60 days in Ukraine Itinerary

60 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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60 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Lviv
— 13 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Kiev
— 13 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Sumy
— 9 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Kharkiv
— 12 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Odessa
— 11 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Johannesburg

13
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Get out of town with these interesting Lviv side-trips: Drohobych Tower (in Drohobych), Roman CatholicChurch of the Exaltation of St. Joseph (in Pidhirtsi) and Truskavets (Museum of the History of the Resort Truskavets, Landscape Park Podgorye, & more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, and see the interesting displays at Insomnia - The Haunted House.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lviv trip itinerary builder .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Lviv is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. In July, Lviv is a bit warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Truskavets, Zhovkva, Skhodnitsa, Krekhivsky Monastery of St. Nicholas Basilian Fathers, Svirzh Castle
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

13
nights
Kiev

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mezhyhirya Residence Museum (in Novi Petrivtsi) and Bila Tserkva (Oleksandriya Park & House of Organ and Chamber Music). Next up on the itinerary: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, browse the exhibits of St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia Cathedral, and examine the collection at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kiev trip planning app .

Fly from Lviv to Kiev in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In July in Kiev, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sumy.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bila Tserkva, Mezhyhirya Residence Museum
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Photography Tours
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra

9
nights
Sumy

Sumy ©
Sumy is a city in north-eastern Ukraine, and the capital of Sumy Oblast (region). Explore Sumy's surroundings by going to Putivl (Old Russian Ancient Town, Molchanskiy Monastery, & more), Trostyanets (Palace Krugly Dvor, Ascension Church, & more) and Okhtyrka (Saint George Church & Intercession Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Usadba Sukhanovyh, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Transfiguration Cathedral, ponder the design of Fontain Sadko, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sumy trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Kiev to Sumy by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Sumy

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Putivl, Trostyanets, Okhtyrka, Holy Trinity Church
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Holy Resurrection Cathedral ©
Holy Resurrection Cathedral
Sumy Local Lore Museum ©
Sumy Local Lore Museum

12
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.
Explore Kharkiv's surroundings by going to Ilya Repin Museum (in Chuhuiv), Sharivka Palace (in Sharivka) and Krasnokutsk Arboretum (in Krasnokutsk). There's much more to do: walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, laugh and play at Feldman Ecopark, examine the collection at Marine Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Three Saints Church.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kharkiv trip planner .

Getting from Sumy to Kharkiv by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ilya Repin Museum, Feldman Ecopark, Krasnokutsk Arboretum, Sharivka Palace
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Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain
Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium

11
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 Ochakiv (Suvorov Military and History Museum & Sudkovsky Seascape Painting Museum), Zatoka Aquapark (in Zatoka) and Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (St.Nicolas Church, Ascension Cathedral, & more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, walk around City Garden, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Interesting Science.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Odessa travel app .

Traveling by flight from Kharkiv to Odessa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Odessa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ochakiv, Zatoka Aquapark, Catacombs of Odessa
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs

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