15 days in Ukraine Itinerary

15 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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15 days in Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Kiev
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
2
Poltava
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h
3
Lviv
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Yaremche
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
Odessa
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  9​h 45​min
End: Abu Dhabi

3
nights
Kiev

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra and Pirogovo Open-Air Museum. St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery and Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia Cathedral, learn about all things military at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, browse the exhibits of Golden Gate, and make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kiev trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Kiev is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in January; daily highs in Kiev reach -1°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Poltava.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery ©

2
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Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. On the 6th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Ivanova Mountain, then take in the exciting artwork at Museum of Ukrainian Pottery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sampsoniy Church. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Poltava Museum of Local Lore, then see the interesting displays at Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House, then examine the collection at Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum, and finally get great views at Podolsk Bastille with the Tower.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Poltava trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Kiev to Poltava in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Poltava

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Lviv

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Do your shopping at Pravda B Gallery and Glass Museum In Lviv. Lychakiv Cemetery and Armenian street will appeal to museum buffs. When in Lviv, make a side trip to see Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr in Zhorniska, approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Lviv itinerary planning app .

Getting from Poltava to Lviv by combination of train and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yaremche.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral ©
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral

2
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Yaremche

Yaremche ©
Yaremche is a city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of west Ukraine. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Rocks Dovbusha, then take in the awesome beauty at Hoverla, and then admire the sheer force of Probiy Waterfall. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Khomyak, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bukovel, and then explore the striking landscape at Yablonitskiy Pass.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yaremche online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Lviv to Yaremche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Yaremche are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Yaremche

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bukovel
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Hoverla ©
Hoverla
Mount Khomyak ©
Mount Khomyak
Mount Bukovel ©
Mount Bukovel

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Catacomb of Kantakuzena. Get a sense of the local culture at Catacombs of Odessa and Insomnia- The Haunted House. Change things up with a short trip to Central City Beach in Chornomorsk (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Arcadia Beach, make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the exciting artwork at Gapchinska Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Odessa online attractions planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Yaremche to Odessa in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Odessa can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Central City Beach, Catacombs of Odessa
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
Catacomb of Kantakuzena ©
Catacomb of Kantakuzena

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