43 days in Ukraine Itinerary

43 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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43 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Djerba Island
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Kiev
— 6 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kharkiv
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Zaporizhzhya
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Odessa
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Uman
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Vinnytsia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Chernivtsi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Yaremche
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Mukacheve
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
11
Pidhirtsi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Lviv
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Djerba Island

6
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kiev is known for museums, historic sites, nature, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery, don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, see the interesting displays at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kiev road trip app .

Djerba Island, Tunisia to Kiev is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Djerba Island in November; daily highs in Kiev reach 6°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Kiev

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

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.
Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Artem Culture and Recreation Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kharkov Zoo, make a trip to Freedom Square, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sculptures Garden.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kharkiv day trip website .

Getting from Kiev to Kharkiv by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zaporizhzhya.

Things to do in Kharkiv

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

1
night
Zaporizhzhya

Zaporizhzhya ©
On the 29th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Andrew's Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pobedy Park, then explore the striking landscape of Khortitsa National Nature Reserve, and finally examine the collection at The Historical and Cultural Complex Zaporizhian Sich.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zaporizhzhya attractions planner.

Drive from Kharkiv to Zaporizhzhya in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In November in Zaporizhzhya, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Zaporizhzhya

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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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.
Odessa is known for museums, nightlife, fun & games, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, tour the pleasant surroundings at City Garden, appreciate the history behind Duke de Richelieu monument, and see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Odessa travel route site .

Getting from Zaporizhzhya to Odessa by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Uman.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Catacombs of Odessa
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs

2
nights
Uman

Uman ©
Uman is a city located in the Cherkasy Oblast (province) in central Ukraine, to the east of Vinnytsia. On the 5th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Buki Canyon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslev, and then stroll through Sofiyivka Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Reserve Tripoli Culture, make a trip to Glory Obelisk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Uman Central Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Umansky Holy Protection Monastery Vasilevsky.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Uman itinerary website .

Getting from Odessa to Uman by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vinnytsya.

Things to do in Uman

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Buki Canyon, Reserve Tripoli Culture
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Sofiyivka Park ©
Sofiyivka Park
Buki Canyon ©
Buki Canyon
Tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslev ©

3
nights
Vinnytsia

Vinnytsia ©
Vinnytsya is known for museums, historic sites, parks, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Multimedia Fountain Roshen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorky Park, see the interesting displays at Pirogov's Masoleum - St.Nicolas Church, and pause for some photo ops at Glory Memorial and War Memorial Park.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vinnytsya tour planner.

Drive from Uman to Vinnytsya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Vinnytsia

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Werwolf (Hitler's Military Headquarters)
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Gorky Park ©
Gorky Park
Multimedia Fountain Roshen ©
Multimedia Fountain Roshen
National Pirogov's Estate Museum ©

4
nights
Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. Venture out of the city with trips to Khotyn (Khotyn Fortress, Historic Customs House, & more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, make a trip to Armenian Well, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dominican Monastery of St. Nicholas, and take in the views from Novoplanivskiy Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kamianets-Podilskyi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vinnytsya to Kamianets-Podilskyi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Kamianets-Podilskyi, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Khotyn
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Kamenet's Podolsky Castle ©
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle
Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
St. George Cathedral
St. George Cathedral

4
nights
Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. Chernivtsi is known for historic sites, museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University, appreciate the history behind Nikitin’s Crew Tank, wander the streets of Olha Kobylyahska Street, and examine the collection at Chernivtsi Museum of Local Lore.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chernivtsi trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Chernivtsi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yaremche.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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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 18th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hoverla, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Wooden Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Elias Wooden Church, then take in the awesome beauty at Rocks Dovbusha, then take in the dramatic scenery at Probiy Waterfall, and finally see the interesting displays at Park-Museum of the Carpathians in Miniature.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yaremche online day trip planner .

Getting from Chernivtsi to Yaremche by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mukacheve.

Things to do in Yaremche

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Probiy Waterfall ©
Probiy Waterfall
St Elias Wooden Church ©
St Elias Wooden Church

2
nights
Mukacheve

Mukacheve ©
Mukachevo is a city located in the valley of the Latorica river in Zakarpattia Oblast, in Western Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at Uzhhorod Castle. Transcarpathian Regional History Museum, then see the interesting displays at Subcarpathian Rus' Museum of Folk Architecture and Customs, then snap pictures at Pedestrian Bridge, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palanok Castle. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Linden Alley, explore the activities along Uzh River, and then stroll through Bozdoshskiy Park.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mukacheve online visit planner .

You can drive from Yaremche to Mukacheve in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Mukacheve can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pidhirtsi.

Things to do in Mukacheve

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Uzhhorod
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
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2
nights
Pidhirtsi

Pidhirtsi ©
Pidhirtsi is a village of about 1000 inhabitants in the Lviv Oblast of Ukraine, located about 80 km east of Lviv, 17 km south of Brody, 60 km north west of Ternopil, at around. On the 22nd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Roman CatholicChurch of the Exaltation of St. Joseph, explore the historical opulence of Olesko Castle, then don't miss a visit to Capuchin Monastery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Trinity Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Pidhirtsi Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Madonna Assumption Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Chapel of Communist Repressions' Victims, and finally explore the historical opulence of Zolochiv Castle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pidhirtsi day trip planning app .

Getting from Mukacheve to Pidhirtsi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Pidhirtsi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Zolochiv, Olesko
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Olesko Castle ©
Olesko Castle
Ascension Church ©
Ascension Church

6
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 Market Square, take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Insomnia - The Haunted House.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lviv online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Pidhirtsi to Lviv takes 1.5 hours. December in Lviv sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -4°C at night. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

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

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