17 days in Ukraine Itinerary

17 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 2 nights
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Chernobyl
— 1 night
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Vinnytsia
— 1 night
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Chernivtsi
— 1 night
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Yaremche
— 2 nights
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Lviv
— 3 nights
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Kharkiv
— 1 night
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Odessa
— 2 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev)

— 2 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Maidan Nezalezhnosti. On the next day, examine the collection at Mikhail Bulgakov Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Grishko Central Botanical Garden, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra, and finally appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland).

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Cairo, Egypt to Kyiv (Kiev) is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairo in May, with highs in Kyiv (Kiev) at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Chernobyl

— 1 night
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 (Fri): find something for the whole family at Pripyat Amusement Park and then don't miss a visit to Reactor No 4.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chernobyl trip planner.

You can drive from Kyiv (Kiev) to Chernobyl in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Chernobyl are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vinnytsia.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Vinnytsia

— 1 night
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 19th (Sat): walk around Glory Memorial and War Memorial Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Transfiguration Cathedral, and then examine the collection at National Pirogov's Estate Museum. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Gorky Park, then don't miss a visit to Multimedia Fountain Roshen, then examine the collection at Museum of Retro Technology Avtomotovelofotoradio, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Vinnytsia Water Tower.

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You can drive from Chernobyl to Vinnytsia in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Vinnytsia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

Chernivtsi

— 1 night
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. On the 21st (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University, don't miss a visit to Teatralna Square, then get a sense of history and politics at Chernivtsi City Hall, then don't miss a visit to Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Heart of Jesus.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chernivtsi trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Vinnytsia to Chernivtsi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yaremche.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Historic Sites
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Yaremche

— 2 nights
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. On the 22nd (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Guk and then take in the awesome beauty at Hoverla. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocks Dovbusha, then admire the sheer force of Probiy Waterfall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Elias Wooden Church.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yaremche trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chernivtsi to Yaremche takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Yaremche when traveling from Chernivtsi in May, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Lviv.

Things to do in Yaremche

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Lviv

— 3 nights

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stryisky Park and Dominican Cathedral. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, wander the streets of Old Town, examine the collection at Arsenal Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Lychakiv Cemetery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lviv online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Yaremche to Lviv takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lviv are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:

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.
On the 27th (Sun), walk around Shevchenko Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kharkov Dolphinarium, then don't miss a visit to YermilovCentre of Modern Art, and finally don't miss a visit to Freedom Square. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Pokrovsky Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kharkiv trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Lviv to Kharkiv in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Lviv in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kharkiv: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

Odessa

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Black Sea

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Monument to Catherine the Great and Founders of Odessa. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, examine the collection at Museum of Interesting Science, make a trip to Monument to L. Utesov, and pause for some serene contemplation at Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Odessa trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Kharkiv to Odessa by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Odessa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 28 — 31:

Ukraine travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
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.