40 days in Ukraine Itinerary

40 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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40 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Odessa
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Kirovohrad
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Zaporizhzhya
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kharkiv
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h 45​min
5
Kiev
— 8 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Vinnytsia
— 4 nights
7
Chernivtsi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Yaremche
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Slavs'ke
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Lviv
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lanzheron Beach and Otrada. Escape the urban bustle at The Odessa Port and Catacombs of Odessa. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, stroll through City Garden, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and pause for some photo ops at Duke de Richelieu monument.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Odessa trip itinerary builder.

Vancouver, Canada to Odessa is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Odessa. In April, daily temperatures in Odessa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kirovohrad.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Catacombs of Odessa
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Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium ©
Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
Arcadia district ©
Arcadia district

4
nights
Kirovohrad

Kirovohrad ©
Kropyvnytskyi is a city in central Ukraine on the Inhul river, and is the administrative center of the Kirovohrad Oblast. Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians, Ukraine. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Cathedral, examine the collection at Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum, stroll through Kovalevsky Park, and pause for some photo ops at Alexandr Pashutin Statue.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kirovohrad holiday planner.

You can drive from Odessa to Kirovohrad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Kirovohrad sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zaporizhzhya.

Things to do in Kirovohrad

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians
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Kovalivs'kyi park ©
Kovalivs'kyi park
Ukraine Guardian Angel ©
Ukraine Guardian Angel
Ingul River ©
Ingul River

3
nights
Zaporizhzhya

Zaporizhzhya ©
Step out of Zaporizhzhya with an excursion to Popov Castle in Vasylivka--about 50 minutes away.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zaporizhzhya trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kirovohrad to Zaporizhzhya by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Zaporizhzhya can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Zaporizhzhya

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Popov Castle
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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.
Kharkiv is known for parks, sightseeing, historic sites, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, see the sky in a new way at Kharkiv Planetarium, admire the natural beauty at Sculptures Garden, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kharkov Zoo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kharkiv trip generator.

Traveling by car from Zaporizhzhya to Kharkiv takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Kharkiv can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium
Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain

8
nights
Kiev

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kiev is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Bell tower of Saint Sophia's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square).

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kiev itinerary maker.

You can fly from Kharkiv to Kiev in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. May in Kiev sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Vinnytsya.

Things to do in Kiev

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

4
nights
Vinnytsia

Vinnytsia ©
Vinnytsya is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Roshen Fountains, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jesuit Monastery, examine the collection at Museum of Retro Technology Avtomotovelofotoradio, and get engrossed in the history at Mykhailo Kotsyubynsky Literary Memorial Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vinnytsya tour planner.

Take a train from Kiev to Vinnytsya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Vinnytsia

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Werwolf (Hitler's Military Headquarters)
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Glory Memorial and War Memorial Park ©
Multimedia Fountain Roshen ©
Multimedia Fountain Roshen
Jesuit Monastery ©
Jesuit Monastery

4
nights
Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. Explore Chernivtsi's surroundings by going to Castle Ruins at Kryvche (in Kryvche) and Kamianets-Podilskyi (Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, & more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shevchenko Central Park of Culture and Leisure, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Holy Spirit Orthodox Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Ukrainian People's House.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chernivtsi holiday planner.

Getting from Vinnytsya to Chernivtsi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Chernivtsi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yaremche.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kamianets-Podilskyi, Castle Ruins at Kryvche
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2
nights
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St Elias Wooden Church, then take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Maiden Tears, and then take in the awesome beauty at Rocks Dovbusha. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hoverla.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yaremche itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Chernivtsi to Yaremche takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Yaremche sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Slavs'ke.

Things to do in Yaremche

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Rocks Dovbusha ©
Rocks Dovbusha
St Elias Wooden Church ©
St Elias Wooden Church

1
night
Slavs'ke

Slavs'ke
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Zahar Berkut Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Slavs'ke vacation planner.

Getting from Yaremche to Slavs'ke by car takes about 4 hours. In May in Slavs'ke, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Slavs'ke

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Zahar Berkut Ski Resort
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3
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Market Square, then wander the streets of Old Town, then look for gifts at Leopolis, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lviv city council, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, make a trip to Chapel of the Boim Family, then explore the historical opulence of Lviv High Castle, and finally examine the collection at Museum-Arsenal.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lviv tour planner.

You can drive from Slavs'ke to Lviv in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lviv can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery

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