8 days in Ukraine Itinerary

8 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights


Kyiv (Kiev) — 3 nights

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Appreciate the collections at Pyrohovo Open-Air Museum and Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum. The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra and St. Sophia's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: make a trip to Andreyevskiy Spusk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, examine the collection at Software and Computer Museum, and appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland).

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyiv (Kiev) holiday maker website.

Indianapolis, USA to Kyiv (Kiev) is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Indianapolis in August since evenings lows in Kyiv (Kiev) dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the galleries of Catacombs of Odessa, then see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, then don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, and finally get a dose of the wild on Ukraine by Locals. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, make a trip to Potemkin Stairs, contemplate the waterfront views at The Odessa Port, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then meet the residents at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, and finally take a stroll through Arcadia district.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Odessa journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Odessa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Odessa, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town, don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, take an in-depth tour of Lychakiv Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, then see the interesting displays at Arsenal Museum, then examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Glass Museum In Lviv.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lviv trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Odessa to Lviv takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Odessa in August, things will get little chillier in Lviv: highs are around 78°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for the flight 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.