8 days in Ukraine Itinerary

8 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Marmaris, Turkey
Shuttle + Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Lviv
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Kiev
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Odessa
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  8 h 45 min
End: Marmaris, Turkey

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Glass Museum In Lviv, then see the interesting displays at Arsenal Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, and finally stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Rynok Square, take a stroll through Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Jesuits, get engrossed in the history at Prison on Lontskogo, National Museum and Memorial to the Victims of Occupation, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pravda B Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lviv trip planner.

Marmaris, Turkey to Lviv is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Marmaris to Lviv due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Marmaris in July; daily highs in Lviv reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral ©
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral

3
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Get some historical perspective at St. Sophia's Cathedral and St. Andrew's Church. Get some cultural insight at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra and National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, get engrossed in the history at Chernobyl National Museum, make a trip to Khreshchatyk, and admire the striking features of Golden Gate.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kiev online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Lviv to Kiev in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kiev can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kiev

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St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery

2
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.
On the 7th (Tue), examine the collection at Insomnia- The Haunted House, don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, go deep underground at Catacombs of Odessa, then see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, then kick back and relax at Arcadia Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Beach Golden Shore. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lanzheron Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Odessa trip builder tool.

You can fly from Kiev to Odessa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Odessa are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

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Side Trip

Catacombs of Odessa
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
Insomnia- The Haunted House ©
Insomnia- The Haunted House

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