15 days in Ukraine & Belarus Itinerary

15 days in Ukraine & Belarus Itinerary

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Odessa, Ukraine
— 2 nights
2
Kharkiv, Ukraine
— 1 night
3
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 2 nights
4
Vinnytsia, Ukraine
— 1 night
5
Lviv, Ukraine
— 3 nights
6
Brest, Belarus
— 2 nights
7
Grodno, Belarus
— 1 night
8
Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights

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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 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, don't miss a visit to Teatralnaya Square, thenmake a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, and finally see the interesting displays at Insomnia- The Haunted House. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Shustov Cognac Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Interesting Science, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenmake a trip to Primorsky Boulevard, thendon't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of the Duc de Richelieu.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Odessa trip itinerary app.

London, UK to Odessa is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Odessa, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Odessa is a bit cooler than London - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Fun & Games
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Insomnia- The Haunted House ©
Insomnia- The Haunted House
Museum of Interesting Science ©
Museum of Interesting Science

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Kharkiv, Ukraine

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): walk around Shevchenko Park, admire the local landmark of Mirror Stream fountain, look for all kinds of wild species at Kharkov Dolphinarium, thendon't miss a visit to YermilovCentre of Modern Art, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kharkiv sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Odessa to Kharkiv takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Odessa in January, with highs in Kharkiv at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral
Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

Kyiv (Kiev) ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, make a trip to Khreshchatyk, thencontemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, and finally see the interesting displays at Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, thenappreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kyiv (Kiev) journey planner.

You can fly from Kharkiv to Kyiv (Kiev) in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to Vinnytsia.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
Andriyivski Uzviz ©
Andriyivski Uzviz
Khreshchatyk ©
Khreshchatyk

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night
Vinnytsia, Ukraine

Vinnytsia ©
Vinnytsia is a city in west-central Ukraine, located on the banks of the Southern Bug.It is the administrative center of Vinnytsia Oblast and the largest city in the historic region of Podillia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Pirogov's Estate Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Vinnytsia Water Tower, thenexamine the collection at Museum of Retro Technology Avtomotovelofotoradio, and finally ponder the design of Multimedia Fountain Roshen.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vinnytsia online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kyiv (Kiev) to Vinnytsia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Lviv.

Things to do in Vinnytsia

Museums
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National Pirogov's Estate Museum ©
National Pirogov's Estate Museum
Multimedia Fountain Roshen ©
Multimedia Fountain Roshen

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Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dominican Cathedral and Potoсki Palace. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Armenian street, make a trip to Rynok Square, take a stroll through Old Town, and see the interesting displays at Beer Cultural Experience Center “Lvivarnya”.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lviv trip planner.

You can take a train from Vinnytsia to Lviv in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Lviv are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Brest.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Dominican Cathedral ©
Dominican Cathedral
Armenian street ©
Armenian street

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Brest, Belarus

Brest ©
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The 5th Fort Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, examine the collection at Brest Railway Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Gogolya Street, thendon't miss a visit to Lights Alley, and finally make a trip to Brest Railway Station Building.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brest trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Lviv to Brest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lviv to Brest. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Grodno.

Things to do in Brest

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
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Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park ©
Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress
Brest Railway Station Building ©
Brest Railway Station Building

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Grodno, Belarus

Grodno ©
The capital city of the region of the same name, Grodno (also called Hrodna) was built around the river flowing through it, and is known as a hub for the arts celebrating both modern and classical culture with three major theaters, a philharmonic society, and a multitude of museums.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at The Jesuit Catholic Church, see the interesting displays at The Watchtower of the fire department and a Fire Museum, make a trip to Great Choral Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Sovetskaya Street, and finally examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grodno road trip site.

You can drive from Brest to Grodno in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites Museums
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Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church ©
Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church
The Jesuit Catholic Church ©
The Jesuit Catholic Church
Great Choral Synagogue ©
Great Choral Synagogue

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Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to Minsk Gates, thenadmire the masterpieces at The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Spirit Cathedral, admire the striking features of Upper City, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenstroll around Victory Park, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Minsk online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Grodno to Minsk in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Grodno in January since evenings lows in Minsk dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Holy Spirit Cathedral ©
Holy Spirit Cathedral
Room Escape Games

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