11 days in Ukraine Itinerary

11 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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— 1 night
Kyiv (Kiev)
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights


Kharkiv — 1 night

Kharkiv hosts numerous Soviet monuments from its stint as the capital in the 1920s and is considered the industrial and educational heart of Ukraine.
To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kharkiv journey planning website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kharkiv is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, Kharkiv is much colder than Riyadh - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can fly to Kyiv (Kiev).
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Kyiv (Kiev) — 3 nights

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Visit St. Sophia's Cathedral and St. Nicolas Cathedral for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Roshen and Oleg Antonov State Aviation Museum. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra, don't miss a visit to Khreshchatyk, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, and go from sight to sight with Kiev Funicular.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kyiv (Kiev) online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kharkiv to Kyiv (Kiev) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Kyiv (Kiev) are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Yaremche.
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Yaremche — 2 nights

Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hoverla and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Waterfall Guk, then take in the dramatic natural features at Rocks Dovbusha, and then admire the sheer force of Probiy Waterfall.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yaremche day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Yaremche takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Yaremche. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lviv.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Lviv — 2 nights

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
On the 19th (Sun), make a trip to Rynok Square, wander the streets of Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Jesuits, then browse the different shops at Forum Lviv, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Dominican Cathedral. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Armenian street, get to know the fascinating history of Staroyevryeiska Street, then stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, and finally stop by Something Interesting.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lviv road trip website.

Getting from Yaremche to Lviv by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Lviv are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Odessa.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Odessa — 2 nights

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 21st (Tue), surround yourself with nature on Ukraine by Locals, admire the landmark architecture of Odessa Passage, don't miss a visit to Teatralnaya Square, don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, then make a trip to Primorsky Boulevard, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Catacombs of Odessa.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Odessa online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Lviv to Odessa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lviv in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Odessa, with lows around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for home.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trip

Ukraine travel guide

Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Churches
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.