11 days in Ukraine Itinerary

11 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Kharkiv
— 1 night
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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 3 nights
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Yaremche
— 2 nights
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Lviv
— 2 nights
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Odessa
— 2 nights
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Kharkiv

— 1 night
Kharkiv hosts numerous Soviet monuments from its stint as the capital in the 1920s and is considered the industrial and educational heart of Ukraine.
To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kharkiv route planning app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kharkiv is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in December, expect Kharkiv to be cooler, temps between 0°C and -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Kharkiv

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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Kyiv (Kiev)

— 3 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Visit St. Nicolas Cathedral and St. Sophia's Cathedral for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Thermal Spas and Oleg Antonov State Aviation Museum. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Roshen, don't miss a visit to Andreyevskiy Spusk, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kyiv (Kiev) online travel planner.

Getting from Kharkiv to Kyiv (Kiev) by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can fly to Yaremche.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping · Museums
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Yaremche

— 2 nights
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hoverla and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Guk, then explore the striking landscape at Rocks Dovbusha, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Probiy Waterfall.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yaremche vacation planner.

You can fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Yaremche in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Yaremche are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lviv.

Things to do in Yaremche

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

Lviv

— 2 nights

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, stop by Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Jesuits, then browse the different shops at Forum Lviv, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dominican Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Armenian street, get to know the fascinating history of Staroyevryeiska Street, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, and finally shop like a local with Something Interesting.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lviv online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yaremche to Lviv takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Lviv sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Odessa.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Odessa

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Black Sea

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Ukraine by Locals, admire the striking features of Odessa Passage, don't miss a visit to Teatralnaya Square, then don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, then make a trip to Primorsky Boulevard, and finally browse the exhibits of Catacombs of Odessa.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Odessa trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Lviv to Odessa in 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. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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Ukraine travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Churches
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.