16 days in Ukraine Itinerary

16 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Cherkasy
— 1 night
Drive
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Poltava
— 1 night
Drive
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Kharkiv
— 1 night
Fly
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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chernobyl
— 1 night
Drive
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Zhytomyr
— 1 night
Drive
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Khotyn
— 1 night
Drive
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Chernivtsi
— 1 night
Drive
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Mukacheve
— 1 night
Drive
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Lviv
— 3 nights
Fly
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Odessa
— 2 nights
Drive

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Cherkasy — 1 night

Cherkasy, or Cherkassy, is a city in central Ukraine. On the 21st (Sat), admire the local landmark of Music and Light Fountain, see the interesting displays at Cherkasy Regional Museum Of Local Lore, then stroll around Rose Valley, and finally don't miss a visit to Hill of Fame. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Cherkasy Regional Museum of Art, then admire the landmark architecture of Shherbiny House, and then get to know the resident critters at Cherkasy Zoo.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Cherkasy trip itinerary planning website.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Cherkasy International Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Poltava.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

Poltava — 1 night

Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at The Poltava Museum of Local Lore, then examine the collection at Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House, then appreciate the history behind Belaya Besedka (Belaya Al'tanka), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenska Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Poltava trip maker site.

Getting from Cherkasy to Poltava by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kharkiv.
Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:

Kharkiv — 1 night

Kharkiv hosts numerous Soviet monuments from its stint as the capital in the 1920s and is considered the industrial and educational heart of Ukraine.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, ponder the design of Mirror Stream fountain, then stroll through Kharkov Dolphinarium, and finally shop like a local with Avec Fine Arts Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kharkiv trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Poltava to Kharkiv by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kharkiv can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can fly to Kyiv (Kiev).
Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:

Kyiv (Kiev) — 2 nights

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Andreyevskiy Spusk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Cyril's Monastery, then stroll around Shevchenko Park, and finally walk around Mariinsky Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then examine the collection at Mikhail Bulgakov Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Software and Computer Museum.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyiv (Kiev) trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Kharkiv to Kyiv (Kiev) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Chernobyl.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Chernobyl — 1 night

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 27th (Fri): deepen your knowledge of military history at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker, then don't miss a visit to Reactor No 4, and then get in on the family fun at Pripyat Amusement Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Chernobyl vacation planning tool.

Drive from Kyiv (Kiev) to Chernobyl in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Chernobyl can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zhytomyr.
Theme Parks
Side Trip
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Zhytomyr — 1 night

On the 28th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Eternal Glory Memorial, then enjoy breathtaking views from Water Tower, then see the interesting displays at Sergiy Korolyov Astronautics Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Memorial House Museum of S.P. Korolyova.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Zhytomyr trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Chernobyl to Zhytomyr takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Khotyn.
Museums
Find places to stay May 27 — 28:

Khotyn — 1 night

Khotyn is a city in Chernivtsi Oblast of western Ukraine, and is the administrative center of Khotyn Raion within the oblast, and is located south-west of Kamianets-Podilskyi. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): make a trip to Historic Customs House, examine the collection at Khotyn Historic Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Khotyn Fortress.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Khotyn trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Zhytomyr to Khotyn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Khotyn are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Chernivtsi.
Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:
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Chernivtsi — 1 night

Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. On the 30th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Chernivtsi City Hall, make a trip to Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chernivtsi online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Khotyn to Chernivtsi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Mukacheve.
Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:

Mukacheve — 1 night

Mukachevo is a city located in the valley of the Latorica river in Zakarpattia Oblast, in Western Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Chimney Sweep Monument, then ponder the world of politics at Mukacheve Town Hall, and then step into the grandiose world of Palanok Castle.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mukacheve trip planner.

You can drive from Chernivtsi to Mukacheve in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Mukacheve are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Lviv.
Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:

Lviv — 3 nights

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Explore hidden gems such as Chapel of the Boim Family and Museum of Folk Architecture and Life. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dominican Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Staroyevryeiska Street.

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Traveling by car from Mukacheve to Lviv takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Mukacheve in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lviv: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Odessa.
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:

Odessa — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, make a trip to Teatralnaya Square, then make a trip to Monument to Catherine the Great and Founders of Odessa, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Interesting Science, and finally admire the striking features of Odessa Passage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Beach Golden Shore, then examine the collection at Shustov Cognac Museum, and then examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

To see more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Odessa driving holiday planner.

Fly from Lviv to Odessa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lviv in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Odessa, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive back home.
Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

Ukraine travel guide

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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.