If you are one of those wanderlusts always looking for a country off the beaten path, then travel to Ukraine. Located in the center of Europe, it is one of the biggest states on the continent, and yet, it is also one of the most underestimated ones.
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Cities, Routes, and Lifestyle
Why travel to Ukraine?
We believe that there is so much to see about this country! It has authentic Lviv streets, friendly and cozy Kyiv, the hustle and bustle of Odesa, beautiful nature, and so much more. The country is a mix of historic sites and modern life. Hopefully, these posts will motivate you to travel to Ukraine.
KYIV CITY GUIDE
Travel east of the country to find its iconic steppes and Ukraine’s first capital – Kharkiv, or explore Kyiv, Eastern Europe’s hidden gem and one of the most underestimated cities with so much to offer to its visitors!
Ukraine is still somewhat raw
You will find that many locals do not speak English. That some essential information, such as the train schedule at the railway station, is only in Ukrainian. And that many destinations outside big cities are hard to reach by public transportation.
Many travelers we talked to said that once they’ve accepted the language barrier challenge, they got to appreciate the country for many things that it can offer (besides super-cheap prices for everything, from accommodations to food and attractions).
ROAD TRIPS AROUND UKRAINE
Discover unique circular routes that will allow you to see the country and its hidden gems, or pick among multiple day trips from major hubs like Kyiv, Lviv, and Odesa.
Things to Know Before You Travel to Ukraine
Official Language: Ukrainian. Many also fluently speak Russian.
Official Currency: Ukrainian hryvnia. The exchange rate for the winter of 2020 is 1 USD = 28 UAH.
When is the best season to travel to Ukraine? Come in winter to ski in Bukovel. Come in summer for a swim in the Black Sea or the Sea of Azov. Come in late spring to see the chestnut trees blossoming in Kyiv, and in early fall to enjoy the mild season on the streets of Odesa.
What is the best way to move around Ukraine? Each of the major cities has airports. Trains and buses run between towns, and so does the Bla Bla Car service. Within the cities, there is Uber for a convenient taxi service and local public transportation for the brave ones. Renting a car is also an option.
What is the minimum daily budget? Accommodations, meals, and transportation per person per day fit into a budget of as little as 2 USD.