12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Lviv
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Kyiv (Kiev)
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Odessa
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Lviv — 3 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.
On the next day, make a trip to Rynok Square, wander the streets of Old Town, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Ethnography and Art Crafts, and finally see the interesting displays at Secret Pharmacy.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lviv trip builder site.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Lviv is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Lviv is minus 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in December, with highs in Lviv at 2°C and lows at -4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyiv (Kiev).
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Kyiv (Kiev) — 4 nights

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Nicolas Cathedral and National Art Museum of Ukraine. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of Arts and Victoria Museum. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sophia's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and learn about all things military at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War.

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You can fly from Lviv to Kyiv (Kiev) in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. December in Kyiv (Kiev) sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Odessa.
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Odessa — 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Jewish Museum of Odessa and N. Roerich's House Museum in Odessa. Do some cultural sightseeing at Partisan Glory Museum and Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Ukraine by Locals, admire the striking features of Odessa Passage, make a trip to Potemkin Stairs, and enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Golden Shore.

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You can fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Odessa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Odessa are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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.
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