Autumn is coming! I mean, we’re already some ways into August. So what are your plans for the next season? Why not visit some of the best autumn spots in Ukraine? We even made a snazzy list of locations to visit in September and onwards!
Visit the many awesome parks
Don’t want to leave the city in autumn? That’s alright, Ukraine hosts many urban-based park-like spots and location. For example, there’s the Saint Volodymyr Hill in Kiyv: not only does it command a view of the capital, it’s also home to the monument to St. Volodymyr of Kiyv and a wrought-iron gazebo dating to the last years of the 19th century.
Want to leave the cities and/or go bigger? Ukraine hosts many national parks, and you can just imagine what awesome autumn tourist destinations they become. National Nature Park Synevir hosts the lake of the same name (biggest one in the Carpathian mountains and one of Seven Natural Wonders of Ukraine) as well as brown bear sanctuary.
Sample some history
Ukraine’s history stretches way back, and it has left a lot of artifacts on the landscape. For the example, the reconstructed Golden Gate in Kiyv reminds you of the majesty that towered over the city in the 11th century. Or maybe climb up to Pip Ivan observatory in Ivano-Frankivsk to see both the structure and the amazing countryside. In the Borshchivskyi district, you can find the Priest’s Grotto, a part of one the longest system of caves in the world – and a hide-out for Jews fleeing the Holocaust.
Want something more contemporary? Chernobyl tours are all the rage these days – and Pripyat is always a popular spot. Tired of all the tourists? The Duga “Woodpecker” radar is one of those things in Chernobyl that everyone going for Chernobyl tours forgets. It’s a massive antenna array for Soviet anti-ballistic defense network that had 1000 people servicing it. It also inspired the Brain Scorcher in “Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl” game!
Take part in great events
Ukraine is hip and happening, yo, and that includes autumn events! If you swing by the amazing resort town of Odessa, you best do it on September 2-4, as that’s when the city celebrates its day! Observe the fireworks in the Odessa Light Fest, listen to a concert on the famous Potemkin Stair and just party hard.
And if you work up an appetite, Korosten holds the Derun Fest, which is all about potato pancakes. From pancake eating triathlon to the competition for the tastiest pancake, it’s a hoot. Wash that wonderful taste with some coffee at the Lviv Coffee Festival! It not only showcases the advancements in the coffee industry, but also judges the best coffee in town!
So if you want to visit Ukraine in autumn, act fast! And keep it in mind that flight disruptions can strike even in this huge country. Flight delays, cancellations, overbooking – all of them can ruin your holiday. Fret not, however: claim up to €600 in flight compensation with Skycop start saving for the winter!