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Best time to visit Ukraine

Our verdict

The best time to visit Ukraine is May-June

While Ukraine is a popular destination to visit all year round, May-June is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

The warmest month of the year in Kiev, Ukraine is July, where the average maximum temperature gets to around 27℃ (81℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 30℃ (87℉) on the hottest days of summer. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of -6℃ (21℉). Temperatures often differ in other areas of Ukraine though so you can find out more information about this below.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Ukraine are usually in July, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Ukraine usually falls during the months surrounding May each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Learn more about when to travel to Ukraine, the monthly weather breakdown for the most popular destinations, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

July

Ukraine seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Ukraine is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Ukraine

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
KievMay-June
-2℃
-6℃
-0℃
-5℃
6℃
-1℃
15℃
5℃
21℃
11℃
26℃
15℃
27℃
16℃
27℃
15℃
21℃
11℃
13℃
5℃
6℃
1℃
1℃
-3℃
LvivMay-June
-1℃
-5℃
1℃
-4℃
7℃
0℃
15℃
5℃
19℃
8℃
23℃
13℃
25℃
14℃
25℃
13℃
20℃
10℃
13℃
5℃
8℃
2℃
2℃
-3℃
OdessaApril
3℃
-1℃
4℃
0℃
8℃
4℃
13℃
8℃
20℃
14℃
25℃
19℃
28℃
21℃
28℃
22℃
22℃
17℃
15℃
11℃
10℃
7℃
5℃
2℃
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Top FAQs

Ukraine is in Europe.
The warmest month of the year in Kiev, one of the most popular places to visit in Ukraine, is July.
The driest month of the year in Kiev, Ukraine, is usually around August each year.

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