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17 THINGS TO DO IN UKRAINE (AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 08)

Russian Ship Moskva Missile Cruiser Diving Tour

Russian Ship Moskva Missile Cruiser Diving Tour

After a Ukrainian victory over Russia • event

Don't miss a chance to see a huge sunken Russian warship Moskva with your own eyes!

Chornobyl Exclusion Zone Tours

Chornobyl Exclusion Zone Tours

March–May | September–November • activity

Extremely high levels of radioactivity don't scare off curious tourists who come to discover the ghost city of Prypiat

Vorontsov Lighthouse

Vorontsov Lighthouse

June–August • activity

Discover the mysteries of Odesa's prominent landmark on a guided tour

Bakota

Bakota

mid-May–mid-September • activity

A picturesque Saint Bay has a secret on the bottom—a drowned village

Pelicans

Pelicans

April–September • nature

Hundreds and thousands of beaky birds summer on the Ukrainian coastline and further into the mainland

Tunnel of Love

Tunnel of Love

mid-May–mid-September (year-round) • nature

One of the world's most romantic places is frequented by couples and singles who wish to find a match

Koktebel Jazz Festival

Koktebel Jazz Festival

unconfirmedAugust–September 2022 • event

The largest and the most atmospheric open-air music festival in Ukraine with quality music and spectacular dawns

Rafting

Rafting

April–October • activity

Ukraine has multiple rafting opportunities—for the greatest thrill try them out in spring

Hiking in Carpathian Mountains

Hiking in Carpathian Mountains

mid-April–mid-October • activity

The picturesque Ukrainian Carpathians take your breath away

White Storks

White Storks

April–August • nature

Each year, these magnificent birds return to their old nesting sites in the Ukrainian countryside

Canyons

Canyons

April–October • activity

Discover the little-known but picturesque canyons of Ukraine

Wild Berries

Wild Berries

mid-June–late September • food

Summer in Ukraine is the best time to recharge yourself with vitamins and boost your immune system

Sweet Paprika Harvest

Sweet Paprika Harvest

late August–mid-September • activity

With the onset of fall, a small village in Zakarpatska Oblast turns into a vibrant display of red pepper garlands

Kalyna (Viburnum)

Kalyna (Viburnum)

September–October • food

Perhaps, the most important plant in the Ukrainian culture. Taste kalyna's bitter but healthy fruit in the fall months.

Plum Season

Plum Season

late July–September • food

Late summer in Ukraine is time to load your stomach with sweet purple fruit

Carpathian Tram

Carpathian Tram

May–September (all year round) • activity

Former industrial railway turned into a fascinating eco-friendly sight-seeing route

Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn

late July–early September • food

A favorite August snack—delicious, healthy, not expensive, and abundant so as to feed the whole planet!

16 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Leopolis Jazz Fest

Leopolis Jazz Fest

out of rangeJune 24–28, 2022 • event

The cultural capital of Ukraine (Lviv) is also top jazz festival destination in Eastern Europe, according to the Guardian

Wet Monday

Wet Monday

canceledApril 17, 2023 • event

​You heard of water fights at Songkran, Thailand, and you definitely saw your neighbour's kids splashing water in the summer. But Wet Monday is nothing you have seen so far!

Krasna Malanka (Ukrainian New Year’s Eve)

Krasna Malanka (Ukrainian New Year’s Eve)

out of rangeJanuary 13 • event

A bizarre pagan show with straw bears, gypsies, and evil spirits occurs every winter in a small Bukovyna village

Easter in Ukraine

Easter in Ukraine

out of rangeApril 24, 2022 • event

Ukrainian traditions will keep you full and entertained during the brightest feast of Easter

Rhododendron or Chervona Ruta

Rhododendron or Chervona Ruta

out of rangeJune • nature

Once a year, the breathtaking landscapes of Ukrainian Carpathians are painted with rare magic blooms

Hutsul Carols in Kryvorivnia

Hutsul Carols in Kryvorivnia

out of rangeJanuary 7, 19 (caroling season: January 7–February 13) • activity

Meet the new type of Christmas carollers wearing vibrant outfits, carrying axes, and playing horns

Vyshyvanka

Vyshyvanka

out of rangeearly January | April | late May | August 24 • event

Time your visit to see hundreds of Ukrainians wearing their traditional embroidered shirts

Narcissus Valley

Narcissus Valley

out of rangeMay • nature

Eastern Europe's only lowland area with alpine flowers galore!

Hot Air Balloon Festivals in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Hot Air Balloon Festivals in Kamianets-Podilskyi

on holdMay 20–22, 2022 | September / October 2022 • event

Twice a year, in May and October, hot air balloons color the sky over Ukraine's primary ballooning destination

Lviv Coffee, Books & Vintage Festival

Lviv Coffee, Books & Vintage Festival

out of rangeApril 29–May 1, 2022 • event

Enjoy your favorite drink at this one-of-a-kind coffee & vintage event

Craft Beer & Vinyl Music Festival

Craft Beer & Vinyl Music Festival

unconfirmedSeptember 10–12, 2022 • event

Visit one of Ukraine's top beer & music festivals

Birch Sap (Berezovyi Sik)

Birch Sap (Berezovyi Sik)

out of rangemid-March–early April • food

The taste of Ukrainian spring has a lightly sweet flavour of the birch sap

Khrin, Buriachky, or Tsvikli

Khrin, Buriachky, or Tsvikli

out of rangeChristmas: January 7–9 | Easter: April • food

Pungent to tears, this seasonal side dish is a perfect accompaniment to meat goodies during Christmas and Easter holidays

Kholodets (Jellied Meat)

Kholodets (Jellied Meat)

out of rangeChristmas: January 7–9 | Easter: April • food

If you visit Ukraine during Christmas or Easter holidays, trying this unique festive course is a must

Crocuses

Crocuses

out of rangemid-March–April • nature

These rare flowers paint Ukrainian Transcarpathia with captivating purple

Pickled Apples

Pickled Apples

out of rangeDecember–February • food

A highly-vitaminized homemade delicacy eaten mostly during winter

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