41 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Kyiv
— 19 nights
Drive
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Chernobyl
— 10 nights
Taxi to Katyuzhanka, Fly to Yaremche
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Yaremche
— 2 nights
Train to Lviv station, Fly to Kharkiv
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Kharkiv
— 1 night
Fly
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Odessa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lviv
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pylypets
— 1 night
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Uzhhorod
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Kyiv — 19 nights

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Khreshchatyk has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyiv: Novi Petrivtsi (Mezhyhirya Residence Museum & Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum), Bila Tserkva (House of Organ and Chamber Music & Oleksandriya Park) and Brovary (Park Shevchenka & Peremohy Park). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Andriivskyi Descent, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, steep yourself in history at The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra, and appreciate the history behind The Motherland Monument.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kyiv online holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiports are Kiev Zhuliany International Airport and Boryspil International Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chernobyl.
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Chernobyl — 10 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chernobyl: Pripyat Amusement Park (in Pripyat) and Mizhrichynskyi Regional Landscape Park (in Kozelets). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Reactor No 4, expand your understanding of the military at Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker, see a world frozen in time at Chernobyl Go, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elijah Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chernobyl travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kyiv to Chernobyl takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Chernobyl are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Yaremche.
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Yaremche — 2 nights

Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Hoverla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocks Dovbusha and then take in the dramatic scenery at Probiy Waterfall.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yaremche trip maker tool.

Getting from Chernobyl to Yaremche by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kharkiv.
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Kharkiv — 1 night

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 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to YermilovCentre of Modern Art, identify plant and animal life at Kharkov Dolphinarium, and then stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure. Keep things going the next day: admire the local landmark of Mirror Stream fountain.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kharkiv online trip maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Yaremche to Kharkiv in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kharkiv are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Odessa.
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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.
On the 27th (Tue), walk around City Garden, then make a trip to Potemkin Stairs, then don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, and finally see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, make a trip to Odessa Passage, then gain insight with Ukraine by Locals, then don't miss a visit to Teatralnaya Square, and finally contemplate the long history of House of Scientists.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Odessa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kharkiv to Odessa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Odessa when traveling from Kharkiv in July, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Lviv.
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Lviv — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Insomnia - The Haunted House, then see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, then stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally make a trip to Rynok Square.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lviv trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Odessa to Lviv in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Odessa in July, with highs in Lviv at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Pylypets.
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Pylypets — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the sheer force of Shypit Waterfall and then hit the slopes at Ski Resort Pylypets.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pylypets visit planner.

You can drive from Lviv to Pylypets in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) 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. On the 1st (Sun), ponder the world of politics at Mukacheve Town Hall and then step into the grandiose world of Palanok Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Cathedral, examine the collection at Subcarpathian Rus' Museum of Folk Architecture and Customs, and then don't miss a visit to Linden Alley.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Uzhhorod trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Pylypets to Uzhhorod in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Uzhhorod sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night.
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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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