8 days in Ukraine Itinerary

8 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Odessa
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Lviv
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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 3 nights
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Kharkiv
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Odessa — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, then don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, and finally examine the collection at Insomnia- The Haunted House.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Odessa driving holiday planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Odessa is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In February, Odessa is much colder than Dammam - with highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Lviv.
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Lviv — 2 nights

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, then take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, and finally examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Rynok Square, then wander the streets of Old Town, then stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Insomnia - The Haunted House.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lviv trip planner.

Fly from Odessa to Lviv in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Odessa in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lviv, with lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kyiv (Kiev).
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Kyiv (Kiev) — 3 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: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sophia's Cathedral, make a trip to Khreshchatyk, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate the long history of Kiev Funicular.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kyiv (Kiev) trip planner.

Getting from Lviv to Kyiv (Kiev) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. February in Kyiv (Kiev) sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Kharkiv.
Historic Sites · Spas · Tours · Museums
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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.
To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Kharkiv trip planning site.

Fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Kharkiv in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Kharkiv are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping
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Ukraine travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Churches
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.