17 days in Ukraine Itinerary

17 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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17 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Kiev
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Chernobyl
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Vinnytsya
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Chernivtsi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Yaremche
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Lviv
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Kharkiv
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Odessa
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Cairo

2
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 15th (Tue), make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square). On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Mikhail Bulgakov Museum, admire the natural beauty at Grishko Central Botanical Garden, then Head underground at Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery, and finally appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland).

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kiev trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Kiev is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In May, Kiev is slightly colder than Cairo - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Kiev

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature
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Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Rodina Mat (Motherland) ©
Rodina Mat (Motherland)

1
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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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Pripyat Amusement Park and then don't miss a visit to Reactor No 4.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Chernobyl trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kiev to Chernobyl takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vinnytsya.

Things to do in Chernobyl

#Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pripyat Amusement Park
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Pripyat Amusement Park ©
Pripyat Amusement Park

1
night
Vinnytsya

Vinnytsya ©
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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Glory Memorial and War Memorial Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Transfiguration Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jesuit Monastery, then make a trip to Sabarovskaya Hydroelectric Power Station, and finally examine the collection at National Pirogov's Estate Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorky Park, ponder the design of Multimedia Fountain Roshen, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Retro Technology Avtomotovelofotoradio, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Vinnytsia Water Tower.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vinnytsya trip builder website .

You can drive from Chernobyl to Vinnytsya in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Vinnytsya

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Gorky Park ©
Gorky Park
National Pirogov's Estate Museum ©
National Pirogov's Estate Museum
Vinnytsia Water Tower ©
Vinnytsia Water Tower

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Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. On the 21st (Mon), admire the striking features of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University, don't miss a visit to Teatralna Square, then ponder the world of politics at Chernivtsi City Hall, then wander the streets of Olha Kobylyahska Street, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Heart of Jesus.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chernivtsi trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Vinnytsya to Chernivtsi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Chernivtsi sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yaremche.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
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Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Guk and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hoverla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of St. John the Baptist, take in the dramatic natural features at Rocks Dovbusha, then take in the dramatic scenery at Probiy Waterfall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Elias Wooden Church.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yaremche online trip maker .

Drive from Chernivtsi to Yaremche in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Chernivtsi in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yaremche, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lviv.

Things to do in Yaremche

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Probiy Waterfall ©
Probiy Waterfall
Rocks Dovbusha ©
Rocks Dovbusha

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nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chapel of the Boim Family and Church of the Jesuits. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Market Square, examine the collection at Arsenal Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, and get engrossed in the history at Armenian street.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lviv journey builder website .

Drive from Yaremche to Lviv in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Lviv

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Church of the Jesuits ©
Church of the Jesuits
Market Square ©
Market Square
Chapel of the Boim Family ©
Chapel of the Boim Family

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Kharkiv

Kharkiv ©
Kharkiv hosts numerous Soviet monuments from its stint as the capital in the 1920s and is considered the industrial and educational heart of Ukraine.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): stroll through Shevchenko Park, 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 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation 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 through Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kharkiv day trip planning tool .

Getting from Lviv to Kharkiv by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. 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 up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kharkiv

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Shevchenko Park ©
Shevchenko Park
Room Escape Games
The Pokrovsky Cathedral ©
The Pokrovsky Cathedral

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Odessa

Odessa ©
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Teatralnaya Square. There's much more to do: Head underground at Catacombs of Odessa, pause for some photo ops at Duke de Richelieu monument, make a trip to Sailor`s Wife Monument, and examine the collection at Shustov Cognac Winery Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Odessa day trip planning app .

Getting from Kharkiv to Odessa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Catacombs of Odessa
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Teatralnaya Square ©
Teatralnaya Square
Duke de Richelieu monument ©
Duke de Richelieu monument

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