old Town.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Lviv attractions planning tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lviv is an approximately 11- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Lviv is minus 2 hours. In November, Lviv is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bukovel.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Zoopark Limpopo, Dolphinarium Oskar
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Zoopark Limpopo
Zoopark Limpopo
Dolphinarium Oskar ©
Dolphinarium Oskar

3
nights
Bukovel

Bukovel ©
Get out of town with these interesting Bukovel side-trips: Yaremche (Nativity of St. John the Baptist & Probiy Waterfall) and Hoverla (in Vorokhta).

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bukovel road trip planning tool.

Drive from Lviv to Bukovel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Bukovel

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yaremche
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Mount Khomyak ©
Mount Khomyak
Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Nativity of St. John the Baptist ©
Nativity of St. John the Baptist

4
nights
Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kamianets-Podilskyi: Crystal Cave at Kryvche (in Kryvche), Chernivtsi (St Nicholas Cathedral, Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, &more) and Khotyn (Khotyn Historic Museum & Khotyn Fortress). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, make a trip to Armenian Well, take in panoramic vistas at Honcharna Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Kamianets-Podilskyi online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bukovel to Kamianets-Podilskyi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Kamianets-Podilskyi, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chernivtsi, Khotyn, Crystal Cave at Kryvche
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Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle ©
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle

1
night
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. On the 19th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elijah Church and then delve into the mystery of Chernobyl Go. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Reactor No 4, then find something for the whole family at Pripyat Amusement Park, and then expand your understanding of the military at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chernobyl trip itinerary website.

Drive from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Chernobyl in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kiev.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pripyat Amusement Park
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Pripyat Amusement Park ©
Pripyat Amusement Park
Reactor No 4
Reactor No 4
St. Elijah Church ©
St. Elijah Church

6
nights
Kiev

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Family-friendly places like Kiev Experimentanium Museum of Popular Science and Technology and Seiklar Rope Park will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Ancient Kiev the Prinicipality of Kievan Rus in Kopachev (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, and appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland).

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kiev planning site.

You can drive from Chernobyl to Kiev in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Kiev sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ancient Kiev the Prinicipality of Kievan Rus
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Photography Tours
Seiklar Rope Park ©
Seiklar Rope Park
Dream Island ©
Dream Island

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium and Beach Golden Shore will thrill your kids. Explore Odessa's surroundings by going to Kobleve Dolphinarium Nemo (in Kobleve) and Central City Beach (in Chornomorsk). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Interesting Science, kick back and relax at Lanzheron Beach, engage your brain at Paleontologic Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Odessa tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kiev to Odessa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kiev in November: highs in Odessa hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Mykolayiv.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kobleve Dolphinarium Nemo, Central City Beach
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Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium ©
Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium
Museum of Interesting Science ©
Museum of Interesting Science
Beach Golden Shore ©
Beach Golden Shore

2
nights
Mykolayiv

Mykolayiv ©
Mykolaiv, also known as Nikolaev or Nikolayev, is a city in southern Ukraine, the administrative center of the Mykolaiv Oblast. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, find something for the whole family at Skazka Children Park City, then see the sky in a new way at Nikolaev Observatory, and finally get to know the resident critters at Nikolaev Zoo. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Catherine's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicolas Church, examine the collection at The Museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Catholic Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady Mother of Kasperovskaya.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mykolayiv travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Odessa to Mykolayiv in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Mykolayiv can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Askania-Nova.

Things to do in Mykolayiv

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

St. Catherine's Cathedral
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St. Joseph Catholic Church ©
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Nikolaev Zoo ©
Nikolaev Zoo
St. Catherine's Cathedral ©
St. Catherine's Cathedral

1
night
Askania-Nova

Askania-Nova
Askania-Nova is an urban-type settlement in Chaplynka Raion, Kherson Oblast of southern Ukraine, near the Askania-Nova biosphere reserve. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphere Reserve Askania-Nova in the name of F.E. Falz-Fein.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Askania-Nova trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Mykolayiv to Askania-Nova takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Dnipro.

Things to do in Askania-Nova

Wildlife Parks
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4
nights
Dnipro

Dnipro ©
Attractions like AQUAZOO and Fresh-Water Fish Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Dnipro: Zaporizhzhya (Motor Sich Aviation Museum, Khortitsa National Nature Reserve, &more).

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dnipro vacation planning app.

Drive from Askania-Nova to Dnipro in 6 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Dnipro

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Zaporizhzhya, AQUAZOO
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AQUAZOO ©
AQUAZOO
Fresh-Water Fish Aquarium ©
Fresh-Water Fish Aquarium
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve ©
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Feldman Ecopark and Software and Computer Museum. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, make a trip to YermilovCentre of Modern Art, see the interesting displays at Marine Museum, and ponder the design of Mirror Stream fountain.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kharkiv trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Dnipro to Kharkiv in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -4°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Feldman Ecopark
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Feldman Ecopark ©
Feldman Ecopark
Software and Computer Museum ©
Software and Computer Museum
Kharkov Zoo ©
Kharkov Zoo

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