15 days in Ukraine Itinerary

15 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ukraine travel planner

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Kharkiv
— 1 night
Fly
2
Kyiv (Kiev)
— 4 nights
Drive
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kharkov Dolphinarium and then pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: 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.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kharkiv trip planning tool.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Kharkiv is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Kharkiv is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in October, things will get much colder in Kharkiv: highs are around 13°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to 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: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, make a trip to The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kyiv (Kiev) trip builder website.

You can fly from Kharkiv to Kyiv (Kiev) in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can 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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): make a trip to Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker and then make a trip to Reactor No 4. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Elijah Church.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chernobyl day trip app.

You can drive from Kyiv (Kiev) to Chernobyl in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Chernobyl sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for 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 masterpieces at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits, and admire the striking features of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lviv trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Chernobyl to Lviv takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Lviv are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly 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: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, surround yourself with nature on Ukraine by Locals, examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, and walk around City Garden.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Odessa trip app.

You can fly from Lviv to Odessa in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) 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.