55 days in Ukraine Itinerary

55 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Lviv
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Uzhhorod
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Bukovel
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Chernivtsi
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
5
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Vinnytsia
— 3 nights
Train + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
7
Chernobyl
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Kiev
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h
9
Poltava
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Kharkiv
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
Dnipro
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
12
Odessa
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  9 h 15 min
13
Sumy
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: Johannesburg

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lviv: National Park Skole Beskids (in Skole), Truskavets (Landscape Park Podgorye & Assumption Church of Blessed Virgin Mary) and Zoopark Limpopo (in Medenychi). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Rynok Square, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Lviv online tour planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Lviv is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, expect nights in Lviv to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Uzhhorod.

Things to do in Lviv

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Truskavets, National Park Skole Beskids, Zoopark Limpopo
Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 1:
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Stryisky Park ©
Stryisky Park
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Uzhhorod: Lumshory Tanks (in Lumshory) and Mukacheve (Keltic Yard, St. Nicholas Monastery, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Subcarpathian Rus' Museum of Folk Architecture and Customs, make a trip to Hedgehog Family Mini-Sculptures, and pause for some serene contemplation at Goryany Rotunda - St. Anna Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Uzhhorod online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Lviv to Uzhhorod takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bukovel.

Things to do in Uzhhorod

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mukacheve, Lumshory Tanks
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:
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Palanok Castle ©
Palanok Castle

3
nights
Bukovel

Bukovel ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Bukovel: Hoverla (in Vorokhta) and Nativity of St. John the Baptist (in Yaremche).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bukovel sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Uzhhorod to Bukovel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Bukovel, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Bukovel

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yaremche
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:
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Mount Khomyak ©
Mount Khomyak
Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Mount Bukovel ©
Mount Bukovel

3
nights
Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. Step out of Chernivtsi to go to Ivano-Frankivsk and see Dniester Canyon, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Bukovinian Jewish History, get a sense of history and politics at Chernivtsi City Hall, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chernivtsi online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Bukovel to Chernivtsi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Dniester Canyon
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:
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Dniester Canyon ©
Dniester Canyon
Olgi  Kobylyanskoi  Street ©
Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street

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: Crystal Cave at Kryvche (in Kryvche), Khotyn Fortress (in Khotyn) and Satanov Synagogue (in Satanov). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere 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 other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kamianets-Podilskyi online sightseeing planner.

Take a bus from Chernivtsi to Kamianets-Podilskyi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vinnytsia.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Crystal Cave at Kryvche, Khotyn Fortress, Satanov Synagogue
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
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 a city in west-central Ukraine, located on the banks of the Southern Bug.It is the administrative center of Vinnytsia Oblast and the largest city in the historic region of Podillia. Step out of Vinnytsia to go to Berdychiv and see Discalced Carmelites Order Monastery, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Multimedia Fountain Roshen, admire the engineering at Sabarovskaya Hydroelectric Power Station, walk around Gorky Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Glory Memorial and War Memorial Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vinnytsia trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Vinnytsia in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Vinnytsia

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Discalced Carmelites Order Monastery
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
National Pirogov's Estate Museum ©
National Pirogov's Estate Museum
Multimedia Fountain Roshen ©
Multimedia Fountain Roshen
Museum of Retro Technology Avtomotovelofotoradio ©

2
nights
Chernobyl

Chernobyl ©
Chernobyl or Chornobyl is a city in the restricted Chernobyl Exclusion Zone situated in the Ivankiv Raion of northern Kiev Oblast, near Ukraine's border with Belarus. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Chernobyl Go and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elijah Church. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Pripyat Amusement Park, then don't miss a visit to Reactor No 4, and then make a trip to Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chernobyl sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Vinnytsia to Chernobyl by combination of train and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kiev.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pripyat Amusement Park
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:
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St. Elijah Church ©
St. Elijah Church
Reactor No 4
Reactor No 4
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker ©
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker

5
nights
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: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Kiev trip app.

Traveling by car from Chernobyl to Kiev takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Poltava.

Things to do in Kiev

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:
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Photography Tours
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral

4
nights
Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Explore Poltava's surroundings by going to Museum of Ukrainian Pottery (in Opishnya) and Kurortny Park (in Myrhorod). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind The White Arbor, make a trip to Ivan Kotlyarevsky Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sampsoniy Church, and see the interesting displays at Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Poltava travel tool.

Take a train from Kiev to Poltava in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Poltava

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Ukrainian Pottery, Kurortny Park
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:
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The Poltava Museum of Local Lore ©
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore
The White Arbor ©
The White Arbor
Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum ©
Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum

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.
Step out of Kharkiv with an excursion to Ilya Repin Museum in Chuhuiv--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, identify plant and animal life at Kharkov Dolphinarium, engage your brain at Software and Computer Museum, and get in on the family fun at Feldman Ecopark.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kharkiv online vacation planner.

Take a train from Poltava to Kharkiv in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Kharkiv are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Dnipro.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Feldman Ecopark, Ilya Repin Museum
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure ©
Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure
Feldman Ecopark ©
Feldman Ecopark
Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium

5
nights
Dnipro

Dnipro ©
Get out of town with these interesting Dnipro side-trips: Zaporizhzhya (The Historical and Cultural Complex Zaporizhian Sich, Khortitsa National Nature Reserve, &more).

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dnipro visit planning website.

You can drive from Kharkiv to Dnipro in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dnipro can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Dnipro

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Zaporizhzhya
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:
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Faeton Retro Cars Museum ©
Faeton Retro Cars Museum
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve ©
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve

7
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.
Explore Odessa's surroundings by going to St. Joseph Catholic Church (in Mykolayiv) and Sudkovsky Seascape Painting Museum (in Ochakiv). There's much more to do: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Odessa Port.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Odessa holiday builder app.

Fly from Dnipro to Odessa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sumy.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sudkovsky Seascape Painting Museum, Catacombs of Odessa
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs

3
nights
Sumy

Sumy ©
Sumy is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Troitskiy Cathedral, make a trip to Altanka, take in the architecture and design of Alexander Gymnasium Sumy City Council, and get engrossed in the history at Sumy Local Lore Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sumy day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Odessa to Sumy in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sumy

Parks Museums Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Children's Park Skazka ©
Children's Park Skazka
Altanka ©
Altanka
Nikanor Onatsky Regional Art Museum in Sumy ©
Nikanor Onatsky Regional Art Museum in Sumy

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