24 days in Ukraine & Belarus Itinerary

24 days in Ukraine & Belarus Itinerary

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Odessa, Ukraine
— 3 nights
2
Kharkiv, Ukraine
— 3 nights
3
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 4 nights
4
Minsk, Belarus
— 5 nights
5
Mir, Belarus
— 2 nights
6
Brest, Belarus
— 3 nights
7
Lviv, Ukraine
— 3 nights

3
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.
Odessa is known for museums, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, and walk around City Garden.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Odessa trip itinerary builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Odessa is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, things will get little chillier in Odessa: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Catacombs of Odessa
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street

3
nights
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.
Kharkiv is known for parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, make a trip to Kharkiv Municipal Gallery, and admire the local landmark of Mirror Stream fountain.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kharkiv online route planner.

You can fly from Odessa to Kharkiv in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Odessa in September, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Kharkiv. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure ©
Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure
Shevchenko Park ©
Shevchenko Park
Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain

4
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

Kyiv (Kiev) ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kyiv (Kiev) is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), and don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kyiv (Kiev) trip planner.

You can fly from Kharkiv to Kyiv (Kiev) in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. October in Kyiv (Kiev) sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
Photography Tours

5
nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Explore Minsk's surroundings by going to Dudutki Museum Complex (in Ptich) and Mound of Glory (in Slabada). There's much more to do: get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus, appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, take an in-depth tour of Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, and don't miss a visit to Minsk City Hall.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Minsk road trip app.

You can fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Minsk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Minsk sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mir.

Things to do in Minsk

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Khatyn Memorial, Dudutki Museum Complex, Mound of Glory
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Khatyn Memorial ©
Khatyn Memorial
National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus
Church of Saints Simon and Helena ©
Church of Saints Simon and Helena

2
nights
Mir, Belarus

Mir ©
Mir is a town in Kareličy raion, Hrodna Voblast, Belarus on the banks of Miranka River, about 85 kilometers southwest of the national capital, Minsk.Prior to 1939 the town was in Poland.HistoryMir village was founded sometime prior to 1345. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Church, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John The Baptist, thenstep into the grandiose world of Nesvizh Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Navahradak Museum of History and Local Lore, examine the collection at House Museum of Adam Mitskevich, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Mir Castle.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mir road trip planning tool.

Drive from Minsk to Mir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In October in Mir, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Brest.

Things to do in Mir

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nesvizh, Navahradak, Church of St. John The Baptist, St. Joseph's Church
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Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
House Museum of Adam Mitskevich ©
House Museum of Adam Mitskevich

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brest: Kobryn (Military History Museum of Suvorov & Temple of Alexander Nevsky), Monument to the Founder of Kamyanyets (in Kamyanyets) and Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park (in Kamianiuki). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, go for a walk through Sovetskaya Street, don't miss a visit to Brest Railway Station Building, and admire the natural beauty at Zimniy Sad.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brest trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Mir to Brest in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. October in Brest sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lviv.

Things to do in Brest

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kobryn, Monument to the Founder of Kamyanyets, 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
Sovetskaya Street ©
Sovetskaya Street

3
nights
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Lviv is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, and steep yourself in history at Armenian street.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lviv itinerary builder website.

Getting from Brest to Lviv by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brest to Lviv due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square

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