©

Chernobyl trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Chernobyl

Trip Planner Europe  /  Ukraine  /  Kiev Oblast  /  Chernobyl
(4.9/5 based on 75+ reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: sightseeing
Chernobyl or Chornobyl is a city in the restricted Chernobyl Exclusion Zone situated in Ivankiv Raion of northern Kiev Oblast, Ukraine near the border with Belarus. The city was the administrative center of Chernobyl Raion from 1923 until it was disestablished in 1988.The city was evacuated in 1986 due to the Chernobyl disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, located 14.5km north-northwest, the most disastrous single nuclear event in history. The power plant was within Chernobyl Raion, but the city was not the residence of the power plant workers. When the power plant was under construction, Pripyat, a city larger and closer to the power plant, had been built as home for the power plant workers.After the accident the Chernobyl Raion administration was transferred to the neighboring Ivankiv Raion. Though the city today is mostly a ghost town, a small number of people reside in houses marked with signs stating that the "Owner of this house lives here". Workers on watch and administrative personnel of the Zone of Alienation are stationed in the city on a long-term basis. Before its evacuation, the city had about 14,000 residents. The city of Slavutych was built specifically for the evacuated population of Chernobyl.
Plan how to spend your time in Chernobyl and other destinations in Ukraine using our Ukraine itinerary builder.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Chernobyl

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Chernobyl:
Sightseeing, museums, religious sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, historic sites, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Parks, sightseeing, historic sites
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, museums, historic sites
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Historic sites, sightseeing, nature
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News