30 days in Ukraine Itinerary

30 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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30 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  8 h
1
Odessa
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Kharkiv
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Poltava
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Kiev
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Chernobyl
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h
6
Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
7
Chernivtsi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Bukovel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Uzhhorod
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
10
Lviv
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: London

3
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.
Odessa is known for museums, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, test your problem-solving skills at The Lab Virtual Reality Club, examine the collection at Insomnia- The Haunted House, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Odessa holiday app .

London, UK to Odessa is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Odessa is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Odessa at 1°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Odessa

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

3
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.
When in Kharkiv, make a side trip to see Ilya Repin Museum in Chuhuiv, approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, explore the galleries of Museum of Coffee, identify plant and animal life at Kharkov Dolphinarium, and don't miss a visit to YermilovCentre of Modern Art.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kharkiv online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Odessa to Kharkiv in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Odessa in January; daily highs in Kharkiv reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Poltava.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ilya Repin Museum
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Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium
Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain

3
nights
Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Get out of town with these interesting Poltava side-trips: Park of Oleg Babayev (in Kremenchuk) and Museum of Ukrainian Pottery (in Opishnya). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Savior Church, stroll around Petrovskiy Park, see the interesting displays at The Poltava Museum of Local Lore, and appreciate the history behind The White Arbor.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Poltava trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Kharkiv to Poltava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kiev.

Things to do in Poltava

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Park of Oleg Babayev, Museum of Ukrainian Pottery
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Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum ©
Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum
The White Arbor ©
The White Arbor
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore ©
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore

5
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kiev is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, make a trip to Khreshchatyk, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia Cathedral.

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Take a train from Poltava to Kiev in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Kiev, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Andriyivski Uzviz ©
Andriyivski Uzviz
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see a world frozen in time at Chernobyl Go, then make a trip to Reactor No 4, and then expand your understanding of the military at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chernobyl trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kiev to Chernobyl takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. February in Chernobyl sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites
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Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker ©
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker

2
nights
Kamianets-Podilskyi

Kamianets-Podilskyi ©
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. Change things up with these side-trips from Kamianets-Podilskyi: Crystal Cave at Kryvche (in Kryvche) and Khotyn Fortress (in Khotyn). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Cathedral, explore the fascinating underground world of Bakota/ Submerged Settlement and Remains of Ancient Cave Monastery, and make a trip to Kamianets-Podilskyi Gallery of Arts.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kamianets-Podilskyi trip maker website .

You can drive from Chernobyl to Kamianets-Podilskyi in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Chernivtsi.

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Crystal Cave at Kryvche, Khotyn Fortress
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Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle ©
Kamenet's Podolsky Castle
Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul ©

2
nights
Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi ©
Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): make a trip to Teatralna Square, admire the striking features of Palace of Culture - Jewish People’s House, don't miss a visit to Alley of Stars, then pause for some serene contemplation at Armenian Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of German House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, make a trip to Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, then get a sense of history and politics at Chernivtsi City Hall, and finally admire the striking features of Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans - Chernivtsi National University.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chernivtsi trip site .

Traveling by bus from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Chernivtsi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bukovel.

Things to do in Chernivtsi

Historic Sites
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Armenian Church ©
Armenian Church
Olgi  Kobylyanskoi  Street ©
Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street

2
nights
Bukovel

Bukovel ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Khomyak and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bukovel. On your second day here, get your game on at Entertainment Center Buka, make a trip to Bukovel Winter Fair, and then get outside with Extreme Park Bukovel.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bukovel day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Chernivtsi to Bukovel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Uzhhorod.

Things to do in Bukovel

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mount Khomyak ©
Mount Khomyak
Mount Bukovel ©
Mount Bukovel

3
nights
Uzhhorod

Uzhhorod ©
Uzhhorod is a city located in western Ukraine, at the border with Slovakia and near the border with Hungary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Uzhhorod: Lumshory Tanks (in Lumshory) and Mukacheve (Church of Pochaiv Madonna Icon, Palanok Castle, & more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Liberty Mini-sculpture, examine the collection at Jozsef Boksay Art Museum, appreciate the history behind Ignatiy Roshkovych Monument, and pause for some serene contemplation at Goryany Rotunda - St. Anna Church.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Uzhhorod journey planner .

Getting from Bukovel to Uzhhorod by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bukovel to Uzhhorod. In February in Uzhhorod, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lviv.

Things to do in Uzhhorod

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mukacheve, Lumshory Tanks
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Palanok Castle ©
Palanok Castle
Liberty Mini-sculpture ©
Liberty Mini-sculpture
Holy Protection Cathedral ©
Holy Protection Cathedral

4
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Step out of Lviv to go to Olesko and see Olesko Castle, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, and visit Old Town.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lviv travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Uzhhorod to Lviv in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February in Lviv, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Olesko Castle
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 19:
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

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