46 days in Ukraine Itinerary

46 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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46 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  15​h
1
Odessa
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h
2
Zaporizhzhya
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kharkiv
— 5 nights
4
Poltava
— 4 nights
5
Kiev
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Pylypets
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Yaremche
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 4 nights
9
Ternopil
— 4 nights
10
Lviv
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Toronto

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Catacombs of Odessa and Beach Golden Shore. Head to Gapchinska Art Gallery and Privoz Marketfor some retail therapy. Step out of Odessa with an excursion to Sudkovsky Seascape Painting Museum in Ochakiv--about 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at The Odessa Port, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arcadia Beach, and don't miss a visit to Potemkin Steps.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Odessa trip maker website .

Toronto, Canada to Odessa is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Odessa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, you will find days in Odessa are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zaporizhzhya.

Things to do in Odessa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Catacombs of Odessa, Central City Beach, Sudkovsky Seascape Painting Museum
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
Museum of Interesting Science ©
Museum of Interesting Science

3
nights
Zaporizhzhya

Zaporizhzhya ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum-Gallery of Applied Ceramics and Scenic Art of Ilya and Aleksey Burlai and Museum of the History of Weapons. Museum-lovers will get to explore Faeton Retro Cars Museum and Museum Of Navigation Chaika.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zaporizhzhya day trip website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Odessa to Zaporizhzhya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Zaporizhzhya can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Zaporizhzhya

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Faeton Retro Cars Museum ©
Faeton Retro Cars Museum
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve ©
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Avec Fine Arts Gallery and Tsentralny Rynok. Appreciate the collections at Palladium and Ilya Repin Museum. Step out of Kharkiv to go to Krasnokutsk and see Krasnokutsk Arboretum, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kharkov Dolphinarium, see the interesting displays at Marine Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kharkov Art Museum, and stop by Karavan Megastore.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kharkiv trip builder app .

You can drive from Zaporizhzhya to Kharkiv in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. When traveling from Zaporizhzhya in August, plan for little chillier days in Kharkiv, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Poltava.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Ilya Repin Museum, Krasnokutsk Arboretum
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Palladium ©
Palladium
Museum of Coffee ©
Museum of Coffee
Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium

4
nights
Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Your inner history buff will appreciate Savior Church and St. Panteleimon Church. Step out of the city life by going to Ivanova Mountain and Mirgorodskaya Luzha. Explore Poltava's surroundings by going to National Museum of Nikolai Gogol (in Gogolevo), Museum of Ukrainian Pottery (in Opishnya) and Sources of Mineral Water (in Myrhorod). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Poltava Museum of Local Lore, make a trip to Memorial Rotunda in Honor of the Fallen in Great Battle, get engrossed in the history at The Poltava Battle History Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sampsoniy Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Poltava trip itinerary maker tool .

Take a train from Kharkiv to Poltava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kiev.

Things to do in Poltava

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Myrhorod, Museum of Ukrainian Pottery, National Museum of Nikolai Gogol
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The Poltava Museum of Local Lore ©
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore
Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum ©
National Museum of Nikolai Gogol ©

7
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Saint Sophia Cathedral and Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra. Escape the urban bustle at Mezhigorye National Park and Balloon Rides. Get out of town with these interesting Kiev side-trips: Extreme Park Crazy Squirrel (in Bucha) and Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum (in Novi Petrivtsi). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, learn about all things military at Great Patriotic War Museum, and examine the collection at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kiev holiday planning tool .

You can take a train from Poltava to Kiev in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kiev are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pylypets.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Novi Petrivtsi, Extreme Park Crazy Squirrel
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery ©

3
nights
Pylypets

Pylypets ©
Step out of the city life by going to Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Ski Resort Pylypets. Change things up with these side-trips from Pylypets: Lumshory Tanks (in Lumshory), Rehabilitation Center of the Brown Bear (in Synevyr) and Synevir Lake (in Synevyrska Polyana).

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pylypets trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kiev to Pylypets. Traveling from Kiev to Pylypets, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yaremche.

Things to do in Pylypets

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Rehabilitation Center of the Brown Bear, Synevir Lake, Church of Michael the Archangel, Lumshory Tanks, Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians
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Synevir Lake ©
Synevir Lake
Ski Resort Pylypets ©
Ski Resort Pylypets

4
nights
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Escape the urban bustle at Hoverla and Silver Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Yaremche side-trips: Ivano-Frankivsk (Bastion Gift Shopping & Exhibition Center & Monument to Adam Mickiewicz), Bukovel (Mount Bukovel, Mount Khomyak, & more) and Yablonitskiy Pass (in Yablunytsya). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Maniava Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist, and sample the tasty concoctions at Girske Mini-Brewery.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yaremche trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pylypets to Yaremche takes 5 hours. Traveling from Pylypets to Yaremche, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Yaremche

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bukovel, Ivano-Frankivsk, Maniava Waterfall, Silver Falls, Yablonitskiy Pass
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Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Mount Bukovel ©
Mount Bukovel
Probiy Waterfall ©
Probiy Waterfall

4
nights
Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. Museum-lovers will appreciate Khotyn Fortress and Khotyn Historic Museum. Kamenet's Podolsky Castle and St. George Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Kamianets-Podilskyi side-trips: Crystal Cave at Kryvche (in Kryvche), Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University (in Chernivtsi) and National Park Khotyn (in Khotyn). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at The Smotrych River Canyon, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul, enjoy breathtaking views from Honcharna Tower, and Head underground at Bakota/ Submerged Settlement and Remains of Ancient Cave Monastery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kamianets-Podilskyi visit planning website .

You can drive from Yaremche to Kamianets-Podilskyi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Ternopil.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Khotyn, Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University, Crystal Cave at Kryvche
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The Smotrych River Canyon ©
The Smotrych River Canyon
Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle ©
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle

4
nights
Ternopil

Ternopil ©
Ternopil is a city in western Ukraine, located on the banks of the Seret River. Escape the urban bustle at Ternopil Pond and Spring of Saint Anna. Bozya Mountain and Tarakanovskiy fort will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Ternopil: Satanov Synagogue (in Satanov), Church of the Assumption (in Chortkiv) and Kremenets (Epiphany Monastery & Kremenets Castle). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Political Prisoners and Victims of Communist Regime, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vozdvizhenskaya Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pochayiv Lavra.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ternopil day trip site .

Traveling by car from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Ternopil takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Lviv.

Things to do in Ternopil

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kremenets, Pochayiv Lavra, Satanov Synagogue, Bozya Mountain, Church of the Assumption
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Satanov Synagogue ©
Satanov Synagogue
Pochayiv Lavra ©
Pochayiv Lavra
Church of the Assumption ©
Church of the Assumption

5
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lychakiv Cemetery and Svyatogo Yura Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to National Park Skole Beskids and Landscape Park Podgorye. Step out of Lviv to go to Urych and see State Historical and Cultural Reserve Tustan, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, take in the exciting artwork at Glass Museum In Lviv, don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, and see the interesting displays at Arsenal Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lviv trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Ternopil to Lviv in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lviv can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Landscape Park Podgorye, State Historical and Cultural Reserve Tustan
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral ©
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral

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