15 days in Ukraine Itinerary

15 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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


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 22nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, then examine the collection at Insomnia - The Haunted House, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally make a trip to Rynok Square. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, then enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lviv trip builder.

Muscat, Oman to Lviv is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Muscat in December, things will get colder in Lviv: highs are around 2°C and lows about -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Kyiv (Kiev).
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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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: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, and pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland).

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyiv (Kiev) travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lviv to Kyiv (Kiev) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Kyiv (Kiev) are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chernobyl.
Historic Sites · Tours · Spas · Parks
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Chernobyl — 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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to Reactor No 4 and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker. Here are some ideas for day two: see a world frozen in time at Chernobyl Go and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elijah Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chernobyl road trip website.

You can drive from Kyiv (Kiev) to Chernobyl in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Chernobyl can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bila Tserkva.
Historic Sites
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Bila Tserkva — 3 nights

Bila Tserkva is a city in central Ukraine, the largest city in Kiev Oblast. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bila Tserkva: Protection of the Holy Virgin Temple (in Parkhomovka) and Totokha Mountain (in Medvyn). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Oleksandriya Park, admire the striking features of House of Organ and Chamber Music, revel in the low prices at Manufactura, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. George.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bila Tserkva road trip planner.

Getting from Chernobyl to Bila Tserkva by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December in Bila Tserkva, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Odessa.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping
Side Trips
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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.
On the 2nd (Sun), gain insight with Ukraine by Locals, then don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, then make a trip to Primorsky Boulevard, and finally examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at Museum of Interesting Science, make a trip to Teatralnaya Square, then don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, and finally make a trip to Odessa Passage.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Odessa trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bila Tserkva to Odessa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Bila Tserkva in January, you will find days in Odessa are somewhat warmer (1°C), and nights are about the same (-5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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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.

Kiev Oblast travel guide

Architectural Buildings · 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.