Ukraine Travelogue - Kiev Lviv Ivano-Frankivsk

My mom is a full blooded Ukrainian. Her mother came from just north of Lviv, while her father was from the Carpathian mountains. In 2006 I realized a life-long dream and took a trip with her and 8 other relatives to visit those regions of Ukraine.

In these travelogue pages you can enjoy over 1,000 photos of Ukrainian landscapes, villages, art and architecture. I also provide step by step details of travel and life in Ukraine. Whether you're planning your own trip to Ukraine, or just would like a virtual vacation to the "breadbasket of Europe," you'll find lots to explore here.

I've provided both my standard long, in depth travelogues for people who want to know exactly how a trip like this goes, as well as a brief highlights version for those just skimming for general information. You can jump to any day from this page, or start at the first day and wend your way through them all. Enjoy!

Opera Hotel Lviv
Opera Hotel

Lviv Travelogue

DateSummaryLong TravelogueShort Travelogue
Wed 8/16Arrive Lviv 6pmJFK-Kiev-Lviv Travelogue JFK-Kiev-Lviv Travelogue
Thu 8/17Relatives near LvivKusten Travelogue Kusten Travelogue
Fri 8/18Exploring LvivLviv Travelogue Lviv Travelogue
Sat 8/19Leaving LvivIvano Travelogue Ivano Travelogue

Nadiya Hotel
Nadiya Hotel

Ivano-Frankivsk Travelogue

DateSummaryLong TravelogueShort Travelogue
Sat 8/19Yaremche Hutsul MarketYaremche Travelogue Yaremche Travelogue
Sun 8/20Kolomya, Pysanky MuseumKolomya Travelogue Kolomya Travelogue
Mon 8/21Ivano-Frankivsk, MonasteryIvano Travelogue Ivano Travelogue

BLUE train overnight from Ivano-Frankivsk to Kyiv

St. Michaels Cathedral Kiev
St. Michael's Cathedral - Kiev

Hotel Rus
Hotel Rus

Kyiv Travelogue

DateSummaryLong TravelogueShort Travelogue
Tue 8/22Churches and Cave MonasteryChurch / Cave Travelogue Church / Cave Travelogue
Wed 8/23Open-Air Museum and Boat RideKiev Travelogue Kiev Travelogue
Thu 8/24Ukraine IndependenceKiev Travelogue Kiev Travelogue
Fri 8/25Taras Sherchenko TombTaras Travelogue Taras Travelogue

Sat 8/26: check-out at noon, fly out from the airport Boryspil.


Ukraine Hotel Reviews
Opera Hotel - Lviv
Nadiya Hotel - Ivano-Frankivsk
Rus Hotel - Kiev

Travel in Ukraine
General Ukraine Travel Notes
Travel Agent Issues to watch for

Related Links
Lisa's Ukrainian Heritage

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