33 days in Ukraine Itinerary

33 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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33 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Kiev
1
Chernihiv Oblast
— 2 nights
2
Zhytomyr
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Vinnytsia
— 2 nights
4
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Chernivtsi
— 2 nights
6
Volyn Oblast
— 2 nights
7
Lviv
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h
8
Zaporizhzhya
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Dnipro
— 2 nights
10
Kharkiv
— 2 nights
11
Poltava
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
12
Kirovohrad
— 1 night
13
Mykolayiv
— 2 nights
14
Chornomorsk
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
15
Odessa
— 2 nights
16
Uman
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
17
Kiev
— 3 nights
End: Kiev

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Chernihiv Oblast

Chernihiv Oblast ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): experience rural life at Breeding Farm Brech, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Prince Mikhail and Boyar Fedor Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Borys and Glib Cathedral. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Boldin Hills, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catherine Church, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Popudrenko Public Garden.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Chernihiv Oblast custom trip planner.

Kiev to Chernihiv Oblast is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zhytomyr.

Things to do in Chernihiv Oblast

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St. Catherine's Cathedral ©
St. Catherine's Cathedral

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Zhytomyr

Zhytomyr
Zhytomyr is a city in the north of the western half of Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Zamkova Gora Park, pause for some photo ops at Eternal Glory Memorial, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael Archangel Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zhytomyr custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chernihiv Oblast to Zhytomyr takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vinnytsya.

Things to do in Zhytomyr

Parks Historic Sites
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Vinnytsia

Vinnytsia ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jesuit Monastery, step off the mainland to explore Festivalniy (Kempa) Island, and then explore the world behind art at Vinnytsya Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Captain Chetkov Mansion, then stroll through Park of Peoples Friendship, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicolas Wooden Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vinnytsya itinerary planner.

Drive from Zhytomyr to Vinnytsya in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Vinnytsia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Park of Peoples Friendship ©
Park of Peoples Friendship
Jesuit Monastery ©
Jesuit Monastery
St. Nicolas Wooden Church ©
St. Nicolas Wooden Church

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Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. On the 22nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Khotyn Historic Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Cathedral, and then explore the stunning scenery at The Smotrych River Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dominican Monastery of St. Nicholas, explore the fascinating underground world of Bakota/ Submerged Settlement and Remains of Ancient Cave Monastery, and then take in the views from Strimka Lan Bridge.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kamianets-Podilskyi vacation builder.

Getting from Vinnytsya to Kamianets-Podilskyi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Khotyn Historic Museum
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The Smotrych River Canyon ©
The Smotrych River Canyon
St. George Cathedral
St. George Cathedral
Dominican Monastery of St. Nicholas ©

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Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. On the 24th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Museum of Bukovinian Jewish History, pause for some serene contemplation at Cross Exaltation Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Assumption of the Virgin Catholic Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Wooden Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Franz Joseph I Statue. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at The Regional Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, stroll through Zhovtneviy Park, and then admire the striking features of The Palace of Justice.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Chernivtsi trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Chernivtsi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Chernivtsi can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Volyn Oblast.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Museum of Bukovinian Jewish History ©
The Palace of Justice ©
The Palace of Justice

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Volyn Oblast

Volyn Oblast ©
Volyn Oblast is an oblast in north-western Ukraine. On the 26th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Holy Trinity Collegiate Church, then explore the activities along Svityaz Lake, and then examine the collection at Books Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): make a trip to Eternal Glory Memorial Complex, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Apothecary Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pokrovska Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Lutsk Skansen - People's Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Volyn Oblast vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Chernivtsi to Volyn Oblast takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lviv.

Things to do in Volyn Oblast

Museums Nature Parks
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Books Museum ©
Books Museum
The Holy Trinity Collegiate Church ©
The Holy Trinity Collegiate Church
Svityaz Lake ©
Svityaz Lake

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Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
On the 28th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dominican Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum-Arsenal, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stryisky Park, then make a trip to The House of Scientists, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Lviv trip planner.

Traveling by car from Volyn Oblast to Lviv takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lviv can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zaporizhzhya.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Museum of Folk Architecture and Life ©
Dominican Cathedral ©
Dominican Cathedral
Church of the Jesuits ©
Church of the Jesuits

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Zaporizhzhya

Zaporizhzhya ©
On the 30th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Popov Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Protection Cathedral, and then head off the coast to khortitsa National Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Zaporizhzhya Regional Lore Museum, make a trip to Steelworkers Stella, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of the History of Weapons.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Zaporizhzhya trip generator.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Lviv to Zaporizhzhya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lviv in August, with highs in Zaporizhzhya at 86°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can take a bus to Dnipropetrovsk.

Things to do in Zaporizhzhya

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Popov Castle
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Khortitsa National Nature Reserve ©
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve
Popov Castle ©
Popov Castle
Museum of the History of Weapons ©
Museum of the History of Weapons

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Dnipro

Dnipro, until May 2016 Dnipropetrovsk or Dnepropetrovsk, is Ukraine's fourth largest city, with about one million inhabitants. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Trinity Cathedral, then examine the collection at Dnipropetrovsk Planetarium, and then take an in-depth tour of Memory of The Jewish People and The Holocaust In Ukraine Museum. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Church in Honour of John the Baptist Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Iverska Madonna Icon Church, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Taras Shevchenko, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Eternal Glory Memorial, and finally don't miss a visit to Family Bench.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dnipropetrovsk tour planner.

