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Tue, Oct 18
Kyiv — 1 day
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sophia's Cathedral, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then steep yourself in history at The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra.
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Istanbul, Turkey to Kyiv is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Istanbul in October, with highs in Kyiv at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Ukraine travel guide
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.