11 days in Ukraine Itinerary

11 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Fly
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Lviv
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bukovel
— 2 nights
Bus to Ivano-Frankivsk, Fly to Kyiv (Kiev)
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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bila Tserkva
— 1 night
Drive
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Odessa
— 2 nights
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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 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, then take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, then stop by Old Town, then shop like a local with Something Interesting, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pravda B Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lviv online tour itinerary builder.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Lviv is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Lviv. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in December; daily highs in Lviv reach 2°C and lows reach -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bukovel.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Bukovel

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bukovel. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through natural beauty at Ski Resort Bukovel and then get outside with Extreme Park Bukovel.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bukovel holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Lviv to Bukovel takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Bukovel

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Kyiv (Kiev)

— 3 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Head to Narodniy Dim Ukraine and Tsekh Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sophia's Cathedral, make a trip to The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), and go from sight to sight with Kiev Funicular.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Bukovel to Kyiv (Kiev) in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Kyiv (Kiev), expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bila Tserkva.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
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Bila Tserkva

— 1 night
Bila Tserkva is a city in central Ukraine, the largest city in Kiev Oblast. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll around Oleksandriya Park and then revel in the low prices at Manufactura.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bila Tserkva day trip planner.

Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to Bila Tserkva by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Bila Tserkva sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Odessa.

Things to do in Bila Tserkva

Shopping · Parks

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, get a dose of the wild on Ukraine by Locals, then don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, and finally don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Odessa trip website.

Drive from Bila Tserkva to Odessa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Bila Tserkva in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Odessa, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Ukraine travel guide

4.5
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.

Kiev Oblast travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Parks · Landmarks
Kiev Oblast or Kyiv Oblast is an oblast in central Ukraine. The administrative center of the oblast is the city of Kiev, which also serves as the capital of Ukraine. Despite being located in the center of the Kyiv Oblast, and hosting the governing bodies of the oblast, Kyiv itself is a self-governing city with special status and not under oblast jurisdiction.Kyiv Oblast neither corresponds to nor is limited to the unofficially designated Kiev metropolitan area although it is significantly dependent on the urban economy and transportation of the latter.The largest city in the oblast is Bila Tserkva.The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is technically located within the northernmost part of the Kyiv Oblast but access to the Zone is prohibited to the public and it is administered separately from the oblast.GeographyKyiv Oblast has a total area of 28100km2 and is located in north-central Ukraine. On the west it borders the Zhytomyr Oblast, on the Southwest – Vinnytsia Oblast, on the South – Cherkasy Oblast, on the Southeast – Poltava Oblast, on the East and Northeast – Chernihiv Oblast, and on the North – Homyel Voblasts of Belarus.

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