21 days in Ukraine Itinerary

21 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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21 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Kharkiv
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h 45​min
2
Kiev
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Odessa
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Chernivtsi
— 2 nights
5
Bukovel
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Lviv
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: New York City

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.
Kharkiv is known for parks, historic sites, nightlife, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Three Saints Church, identify plant and animal life at Kharkov Dolphinarium, and don't miss a visit to Kharkiv Municipal Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kharkiv trip itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Kharkiv is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Kharkiv at 33°F and lows at 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain
Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium

4
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, brush up on your military savvy at Great Patriotic War Museum, make a trip to Khreshchatyk, and learn more about the world around you at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kiev trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kharkiv to Kiev in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kiev

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

3
nights
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.
Odessa is known for museums, nightlife, fun & games, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, engage your brain at Paleontologic Museum, and see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Odessa trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Kiev to Odessa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Odessa are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Parks Nature
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Steps ©
Potemkin Steps

2
nights
Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chernivtsi: Khotyn (Khotyn Historic Museum & Khotyn Fortress). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University, explore the world behind art at Chernivtsi Museum of Arts, don't miss a visit to Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, and pause for some serene contemplation at Armenian Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Chernivtsi tour planner.

Getting from Odessa to Chernivtsi by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Odessa, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Chernivtsi, ranging from highs of 36°F to lows of 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bukovel.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Khotyn
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Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
Olgi  Kobylyanskoi  Street ©
Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street

3
nights
Bukovel

Bukovel ©
Get out of town with these interesting Bukovel side-trips: Rehabilitation Center of the Brown Bear (in Synevyr) and Probiy Waterfall (in Yaremche).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bukovel route planning tool .

You can drive from Chernivtsi to Bukovel in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bukovel can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lviv.

Things to do in Bukovel

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rehabilitation Center of the Brown Bear, Probiy Waterfall, Yablonitskiy Pass
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Probiy Waterfall ©
Probiy Waterfall

4
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
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, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle, and see the interesting displays at Insomnia - The Haunted House.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lviv trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bukovel to Lviv takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Lviv are 36°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery

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