12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

12 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Beach Golden Shore and Arcadia Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Catacombs of Odessa and Lanzheron Beach. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on Ukraine by Locals, make a trip to Odessa Passage, appreciate the history behind Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Odessa online tour itinerary builder.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Odessa is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Odessa. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in July, with highs in Odessa at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly to Lviv.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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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 14th (Thu): stroll around Stryisky Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then admire the striking features of The House of Scientists. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Andrew, make a trip to Chapel of the Boim Family, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally make a trip to Rynok Square.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lviv trip planner.

You can fly from Odessa to Lviv in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Odessa in July, expect Lviv to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yaremche.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Spas
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Yaremche — 1 night

Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. On the 16th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Probiy Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocks Dovbusha, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Guk.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yaremche trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lviv to Yaremche takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kyiv (Kiev).
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Kyiv (Kiev) — 3 nights

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roman Baths and Mariinsky Park. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sophia's Cathedral, make a trip to Andreyevskiy Spusk, contemplate the long history of The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra, and appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyiv (Kiev) travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Yaremche to Kyiv (Kiev) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Kyiv (Kiev) sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kharkiv.
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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.
On the 20th (Wed), make a trip to YermilovCentre of Modern Art, then stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, then ponder the design of Mirror Stream fountain, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kharkiv trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Kharkiv takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Ukraine travel guide

Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
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.