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How to plan a trip to Ukraine from the USA?

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How to plan a trip to Ukraine from the USA?

Foreigners continue to be interested in traveling to Ukraine despite the war. United States citizens are no exception. Find out more about how to plan a trip to Ukraine from the USA in 2024 and what to consider when traveling

Choose a tour in Ukraine for any taste
Choose a tour in Ukraine for any taste

Foreigners actively visit Ukraine, even in spite of hostilities and martial law. In 2023, 2.4 million foreign travelers 
arrived in the country, including US citizens - a total of 50,374 people. America took 8th place in the ranking of countries from which foreigners most often came to Ukraine in 2023.

It is predicted that in 2024, the number of tourists who will travel to Ukraine will grow, taking into account that some states, for example, Great Britain, have already allowed their citizens to visit certain regions of the state if necessary.

How to plan a trip to Ukraine from the USA? We share the secrets of preparing for a successful trip further.

Plan for preparing a trip to Ukraine from the USA

● Stage 1 – Carefully plan your route to Ukraine

Ukrainian borders are open to foreigners. There is no need to prepare a special package of documents for entry. However, in the conditions of closed airspace, it is necessary to plan the travel route more carefully. In particular, the most convenient and fastest way to get to Ukraine is to fly to one of the airports in Europe, which is located near the Ukrainian border, and from there continue the journey by train or bus.

We talked in detail about the rules for entering Ukraine for US citizens in wartime conditions and convenient travel routes here.

 Stage 2 – Consider your move between regions/cities of Ukraine

Consider that there is a curfew on the territory of the country - a time when people are prohibited from being on the street and in public places.

You can buy tickets to Ukraine and the territory of the country for any type of transport on the Visit Ukraine portal. See the schedule and book using the link.

● Step 3 – Book a comfortable and safe room in a hotel or apartment

When looking for a place to stay, be sure to pay attention to the availability of shelter - in the hotel itself or specially equipped nearby, which can be reached within a few minutes.

Book hotels here. Rules for renting an apartment in Ukraine for foreigners in this article.

● Step 4 – Rent a car

To feel more mobile while traveling in Ukraine, we recommend renting a car. How to do it? Detailed instructions at the link.

● Stage 5 – Familiarize yourself with the safety rules in Ukraine

Before traveling to Ukraine, familiarize yourself with the basic safety rules and strictly follow them.

● Step 6 – Take care of insurance

The medical insurance policy is a mandatory document for visa-free entry to Ukraine. However, when traveling to a country under martial law, it is worth taking care of an insurance policy that covers the indemnification of war-related risks. You can apply via the link.

● Step 7 – Have the contacts of a lawyer and the US Embassy with you

In the conditions of martial law, certain rights of citizens may be limited, therefore, if you need the help of a lawyer while traveling in Ukraine, you can contact the specialists at the link.

Contacts of the US Embassy in Ukraine

- Address: str. Sikorskogo, 4 (former Tankova St.), Kyiv 04112, Ukraine;

- Phone: +38 044-521-5000.

● Step 8 – Book a tour

The largest database of routes from proven tourist operators is collected at the link. Depending on your interests, you can also plan an individual trip.

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What should a tourist from the USA see in Ukraine?

Active hostilities are concentrated in the south and east of Ukraine, but, unfortunately, there are currently no completely safe regions in the country, because the threat of missile strikes and UAV attacks remains for the entire country. However, the northern and western regions of Ukraine remain relatively safe.

We have prepared for you several ideas for tours of the most popular places in Ukraine:

1. Hoverla is the highest mountain peak in Ukraine (2061 m), it is located on the Chornohora mountain massif, in the very heart of the Carpathians. The climbing route is suitable for both beginners and experienced hikers.

2. The thermal resorts of Transcarpathia are an exciting journey that will give you health, youth and new, absolutely unforgettable and incomparable experiences. During the trip, you can visit the most popular Transcarpathian resorts, taste water, as well as local cheeses and wine. The magical mountain air will give the traveler a special atmosphere.

3. Synevyr is one of the seven wonders of Ukraine, shrouded in many legends, it is located at an altitude of almost 1000 meters. There is a version that Lake Synevyr arose immediately after the end of the ice age about 10,000 years ago.

4. Khotynska and Kamianets-Podilska fortresses - there are not many historical monuments in Ukraine that could be compared with these legendary fortresses. In particular, Khotynska is one of the best-preserved medieval fortresses of the 13th-18th centuries in Europe.

5. Kyiv is the invincible capital of Ukraine, a city that is one of the oldest capitals of Europe (it is more than 150 centuries old). Almost 2,000 monuments of nature, history and culture are collected here. The capital of Ukraine is so diverse that it impresses every tourist. Travelers return here again and again, because Kyiv has everything: fascinating ancient churches, ancient buildings and modern towers, mystical places, beautiful parks and hospitable restaurants.

6. Lviv is an open-air city-museum, because there are many places of interest, including 50% of all architectural monuments of Ukraine. In addition, most of them are located in the central part of the city. In Lviv, you can walk endlessly, meeting absolutely unique houses and buildings on your way.

7. Odessa is the most hospitable city in the world. It has everything - sun, sea, color, fantastic cuisine, interesting history and rich nature. Everyone who finds himself in Odessa at least once will fall in love with this Black Sea pearl and will return here again and again.

Visit Ukraine is an organiser of tours around Ukraine. 800 tours. Choose yours on the website!

Stylish clothes and accessories in memory of Ukraine here.

Travelers who want to immerse themselves in the life of a country at war and make a personal contribution not only to the support of the country, but also to the common Victory, are advised to go on one of the Donat tours in Ukraine. This is a special project launched by Visit Ukraine.

We also offer support to the de-occupied regions of Ukraine to journalists, representatives of official delegations and diplomatic missions, as well as opinion leaders.

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Want to know more? Read the latest news and useful materials about Ukraine and the world in the News section.

We recommend purchasing it for a safe and comfortable trip to Ukraine: 

Visit Ukraine Insurance – safe travel in Ukraine (insurance covering military risks);

Visit Ukraine Legal advice – comprehensive legal support on entry to Ukraine;
Visit Ukraine Tickets – bus and train tickets to/from Ukraine;

Visit Ukraine Tours – the largest online database of tours to Ukraine for every taste;

Visit Ukraine Hotels – hotels for a comfortable stay in Ukraine;

Visit Ukraine Merch – patriotic clothing and accessories with worldwide delivery.

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