45 days in Ukraine Itinerary

45 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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45 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  19 h
1
Lviv
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Mukacheve
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Skole
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Yaremche
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Chernivtsi
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
6
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Vinnytsia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Uman
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Odessa
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
10
Kharkiv
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
11
Donetsk
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
12
Zaporizhzhya
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
13
Kiev
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
14
Chernihiv
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Boston

1
night
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
On the 2nd (Sun), wander the streets of Old Town, make a trip to Market Square, then enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Boim Family. On the next day, make a trip to Prospekt Svobody, take in the spiritual surroundings of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, explore the galleries of Insomnia - The Haunted House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St.Yura Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Lviv City Hall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lviv trip planner .

Boston, USA to Lviv is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Lviv is 7 hours. Traveling from Boston in September, expect Lviv to be a bit cooler, temps between 67°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mukacheve.

Things to do in Lviv

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

3
nights
Mukacheve

Mukacheve ©
Mukachevo is a city located in the valley of the Latorica river in Zakarpattia Oblast, in Western Ukraine. Explore Mukacheve's surroundings by going to Uzhhorod (Subcarpathian Rus' Museum of Folk Architecture and Customs, Avangard Stadium, & more) and Khust (Khust Synagogue & St. Elizabeth Fortress-Church). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Palanok Castle, see the interesting displays at Castle Shenbornov, ponder the world of politics at Mukacheve Town Hall, and appreciate the history behind Chimney Sweep Monument.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mukacheve driving holiday planner .

Getting from Lviv to Mukacheve by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. When traveling from Lviv in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mukacheve: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Skole.

Things to do in Mukacheve

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Uzhhorod, Khust, Castle Shenbornov, St. Miklosh Castle
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Palanok Castle ©
Palanok Castle
Keltic Yard ©
Keltic Yard

1
night
Skole

Skole ©
Skole is a town in Lviv Oblast of Ukraine. On the 7th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Parashka, make a trip to Goshevskiy Greek Catholic Monastery, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Dovbush Rocks.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Skole trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Mukacheve to Skole takes 2 hours. When traveling from Mukacheve in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Skole, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yaremche.

Things to do in Skole

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Goshevskiy Greek Catholic Monastery, Dovbush Rocks
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Dovbush Rocks ©
Dovbush Rocks
Mount Parashka ©
Mount Parashka

3
nights
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Go for a jaunt from Yaremche to Polyanitsa to see Ski Resort Bukovel about 58 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Carpathian National Nature Park. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Hoverla, pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of St. John the Baptist, take in the dramatic scenery at Probiy Waterfall, and explore the striking landscape at Rocks Dovbusha.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yaremche route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Skole to Yaremche takes 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Yaremche

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Ski Resort Bukovel
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Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Probiy Waterfall ©
Probiy Waterfall
Carpathian National Nature Park ©
Carpathian National Nature Park

3
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 landmark architecture of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Alley of Stars, and see the interesting displays at Chernivtsi Pharmacie-Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chernivtsi driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Yaremche to Chernivtsi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Chernivtsi sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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3
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 Khotyn (Khotyn Fortress & Khotyn Historic Museum) and Crystal Cave at Kryvche (in Kryvche).

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kamianets-Podilskyi online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Chernivtsi to Kamianets-Podilskyi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Kamianets-Podilskyi can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vinnytsya.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Khotyn, Crystal Cave at Kryvche
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Kamenet's Podolsky Castle ©
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle
Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
The Smotrych River Canyon ©
The Smotrych River Canyon

3
nights
Vinnytsia

Vinnytsia ©
Vinnytsya is known for museums, historic sites, parks, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Multimedia Fountain Roshen, look and learn at Vinnytsya Planetarium, examine the collection at National Pirogov's Estate Museum, and admire the striking features of Vinnytsia Water Tower.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Vinnytsya trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Vinnytsya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Uman.

Things to do in Vinnytsia

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Vinnytsya Planetarium ©
Vinnytsya Planetarium
Multimedia Fountain Roshen ©
Multimedia Fountain Roshen
National Pirogov's Estate Museum ©
National Pirogov's Estate Museum

2
nights
Uman

Uman ©
Uman is a city located in the Cherkasy Oblast (province) in central Ukraine, to the east of Vinnytsia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sofiyivka Park, then don't miss a visit to Umansky Holy Protection Monastery Vasilevsky, then examine the collection at Uman Art Museum, and finally explore the activities along Ostashivskiy Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicolas Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wooden church of St. Michael the Archangel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Uman Central Park, and finally examine the collection at Reserve Tripoli Culture.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Uman tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Vinnytsya to Uman by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Odessa.

Things to do in Uman

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Reserve Tripoli Culture
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Sofiyivka Park ©
Sofiyivka Park
St. Nicolas Cathedral ©
St. Nicolas Cathedral

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Riviera Shopping City in Fontanka (about 34 minutes away). There's much more to do: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, Head underground at Catacombs of Odessa, contemplate the waterfront views at The Odessa Port, and examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Odessa itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Uman to Odessa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Odessa can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Catacombs of Odessa, Riviera Shopping City
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs

2
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, historic sites, nightlife, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, view the masterpieces at Avec Fine Arts Gallery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kharkov Zoo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kharkiv attractions site .

Traveling by flight from Odessa to Kharkiv takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Kharkiv when traveling from Odessa in September, with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Donetsk.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain
Shevchenko Park ©
Shevchenko Park

3
nights
Donetsk

Donetsk ©
Located on the banks of the Kalmius River, Donetsk sits as the center of Ukraine's industrial region, which developed as a result of the country's coal industry.
Donetsk is known for parks, historic sites, museums, theme parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Park of Forged Figures, get a taste of the local shopping with Art-Donbass, examine the collection at FC Shakhtar Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Pushkin Boulevard.

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

Traveling by car from Kharkiv to Donetsk takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Zaporizhzhya.

Things to do in Donetsk

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Park of Forged Figures ©
Park of Forged Figures
Park Shcherbakova ©
Park Shcherbakova
Donetsk Planetarium ©
Donetsk Planetarium

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nights
Zaporizhzhya

Zaporizhzhya ©
When in Zaporizhzhya, make a side trip to see Popov Castle in Vasylivka, approximately 58 minutes away.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zaporizhzhya trip planner .

You can drive from Donetsk to Zaporizhzhya in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Zaporizhzhya, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Zaporizhzhya

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Popov Castle
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Khortitsa National Nature Reserve ©
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve
Faeton Retro Cars Museum ©
Faeton Retro Cars Museum

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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia Cathedral, explore the fascinating underground world of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery, appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), and head outdoors with CHERNOBYLwel.come.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kiev day trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Zaporizhzhya to Kiev in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Chernihiv.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
CHERNOBYLwel.come ©
CHERNOBYLwel.come

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nights
Chernihiv

Chernihiv ©
Chernihiv HistoryChernihiv was first mentioned in the Rus'-Byzantine Treaty (907) (as Черниговъ (Chernigov)), but the time of establishment is not known. Take a break from Chernihiv with a short trip to Mizhrichynskyi Regional Landscape Park in Kozelets, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Taras Shevchenko Monument in Dytynets, explore the fascinating underground world of Saint Anthony Caves, steep yourself in history at Chernihiv Collegium, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Borys and Glib Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chernihiv route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Kiev to Chernihiv takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chernihiv

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mizhrichynskyi Regional Landscape Park
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Mizhrichynskyi Regional Landscape Park ©
St. Catherine's Cathedral ©
St. Catherine's Cathedral
Dytynets ©
Dytynets

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