25 days in Ukraine Itinerary

25 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Lviv
— 5 nights
Drive
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Chortkiv
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mukacheve
— 2 nights
Train to Lviv station, Fly to Kharkiv
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Kharkiv
— 3 nights
Fly
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Odessa
— 3 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 6 nights
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Lviv — 5 nights

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: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, explore the galleries of Insomnia - The Haunted House, get engrossed in the history at Lychakiv Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at The House of Scientists.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lviv trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Lviv is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Calgary in January since evenings lows in Lviv dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chortkiv.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods
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Chortkiv — 4 nights

Chortkiv is a city in Ternopil Oblast in western Ukraine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chortkiv: Optimistic Cave (in Korolivka), Cave Verteba (in Borschiv) and Satanov Synagogue (in Satanov). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Crystal Cave at Kryvche, make a trip to Buchach Basilian Fathers Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Stanislav, and contemplate the long history of Old Town Hall.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chortkiv trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Lviv to Chortkiv in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mukacheve.
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Mukacheve — 2 nights

Mukachevo is a city located in the valley of the Latorica river in Zakarpattia Oblast, in Western Ukraine. On the 12th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Pochaiv Madonna Icon, then step into the grandiose world of Palanok Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Monastery and then pause for some photo ops at Chimney Sweep Monument.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mukacheve route builder.

Drive from Chortkiv to Mukacheve in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kharkiv.
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Historic Sites
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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: walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, examine the collection at Museum of Coffee, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Pokrovsky Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kharkiv tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Mukacheve to Kharkiv by combination of train and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mukacheve in January, things will get little chillier in Kharkiv: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Odessa.
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Odessa — 3 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.
Odessa is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, surround yourself with nature on Ukraine by Locals, and meet the residents at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Odessa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kharkiv to Odessa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kharkiv in January, expect Odessa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 1°C and -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Kyiv (Kiev).
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Kyiv (Kiev) — 6 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, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyiv (Kiev) trip planner.

You can fly from Odessa to Kyiv (Kiev) in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Odessa in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Kyiv (Kiev), with highs around -1°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) 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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