42 days in Ukraine Itinerary

42 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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42 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Kiev
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kharkiv
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Zaporizhzhya
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
3
Odessa
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Yaremche
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Pylypets
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Mukacheve
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Skole
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Lviv
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Kiev
— 7 nights
End: Kiev

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.
Get outdoors at Kharkov Dolphinarium and Sarzhin Yar. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ilya Repin Museum and Museum of Coffee. Get out of town with these interesting Kharkiv side-trips: Krasnokutsk Arboretum (in Krasnokutsk) and Pokrovsky Cathedral (in Chuhuiv). There's still lots to do: walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Marine Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kharkiv trip itinerary builder .

Kiev to Kharkiv is an approximately 4-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kharkiv can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zaporizhzhya.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Chuhuiv, Krasnokutsk Arboretum
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Museum of Coffee ©
Museum of Coffee
Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral

3
nights
Zaporizhzhya

Zaporizhzhya ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Faeton Retro Cars Museum and Motor Sich Aviation Museum. The Historical and Cultural Complex Zaporizhian Sich and Museum of the History of Weapons will appeal to museum buffs.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zaporizhzhya trip planner .

You can drive from Kharkiv to Zaporizhzhya in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Zaporizhzhya

Museums Parks Nature
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Faeton Retro Cars Museum ©
Faeton Retro Cars Museum
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve ©
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Museum of Interesting Science. Relax by the water at Beach Golden Shore and Central City Beach. Step out of Odessa to go to Ochakiv and see Sudkovsky Seascape Painting Museum, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Arcadia Beach, examine the collection at Shustov Cognac Winery Museum, make a trip to Potemkin Steps, and work some fitness into your day at Path of Health.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Odessa trip tool .

Getting from Zaporizhzhya to Odessa by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Odessa sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Odessa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Central City Beach, Catacombs of Odessa, Sudkovsky Seascape Painting Museum
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
Museum of Interesting Science ©
Museum of Interesting Science

3
nights
Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. Khotyn Fortress and St. George Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Khotyn Historic Museum and Museum of Miniatures Castles of Ukraine. Explore Kamianets-Podilskyi's surroundings by going to Crystal Cave at Kryvche (in Kryvche), Chernivtsi (Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University & St Nicholas Cathedral) and Satanov Synagogue (in Satanov). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, make a trip to Farenholts Stairs, take in breathtaking views at The Smotrych River Canyon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kamianets-Podilskyi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Odessa to Kamianets-Podilskyi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Odessa in July, plan for little chillier nights in Kamianets-Podilskyi, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yaremche.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Take a break from the city and head to Hoverla and Silver Falls. Explore Yaremche's surroundings by going to Maniava Waterfall (in Manyava), Yablonitskiy Pass (in Yablunytsya) and Bukovel (Mount Khomyak, Mount Bukovel, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Probiy Waterfall, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Girske Mini-Brewery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist, and identify plant and animal life at Rocks Dovbusha.

Plan trip to Yaremche with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Yaremche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kamianets-Podilskyi in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yaremche, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Pylypets.

Things to do in Yaremche

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bukovel, Yablonitskiy Pass, Maniava Waterfall, Silver Falls
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Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Mount Bukovel ©
Mount Bukovel
Rocks Dovbusha ©
Rocks Dovbusha

3
nights
Pylypets

Pylypets ©
Visiting Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Rehabilitation Center of the Brown Bear will get you outdoors. Kolochavskaya Uzkokoleyka and Museum "Old Village" will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Pylypets side-trips: Synevir Lake (in Synevyrska Polyana) and Museum Liniya Arpada (in Kolochava).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pylypets online attractions planner .

Getting from Yaremche to Pylypets by car takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mukacheve.

Things to do in Pylypets

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kolochava, Rehabilitation Center of the Brown Bear, Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians, Synevir Lake
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Synevir Lake ©
Synevir Lake
Museum ©
Museum "Old Village"

3
nights
Mukacheve

Mukacheve ©
Mukachevo is a city located in the valley of the Latorica river in Zakarpattia Oblast, in Western Ukraine. Escape the urban bustle at Lumshory Tanks and Uzh River. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palanok Castle and Uzhhorod Castle. Transcarpathian Regional History Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Mukacheve: Uzhhorod (Jozsef Boksay Art Museum & Subcarpathian Rus' Museum of Folk Architecture and Customs). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castle Shenbornov, appreciate the history behind Chimney Sweep Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Pochaiv Madonna Icon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Monastery.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mukacheve trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pylypets to Mukacheve takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Pylypets to Mukacheve is 1 hour. August in Mukacheve sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Skole.

Things to do in Mukacheve

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Uzhhorod, Lumshory Tanks, Castle Shenbornov
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Palanok Castle ©
Palanok Castle
St. Nicholas Monastery ©
St. Nicholas Monastery

3
nights
Skole

Skole ©
Skole is a town in Lviv Oblast of Ukraine. Museum-lovers will appreciate State Historical and Cultural Reserve Tustan and State Historical and Cultural Reserve Naguevichi. Get outdoors at National Park Skole Beskids and Dovbush Rocks. When in Skole, make a side trip to see Cave Monastery in Rozhirche, approximately 48 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Parashka.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Skole trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Mukacheve to Skole takes 2 hours. Traveling from Mukacheve in August, you will find days in Skole are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Skole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

State Historical and Cultural Reserve Naguevichi, State Historical and Cultural Reserve Tustan, Cave Monastery, Dovbush Rocks
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Dovbush Rocks ©
Dovbush Rocks
Mount Parashka ©
Mount Parashka

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.
Appreciate the collections at Insomnia - The Haunted House and Museum of Folk Architecture and Life. Get some cultural insight at Lychakiv Cemetery and Svyatogo Yura Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Krekhivsky Monastery of St. Nicholas Basilian Fathers (in Krekhiv), Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr (in Zhorniska) and Landscape Park Podgorye (in Truskavets). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, see the interesting displays at Beer Cultural Experience Center “Lvivarnya”, don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, and step into the grandiose world of Pidhirtsi Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lviv road trip planning app .

You can drive from Skole to Lviv in 2 hours. August in Lviv sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr, Krekhivsky Monastery of St. Nicholas Basilian Fathers, Landscape Park Podgorye, Pidhirtsi Castle
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral ©
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral

7
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery and St. Volodymyr's Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Mezhigorye National Park and Balloon Rides. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kiev: Novi Petrivtsi (Mezhyhirya Residence Museum & Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, don't miss a visit to Khreshchatyk, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kiev sightseeing website .

Traveling by flight from Lviv to Kiev takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. 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 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Parks Nature

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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