Create your custom-made trip to Ukraine

with the help of our trusted local travel specialists
How it works
chat Step 1
Tell us what kind of trip you want
Complete our quick travel quiz
chat Step 2
Chat with a local travel specialist
Work out the details together
chat Step 3
Securely book your trip
100% satisfaction guaranteed

Travelers love kimkim

Reviews from kimkim travelers who recently returned from their trips

Introducing Ukraine

When is the best time to visit?
Spring and fall are the best times to visit Ukraine for pleasant weather and mellow crowds. In April-June, Kyiv's signature chestnut trees are in bloom, and September-October bring beautiful fall foliage. Another popular time to visit is during the Christmas season when festivals and Christmas markets take place throughout the country. If you're looking for hot, sunny days, stick to the summer months—especially if you plan on swimming in the Black Sea off Ukraine's southern coast.

Where should you go?
Three major Ukranian cities should be at the top of your list. Kyiv is the bustling capital, with golden-domed churches and urban charm. Odesa is a beautiful port town on the Black Sea which for centuries has served as a cultural meeting point, while the well-preserved architecture of Lviv is reminiscent of other beloved European cities like Prague and Vienna. Tours to the Chernobyl Nuclear Exclusion Zone operate from Kyiv.

Other interesting cities include university town Kharkiv, Kamyanets-Podilslkiy and its historic castle, and Uman—small but incredibly picturesque, with a national park and an important Jewish heritage. If you have more time or prefer the outdoors, head to the Carpathian Mountains or Black Sea coast. 

How many days do you need?
In 5 days, you should stick to Kyiv or pair it with either Lviv or Odessa for a tour of the highlights. Ten days gives you time to visit all three, plus stops in one or two smaller historical towns. With 2 weeks, you can pair the major cities with a week in the countryside, spending time in the Carpathian Mountains or the shores of the Black Sea.

Ukraine Travel Insights

St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery
Discover Kiev - 3 Days

Explore one of Eastern Europe's oldest cities on this three-day self-guided tour of Kiev. Visit the capital's highlights, including ornate churches and monasteries, historic districts, and cultural landmarks. You'll see grand baroque and Byzantine architecture, remnants of Ukraine's Soviet past, and get a sense of its modern, cosmopolitan present.

Kiev's cathedral of Sophia Square
Kiev Highlights - 6 Days

This short 6-day tour offers the perfect combination of history, natural beauty, and memorable cultural experiences. You'll visit Kiev's most popular attractions as well as those less frequented hidden gems. Discover what it was like to be part of medieval Kiev, the city-state that did so much to shape the modern nation of Ukraine.

Take a ride over Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle
Highlights of Central and Western Ukraine - 14 Days

Discover the best of Central and Western Ukraine on this two-week adventure. Featuring a combination of popular sites and off-the-beaten-track destinations, you will begin in the capital of Kiev, fly to Odessa on the Black Sea, and end your stay in Lviv. You'll explore medieval castles, stroll along extravagant boulevards, and hike to hilltop fortresses, ensuring a fascinating trip through one of Europe’s hidden gems.

Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Ukraine
Travel specialist Kyrylo Shturbabin
active 7 days ago

Kyrylo Shturbabin

First of all, I believe that that the best way to explore a new place is to try to live a local's life: eat local food, check favorite hotspots, learn a couple of new phrases. And moreover, try to...

read more...
Travel specialist Sean Stewart
active 6 hours ago

Sean Stewart

I'm one of those who believes that travel can change lives for the better. This is something I learned at the age of 12 when my parents took me to Canada on a road trip. I barely had any sense at...

read more...
Travel specialist Jared Reisman
active 2 hours ago

Jared Reisman

I am a travel advisor for JayWay Travel and I get joy from planning amazing adventures for clients with the knowledge I've gained having traveled extensively throughout Europe. I prefer to build a...

read more...
Travel specialist Natalia Lumen
active 21 hours ago

Natalia Lumen

Born and raised in Kyiv, Ukraine, I was thrilled to co-found Ukraine Culture Trip, a tourism company inspiring cultural travel. The team that works with me in Ukraine is made up of talented and...

read more...

Related Destinations

Travelers who visit Ukraine also visit these destinations

The kimkim advantage

Easy messaging with a local specialist to plan and book your dream trip

Customize your trip with the help of a local travel specialist

Kimkim has handpicked the world’s top local travel specialists so you will have peace of mind and an unforgettable trip that meets your exact requirements.

Authentic travel experiences

Kimkim’s local specialists ensure that you will have the best experience based on up-to-date local insights. On top of that, the vast majority of your money will go straight to support and grow local economies.

Secure & easy booking

Once you are happy with the trip, you can easily book via kimkim’s secure payment platform.

Local support during your trip

You can always reach your local specialist with a quick message or call in case you hit a snag during your trip, or simply want some great local recommendations.

100% satisfaction guarantee
Kimkim offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not fully satisfied with us, we’ll work with you to make it right.
kimkim trips are 100% climate neutral
All kimkim trips are 100% climate neutral. Learn more
BBB A+ rated

Kimkim is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.

Seller of Travel Registration number: CST #2136279-40.
Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

Trip Reviews for Ukraine

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Ukraine, Ukraine - Jun 9 - Jun 16, 2019

Traveler: Joseph R. - Local specialist: Kyrylo Shturbabin

This was an amazing trip and it was entirely thanks to the team at Ukraine Culture Trip! Lena, Natalia, Rowan, Julia (Lviv), Alex, Iliana (I think that was her name... In Kiev), and the whole family that welcomed us for breakfast! I highly recommend using Ukraine Culture Trip for any travel you have planned in Ukraine. Thank you for making this suck an amazing experience for my family!

Barbara

Trip to ukraine, Ukraine - Aug 28 - Sep 5, 2018

Traveler: Barbara D. - Local specialist: Sean Stewart

Sean couldn’t have done anything more to make Our trip to the Ukraine more memorable, from the moment we stepped off the plane in Odessa to the moment we said good-bye to our driver at the airport in Lviv. The organization of the drivers, flights within the Ukraine, first class hotels, the tour guides in each city, the private tour to find my Grandparents birth village, meeting with relatives I had never met, Yuri our driver helping with translation of the language. Our private tour... read more

Sean couldn’t have done anything more to make Our trip to the Ukraine more memorable, from the moment we stepped off the plane in Odessa to the moment we said good-bye to our driver at the airport in Lviv. The organization of the drivers, flights within the Ukraine, first class hotels, the tour guides in each city, the private tour to find my Grandparents birth village, meeting with relatives I had never met, Yuri our driver helping with translation of the language. Our private tour guides in Odessa and in Lviv had such passion for their country and cities, which make us want to come back to see more. Thank You Sean

Sean Stewart profile photo
Sean Stewart, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much for your words! I'm so happy you enjoyed your trip to Ukraine!

natalie

Starting in liev, Ukraine - Jul 10 - Aug 8, 2018

Traveler: natalie m. - Local specialist: Sean Stewart

The portion of my trip to western Ukraine was the best. The driver Yuri was extremely friendly and his company was able to plan our itinerary so we got to see everything we wanted.

Sean Stewart profile photo
Sean Stewart, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks a lot, Natalie! We are very happy you enjoyed your trip!