18 days in Ukraine Itinerary

18 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 4 nights
2
Poltava
— 2 nights
3
Kharkiv
— 3 nights
4
Lviv
— 3 nights
5
Yaremche
— 1 night
6
Khotyn
— 1 night
7
Odessa
— 3 nights

4
nights
Kyiv (Kiev)

Kyiv (Kiev) ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Appreciate the collections at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum and National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War. Head to Tsekh Art Gallery and Narodniy Dim Ukrainefor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyiv (Kiev) vacation planner.

Doha, Qatar to Kyiv (Kiev) is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Doha to Kyiv (Kiev), you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in August, expect Kyiv (Kiev) to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Poltava.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
Pirogovo Open-Air Museum ©
Pirogovo Open-Air Museum

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Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get curious at Aviation and Space Museum, examine the collection at The Poltava Museum of Local Lore, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Ukrainian Pottery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of The Poltava Battle History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sampsoniy Church, examine the collection at Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Poltava Art Museum, and finally examine the collection at Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Poltava road trip planning site.

Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to Poltava by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Poltava

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Museum of Ukrainian Pottery
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The Poltava Museum of Local Lore ©
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore
Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum ©
Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum
Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House ©
Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House

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Kharkiv

Kharkiv ©
Kharkiv hosts numerous Soviet monuments from its stint as the capital in the 1920s and is considered the industrial and educational heart of Ukraine.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Avec Fine Arts Gallery and Palladium. Head to Tsentralny Rynok and COME IN Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Kharkiv: Krasnokutsk Arboretum (in Krasnokutsk) and Ilya Repin Museum (in Chuhuiv). There's much more to do: stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, take in the exciting artwork at Maestro Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Kharkov Dolphinarium, and gain insight at Software and Computer Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kharkiv trip builder website.

Getting from Poltava to Kharkiv by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kharkiv

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Krasnokutsk Arboretum, Ilya Repin Museum
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Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium
Palladium ©
Palladium
Krasnokutsk Arboretum ©
Krasnokutsk Arboretum

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Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Lychakiv Cemetery and Svyatogo Yura Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Pravda B Gallery and Kolektsiya Jewellery Boutiquefor some retail therapy. Step out of Lviv with an excursion to Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr in Zhorniska--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, make a trip to Lviv City Hall, enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle, and see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lviv trip maker site.

You can fly from Kharkiv to Lviv in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kharkiv in August, plan for little chillier nights in Lviv, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yaremche.

Things to do in Lviv

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Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town
Insomnia - The Haunted House ©
Insomnia - The Haunted House

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Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St Elias Wooden Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Hoverla, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Girske Mini-Brewery.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yaremche trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Lviv to Yaremche takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Yaremche sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Khotyn.

Things to do in Yaremche

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Hoverla ©
Hoverla
St Elias Wooden Church ©
St Elias Wooden Church
Nativity of St. John the Baptist ©
Nativity of St. John the Baptist

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Khotyn

Khotyn ©
Khotyn is a city in Chernivtsi Oblast of western Ukraine, and is the administrative center of Khotyn Raion within the oblast, and is located south-west of Kamianets-Podilskyi. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Historic Customs House, see the interesting displays at Khotyn Historic Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Khotyn Fortress.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Khotyn online tour planner.

You can drive from Yaremche to Khotyn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Khotyn when traveling from Yaremche in August, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Odessa.

Things to do in Khotyn

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Khotyn Fortress ©
Khotyn Fortress

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Odessa

Odessa ©
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.
Shop till you drop at Privoz Market and Gapchinska Art Gallery. Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Catacombs of Odessa will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, get curious at Paleontologic Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of Interesting Science, and meet the residents at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Odessa tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Khotyn to Odessa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Khotyn in August, Odessa is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Shopping Parks

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Catacombs of Odessa
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Museum of Interesting Science ©
Museum of Interesting Science
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa

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