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While history has been redrawing Ukraine for several years, everything changes at the end of February 2022 with the invasion of the country by the Russian armed forces. The echoes of periods of significant historical and political change were already resonating globally: the events of Maidan in 2014, the loss of Crimea to Russia and the war in the Donbass. Putin's desire to make Ukraine disappear as an independent state is coming to light. As a tourist guide, The Little Traveller has explored the contrasting regions of Ukraine, from its mountains to its vast plains, from its quiet sea to its bewitching cities... The Little Traveller wishes to express its support to this people made of two strong identities, with their own language and mentality: the agricultural and Europe-oriented Western Ukraine and the Russian-speaking and industrial Eastern Ukraine. We hope to be able to return soon to Kiev, whose center, full of monasteries and sacred places, expresses all the fervor of its citizens, from the enigmatic district of Podil to the wooded streets of Khreshchaty. In the west, the "Mitteleuropa" streets of Lviv honor the Polish and Austro-Hungarian influences of the Ukraine, not to mention the ancient cities like Chernivtsi that the Carpathians watch over in the distance... Cosmopolitan Odessa dominates the south of the country, with its beaches on the Black Sea, while towards the east the Dnieper lands run. As its anthem sings, "Ukraine is not yet dead".

What to visit Ukraine?

When to go to Ukraine?

When to go to Ukraine? While the country has a temperate continental climate, its size is such that the weather varies enormously from one region to another. Similarly, temperatures in summer and winter show an average difference of 30°C, with rainy summers (July and August in particular) coupled with high temperatures, while winters are long and quite harsh. The best time to go to Ukraine is undoubtedly spring: the trees are in bloom, it is not yet the high tourist season and rain is not very frequent. Indeed, in summer, you may find yourself stuck tight on the beaches of Odessa and pay more for your accommodation. If you want to go there in winter, bring warm clothes as the average temperature is around 0°C. So when to go to Ukraine? From the end of April to the beginning of June!

How to go to Ukraine? Our advice & tips

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Ukraine can be discovered in several ways: a tour accompanied by a week (or two) or a short getaway via a cruise and a seaside stay, there will be something for everyone. The specialists also offer the necessary services to organise stays according to your wishes.

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You will have no problem getting to Ukraine. Airlines frequently fly from France to Kiev. For a flight from the major French cities it takes at least three hours for about 250 €. For the best rates in high season, buy your tickets six months in advance. The same approach is recommended for housing.

The main airports are Kiev, Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv and Odessa. However, the train, more than the bus, is ideal for long journeys: the network, even if obsolete, is well developed and makes it possible to reach any locality in the country. Ukraine being divided in two by the Dnieper, it is also good to sail there, many boats crossing the river from Kiev at low prices. In the capital, the metro is a good choice, as is the taxi.

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When to travel?

When to go to Ukraine? While the country has a temperate continental climate, its size is such that the weather varie...
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Weather forecast

The country's temperate continental climate, due to its vast size, does not give an accurate picture of the weather i...
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Budget

The currency is the Hryvnia (UHA). Ukraine is a "developing" country and the average monthly salary is around 200 €...
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Formalities

Since 1 May 2005, visas are no longer required for EU and Swiss nationals for a stay of less than 90 days....
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Health

No special vaccines are required to enter Ukraine. However, it is important to check that your regular vaccines are u...
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How to travel by yourself?

You will have no problem getting to Ukraine. Airlines frequently fly from France to Kiev. For a flight from the major...
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How to get organized?

Ukraine can be discovered in several ways: a tour accompanied by a week (or two) or a short getaway via a cruise and...
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Getting around

The main airports are Kiev, Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv and Odessa. However, the train, more than the bus, is idea...
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