15 days in Odessa, Kiev & Riga Itinerary

15 days in Odessa, Kiev & Riga Itinerary

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15 days in Odessa, Kiev & Riga Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Malta
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Odessa, Ukraine
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Kiev, Ukraine
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Valletta, Malta

4
nights
Odessa, Ukraine

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Sudkovsky Seascape Painting Museum in Ochakiv (about 1h 55 min away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, examine the collection at Museum of Interesting Science, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and walk around City Garden.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Odessa online travel route planner .

Valletta, Malta to Odessa is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Valletta to Odessa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valletta in June, expect Odessa to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Sudkovsky Seascape Painting Museum
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs

5
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kiev is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, examine the collection at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, and learn about all things military at Great Patriotic War Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Kiev trip builder website .

Getting from Odessa to Kiev by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kiev can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Photography Tours
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

5
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Change things up with a short trip to Rundāle Palace in Pilsrundale (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), examine the collection at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis).

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Riga trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Kiev to Riga takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kiev in June: high temperatures in Riga hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Jurmala, Rundāle Palace
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach

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