8 days in Ukraine Itinerary

8 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Odessa
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Taxi:  8 h 15 min
2
Chernobyl
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  7 h
3
Vinnytsia
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
4
Yaremche
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Lviv
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Dublin

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 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of Interesting Science, then get outside with Beach Golden Shore, then see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Catacombs of Odessa.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Odessa day trip planning app.

Dublin, Ireland to Odessa is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Dublin to Odessa, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Odessa: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Catacombs of Odessa
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Museum of Interesting Science ©
Museum of Interesting Science
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
Beach Golden Shore ©
Beach Golden Shore

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see a world frozen in time at Chernobyl Go and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elijah Church. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker, then don't miss a visit to Reactor No 4, and then get in on the family fun at Pripyat Amusement Park.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chernobyl trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Odessa to Chernobyl takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Odessa in August; daily highs in Chernobyl reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vinnytsia.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

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night
Vinnytsia

Vinnytsia ©
Vinnytsia is a city in west-central Ukraine, located on the banks of the Southern Bug.It is the administrative center of Vinnytsia Oblast and the largest city in the historic region of Podillia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get outside with Avant Garde Pool, then engage your brain at Science Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Holy Resurrection Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vinnytsia trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Chernobyl to Vinnytsia takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yaremche.

Things to do in Vinnytsia

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors
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Science Museum ©
Science Museum
Holy Resurrection Cathedral ©
Holy Resurrection Cathedral

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Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St Elias Wooden Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Makovytsia Mountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist, then sample the tasty concoctions at Girske Mini-Brewery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Yablonitskiy Pass.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yaremche online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vinnytsia to Yaremche in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Yaremche sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lviv.

Things to do in Yaremche

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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St Elias Wooden Church ©
St Elias Wooden Church
Makovytsia Mountain ©
Makovytsia Mountain
Nativity of St. John the Baptist ©
Nativity of St. John the Baptist

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The House of Scientists, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Andrew, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Jesuits, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Ivan Pidkova, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Wooden Church of St. Trinity, then identify plant and animal life at Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr, and then get engrossed in the history at Prison on Lontskogo, National Museum and Memorial to the Victims of Occupation.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lviv trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yaremche to Lviv takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lviv are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr, Wooden Church of St. Trinity
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The House of Scientists ©
The House of Scientists
Church of the Jesuits ©
Church of the Jesuits
Church of St. Andrew ©
Church of St. Andrew

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