17 days in Ukraine Itinerary

17 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Odessa
— 2 nights
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Kharkiv
— 3 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 4 nights
Fly to Ivano-Frankivsk, Bus to Bukovel
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Bukovel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mukacheve
— 1 night
Drive
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Lviv
— 4 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): walk around City Garden, make a trip to Odessa Passage, then surround yourself with nature on Ukraine by Locals, then don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, and finally see the interesting displays at Insomnia- The Haunted House. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the 12th Chair, then don't miss a visit to Teatralnaya Square, then make a trip to Primorsky Boulevard, and finally don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Odessa online itinerary maker.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Odessa is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Odessa. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Jeddah in January: high temperatures in Odessa hover around 1°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Kharkiv.
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Kharkiv — 3 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.
Kharkiv is known for parks, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Kharkov Dolphinarium, and gain insight at Software and Computer Museum.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kharkiv online attractions planner.

Getting from Odessa to Kharkiv by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Odessa in January, with highs in Kharkiv at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can fly to Kyiv (Kiev).
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Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums
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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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sophia's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Andreyevskiy Spusk, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland).

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kyiv (Kiev) travel route website.

Traveling by flight from Kharkiv to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bukovel.
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Bukovel — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bukovel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Khomyak, admire the sheer force of Probiy Waterfall, and then get outside with Roller Coaster Zipline.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bukovel sightseeing site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kyiv (Kiev) to Bukovel takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Bukovel can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mukacheve.
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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 14th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Chapel, appreciate the history behind Chimney Sweep Monument, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Pochaiv Madonna Icon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palanok Castle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mukacheve trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Bukovel to Mukacheve by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In January in Mukacheve, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lviv.
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Lviv — 4 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.
Lviv is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Rynok Square, contemplate the long history of The House of Scientists, browse the exhibits of Insomnia - The Haunted House, and wander the streets of Old Town.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lviv trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Mukacheve to Lviv in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mukacheve in January, you will find days in Lviv are slightly colder (0°C), and nights are about the same (-7°C). On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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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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