35 days in Ukraine Itinerary

35 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ukraine trip itinerary planner
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Fly
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Lviv
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Uzhhorod
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yaremche
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Chernivtsi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vinnytsia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Odessa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kharkiv
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Poltava
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Zaporizhzhya
— 2 nights
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11
Kyiv (Kiev)
— 5 nights
Drive
12
Chernobyl
— 2 nights
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Lviv — 5 nights

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stryisky Park and Dominican Cathedral. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Andrew, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, get to know the fascinating history of Staroyevryeiska Street, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Lviv day trip planning tool.

Aberdeen, UK to Lviv is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Aberdeen in May: highs in Lviv hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Uzhhorod.
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Uzhhorod — 2 nights

Uzhhorod is a city located in western Ukraine, at the border with Slovakia and near the border with Hungary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Subcarpathian Rus' Museum of Folk Architecture and Customs, examine the collection at Uzhhorod Castle. Transcarpathian Regional History Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Linden Alley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): explore the activities along Uzh River and then step into the grandiose world of Palanok Castle.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Uzhhorod trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lviv to Uzhhorod takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Uzhhorod, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yaremche.
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Side Trip

Yaremche — 2 nights

Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Rocks Dovbusha and then admire the sheer force of Probiy Waterfall. On the next day, snap pictures at Bridge - Viaduct and then take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Guk.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yaremche trip builder site.

You can drive from Uzhhorod to Yaremche in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Yaremche can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chernivtsi.
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Chernivtsi — 2 nights

Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Chernivtsi City Hall, then don't miss a visit to Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, and then see the interesting displays at Chernivtsi Museum of Local Lore. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Heart of Jesus and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chernivtsi online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Yaremche to Chernivtsi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Chernivtsi sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.
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Kamianets-Podilskyi — 2 nights

Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul and then explore the fascinating underground world of Bakota/ Submerged Settlement and Remains of Ancient Cave Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Khotyn Fortress and then take in breathtaking views at The Smotrych River Canyon.

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Getting from Chernivtsi to Kamianets-Podilskyi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May in Kamianets-Podilskyi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vinnytsia.
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Vinnytsia — 2 nights

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. On the 30th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museum of Retro Technology Avtomotovelofotoradio and then admire the striking features of Vinnytsia Water Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): examine the collection at Pirogov's Masoleum - St.Nicolas Church and then see the interesting displays at National Pirogov's Estate Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vinnytsia trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Vinnytsia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Odessa.
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Museums

Odessa — 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Catacombs of Odessa. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Shustov Cognac Museum, wander the streets of Arcadia district, don't miss a visit to Monument to Catherine the Great and Founders of Odessa, and appreciate the history behind Monument to L. Utesov.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Odessa sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Vinnytsia to Odessa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Kharkiv.
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Kharkiv — 3 nights

Kharkiv hosts numerous Soviet monuments from its stint as the capital in the 1920s and is considered the industrial and educational heart of Ukraine.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Feldman Ecopark and Strilka Square. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kharkov Dolphinarium, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, ponder the design of Mirror Stream fountain, and make a trip to YermilovCentre of Modern Art.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kharkiv travel route planning tool.

You can fly from Odessa to Kharkiv in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Kharkiv can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Poltava.
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Poltava — 2 nights

Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Poltava Dumplings Monument, then examine the collection at Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House, and then appreciate the history behind Belaya Besedka (Belaya Al'tanka). Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Poltava Museum of Local Lore, see the interesting displays at Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum, and then make a trip to Poltava Battle Redouits.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Poltava attractions planner.

Getting from Kharkiv to Poltava by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Zaporizhzhya.
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Zaporizhzhya — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Khortitsa National Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Dnieper Hydroelectric Station and then examine the collection at The Historical and Cultural Complex Zaporizhian Sich.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the Zaporizhzhya tour builder site.

You can drive from Poltava to Zaporizhzhya in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly to Kyiv (Kiev).
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Kyiv (Kiev) — 5 nights

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grishko Central Botanical Garden and St. Andrew's Church. Go for a jaunt from Kyiv (Kiev) to Novi Petrivtsi to see Mezhyhirya Residence Museum about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: walk around Feofania Park, steep yourself in history at The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), and make a trip to National Reserve Sophia Kievskaya.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kyiv (Kiev) trip planning site.

Getting from Zaporizhzhya to Kyiv (Kiev) by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Kyiv (Kiev) are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chernobyl.
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Chernobyl — 2 nights

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 18th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Pripyat Amusement Park and then make a trip to Reactor No 4.

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Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to Chernobyl by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Chernobyl can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
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Ukraine travel guide

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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.
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