The Best of Kyiv: 3 Day Itinerary

The Best of Kyiv: 3 Day Itinerary, Kiev, Ukraine (B)

Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, is one of the few cities in Western Europe that remains unknown to tourists. Although more and more visitors are flocking to Ukraine to visit Chernobyl, the site of the biggest nuclear disaster in history, the city Kyiv also deserves a short visit to discover all it has to offer. During my visit, I spent 3 fascinating days in Kyiv, discovering its beautiful monasteries, memorials and parks in a perfect gateaway in Western Europe. Check out my 3 day itinerary in the surprising city of Kyiv!

I arrived in Kyiv from Lviv, a beautiful city in western Ukraine. I decided to travel by train, leaving at 06:02 am and making it to Kyiv by 11:17 am. The journey took just over 5 hours and had a cost of 325 UAH (approx. €12) one way. There are departures later during the day or even at night, but this time was the most convenient to have almost the full day in Kyiv without having to wake up at an extremely early time.

Kyiv, also known as Kiev, is the capital of Ukraine with almost 3 million inhabitants. Its name comes from Kyi, one of the founders of the city more than 1500 years ago. The name has been a centre of controversy in the recent years; known for years in western countries by its Russian name; Kiev, the local name in the Ukrainian language is Kyiv. This FORM is being increasingly used by most countries nowadays, and Ukrainians don’t really like it when the Russian name is used. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Best of Kyiv: 3 Day Itinerary
Guide Location: Ukraine » Kiev
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Alberto C.
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Maidan Nezalezhnosti
  • Independence Monument
  • St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery
  • St. Andrew's Church
  • St. Sophia’s Cathedral
  • Golden Gate
  • National Opera of Ukraine
  • Peoples' Friendship Arch
  • Kyiv Academic Puppet Theatre
  • Kyiv Water Museum
  • Mariyinksy Palace
  • Verkhovna Rada
  • Monument to the Unknown Soldier
  • Holodomor Genocide Museum and Monument
  • Pechersk Lavra Monastery
  • Great Lavra Belltower
  • Dormition Cathedral
  • Church of Sts. Anthony and Theodosius of Pechersk
  • Tsarskoe Selo Restaurant
  • National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War
  • Motherland Monument
  • St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery
  • Trade Unions Building
  • Horedecki House
  • BEEF meat & wine restaurant
  • Taras Shevchenko University
  • Chernobyl Museum

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