12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Chernobyl
— 1 night
2
Kyiv (Kiev)
— 3 nights
3
Lviv
— 3 nights
4
Odessa
— 3 nights

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Chernobyl

Chernobyl ©
Chernobyl or Chornobyl is a city in the restricted Chernobyl Exclusion Zone situated in the Ivankiv Raion of northern Kiev Oblast, near Ukraine's border with Belarus. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the striking features of Chernobyl Go. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Pripyat Amusement Park, don't miss a visit to Reactor No 4, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Elijah Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chernobyl trip builder.

Cape Town, South Africa to Chernobyl is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. In December, Chernobyl is much colder than Cape Town - with highs of 0°C and lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pripyat Amusement Park
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St. Elijah Church ©
St. Elijah Church
Reactor No 4
Reactor No 4
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker ©
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker

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Kyiv (Kiev)

Kyiv (Kiev) ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Step out of Kyiv (Kiev) to go to Novi Petrivtsi and see Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, learn about all things military at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, and pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland).

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Getting from Chernobyl to Kyiv (Kiev) by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Kyiv (Kiev), expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum
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St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Photography Tours

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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.
Lviv is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Dominican Cathedral, take a stroll through Old Town, and see the interesting displays at Insomnia - The Haunted House.

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You can fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Lviv in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. December in Lviv sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery

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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 30th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, make a trip to Potemkin Stairs, don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, then test your team's savvy at The Lab Virtual Reality Club, and finally see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum. On the next day, stroll around City Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, then don't miss a visit to Teatralnaya Square, then make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, and finally see the interesting displays at Insomnia- The Haunted House.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Odessa attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Lviv to Odessa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Odessa can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs

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