38 days in Ukraine Itinerary

38 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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38 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Lviv
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Uzhhorod
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Yaremche
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Chernivtsi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Vinnytsia
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
7
Kiev
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h
8
Poltava
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
9
Kharkiv
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Dnipro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Zaporizhzhya
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5​h
12
Odessa
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Cairo

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, browse the exhibits of Insomnia - The Haunted House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, and take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lviv visit planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Lviv is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in January, things will get much colder in Lviv: highs are around 0°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Uzhhorod.

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
Uzhhorod

Uzhhorod ©
Uzhhorod is a city located in western Ukraine, at the border with Slovakia and near the border with Hungary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Uzhhorod: Mukacheve (Palanok Castle & Chimney Sweep Monument) and Castle Shenbornov (in Karpaty). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Liberty Mini-sculpture, see the interesting displays at Subcarpathian Rus' Museum of Folk Architecture and Customs, appreciate the history behind Ignatiy Roshkovych Monument, and snap pictures at Pedestrian Bridge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Uzhhorod trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Lviv to Uzhhorod in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. January in Uzhhorod sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yaremche.

Things to do in Uzhhorod

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mukacheve, Castle Shenbornov
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2
nights
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Bukovel, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hoverla, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Probiy Waterfall. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Khomyak and then make a trip to Bukovel Winter Fair.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yaremche trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Uzhhorod to Yaremche in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January in Yaremche, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Yaremche

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bukovel
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Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Mount Khomyak ©
Mount Khomyak
Mount Bukovel ©
Mount Bukovel

2
nights
Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, get a sense of history and politics at Chernivtsi City Hall, then don't miss a visit to Teatralna Square, then make a trip to Alley of Stars, and finally admire the striking features of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Heart of Jesus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Armenian Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chernivtsi Train Station.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chernivtsi trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Yaremche to Chernivtsi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

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

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 Kamianets-Podilskyi's surroundings by going to Satanov Synagogue (in Satanov), Crystal Cave at Kryvche (in Kryvche) and Khotyn (Khotyn Fortress & Khotyn Historic Museum). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul, explore the fascinating underground world of Bakota/ Submerged Settlement and Remains of Ancient Cave Monastery, and make a trip to Turkish Minaret.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kamianets-Podilskyi trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Chernivtsi to Kamianets-Podilskyi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Kamianets-Podilskyi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vinnytsia.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Vinnytsia

Vinnytsia ©
Step out of Vinnytsia to go to Berdychiv and see Discalced Carmelites Order Monastery, which is approximately 1h 30 min away.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vinnytsia trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Vinnytsia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kiev.

Things to do in Vinnytsia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Discalced Carmelites Order Monastery
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Multimedia Fountain Roshen ©
Multimedia Fountain Roshen
Jesuit Monastery ©
Jesuit Monastery

4
nights
Kiev

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 in the serene atmosphere at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, don't miss a visit to Khreshchatyk, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and get a new perspective on nature at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kiev tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Vinnytsia to Kiev in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Kiev can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Poltava.

Things to do in Kiev

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

3
nights
Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Change things up with these side-trips from Poltava: Museum of Ukrainian Pottery (in Opishnya) and Park of Oleg Babayev (in Kremenchuk). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior Church, examine the collection at The Poltava Museum of Local Lore, pause for some photo ops at The White Arbor, and take an in-depth tour of The Poltava Battle History Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Poltava online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kiev to Poltava takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Poltava

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Ukrainian Pottery, Park of Oleg Babayev
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The Poltava Museum of Local Lore ©
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore
The White Arbor ©
The White Arbor
Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum ©

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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.
Kharkiv is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, look for all kinds of wild species at Kharkov Dolphinarium, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, and admire the local landmark of Mirror Stream fountain.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kharkiv trip itinerary maker tool .

Take a train from Poltava to Kharkiv in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January in Kharkiv, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dnipro.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Feldman Ecopark
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Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium
Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain

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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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saviour Transfiguration Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Zolotaya Roza Synagogue, and see the interesting displays at Dnipropetrovsk National History Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dnipro trip maker app .

Drive from Kharkiv to Dnipro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Dnipro sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zaporizhzhya.

Things to do in Dnipro

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Battle for Dnieper Diorama ©
Battle for Dnieper Diorama
Taras Shevchenko Park ©
Taras Shevchenko Park
Menorah Center ©
Menorah Center

1
night
Zaporizhzhya

Zaporizhzhya ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Faeton Retro Cars Museum, make a trip to Steelworkers Stella, then examine the collection at The Historical and Cultural Complex Zaporizhian Sich, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khortitsa National Nature Reserve, and finally make a trip to Dnieper Hydroelectric Station.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Zaporizhzhya trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Dnipro to Zaporizhzhya in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February in Zaporizhzhya, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Zaporizhzhya

Museums Parks Nature
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Odessa: Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (Ascension Cathedral & Greek Church) and Sudkovsky Seascape Painting Museum (in Ochakiv). There's much more to do: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, appreciate the history behind Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Odessa tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Zaporizhzhya to Odessa by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zaporizhzhya in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Odessa, with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Sudkovsky Seascape Painting Museum
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
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