The Western Ukraine is the most picturesque part of the country. It is full of ancient castles, old monasteries, beautiful waterfalls and small cozy towns. The best way to discover this region is to take a trip by car. Therefore, you can reach such hidden touristic sights as the Love Tunnel, Dzhurinskiy Waterfall, the Monastery of St. Anna, the Olesko Castle, etc.
Before planning your trip, you should know that not all the roads in Ukraine are good for fast and relaxing driving, so it’s much better to use main highways where it is possible and turn to small roads only for short time drive that leads to the touristic sights. We have a quite good highway from Uzhgorod to Kiev, which goes near Lviv, Dubno and Rivne. Many marvelous touristic attractions are located not far from this highway.
When you are hungry, you can have a fast snack in one of numerous bars at the modern gas stations, which you will find every 20 – 30 km. along the highway. Otherwise, you can visit a famous restaurant complex “Ayvengo” near Rivne and have a good lunch there.
If you take this highway, you can visit such tourist attractions as Lviv, the Love Tunnel, the Olesko Castle etc. However, other tourist sights, like the Dzhurinskiy waterfall, Kolomiya, the Crystal Cave are far from this highway so you have to plan much more time to visit them.
The best time for travelling by car in the Western Ukraine is from April till October. Please note, that during the National Ukrainian holidays most of the hotels in this region can be fully booked, so, if you have an opportunity, it’s much better to choose another dates for travelling.
Welcome to Ukraine and have a pleasant journey full of unforgettable impressions!