15 days in Ukraine Itinerary

15 days in Ukraine Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kyiv (Kiev)
— 3 nights
2
Poltava
— 2 nights
3
Lviv
— 3 nights
4
Yaremche
— 2 nights
5
Odessa
— 3 nights

3
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Kyiv (Kiev)

Kyiv (Kiev) ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pirogovo Open-Air Museum and Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum. Visit St. Sophia's Cathedral and St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, push the limits with an extreme tour, and shop like a local with Narodniy Dim Ukraine.

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

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Kyiv (Kiev) is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in January, things will get much colder in Kyiv (Kiev): highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Poltava.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

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

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Poltava

Poltava ©
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ivanova Mountain, thentake in the exciting artwork at Museum of Ukrainian Pottery, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sampsoniy Church. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Poltava Museum of Local Lore, examine the collection at Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House, thensee the interesting displays at Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Podolsk Bastille with the Tower.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Poltava trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyiv (Kiev) to Poltava in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Poltava

Museums Shopping Nature

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

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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.
Shop till you drop at Glass Museum In Lviv and Pravda B Gallery. Lychakiv Cemetery and Svyatogo Yura Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Lviv to go to Zhorniska and see Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, make a trip to Rynok Square, steep yourself in history at Armenian street, and see the interesting displays at Arsenal Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lviv trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Poltava to Lviv in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough 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

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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, thenidentify plant and animal life at Hoverla, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Probiy Waterfall. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Khomyak, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Bukovel, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Yablonitskiy Pass.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yaremche trip planner.

You can drive from Lviv to Yaremche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Odessa.

Things to do in Yaremche

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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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.
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum and Catacomb of Kantakuzena are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Central City Beach and Beach Golden Shore. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Insomnia- The Haunted House, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, shop like a local with Gapchinska Art Gallery, and explore the fascinating underground world of Catacombs of Odessa.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Odessa online travel planner.

You can drive from Yaremche to Odessa in 9.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Odessa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling 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 ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
Insomnia- The Haunted House ©
Insomnia- The Haunted House

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