5 days in Kiev & Lviv Itinerary

5 days in Kiev & Lviv Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 45 min
1
Kiev
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Lviv
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

2
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, and pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland).

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kiev online visit planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Kiev is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Kiev. In December, Kiev is slightly colder than Istanbul - with highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
Rodina Mat (Motherland) ©
Rodina Mat (Motherland)
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra

2
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Pyana Vishnya has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Arsenal Museum, indulge your taste buds at Pyana Vishnya, then make a trip to Rynok Square, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally make a trip to Lviv City Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Insomnia - The Haunted House, take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Andrew.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lviv trip planner.

Getting from Kiev to Lviv by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Lviv can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Pyana Vishnya ©
Pyana Vishnya
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery

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