15 days in Ukraine Itinerary

15 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Odessa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chernobyl
— 1 night
Drive
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Bukovel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lviv
— 2 nights
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Odessa

— 3 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.
On the 8th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Teatralnaya Square, then get a dose of the wild on Ukraine by Locals, then make a trip to Passage, and finally make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Odessa holiday planning website.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Odessa is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeddah to Odessa, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in October; daily highs in Odessa reach 15°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Odessa

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
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Kyiv (Kiev)

— 4 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Mezhyhirya Residence Museum has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, make a trip to Andreyevskiy Spusk, appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kyiv (Kiev) trip maker app.

Fly from Odessa to Kyiv (Kiev) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Odessa in October since evenings lows in Kyiv (Kiev) dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Side Trip

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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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): deepen your knowledge of military history at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elijah Church. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Pripyat Amusement Park and then don't miss a visit to Reactor No 4.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chernobyl road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kyiv (Kiev) to Chernobyl in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Chernobyl, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bukovel.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Bukovel

— 2 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Bukovel side-trips: Probiy Waterfall (in Yaremche) and Hoverla (in Vorokhta).

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bukovel attractions tool.

You can drive from Chernobyl to Bukovel in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In October, daily temperatures in Bukovel can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Lviv.

Things to do in Bukovel

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Lviv

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, then get engrossed in the history at Lychakiv Cemetery, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Rynok Square. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, then enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral.

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You can drive from Bukovel to Lviv in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. October in Lviv sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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.