24 days in Ukraine & Belarus Itinerary

24 days in Ukraine & Belarus Itinerary

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24 days in Ukraine & Belarus Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Odessa, Ukraine
— 3 nights
2
Kharkiv, Ukraine
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h 45​min
3
Kiev, Ukraine
— 4 nights
4
Minsk, Belarus
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Mir, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Brest, Belarus
— 3 nights
7
Lviv, Ukraine
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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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, fun & games, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, head outdoors with Path of Health, examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Odessa trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Odessa is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, things will get slightly colder in Odessa: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can 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 ©
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Steps ©
Potemkin Steps

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, historic sites, nightlife, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, ponder the design of Mirror Stream fountain, and see the interesting displays at Marine Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kharkiv vacation builder app .

You can fly from Odessa to Kharkiv in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Odessa in September, Kharkiv is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain
Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium

4
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kiev is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia Cathedral, make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), explore the galleries of St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and see the interesting displays at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kiev road trip site .

Getting from Kharkiv to Kiev by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Kiev

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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Minsk side-trips: Dudutki Museum Complex (in Ptich) and Mound of Glory (in Slabada). There's still lots to do: browse the collection at National Library of Belarus, pause for some photo ops at Island of Tears, brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, and make a trip to Minsk City Hall.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Minsk trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kiev to Minsk takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Minsk sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Mir.

Things to do in Minsk

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Khatyn Memorial, Mound of Glory, Dudutki Museum Complex
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Khatyn Memorial ©
Khatyn Memorial
National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus

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): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John The Baptist, then explore the historical opulence of Nesvizh Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Navahradak Museum of History and Local Lore, examine the collection at House Museum of Adam Mitskevich, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Mir Castle.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mir trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Minsk to Mir takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Mir can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Brest.

Things to do in Mir

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Navahradak, Nesvizh, Church of St. John The Baptist, St. Joseph's Church
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Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh ©
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brest: Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park (in Kamianiuki), Kobryn (Military History Museum of Suvorov & Temple of Alexander Nevsky) and Monument to the Founder of Kamyanyets (in Kamyanyets). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, take a leisurely stroll along Embankment, admire the natural beauty at Zimniy Sad, and don't miss a visit to Gogolya Street.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Brest trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mir to Brest takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Brest can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can 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 ©
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Sovetskaya Street ©
Sovetskaya Street

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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, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, and take a stroll through Old Town.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lviv trip itinerary website .

Drive from Brest to Lviv in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October in Lviv, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

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

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