15 days in Ukraine Itinerary

15 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Fly
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Kharkiv
— 1 night
Fly
2
Kyiv (Kiev)
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Chernobyl
— 2 nights
Taxi to Kiev Pivdennyi station, Fly to Lviv
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Lviv
— 3 nights
Fly
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Odessa
— 4 nights
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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 21st (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kharkov Dolphinarium and then pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museum of Coffee, then stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Avec Fine Arts Gallery.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kharkiv road trip planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Kharkiv is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Kharkiv. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in November, with highs in Kharkiv at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Kyiv (Kiev)

— 4 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kyiv (Kiev) is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sophia's Cathedral, make a trip to The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kyiv (Kiev) day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kharkiv to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Kyiv (Kiev) are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Chernobyl

— 2 nights
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 27th (Sat): expand your understanding of the military at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker and then don't miss a visit to Reactor No 4. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elijah Church.

Before you visit Chernobyl, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Kyiv (Kiev) to Chernobyl in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. November in Chernobyl sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites
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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.
Lviv is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Rynok Square, admire the striking features of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, browse the exhibits of Lychakiv Cemetery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lviv trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Chernobyl to Lviv in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Odessa.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Odessa

— 4 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.
Odessa is known for museums, nightlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Ukraine by Locals, pause for some photo ops at Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, and see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Odessa tour itinerary maker app.

Fly from Lviv to Odessa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Ukraine travel guide

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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.