49 days in Ukraine Itinerary

49 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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49 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Odessa
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Genichesk
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Zaporizhzhya
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kharkiv
— 6 nights
5
Poltava
— 4 nights
6
Kiev
— 6 nights
7
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Yaremche
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Pylypets
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Lviv
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Gapchinska Art Gallery. We've included these beaches for you: Beach Golden Shore and Catacombs of Odessa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Odessa: Shabo Wine Cultural Center (in Shabo) and Akkerman Fortress (in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Central City Beach, examine the collection at N. Roerich's House Museum in Odessa, explore the activities along The Odessa Port, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Privoz Market.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Odessa is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. When traveling from Johannesburg in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Odessa, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Genichesk.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Catacombs of Odessa, Shabo Wine Cultural Center, Akkerman Fortress, Central City Beach
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
Akkerman Fortress ©
Akkerman Fortress

1
night
Genichesk

Genichesk
Henichesk is a port city along the Sea of Azov in Kherson Oblast of southern Ukraine. On the 10th (Wed), hike along Azov-Sivash National Park. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Solenoye Lake.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Genichesk tour planner.

Traveling by car from Odessa to Genichesk takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zaporizhzhya.

Things to do in Genichesk

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Solenoye Lake
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4
nights
Zaporizhzhya

Zaporizhzhya ©
Let the collections at Khortitsa National Nature Reserve and Motor Sich Aviation Museum capture your imagination. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Museum-Gallery of Applied Ceramics and Scenic Art of Ilya and Aleksey Burlai and Faeton Retro Cars Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Vasylivka (Popov Castle & Home Zoo).

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zaporizhzhya attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Genichesk to Zaporizhzhya takes 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Zaporizhzhya

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Vasylivka
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Faeton Retro Cars Museum ©
Faeton Retro Cars Museum
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve ©
Khortitsa National Nature Reserve

6
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kharkov Dolphinarium and Palladium. Avec Fine Arts Gallery and Maestro Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kharkiv: Krasnokutsk Arboretum (in Krasnokutsk), Kirichenkova Krinitsa Spring (in Izyum) and Chuhuiv (Ilya Repin Museum & Pokrovsky Cathedral). There's much more to do: stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, browse the eclectic array of goods at Tsentralny Rynok, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, and buy something for everyone on your list at French Boulevard Mall.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kharkiv holiday builder tool .

Drive from Zaporizhzhya to Kharkiv in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Poltava.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Chuhuiv, Kirichenkova Krinitsa Spring, Krasnokutsk Arboretum
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Palladium ©
Palladium
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral
Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium

4
nights
Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Shop till you drop at Museum of Ukrainian Pottery and Ivanova Mountain. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Poltava Museum of Local Lore and Poltava Art Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poltava: Mirgorodskaya Luzha (in Myrhorod) and National Museum of Nikolai Gogol (in Gogolevo). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum, contemplate the long history of The Holy Cross Exaltation Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sampsoniy Church, and admire the natural beauty at Corpusniy Garden.

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You can take a train from Kharkiv to Poltava in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kiev.

Things to do in Poltava

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Museum of Ukrainian Pottery, National Museum of Nikolai Gogol, Mirgorodskaya Luzha
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The Poltava Museum of Local Lore ©
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore
Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum ©
Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House ©
Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House

6
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes CHERNOBYLwel.come, Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) and Saint Sophia Cathedral. Relax by the water at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery and Golden Gate. Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra and Great Patriotic War Museum will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Kiev with an excursion to Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum in Novi Petrivtsi--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kiev visit planner .

Getting from Poltava to Kiev by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Kiev, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum
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Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery ©

4
nights
Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. Get some cultural insight at Khotyn Fortress and Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul. Take a break from the city and head to Crystal Cave at Kryvche and The Smotrych River Canyon. Get out of town with these interesting Kamianets-Podilskyi side-trips: Chernivtsi (Chernivtsi City Hall, Chernivtsi Museum of Arts, & more), Dniester Canyon (in Ivano-Frankivsk) and Khotyn Historic Museum (in Khotyn). There's much more to do: Head underground at Bakota/ Submerged Settlement and Remains of Ancient Cave Monastery, make a trip to Turkish Minaret, take in the views from Novoplanivskiy Bridge, and explore the historical opulence of Kamenet's Podolsky Castle.

Plan trip to Kamianets-Podilskyi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Kiev to Kamianets-Podilskyi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kamianets-Podilskyi are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yaremche.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chernivtsi, Khotyn, Crystal Cave at Kryvche, Dniester Canyon
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The Smotrych River Canyon ©
The Smotrych River Canyon
Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle ©
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle

5
nights
Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Let the collections at Hoverla and Mount Bukovel capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Mount Khomyak and Ski Resort Bukovel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yaremche: Ivano-Frankivsk (Rynok square & Stometrivka), Pysanka Easter Egg Museum (in Kolomyia) and Extreme Park Bukovel (in Bukovel). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Probiy Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Yablonitskiy Pass, pause for some serene contemplation at St Elias Wooden Church, and sample the tasty concoctions at Girske Mini-Brewery.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yaremche trip tool .

Drive from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Yaremche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kamianets-Podilskyi in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yaremche, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pylypets.

Things to do in Yaremche

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bukovel, Ivano-Frankivsk, Pysanka Easter Egg Museum, Manyava Cross Monastery, Yablonitskiy Pass
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Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Probiy Waterfall ©
Probiy Waterfall
Pysanka Easter Egg Museum ©
Pysanka Easter Egg Museum

4
nights
Pylypets

Pylypets ©
Appreciate the collections at Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and State Historical and Cultural Reserve Tustan. Visit Synevir Lake and Rehabilitation Center of the Brown Bear for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Bunker Linii Arpada (in Zhdeniyevo), Khustskiy Castle (in Khust) and Svaliava (Holy Trinity Kirillo-Mefodiyevsky Convent & Church of Michael the Archangel).

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pylypets road trip planning site .

Getting from Yaremche to Pylypets by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yaremche to Pylypets, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Pylypets

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Svaliava, Synevir Lake, Khustskiy Castle, State Historical and Cultural Reserve Tustan, Rehabilitation Center of the Brown Bear
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Synevir Lake ©
Synevir Lake
Shypit Waterfall ©
Shypit Waterfall

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Old Town and Lychakiv Cemetery. Get a sense of the local culture at Insomnia - The Haunted House and Glass Museum In Lviv. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lviv: Roman CatholicChurch of the Exaltation of St. Joseph (in Pidhirtsi) and Olesko Castle (in Olesko). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lviv planner .

Traveling by car from Pylypets to Lviv takes 3 hours. Traveling from Pylypets to Lviv, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Lviv, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Roman CatholicChurch of the Exaltation of St. Joseph, Olesko Castle
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral ©
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral

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