46 days in Ukraine Itinerary

46 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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46 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Kigali
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Odessa
— 4 nights
2
Lviv
— 5 nights
3
Uzhhorod
— 4 nights
4
Yaremche
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Chernivtsi
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 4 nights
7
Vinnytsia
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Kiev
— 5 nights
9
Poltava
— 2 nights
10
Kharkiv
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Donetsk
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
12
Zaporizhzhya
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Dnipro
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Kigali

4
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: don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, observe the fascinating underwater world at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, and examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Odessa day trip planning website .

Kigali, Rwanda to Odessa is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
When in Lviv, make a side trip to see Zoopark Limpopo in Medenychi, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, take a stroll through Old Town, examine the collection at Insomnia - The Haunted House, and enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lviv trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Odessa to Lviv in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Odessa in August, things will get a bit cooler in Lviv: highs are around 30°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Uzhhorod.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Zoopark Limpopo
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Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery

4
nights
Uzhhorod

Uzhhorod ©
Uzhhorod is a city located in western Ukraine, at the border with Slovakia and near the border with Hungary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Uzhhorod: Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians (in Kelechyn), Lumshory Tanks (in Lumshory) and Mukacheve (Palanok Castle, Church of Pochaiv Madonna Icon, & more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Liberty Mini-sculpture, pause for some serene contemplation at Goryany Rotunda - St. Anna Church, see the interesting displays at Jozsef Boksay Art Museum, and explore the activities along Uzh River.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Uzhhorod holiday planner .

Getting from Lviv to Uzhhorod by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lviv to Uzhhorod due to the time zone difference. In August in Uzhhorod, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Yaremche.

Things to do in Uzhhorod

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mukacheve, Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians, Lumshory Tanks
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Palanok Castle ©
Palanok Castle

2
nights
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Probiy Waterfall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hoverla, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Bukovel and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Khomyak.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yaremche trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Uzhhorod to Yaremche takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Uzhhorod to Yaremche due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Yaremche

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Mount Bukovel
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Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Mount Bukovel ©
Mount Bukovel
Probiy Waterfall ©
Probiy Waterfall

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nights
Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. When in Chernivtsi, make a side trip to see Vizhnitskiy National Park in Berehomet, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Armenian Church, make a trip to Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Bukovinian Jewish History.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chernivtsi planner .

Traveling by car from Yaremche to Chernivtsi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Yaremche in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Chernivtsi, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vizhnitskiy National Park
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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kamianets-Podilskyi: Khotyn Fortress (in Khotyn), Crystal Cave at Kryvche (in Kryvche) and Satanov Synagogue (in Satanov). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul, make a trip to The House of the Russian City Council, and Head underground at Bakota/ Submerged Settlement and Remains of Ancient Cave Monastery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kamianets-Podilskyi trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a bus from Chernivtsi to Kamianets-Podilskyi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vinnytsia.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Vinnytsia

Vinnytsia ©
Vinnytsia is known for museums, parks, historic sites, theme parks, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Multimedia Fountain Roshen, walk around Glory Memorial and War Memorial Park, examine the collection at Museum of Retro Technology Avtomotovelofotoradio, and admire the masterpieces at Vinnytsya Museum of Art.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vinnytsia travel route planner .

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 9th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kiev.

Things to do in Vinnytsia

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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National Pirogov's Estate Museum ©
National Pirogov's Estate Museum
Multimedia Fountain Roshen ©
Multimedia Fountain Roshen
Jesuit Monastery ©
Jesuit Monastery

5
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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kiev itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Vinnytsia to Kiev in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Kiev are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a train to Poltava.

Things to do in Kiev

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

2
nights
Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Museum of Ukrainian Pottery, pause for some serene contemplation at Savior Church, and then appreciate the history behind The White Arbor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Ivan Kotlyarevsky Monument, see the interesting displays at The Poltava Museum of Local Lore, examine the collection at Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House, then pause for some photo ops at Peter I Monument, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sampsoniy Church, and finally steep yourself in history at The Holy Cross Exaltation Monastery.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Poltava holiday builder tool .

You can take a train from Kiev to Poltava in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Poltava

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Ukrainian Pottery
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The Poltava Museum of Local Lore ©
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore
The White Arbor ©
The White Arbor
St. Sampsoniy Church ©
St. Sampsoniy Church

4
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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.
Step out of Kharkiv with an excursion to Ilya Repin Museum in Chuhuiv--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, look for all kinds of wild species at Kharkov Dolphinarium, admire the local landmark of Mirror Stream fountain, and examine the collection at Marine Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kharkiv online travel planner .

You can take a train from Poltava to Kharkiv in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Kharkiv are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Donetsk.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ilya Repin Museum
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Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain
Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Donbass Liberators Memorial complex, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Cathedral, then stroll around Park Shcherbakova, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Pushkin Boulevard. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Monument to Sergey Bubka, appreciate the history behind Mertsalov’s Palm, then see the sky in a new way at Donetsk Planetarium, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Holy Transfiguration Cathedral, and finally stroll around Park of Forged Figures.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Donetsk trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kharkiv to Donetsk takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Zaporizhzhya.

Things to do in Donetsk

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Park of Forged Figures ©
Park of Forged Figures
Donbass Liberators Memorial complex ©
Park Shcherbakova ©
Park Shcherbakova

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Zaporizhzhya

Zaporizhzhya ©
On the 23rd (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Zaporizhzhya City Children Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Steelworkers Stella, then see the interesting displays at The Historical and Cultural Complex Zaporizhian Sich, then explore the striking landscape of Khortitsa National Nature Reserve, and finally don't miss a visit to Dnieper Hydroelectric Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): examine the collection at Faeton Retro Cars Museum, examine the collection at Museum of the History of Weapons, then don't miss a visit to Rainbow Fountains Cascade, and finally see the interesting displays at Motor Sich Aviation Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zaporizhzhya sightseeing website .

Getting from Donetsk to Zaporizhzhya by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Zaporizhzhya, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dnipro.

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

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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, don't miss a visit to Zolotaya Roza Synagogue, walk around Taras Shevchenko Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saviour Transfiguration Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dnipro road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zaporizhzhya to Dnipro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Dnipro, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dnipro

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Saviour Transfiguration Cathedral ©
Saviour Transfiguration Cathedral
Menorah Centre ©
Menorah Centre
Taras Shevchenko Park ©
Taras Shevchenko Park

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