15 days in Ukraine, Warsaw & Riga Itinerary

15 days in Ukraine, Warsaw & Riga Itinerary

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Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
2
Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
3
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 3 nights
4
Odessa, Ukraine
— 2 nights

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Rynek Starego Miasta and Hala Koszyki. Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Krakowskie Przedmiescie are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: stroll through Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, and wander the streets of Nowy Swiat.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip builder tool.

Valletta, Malta to Warsaw is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Valletta in April, expect Warsaw to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Warsaw

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

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.
Visit St. Peter's Church and Nativity of Christ Cathedral for their historical value. Shop till you drop at Central Market (Centraltirgus) and Live Silver Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Riga: Sigulda (Velnalas klintis un Velna ala & Raganu katls) and Tervete (Tervete Nature Park & Tervetes Taurini). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), look for gifts at Miesai, get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and examine the collection at Classic Car Museum.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Riga trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Warsaw to Riga in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Warsaw to Riga is 1 hour. April in Riga sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Riga

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

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

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nights
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

Kyiv (Kiev) ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Popular historic sites such as Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra and St. Volodymyr's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Sophia's Cathedral and Pirogovo Open-Air Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, stop by Narodniy Dim Ukraine, and pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland).

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kyiv (Kiev) holiday builder tool.

You can fly from Riga to Kyiv (Kiev) in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Kyiv (Kiev) is somewhat warmer than Riga - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

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

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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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arabic Cultural Center, thenmake a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, and finally examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of 10 Apryelya Square, examine the collection at Catacomb of Kantakuzena, thenmake a trip to Potemkin Stairs, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Gapchinska Art Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Odessa road trip planner.

You can fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Odessa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Odessa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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 ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Catacomb of Kantakuzena ©
Catacomb of Kantakuzena
N. Roerich's House Museum in Odessa ©
N. Roerich's House Museum in Odessa

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