55 days in Ukraine Itinerary

55 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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55 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Lviv
— 5 nights
2
Uzhhorod
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Bukovel
— 3 nights
4
Chernivtsi
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 4 nights
6
Vinnytsia
— 3 nights
train + taxi:  4​h 30​min
7
Chernobyl
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Kiev
— 5 nights
9
Poltava
— 4 nights
10
Kharkiv
— 4 nights
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.
Explore Lviv's surroundings by going to Truskavets (Landscape Park Podgorye & Assumption Church of Blessed Virgin Mary), National Park Skole Beskids (in Skole) and Zoopark Limpopo (in Medenychi). The adventure continues: make a trip to Rynok Square, browse the exhibits of Insomnia - The Haunted House, enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lviv travel itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Lviv is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lviv, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Uzhhorod.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Uzhhorod

Uzhhorod ©
Uzhhorod is a city located in western Ukraine, at the border with Slovakia and near the border with Hungary. Change things up with these side-trips from Uzhhorod: Mukacheve (Keltic Yard, St. Nicholas Monastery, & more) and Lumshory Tanks (in Lumshory). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Uzhhorod Castle. Transcarpathian Regional History Museum, don't miss a visit to Little Saint Nicolas Mini-Sculpture, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Goryany Rotunda - St. Anna Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Uzhhorod online holiday maker .

You can drive from Lviv to Uzhhorod in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lviv to Uzhhorod. In June, daytime highs in Uzhhorod are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bukovel.

Things to do in Uzhhorod

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Bukovel

Bukovel ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bukovel: Hoverla (in Vorokhta) and Nativity of St. John the Baptist (in Yaremche).

Planning Bukovel trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

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. Traveling from Uzhhorod to Bukovel, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Bukovel

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yaremche, Yablonitskiy Pass
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Mount Bukovel ©
Mount Bukovel
Hoverla ©
Hoverla

3
nights
Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. Go for a jaunt from Chernivtsi to Ivano-Frankivsk to see Dniester Canyon about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Chernivtsi City Hall, and don't miss a visit to Teatralna Square.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Chernivtsi trip app .

Getting from Bukovel to Chernivtsi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dniester Canyon
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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 Kamianets-Podilskyi's surroundings by going to Satanov Synagogue (in Satanov), Khotyn Fortress (in Khotyn) and Crystal Cave at Kryvche (in Kryvche). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The House of the Russian City Council, and Head underground at Bakota/ Submerged Settlement and Remains of Ancient Cave Monastery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kamianets-Podilskyi travel itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Chernivtsi to Kamianets-Podilskyi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Kamianets-Podilskyi sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vinnytsia.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Satanov Synagogue, Khotyn Fortress, Crystal Cave at Kryvche
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:
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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 ©
Change things up with a short trip to Discalced Carmelites Order Monastery in Berdychiv (about 1h 30 min away).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vinnytsia online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Vinnytsia in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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:
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National Pirogov's Estate Museum ©
National Pirogov's Estate Museum
Multimedia Fountain Roshen ©
Multimedia Fountain Roshen
Jesuit Monastery ©
Jesuit Monastery

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. On the 19th (Fri), see a world frozen in time at Chernobyl Go and then take in the spiritual surroundings of 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, make a trip to Reactor No 4, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chernobyl trip builder website .

Drive from Vinnytsia to Chernobyl in 4.5 hours. June in Chernobyl sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car 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
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker ©
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker
Pripyat Amusement Park ©
Pripyat Amusement Park

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, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, learn more about the world around you at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, don't miss a visit to Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Sophia Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kiev sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Chernobyl to Kiev takes 2 hours. June in Kiev sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a train to Poltava.

Things to do in Kiev

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

4
nights
Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poltava: Kurortny Park (in Myrhorod) and Museum of Ukrainian Pottery (in Opishnya). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at The White Arbor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sampsoniy Church, examine the collection at Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Corpusniy Garden.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Poltava visit website .

Traveling by train from Kiev to Poltava takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Poltava

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Ukrainian Pottery, Kurortny Park
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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 ©

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.
Take a break from Kharkiv with a short trip to Ilya Repin Museum in Chuhuiv, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, try out the rides at Feldman Ecopark, explore the galleries of Museum of Coffee, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kharkov Dolphinarium.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kharkiv trip planning app .

Take a train from Poltava to Kharkiv in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. June in Kharkiv sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dnipro.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ilya Repin Museum, Feldman Ecopark
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:
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Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium
Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain

5
nights
Dnipro

Dnipro ©
Dnipro, until May 2016 Dnipropetrovsk or Dnepropetrovsk, is Ukraine's fourth largest city, with about one million inhabitants. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dnipro: Zaporizhzhya (The Historical and Cultural Complex Zaporizhian Sich, Khortitsa National Nature Reserve, & more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Menorah Centre, ponder the design of Fountain Vodyanaya Sfera, appreciate the history behind Lomonosov Statue, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iverska Madonna Icon Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dnipro trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kharkiv to Dnipro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Dnipro sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. 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
Menorah Centre ©
Menorah Centre

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Joseph Catholic Church (in Mykolayiv) and Sudkovsky Seascape Painting Museum (in Ochakiv). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, contemplate the waterfront views at The Odessa Port, stroll around City Garden, and examine the collection at Museum of Interesting Science.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Odessa tour itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Dnipro to Odessa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. In July, daytime highs in Odessa are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Catacombs of Odessa, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sudkovsky Seascape Painting Museum
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs

3
nights
Sumy

Sumy ©
Sumy is a city in north-eastern Ukraine, and the capital of Sumy Oblast (region). Sumy is known for parks, historic sites, museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Nikanor Onatsky Regional Art Museum in Sumy, ponder the design of Fontain, make a trip to Altanka, and enjoy some diversion at Children's Park Skazka.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sumy tour itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Odessa to Sumy takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sumy

Parks Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
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Children's Park Skazka ©
Children's Park Skazka
Sumy Local Lore Museum ©
Sumy Local Lore Museum

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