Best time to visit Kyiv


Kyiv is hospitable and open to visitors all year round, but its most active tourist period lasts from May to September. Travelers from all over the world who visit Ukraine come to Kyiv to enjoy its historical sites and architecture, as well as to have fun in its nightclubs and inexpensive bars. So, when is the best time to visit Kyiv?

Spring in Kyiv

Spring in Kyiv is the most magical time of the year, when apricots, lilacs, magnolias and the city symbol – chestnuts – are in bloom. In May, the weather is perfect for long walks around the city: it’s neither cold nor hot.

We recommend you to go on Kiev city tour and visit such city hallmarks as St. Sophia Cathedral, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, and Kiev botanical gardens, where you can admire the blossoming magnolias and lilacs.

Summer in Kyiv

Summer in Kyiv is rather hot, but it is the most popular tourist season. The busiest time in the capital is July and August. During this period, the city hosts the largest number of festivals and concerts starring world-class music stars. Moreover, the most significant public holidays are celebrated in summer. They are Constitution Day (June 28) and Independence Day (August 24). Those who want to relax afloat can rent a yacht or go on a riverboat trip. Each variant is a win-win choice combining repose and Kyiv sightseeing.

Autumn in Kyiv

Early autumn in Kyiv pleases with warm weather, but from October on it is better to think about warm clothes. There are fewer tourists wandering around and the central streets are becoming less crowded. This season is famous for its beautiful Kiev parks, “dressed” in yellow foliage. Besides, a new theater season opens in Kiev in autumn.

Winter in Kyiv

Winter in Kyiv is a time of active winter entertainments and New Year’s holidays. The city is decorated with festive illumination, and many cheerful festive events are held at this time. Ice skating rinks (indoor and outdoor), skiing in Protasov Yar, and winter fishing – you can choose what you like best. For those who prefer “warm” indoor events, winter in Kyiv is a theatrical season and an excellent time to visit Kyiv museums.

Regardless of the season, Kyiv makes its guests feel welcome and is always ready to offer high-grade and memorable holidays. Read some useful travel tips and plan your next trip to Ukraine.

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