15 days in Ukraine, Warsaw & Riga Itinerary

15 days in Ukraine, Warsaw & Riga Itinerary

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15 days in Ukraine, Warsaw & Riga Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Malta
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Kiev, Ukraine
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Odessa, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Valletta, Malta

4
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Head to Rynek Starego Miasta and Cotton Ball Lightsfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, browse the different shops at Hala Koszyki, get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and steep yourself in history at Krakowskie Przedmiescie.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Warsaw road trip planner.

Valletta, Malta to Warsaw is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Valletta in April: high temperatures in Warsaw hover around 15°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Warsaw

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Rynek Starego Miasta ©
Rynek Starego Miasta
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

5
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Peter's Church and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble. For shopping fun, head to Central Market (Centraltirgus) or Miesai. Venture out of the city with trips to Sigulda (Velnalas klintis un Velna ala & Raganu katls) and Tervete (Tervete Nature Park & Tervetes Taurini). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), see the interesting displays at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of Christ Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at Live Silver Museum.

Make your Riga itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Riga takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In April in Riga, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Riga

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sigulda, Tervete, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Ragakapa Nature Park
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

3
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra and Saint Sophia Cathedral. St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery and St. Volodymyr's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Church, stop by Narodniy Dim Ukraine, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kiev day trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Riga to Kiev in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, Kiev is a bit warmer than Riga - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kiev

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

2
nights
Odessa, Ukraine

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at N. Roerich's House Museum in Odessa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arabic Cultural Center, then make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, and finally examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of 10 Apryelya Square, then examine the collection at Catacomb of Kantakuzena, then make a trip to Potemkin Stairs, and finally view the masterpieces at Gapchinska Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Odessa tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Kiev to Odessa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Catacomb of Kantakuzena ©
Catacomb of Kantakuzena
N. Roerich's House Museum in Odessa ©

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