30 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Lviv
— 5 nights
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Synevyrska Polyana
— 1 night
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Pylypets
— 2 nights
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Uzhhorod
— 2 nights
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Yaremche
— 2 nights
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Kamianets-Podilskyi
— 2 nights
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Kyiv
— 6 nights
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Zaporizhzhya
— 2 nights
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Opishnya
— 1 night
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Kharkiv
— 2 nights
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Odessa
— 4 nights
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Lviv — 5 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 and learn at Lychakiv Cemetery and Pravda B Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Olesko Castle and Svyatogo Yura Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lviv: Zhovkva (St. Lawrence Catholic Church & Basilian Monastery and the Heart of Christ Church), Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr (in Zhorniska) and Pidhirtsi (Roman CatholicChurch of the Exaltation of St. Joseph & Pidhirtsi Castle). There's still lots to do: visit Old Town, explore the galleries of Armenian street, examine the collection at Insomnia - The Haunted House, and look for gifts at Something Interesting.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lviv online driving holiday planner.

Newark, USA to Lviv is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Lviv, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in May, expect Lviv to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Synevyrska Polyana.
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Synevyrska Polyana — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Rehabilitation Center of the Brown Bear, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Eco-Park Dolina Volkov, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Synevir Lake.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Synevyrska Polyana day trip tool.

Drive from Lviv to Synevyrska Polyana in 4 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pylypets.
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Pylypets — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Vysokyy Kamin Mountain, brush up on your military savvy at Bunker Linii Arpada, then take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Velykyi Verkh, then hike along Polonina Borzhava, and finally admire the sheer force of Shypit Waterfall.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pylypets trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Synevyrska Polyana to Pylypets in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Uzhhorod.
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Uzhhorod — 2 nights

Uzhhorod is a city located in western Ukraine, at the border with Slovakia and near the border with Hungary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Lumshory Tanks, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Chapel, then step into the grandiose world of Palanok Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Pochaiv Madonna Icon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Cathedral, examine the collection at Jozsef Boksay Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Protection Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Subcarpathian Rus' Museum of Folk Architecture and Customs, then see the interesting displays at Uzhhorod Castle. Transcarpathian Regional History Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Ilko Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Uzhhorod online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Pylypets to Uzhhorod in 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Pylypets to Uzhhorod is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Uzhhorod are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yaremche.
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Yaremche — 2 nights

Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Cage Farm оf the Carpathian National Nature Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Hoverla, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Petros Mountain. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Makovytsia Mountain, take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Guk, relax and rejuvenate at Wellness and Spa center Radisson Blu, Bukovel, then admire the sheer force of Probiy Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Rocks Dovbusha.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yaremche travel planning app.

Getting from Uzhhorod to Yaremche by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Yaremche are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.
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Kamianets-Podilskyi — 2 nights

Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. On the 21st (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Peter and Paul, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Cathedral, examine the collection at Khotyn Historic Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Khotyn Fortress, and finally make a trip to Historic Customs House. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at The Smotrych River Canyon, view the masterpieces at Kollektsioner, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul, explore the historical opulence of Kamenet's Podolsky Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Exaltation of the Cross, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Honcharna Tower.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kamianets-Podilskyi tour builder.

Traveling by car from Yaremche to Kamianets-Podilskyi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. May in Kamianets-Podilskyi sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Kyiv.
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Kyiv — 6 nights

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Head to Tsekh Art Gallery and Culture and Arts Complex Artareafor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra and St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. Step out of Kyiv to go to Novi Petrivtsi and see Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and get a taste of the local shopping with Narodniy Dim Ukraine.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kyiv trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Kyiv takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Kyiv sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Zaporizhzhya.
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Zaporizhzhya — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): examine the collection at Faeton Retro Cars Museum, examine the collection at Fleek's Museum of Science, see the interesting displays at Museum Of Navigation Chaika, browse the different shops at CityMall, then view the masterpieces at Museum-Gallery of Applied Ceramics and Scenic Art of Ilya and Aleksey Burlai, and finally see the interesting displays at Scythian Stan Open Air Museum. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum of the History of Weapons, make a trip to Dnieper Hydroelectric Station, explore the striking landscape of Khortitsa National Nature Reserve, examine the collection at The Historical and Cultural Complex Zaporizhian Sich, then learn about all things military at The Boguslayev Technical Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Thai Spa.

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You can fly from Kyiv to Zaporizhzhya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Zaporizhzhya are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Opishnya.
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Opishnya — 1 night

On the 31st (Wed), view the masterpieces at Museum of Ukrainian Pottery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Opishnya online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Zaporizhzhya to Opishnya takes 5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kharkiv.
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Kharkiv — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): look for gifts at Karavan Megastore, walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, take in the exciting artwork at Avec Fine Arts Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Fiddler on the Roof, then shop like a local with COME IN Art Gallery, and finally hunt for treasures at Tsentralny Rynok. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Maestro Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Kharkov Dolphinarium, make a trip to YermilovCentre of Modern Art, then browse the different shops at French Boulevard Mall, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Coffee, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Palladium.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kharkiv route builder tool.

You can drive from Opishnya to Kharkiv in 3 hours. In May in Kharkiv, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Odessa.
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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.
Visit Arcadia Beach and Beach Golden Shore for some beach relaxation. Visit Akkerman Fortress and St.Nicolas Church for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Odessa: Shabo Wine Cultural Center (in Shabo), Ioannes Suchavsky Underground Church (in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi) and Central City Beach (in Chornomorsk). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Ukraine by Locals, don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, see the interesting displays at Catacombs of Odessa, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Bookin Books & Coffee.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Odessa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kharkiv to Odessa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Odessa, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Ukraine travel guide

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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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