28 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

28 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 1 day
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Cherkasy
— 4 nights
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Mykolayiv
— 4 nights
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Kryvyy Rih
— 1 night
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Kherson
— 1 night
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Mariupol
— 2 nights
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Zaporizhzhya
— 2 nights
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Dnipro
— 3 nights
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Poltava
— 3 nights
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Kharkiv
— 6 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev) — 1 day

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, then make a trip to Andreyevskiy Spusk, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyiv (Kiev) trip itinerary builder site.

London, UK to Kyiv (Kiev) is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kyiv (Kiev). In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cherkasy.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Cherkasy — 4 nights

Cherkasy, or Cherkassy, is a city in central Ukraine. When in Cherkasy, make a side trip to see Shevchenko National Preserve in Kaniv, approximately Kaniv away. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Cherkasy Zoo, make a trip to Hill of Fame, examine the collection at Cherkasy Regional Museum Of Local Lore, and admire the striking features of Shherbiny House.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cherkasy trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kyiv (Kiev) to Cherkasy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Mykolayiv.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:

Mykolayiv — 4 nights

Mykolaiv, also known as Nikolaev or Nikolayev, is a city in southern Ukraine, the administrative center of the Mykolaiv Oblast. Change things up with these side-trips from Mykolayiv: Kobleve (Kobleve Beach & Aquapark Koblevo). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Nikolaev Zoo, take an in-depth tour of Mykolayiv Oblast Local History Museum, appreciate the history behind Monument to Shipbuilders, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet.

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You can drive from Cherkasy to Mykolayiv in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Mykolayiv can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kryvyy Rih.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:

Kryvyy Rih — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Kryvyy Rih Botanical Garden and then walk around Park of Gazeta Pravda.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kryvyy Rih driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Mykolayiv to Kryvyy Rih takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kherson.
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Parks
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Kherson — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Kherson Regional Local Lore Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at Fabrika, and then walk around Park of Glory (Park Slavy).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kherson travel route planner.

Drive from Kryvyy Rih to Kherson in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Kherson sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mariupol.
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Shopping · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

Mariupol — 2 nights

Mariupol is a city of regional significance in south eastern Ukraine, situated on the north coast of the Sea of Azov at the mouth of the Kalmius river, in the Pryazovia region. On the 1st (Fri), view the masterpieces at Mariupol Art Museum Named After Arkhip Kuindzhi and then walk around Mariupol City Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Suleiman Mosque and then get to know the resident critters at Mariupol Zoo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariupol trip planner.

Drive from Kherson to Mariupol in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zaporizhzhya.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping
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Zaporizhzhya — 2 nights

Zaporizhzhya is known for museums, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Khortitsa National Nature Reserve, see the interesting displays at Faeton Retro Cars Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Boguslayev Technical Museum, and make a trip to Dnieper Hydroelectric Station.

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You can drive from Mariupol to Zaporizhzhya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Dnipro.
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Parks · Nature · Museums
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Dnipro — 3 nights

Dnipro is known for parks, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museum Time Machines, learn about all things military at Battle for Dnieper Diorama, get engrossed in the history at Memory of The Jewish People and The Holocaust In Ukraine Museum, and head outdoors with Dnipropetrovsk Quay.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dnipro planner.

Drive from Zaporizhzhya to Dnipro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Dnipro, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Poltava.
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Museums · Outdoors
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Poltava — 3 nights

Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Poltava is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Belaya Besedka (Belaya Al'tanka), get engrossed in the history at The Poltava Battle History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sampsoniy Church, and see the interesting displays at The Poltava Museum of Local Lore.

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Traveling by car from Dnipro to Poltava takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kharkiv.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Kharkiv — 6 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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Three Saints Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Avec Fine Arts Gallery, and ponder the design of Mirror Stream fountain.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Kharkiv vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Poltava to Kharkiv takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Kharkiv sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks
Side Trip
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