8 days in Ukraine & Kosice Itinerary

8 days in Ukraine & Kosice Itinerary

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8 days in Ukraine & Kosice Itinerary

Start: Kiev, Ukraine
1
Yaremche, Ukraine
— 2 nights
2
Lviv, Ukraine
— 1 day
3
Mukacheve, Ukraine
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kosice, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Uzhhorod, Ukraine
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  10​h
6
Kiev, Ukraine
— 2 nights
End: Kiev, Ukraine

2
nights
Yaremche, Ukraine

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Probiy Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Hoverla, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yaremche itinerary site .

Kiev to Yaremche is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kiev in August since evenings lows in Yaremche dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lviv.

Things to do in Yaremche

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Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Probiy Waterfall ©
Probiy Waterfall

1
day
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, then take a stroll through Old Town, then enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle, and finally stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lviv trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Yaremche to Lviv in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lviv, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mukacheve.

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Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery

1
night
Mukacheve, Ukraine

Mukacheve ©
Mukachevo is a city located in the valley of the Latorica river in Zakarpattia Oblast, in Western Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Mukacheve Town Hall, pause for some photo ops at Chimney Sweep Monument, pause for some photo ops at St. Cyril and Methodius Monument, then explore the historical opulence of Palanok Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Castle Shenbornov, and finally explore the historical opulence of St. Miklosh Castle.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mukacheve travel planning tool .

You can drive from Lviv to Mukacheve in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lviv in August, you will find days in Mukacheve are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Kosice.

Things to do in Mukacheve

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St. Miklosh Castle, Castle Shenbornov
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Palanok Castle ©
Palanok Castle
St. Cyril and Methodius Monument ©
St. Cyril and Methodius Monument
St. Miklosh Castle ©
St. Miklosh Castle

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Kosice, Slovakia

Kosice ©
Kosice has long been a hidden medieval gem.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the local landmark of Singing fountain, then don't miss a visit to Immaculata, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Elizabeth's Cathedral (Dom Svatej Alzbety), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kaplnka svateho Michala.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kosice trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Mukacheve to Kosice in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Mukacheve to Kosice is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mukacheve in August, you will find days in Kosice are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uzhhorod.

Things to do in Kosice

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Singing fountain ©
Singing fountain
Kaplnka svateho Michala ©
Kaplnka svateho Michala

1
night
Uzhhorod, Ukraine

Uzhhorod ©
Uzhhorod is a city located in western Ukraine, at the border with Slovakia and near the border with Hungary. On the 1st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Subcarpathian Rus' Museum of Folk Architecture and Customs.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Uzhhorod trip planner .

You can drive from Kosice to Uzhhorod in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Uzhhorod are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Uzhhorod

Museums
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Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, then examine the collection at Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia Cathedral. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Great Patriotic War Museum, appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), learn more about the world around you at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, then make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, and finally make a trip to Khreshchatyk.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kiev journey planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Uzhhorod to Kiev in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Uzhhorod to Kiev. In September, daytime highs in Kiev are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kiev

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

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