15 days in Ukraine & Belarus Itinerary

15 days in Ukraine & Belarus Itinerary

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15 days in Ukraine & Belarus Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  8​h
1
Odessa, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Kharkiv, Ukraine
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h 45​min
3
Kiev, Ukraine
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Vinnytsia, Ukraine
— 1 night
train:  4​h 45​min
5
Lviv, Ukraine
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Brest, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Grodno, Belarus
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom


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

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Odessa trip itinerary planning app .

London, UK to Odessa is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. In January, Odessa is little chillier than London - with highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Fun & Games
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Insomnia- The Haunted House ©
Insomnia- The Haunted House
Teatralnaya Square ©
Teatralnaya Square

1
night
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): stroll around Shevchenko Park, admire the local landmark of Mirror Stream fountain, identify plant and animal life at Kharkov Dolphinarium, then don't miss a visit to YermilovCentre of Modern Art, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kharkiv trip itinerary 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 January, things will get a bit cooler in Kharkiv: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Kharkiv

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

2
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 20th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia Cathedral, make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, then make a trip to Khreshchatyk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, and finally examine the collection at Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum. On the next day, explore the galleries of St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), then pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kiev day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kharkiv to Kiev in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January in Kiev, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to Vinnytsia.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Andriyivski Uzviz ©
Andriyivski Uzviz
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

1
night
Vinnytsia, Ukraine

Vinnytsia ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): examine the collection at National Pirogov's Estate Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Vinnytsia Water Tower, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Retro Technology Avtomotovelofotoradio, and finally ponder the design of Multimedia Fountain Roshen.

Planning Vinnytsia trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Kiev to Vinnytsia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the 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

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dominican Cathedral and Chapel of the Boim Family. There's much more to do: make a trip to Rynok Square, explore the historical opulence of Potoсki Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Andrew, and stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lviv online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Vinnytsia to Lviv takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Lviv are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brest.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Dominican Cathedral ©
Dominican Cathedral

2
nights
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 stroll through 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, see the interesting displays at Brest Railway Museum, then don't miss a visit to Gogolya Street, then make a trip to Lights Alley, and finally don't miss a visit to Brest Railway Station Building.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brest tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Lviv to Brest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lviv to Brest. January in Brest sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grodno.

Things to do in Brest

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
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Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park ©
The 5th Fort Museum ©
The 5th Fort Museum
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©

1
night
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, examine the collection at The Watchtower of the fire department and a Fire Museum, don't miss a visit to Great Choral Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church, then go for a walk through Sovetskaya Street, and finally examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum.

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Drive from Brest to Grodno in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Grodno sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can 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
Sovetskaya Street
Sovetskaya Street

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nights
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): browse the collection at National Library of Belarus, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then don't miss a visit to Minsk Gates, then admire 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Spirit Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Upper City, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then stroll around Victory Park, and finally learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War.

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Traveling by car from Grodno to Minsk takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Grodno in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Minsk, with lows of -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Holy Spirit Cathedral ©
Holy Spirit Cathedral
Room Escape Games
National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus

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