25 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Odessa
— 4 nights
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Lviv
— 4 nights
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Uzhhorod
— 3 nights
Drive
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Synevyrska Polyana
— 1 night
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Chernobyl
— 2 nights
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Kyiv
— 6 nights
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Kharkiv
— 3 nights
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Odessa — 4 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.
Odessa is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, examine the collection at Museum of Interesting Science, get a dose of the wild on Ukraine by Locals, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of the Duc de Richelieu.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Odessa trip tool.

Imphal, India to Odessa is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. In December in Odessa, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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, stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Arsenal Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lviv trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Odessa to Lviv in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Uzhhorod.
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Uzhhorod — 3 nights

Uzhhorod is a city located in western Ukraine, at the border with Slovakia and near the border with Hungary. Explore Uzhhorod's surroundings by going to Mukacheve (St. Nicholas Monastery, Palanok Castle, &more). The adventure continues: take in the views from Pedestrian Bridge, appreciate the history behind Ignatiy Roshkovych Monument, make a trip to Liberty Mini-sculpture, and see the interesting displays at Uzhhorod Castle. Transcarpathian Regional History Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Uzhhorod attractions planning website.

Getting from Lviv to Uzhhorod by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Synevyrska Polyana.
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Synevyrska Polyana — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Synevir Lake.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Synevyrska Polyana online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Uzhhorod to Synevyrska Polyana in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chernobyl.
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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 11th (Tue): delve into the mystery of Chernobyl Go and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elijah Church. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Pripyat Amusement Park, make a trip to Reactor No 4, and then expand your understanding of the military at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chernobyl trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Synevyrska Polyana to Chernobyl takes 11 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Synevyrska Polyana to Chernobyl due to the time zone difference. In January in Chernobyl, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Kyiv.
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Kyiv — 6 nights

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kyiv is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, steep yourself in history at The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sophia's Cathedral, and make a trip to Andriivskyi Descent.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read our Kyiv trip app.

Traveling by car from Chernobyl to Kyiv takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kyiv can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly 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, admire the local landmark of Mirror Stream fountain, examine the collection at Museum of Coffee, and browse the exhibits of Software and Computer Museum.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Kharkiv trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Kyiv to Kharkiv in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel 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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