8 days in Kiev Oblast, Kharkiv Oblast & Lviv Oblast Itinerary

8 days in Kiev Oblast, Kharkiv Oblast & Lviv Oblast Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
1
Chernobyl
— 2 nights
+3
Taxi + Bus + Foot + Fly:  8 h 30 min
2
Kharkiv
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Lviv
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

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 12th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Pripyat Amusement Park, then make a trip to Reactor No 4, then make a trip to Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elijah Church. Keep things going the next day: see a world frozen in time at Chernobyl Go.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chernobyl vacation planning app.

Istanbul, Turkey to Chernobyl is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Istanbul in September, Chernobyl is much colder at night with lows of 11°C. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites Theme Parks

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Pripyat Amusement Park
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St. Elijah Church ©
St. Elijah Church
Reactor No 4
Reactor No 4
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker ©
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Freedom Square, then walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral. On your second day here, walk around Shevchenko Park, ponder the design of Mirror Stream fountain, look for all kinds of wild species at Kharkov Dolphinarium, then don't miss a visit to YermilovCentre of Modern Art, and finally explore the galleries of Software and Computer Museum.

Before you visit Kharkiv, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Chernobyl to Kharkiv in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Kharkiv are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure ©
Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure
Shevchenko Park ©
Shevchenko Park
Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain

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nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Lviv is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, examine the collection at Insomnia - The Haunted House, pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, and take a stroll through Old Town.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lviv driving holiday site.

Getting from Kharkiv to Lviv by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Lviv can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Lviv High Castle ©
Lviv High Castle
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery

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