44 days in Ukraine & United Kingdom Itinerary

44 days in Ukraine & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 4 nights
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Chernihiv, Ukraine
— 3 nights
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Poltava, Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Odessa, Ukraine
— 1 night
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine — 4 nights

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kyiv (Kiev) is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kyiv (Kiev) itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Ukraine, the closest major aiports are Kiev Zhuliany International Airport and Boryspil International Airport. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chernihiv.
Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Spas

Chernihiv, Ukraine — 3 nights

Chernihiv HistoryChernihiv was first mentioned in the Rus'-Byzantine Treaty (907) (as Черниговъ (Chernigov)), but the time of establishment is not known. Chernihiv is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Garden Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Saviour-Transfiguration Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Leonid Hlibov Monument.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chernihiv trip maker app.

You can drive from Kyiv (Kiev) to Chernihiv in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Poltava.
Historic Sites · Parks

Poltava, Ukraine — 2 nights

Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): walk around Petrovskiy Park, then don't miss a visit to Marusia Churai Memorial, and then appreciate the history behind Nikolai Gogol Monument. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior Church and then appreciate the history behind Belaya Besedka (Belaya Al'tanka).

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Poltava trip planner.

Getting from Chernihiv to Poltava by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Kharkiv.
Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Kharkiv, Ukraine — 2 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.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Pokrovsky Cathedral and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum of Coffee and then pause for some serene contemplation at Three Saints Church.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kharkiv trip planner.

Drive from Poltava to Kharkiv in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kharkiv are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Edinburgh.
Historic Sites · Museums

Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 6 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at BobCat Alpacas, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Kharkiv to Edinburgh in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kharkiv to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kharkiv in January: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Glasgow.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Glasgow, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Change things up with a short trip to New Mills Trout Fishing Park in Brampton (about 1h 55 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, contemplate the long history of City Chambers, explore the engaging exhibits at Glasgow Science Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Glasgow trip planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Belfast.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Belfast, United Kingdom — 3 nights

A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Explore Belfast's surroundings by going to Giant's Causeway (in Bushmills) and Causeway Coastal Route (in Ballintoy). There's still lots to do: gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Belfast tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to Belfast takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Belfast are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to York.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Spas
Side Trips

York, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Change things up with these side-trips from York: The Vulcan Experience (in Doncaster), Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle (in Tadcaster) and Fury Events (in Witton Gilbert). And it doesn't end there: sample some tasty brews at Brewtown Tours, examine the collection at National Railway Museum, stroll through York Bird of Prey Centre, and pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for York using our trip planner.

Getting from Belfast to York by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manchester.
Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Manchester, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nelsons Distillery & School (in Uttoxeter), Le Petit Spa (in Halifax) and Holly Hagg Community Farm (in Sheffield). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, steep yourself in history at Mendips - John Lennon Home, bet on your favorite at Land Rover Experience, and gain insight at Tideswell School of Food.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Manchester online vacation planner.

You can drive from York to Manchester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to London.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Spas
Side Trips

London, United Kingdom — 7 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Take a break from London with a short trip to Cambridgeshire Wine School in Cambridge, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

Take the guesswork out of planning a London vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Manchester to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Lviv.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries
Side Trip

Lviv, Ukraine — 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 22nd (Tue), examine the collection at Insomnia - The Haunted House and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Lychakiv Cemetery, then take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally make a trip to Rynok Square.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lviv holiday planning site.

Getting from London to Lviv by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Lviv is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Lviv hover around 2°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Odessa.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Odessa, Ukraine — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): make a trip to Primorsky Boulevard, then don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, and then examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Odessa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lviv to Odessa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lviv in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Odessa, with lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums

Ukraine travel guide

4.5
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.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.