9 days in Kiev & Chernobyl Itinerary

9 days in Kiev & Chernobyl Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kiev
1
Kiev
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Chernobyl
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Kiev
— 5 nights
End: Kiev

2
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Golden Gate.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kiev trip itinerary planning tool.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiports are Kiev Zhuliany International Airport and Boryspil International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for Chernobyl.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Golden Gate ©
Golden Gate

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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chernobyl Visit. On the 15th (Sat), push the limits with Chernobyl Visit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker, get in on the family fun at Pripyat Amusement Park, and then make a trip to Reactor No 4.

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

Traveling by car from Kiev to Chernobyl takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Chernobyl are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kiev.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Tours Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pripyat Amusement Park
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Chernobyl Visit ©
Chernobyl Visit
Reactor No 4
Reactor No 4
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker ©
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker

5
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum and State Aviation Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vydubychi Monastery and St. Cyril's Monastery. See even more of Kiev: don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, see the interesting displays at Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum, admire the masterpieces at PinchukArtCentre, and walk around Park Landscape Alley.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kiev online journey planner.

Getting from Chernobyl to Kiev by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Pirogovo Open-Air Museum ©
Pirogovo Open-Air Museum
Chernobyl National Museum ©
Chernobyl National Museum
State Aviation Museum ©
State Aviation Museum

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