15 days in Ukraine Itinerary

15 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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15 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Windhoek
Drive + Fly:  27​h
1
Kharkiv
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Zaporizhzhya
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
3
Odessa
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Yaremche
— 2 nights
6
Lviv
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  24​h
End: Windhoek

2
nights
Kharkiv

Kharkiv ©
Kharkiv hosts numerous Soviet monuments from its stint as the capital in the 1920s and is considered the industrial and educational heart of Ukraine.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Annunciation Cathedral and Kharkov Synagogue. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Pokrovsky Cathedral and Botanical Gardens. When in Kharkiv, make a side trip to see Krasnokutsk Arboretum in Krasnokutsk, approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Kharkov Dolphinarium, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the local landmark of Mirror Stream fountain.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kharkiv itinerary tool .

Windhoek, Namibia to Kharkiv is an approximately 27-hour flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Windhoek in May: highs in Kharkiv hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zaporizhzhya.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Krasnokutsk Arboretum
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Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral
The Pokrovsky Cathedral ©
The Pokrovsky Cathedral

1
night
Zaporizhzhya

Zaporizhzhya ©
On the 5th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Faeton Retro Cars Museum, make a trip to Steelworkers Stella, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khortitsa National Nature Reserve, then examine the collection at The Historical and Cultural Complex Zaporizhian Sich, and finally examine the collection at Motor Sich Aviation Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zaporizhzhya trip planning tool .

Getting from Kharkiv to Zaporizhzhya by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Zaporizhzhya

Museums Nature Parks
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Odessa

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.
On the 6th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, make a trip to Primorsky Boulevard, pause for some photo ops at Duke de Richelieu monument, then make a trip to Potemkin Steps, then make a trip to Teatralnaya Square, and finally see the interesting displays at Fire Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, see the interesting displays at Catacombs of Odessa, see the interesting displays at Museum of Interesting Science, then make a trip to Monument to Catherine the Great and Founders of Odessa, and finally see the interesting displays at Insomnia- The Haunted House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Odessa trip planner .

Getting from Zaporizhzhya to Odessa by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zaporizhzhya in May, you will find days in Odessa are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Catacombs of Odessa
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Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral ©
Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral
Museum of Interesting Science ©
Museum of Interesting Science

1
night
Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. On the 8th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Turkish Minaret, explore the galleries of Khotyn Fortress, then make a trip to City Hall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at The Smotrych River Canyon, snap pictures at Novoplanivskiy Bridge, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Bakota/ Submerged Settlement and Remains of Ancient Cave Monastery.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kamianets-Podilskyi travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Odessa to Kamianets-Podilskyi takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, daytime highs in Kamianets-Podilskyi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yaremche.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Khotyn Fortress
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Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
The Smotrych River Canyon ©
The Smotrych River Canyon

2
nights
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocks Dovbusha, then take in the dramatic scenery at Probiy Waterfall, then see the interesting displays at Park-Museum of the Carpathians in Miniature, and finally examine the collection at Pysanka Easter Egg Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Bridge - Viaduct, take in the awesome beauty at Hoverla, and then take in the awesome beauty at Yablonitskiy Pass.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yaremche trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Yaremche in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kamianets-Podilskyi in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yaremche, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lviv.

Things to do in Yaremche

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Yablonitskiy Pass, Pysanka Easter Egg Museum
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Rocks Dovbusha ©
Rocks Dovbusha
Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Probiy Waterfall ©
Probiy Waterfall

3
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Armenian street and Church of the Jesuits. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dominican Cathedral and Church of St. Andrew. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Potoсki Palace, contemplate the long history of The House of Scientists, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth, and examine the collection at Arsenal Museum.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Lviv trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Yaremche to Lviv in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Church of the Jesuits ©
Church of the Jesuits
Dominican Cathedral ©
Dominican Cathedral
Potoсki Palace ©
Potoсki Palace

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