3
days
Lviv, Ukraine

Explore hidden pubs, out-of-the-box cafes, majestic opera shows in this small, flowery vacation town of Ukraine.

DAY 1
03:00 - 08:30
1. Speed Train from Kiev to Lviv

Of course I had to fly to Kiev international airport first (the capital city). I stayed a few days in Kiev but honestly I think Lviv is more interesting to visit with its unique attractions and holiday vibes. 

The speed train was comfortable and affordable. I watched something and slept. Then about 5 hours later I arrived in Lviv. 

09:30 - 10:00
2. Check-in at hotel
10:30 - 11:30
3. City Tour on a Double-decker Bus

This tour takes you around the small city of Lviv with rich history. You will pass through many beautiful churches, statues, opera houses, art museums, cafes. Audio tour in many languages is provided. 

12:00 - 13:30
4. Dinner

I don't remember where I had dinner, but there are many restaurants in the city center. I recommend any Italian food, or try the Ukrainian signature meat dumplings. Just don't get Asian food here haha. 

DAY 2
03:00 - 05:00
1. Exploring Market Square

Many adorable cafes, restaurants, shops here. There are also street performances. Very lively here. 

05:00 - 07:00
2. Lunch at Hidden Restaurant - Kryivka

This hidden restaurant imitating the Ukrainian underground camp during war is a must!! You have to say anything in Ukrainian and DRINK A SHOT at the door to enter (it's already fun). 

The inside has many weapon props, a shooting game booth, and live Ukrainian music. 

08:00 - 10:00
3. Lviv Theater of Opera and Ballet

Ticket for an opera show is SO CHEAP! (less than $10 or 300 baht). Nice interior and the singers absolutely blew my mind. 

10:00 - 11:30
4. Coffee at Themed Cafe - House of Legends

Did I tell you that Ukraine is very famous for its coffee? You will see cute coffee shops/trucks everywhere (oh, no Starbucks in this country).  

House of Legends is my absolutely favorite themed cafe in Lviv. The 7-storey cafe where each floor tells a secret/myth about the city. It's nicely decorated with props that will make you feel like you're in some fantasy world. Oh, and there's a flying car and a chimney for you to climb on the rooftop. So much fun! 

12:30 - 16:00
5. Dinner & Drink at Gasova Lampa

My Lviv trip was like a cafe hopping trip. I mean, how can't you when there are so many cute themed cafes/restaurants to visit. 

For those looking for some nightlife, here is a good place to grab dinner and try their signature Test Tube flavored vodka shots. I had 10 shots...I think you can imagine the rest of the night. 

DAY 3
02:00 - 03:00
1. Lviv City Hall

Walking up quite a few super narrow steps, but the city view is worth it. 

04:00 - 06:00
2. Arsenel Museum

Learn the scary history of war here. Display of real ancient weapons and armors. 

06:00 - 07:00
3. Lviv Chocolate Factory

Another iconic thing for Ukraine is its chocolate. You have to try fresh, gourmet chocolate at this cute cafe!

07:00 - 09:00
4. Church Tour

Definitely visit the MANY churches and cathedrals. The architecture is just fascinating! Most places are walking distance to each other. Lviv is a small city! 

- Church of St. Andrews 

- Dominican Cathedral 

- Church of the Jesuits 

- Church of St. Olha and Elizabeth 

10:00 - 15:00
5. Speed Train back to Kiev

I would say only 3 days 2 nights is enough to get the best of Lviv. It's a small city and places are quite close to each other. You can walk, get on a tram, or rent a car. 

DAY 1
03:00 - 08:30
1. Speed Train from Kiev to Lviv

Of course I had to fly to Kiev international airport first (the capital city). I stayed a few days in Kiev but honestly I think Lviv is more interesting to visit with its unique attractions and holiday vibes. 

The speed train was comfortable and affordable. I watched something and slept. Then about 5 hours later I arrived in Lviv. 

09:30 - 10:00
2. Check-in at hotel
10:30 - 11:30
3. City Tour on a Double-decker Bus

This tour takes you around the small city of Lviv with rich history. You will pass through many beautiful churches, statues, opera houses, art museums, cafes. Audio tour in many languages is provided. 

12:00 - 13:30
4. Dinner

I don't remember where I had dinner, but there are many restaurants in the city center. I recommend any Italian food, or try the Ukrainian signature meat dumplings. Just don't get Asian food here haha. 

DAY 2
03:00 - 05:00
1. Exploring Market Square

Many adorable cafes, restaurants, shops here. There are also street performances. Very lively here. 

05:00 - 07:00
2. Lunch at Hidden Restaurant - Kryivka

This hidden restaurant imitating the Ukrainian underground camp during war is a must!! You have to say anything in Ukrainian and DRINK A SHOT at the door to enter (it's already fun). 

The inside has many weapon props, a shooting game booth, and live Ukrainian music. 

08:00 - 10:00
3. Lviv Theater of Opera and Ballet

Ticket for an opera show is SO CHEAP! (less than $10 or 300 baht). Nice interior and the singers absolutely blew my mind. 

10:00 - 11:30
4. Coffee at Themed Cafe - House of Legends

Did I tell you that Ukraine is very famous for its coffee? You will see cute coffee shops/trucks everywhere (oh, no Starbucks in this country).  

House of Legends is my absolutely favorite themed cafe in Lviv. The 7-storey cafe where each floor tells a secret/myth about the city. It's nicely decorated with props that will make you feel like you're in some fantasy world. Oh, and there's a flying car and a chimney for you to climb on the rooftop. So much fun! 

12:30 - 16:00
5. Dinner & Drink at Gasova Lampa

My Lviv trip was like a cafe hopping trip. I mean, how can't you when there are so many cute themed cafes/restaurants to visit. 

For those looking for some nightlife, here is a good place to grab dinner and try their signature Test Tube flavored vodka shots. I had 10 shots...I think you can imagine the rest of the night. 

DAY 3
02:00 - 03:00
1. Lviv City Hall

Walking up quite a few super narrow steps, but the city view is worth it. 

04:00 - 06:00
2. Arsenel Museum

Learn the scary history of war here. Display of real ancient weapons and armors. 

06:00 - 07:00
3. Lviv Chocolate Factory

Another iconic thing for Ukraine is its chocolate. You have to try fresh, gourmet chocolate at this cute cafe!

07:00 - 09:00
4. Church Tour

Definitely visit the MANY churches and cathedrals. The architecture is just fascinating! Most places are walking distance to each other. Lviv is a small city! 

- Church of St. Andrews 

- Dominican Cathedral 

- Church of the Jesuits 

- Church of St. Olha and Elizabeth 

10:00 - 15:00
5. Speed Train back to Kiev

I would say only 3 days 2 nights is enough to get the best of Lviv. It's a small city and places are quite close to each other. You can walk, get on a tram, or rent a car.