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
— 2 nights
Drive
5
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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): ponder the design of Music and Light Fountain, then examine the collection at Cherkasy Regional Museum Of Local Lore, then walk around Rose Valley, and finally don't miss a visit to Hill of Fame. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art 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, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cherkasy itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cherkasy. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Poltava.
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Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:

Poltava — 1 night

Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Poltava Museum of Local Lore, see the interesting displays at Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House, then pause for some photo ops at Belaya Besedka (Belaya Al'tanka), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenska Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Poltava trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Cherkasy to Poltava takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kharkiv.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:

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.
On the 28th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, then admire the local landmark of Mirror Stream fountain, then identify plant and animal life at Kharkov Dolphinarium, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Avec Fine Arts Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kharkiv trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Poltava to Kharkiv in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kharkiv can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can fly to Kyiv.
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Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:

Kyiv — 2 nights

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Andreyevskiy Spusk, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Cyril's Monastery, then stroll around Shevchenko Park, and finally stroll around Mariinsky Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra, see the interesting displays at Mikhail Bulgakov Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Software and Computer Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kyiv tour itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Kharkiv to Kyiv in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Kyiv are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chernobyl.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

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. On the 1st (Wed), 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.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Chernobyl travel route planning app.

Drive from Kyiv to Chernobyl in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Chernobyl are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zhytomyr.
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Zhytomyr — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): appreciate the history behind Eternal Glory Memorial, then enjoy breathtaking views from Water Tower, then examine the collection at Sergiy Korolyov Astronautics Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Memorial House Museum of S.P. Korolyova.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Zhytomyr trip 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Khotyn.
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Museums
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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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Historic Customs House, see the interesting displays at Khotyn Historic Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Khotyn Fortress.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Khotyn itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Zhytomyr to Khotyn in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. December in Khotyn sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Chernivtsi.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:
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Chernivtsi — 1 night

Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine, situated on the upper course of the River Prut. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Chernivtsi City Hall, then make a trip to Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Chernivtsi holiday website.

You can drive from Khotyn to Chernivtsi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mukacheve.
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Historic Sites
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Mukacheve — 1 night

Mukachevo is a city located in the valley of the Latorica river in Zakarpattia Oblast, in Western Ukraine. On the 5th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Chimney Sweep Monument, then get a sense of history and politics at Mukacheve Town Hall, and then step into the grandiose world of Palanok Castle.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, use the Mukacheve online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Chernivtsi to Mukacheve takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Mukacheve can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Lviv.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chapel of the Boim Family and Beer Cultural Experience Center “Lvivarnya”. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, get to know the fascinating history of Staroyevryeiska Street, admire the striking features of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Jesuits.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lviv trip planner.

Drive from Mukacheve to Lviv in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Lviv can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Odessa.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:

Odessa — 2 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 9th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, don't miss a visit to Teatralnaya Square, then don't miss a visit to Monument to Catherine the Great and Founders of Odessa, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Interesting Science, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Odessa Passage. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Beach Golden Shore, examine the collection at Shustov Cognac Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Odessa road trip planner.

You can fly from Lviv to Odessa in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

Ukraine travel guide

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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.
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