8 days in Ukraine Itinerary

8 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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8 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Madrid
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  8​h 15​min
1
Kiev
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Odessa
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Mukacheve
— 1 day
4
Lutsk
— 1 day
5
Lviv
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Madrid

2
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Mikhail Bulgakov Museum, then examine the collection at State Aviation Museum, and finally make a trip to Khreshchatyk. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Mezhyhirya Residence Museum, learn about all things military at Great Patriotic War Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kiev trip planner .

Madrid, Spain to Kiev is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Kiev, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mezhyhirya Residence Museum
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Mezhyhirya Residence Museum ©
Mezhyhirya Residence Museum
State Aviation Museum ©
State Aviation Museum
Mikhail Bulgakov Museum ©
Mikhail Bulgakov Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum of Interesting Science, see the interesting displays at Shustov Cognac Winery Museum, then examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, and finally Head underground at Catacombs of Odessa.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Odessa road trip planning tool .

Getting from Kiev to Odessa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In July in Odessa, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mukacheve.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Catacombs of Odessa
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
Museum of Interesting Science ©
Museum of Interesting Science

1
day
Mukacheve

Mukacheve ©
Mukachevo is a city located in the valley of the Latorica river in Zakarpattia Oblast, in Western Ukraine. On the 3rd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Chapel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Martin Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Pochaiv Madonna Icon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palanok Castle.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mukacheve vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Odessa to Mukacheve takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Odessa in July since evenings lows in Mukacheve dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Lutsk.

Things to do in Mukacheve

Historic Sites
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Palanok Castle ©
Palanok Castle
St. Joseph Chapel ©
St. Joseph Chapel
St. Nicholas Monastery ©
St. Nicholas Monastery

1
day
Lutsk

Lutsk ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum of Volyn Icon, explore the historical opulence of Lubart's Castle, examine the collection at Bells Museum, see the interesting displays at Books Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovska Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lutsk trip app .

Traveling by car from Mukacheve to Lutsk takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Mukacheve, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lutsk, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Lviv.

Things to do in Lutsk

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Lubart's Castle ©
Lubart's Castle
Museum of Volyn Icon ©
Museum of Volyn Icon
Lutheran Church ©
Lutheran Church

2
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
On the 5th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Armenian street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, make a trip to Dominican Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): make a trip to Market Square, make a trip to Potoсki Palace, then wander the streets of Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Ivan Pidkova.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lviv road trip planning site .

You can drive from Lutsk to Lviv in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Lviv sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Armenian street ©
Armenian street
Museum of Folk Architecture and Life ©
Church of the Jesuits ©
Church of the Jesuits

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