12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Kyiv (Kiev)
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights


Kharkiv — 2 nights

Kharkiv hosts numerous Soviet monuments from its stint as the capital in the 1920s and is considered the industrial and educational heart of Ukraine.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kharkov Dolphinarium, and then don't miss a visit to YermilovCentre of Modern Art. On the next day, shop like a local with Avec Fine Arts Gallery, walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, and then ponder the design of Mirror Stream fountain.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kharkiv holiday planning site.

Muscat, Oman to Kharkiv is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Muscat to Kharkiv is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Muscat in January, with highs in Kharkiv at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Kyiv (Kiev).
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
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Kyiv (Kiev) — 4 nights

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kyiv (Kiev) is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of St. Sophia's Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyiv (Kiev) road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kharkiv to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Lviv.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Spas
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Lviv — 2 nights

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): delve into the mystery of Insomnia - The Haunted House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally make a trip to Rynok Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, then enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle, and finally browse the exhibits of Lychakiv Cemetery.

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Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Lviv takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Odessa.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Odessa — 3 nights

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 31st (Mon), examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, make a trip to Potemkin Stairs, then make a trip to Primorsky Boulevard, and finally see the interesting displays at Insomnia- The Haunted House. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Teatralnaya Square, then gain a rich perspective with Ukraine by Locals, then make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, and finally don't miss a visit to Odessa Passage.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Odessa road trip planning website.

Fly from Lviv to Odessa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Odessa sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Ukraine travel guide

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.