You can take a bus from Zaporizhzhya to Dnipropetrovsk in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Dnipropetrovsk sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Dnipro

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Monument to Taras Shevchenko ©
Monument to Taras Shevchenko
Monument of Eternal Glory ©
Monument of Eternal Glory

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Strilka Square, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kharkov Dolphinarium. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Avec Fine Arts Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Kharkov Art Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kharkov Synagogue, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Pokrovsky Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kharkiv vacation planner.

Drive from Dnipropetrovsk to Kharkiv in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Dnipropetrovsk in September, plan for little chillier days in Kharkiv, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Poltava.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium
The Pokrovsky Cathedral ©
The Pokrovsky Cathedral
Kharkov Synagogue ©
Kharkov Synagogue

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Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Shevchenko Monument by Kavaleridze, admire the striking features of Uspenska Church, pause for some photo ops at Peter I Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior Church, then steep yourself in history at Holy Cross Convent, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sampsoniy Church. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Poltava Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Poltava Regional Museum, and then make a trip to Poltava Battle Redouits.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Poltava trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Kharkiv to Poltava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Kirovohrad.

Things to do in Poltava

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Sampsoniy Church ©
St. Sampsoniy Church
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore ©
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore
Poltava Art Museum ©
Poltava Art Museum

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Kirovohrad

Kirovohrad ©
Kropyvnytskyi is a city in central Ukraine on the Inhul river, and is the administrative center of the Kirovohrad Oblast. On the 7th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Madonna Nativity Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Kropivnitsky Memorial Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Ukraine Guardian Angel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kirovohrad travel planner.

Traveling by car from Poltava to Kirovohrad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Kirovohrad are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mykolayiv.

Things to do in Kirovohrad

Historic Sites Museums
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Ukraine Guardian Angel ©
Ukraine Guardian Angel

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Mykolayiv

Mykolayiv ©
Mykolaiv, also known as Nikolaev or Nikolayev, is a city in southern Ukraine, the administrative center of the Mykolaiv Oblast. On the 8th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at Underground Guerilla Movement Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Joseph, then see the sky in a new way at Nikolaev Observatory, and finally see the interesting displays at The Museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Monument to Shipbuilders, delve into the distant past at Dikiy Sad Ancient Settlement, and then stroll through Nikolaev Zoo.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mykolayiv itinerary builder.

Drive from Kirovohrad to Mykolayiv in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Mykolayiv sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chornomorsk.

Things to do in Mykolayiv

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet ©
St. Joseph Catholic Church ©
St. Joseph Catholic Church

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Chornomorsk

Chornomorsk ©
Chornomorsk, formerly Illichivsk is a city in the Odessa Oblast of south-western Ukraine, dependent on the Port of Chornomorsk. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi Lore Museum and then kick back and relax at Central City Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at A. Bely's Fine Arts Museum, then don't miss a visit to Temple of God's Mother of Surety of Sinners, then don't miss a visit to Alexandr Barracks, and finally make a trip to Glory memorial.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chornomorsk travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Mykolayiv to Chornomorsk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Odessa.

Things to do in Chornomorsk

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi
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Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi Lore Museum ©
Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi Lore Museum
Glory Memorial ©
Glory Memorial

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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 12th (Tue), kick back and relax at Beach Golden Shore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Cathedral, and then listen to music at Odessa Regional Philharmonic Society. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Faltz-Fein House (House with the Atlanteans), examine the collection at Smuggling Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at T. Shevchenko Central Park of Culture and Recreation, and finally admire the striking features of Holy Trinity Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Odessa trip builder.

Odessa is very close to Chornomorsk. In September, daily temperatures in Odessa can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Uman.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Beach Golden Shore ©
Beach Golden Shore
Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral ©
Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral

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Uman

Uman ©
Uman is a city located in the Cherkasy Oblast (province) in central Ukraine, to the east of Vinnytsia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stroll through Sofiyivka Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Ostashivskiy Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uman Central Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslev.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Uman vacation builder.

You can drive from Odessa to Uman in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kiev.

Things to do in Uman

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Uman Central Park ©
Uman Central Park
Tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslev ©
Tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslev

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Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mikhail Bulgakov's Museum and St. Nicolas Cathedral Apartments. Popular historic sites such as St. Cyril's Church and The House with Chimeras are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at State Aviation Museum, head off the coast to Trukhaniv Island, admire the natural beauty at M M Gryshko National Botanical Garden, and take a leisurely stroll along Obolonska Quay.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kiev sightseeing planner.

Drive from Uman to Kiev in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kiev can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kiev

Parks Nature Museums
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Trukhaniv Island ©
Trukhaniv Island
St. Nicolas Cathedral ©
St. Nicolas Cathedral
St. Cyril's Monastery ©
St. Cyril's Monastery

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