12 days in Ukraine & Bulgaria Itinerary

12 days in Ukraine & Bulgaria Itinerary

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Odessa, Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Novi Petrivtsi, Ukraine
— 1 night
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Chernobyl, Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Velyka Dymerka, Ukraine
— 1 night
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Drive to Boryspil International Airport, Fly to Burgas Airport, Drive to Nessebar
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Nessebar, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
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Varna, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
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Odessa, Ukraine

— 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Interesting Science and Beach Golden Shore. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Catacombs of Odessa, make a trip to Monument to Iosif De Ribas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Assumption Cathedral, and surround yourself with nature on Ukraine by Locals.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Odessa attractions planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Odessa is an approximately 6-hour flight. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in November: high temperatures in Odessa hover around 10°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Novi Petrivtsi.

Things to do in Odessa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Tours
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Novi Petrivtsi, Ukraine

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Svyato-Pokrovska Church, see the interesting displays at Mezhyhirya Residence Museum, make a trip to Lutizh Lodgement Heroes Memorial, then learn about all things military at Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum, and finally examine the collection at Savka's Khutir Ethnographic Museum and Estate.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Novi Petrivtsi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Odessa to Novi Petrivtsi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Odessa in November: highs in Novi Petrivtsi hover around 6°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Novi Petrivtsi

Museums · Historic Sites
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Chernobyl, Ukraine

— 2 nights
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 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elijah Church, see a world frozen in time at Chernobyl Go, expand your understanding of the military at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker, then make a trip to Reactor No 4, and finally find something for the whole family at Pripyat Amusement Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chernobyl trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Novi Petrivtsi to Chernobyl in 2 hours. In November in Chernobyl, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 24th (Wed), you're off to Velyka Dymerka.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Velyka Dymerka, Ukraine

— 1 night
Velyka Dymerka is an urban-type settlement in Brovary Raion of Kiev Oblast in northern Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Na Paseke Health Club.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Velyka Dymerka tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chernobyl to Velyka Dymerka in 3 hours. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nessebar.

Things to do in Velyka Dymerka

Spas
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Nessebar, Bulgaria

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Black Sea

Between the ruggedly beautiful Balkan Mountains and shores of the Black Sea lies the World Heritage Site, Nessebar.
Explore hidden gems such as Spas & Wellness and Archaeological Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Kavatsite Beach and Arkutino Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nessebar: Burgas (Burgas Plaza Mall, Mall Galleria Burgas, &more) and Sozopol (Church of Saint Zosima, Ravadinovo Castle, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John the Baptist, admire the striking features of Church of the Assumption, appreciate the history behind St. Nicolas Statue, and delve into the distant past at Nessebar.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nessebar trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Velyka Dymerka to Nessebar. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Varna.

Things to do in Nessebar

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Varna, Bulgaria

— 2 nights

Marine Capital of Bulgaria

Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): try to win big at INTERNATIONAL Hotel Casino & Tower Suites, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aladzha Monastery, don't miss a visit to Varna Clock Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, then get outside with Magic Izvor, and finally explore the striking landscape at Pobiti Kamani. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Kaliakra, examine the collection at The Retro Museum In Varna, get engrossed in the history at Varna Archaeological Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at ''Primorski'' park, then take in the exciting artwork at City Art Gallery of Boris Georgiev, and finally look for gifts at Averi Beers.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Varna trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Nessebar to Varna by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Varna are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Varna

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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

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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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Bulgaria travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Ruins · Nightlife
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.