15 days in Ukraine, Warsaw & Riga Itinerary

15 days in Ukraine, Warsaw & Riga Itinerary

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15 days in Ukraine, Warsaw & Riga Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Malta
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Odessa, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kiev, Ukraine
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Lviv, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Valletta, Malta

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll around City Garden, don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, then make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, and finally see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then have some family-friendly fun at Anvio VR, then appreciate the extensive heritage of 10 Apryelya Square, and finally head outdoors with Path of Health.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Odessa trip maker .

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 September, things will get a bit cooler in Odessa: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Odessa

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs

3
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, and learn about all things military at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kiev trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Odessa to Kiev in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Odessa in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kiev, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kiev

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

2
nights
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
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 9th (Wed): get your game on at VR Cube, pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, then make a trip to Lviv City Hall, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Rynok Square. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Insomnia - The Haunted House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, then take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Lviv South District.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lviv itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Kiev to Lviv takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. September in Lviv sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Lviv

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science, take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Warsaw visit site .

Getting from Lviv to Warsaw by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Warsaw are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

3
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.
Riga is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela, appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, and make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Riga itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Warsaw to Riga in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Jurmala
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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