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BEST TIME TO VISIT Ukraine

Ukraine is a great place to enjoy a vacation, since it has plenty of natural beauty to keep one occupied, as well as a plethora of interesting things to do. The best time to visit Ukraine is either from March to May, or from September to October. These are the most pleasant months here, when the weather is neither too hot nor too cold. While the winters are an absolute no-no for visiting Ukraine, summers can be a good option to get good discounts.

For those looking to enjoy some time away from the crowds, the spring and autumn seasons are not a good idea. Winters are quite cold, but the summers are the shoulder season that one can take advantage of. However, for snow-sport lovers, winters are the perfect time to visit this beautiful country.


Spring Season in Ukraine

The spring season lasts from March to May, and is a good time to visit Ukraine. This season is characterized by strong winds and occasional thunderstorms, with the melting snow causing numerous streams of meltwater. Towards the end of the season, in May, the vegetation rears up and the countryside transforms into several shades of green. 

Tips: This is a good time for bird watching since the local migratory birds start to make a comeback to Ukraine from the warmer parts they spend winters in.

During the month of May, the Lviv City Day is celebrated with a lot of aplomb and fervor, and is characterized by live shows of rock music, jazz, dance, and more. There is also a huge carnival and parade held in the city. May is also when Kiev Day is celebrated - one of the most well attended festivals of the year.


Summer Season in Ukraine

The summers are warm and pleasant, and thus, a good time to visit Ukraine. Summers last from June to August. The average temperature reaches around 30°C, and there are intermittent rains. 

Tips: Plenty of harvest festivals in different parts of the country are celebrated here, so get set for a lot of food fests and open-air fairs!

In July, the Kiev Summer Music Festival is held, and it is a great event to enjoy music from all over the world, on one single platform! For music loversKiev Molodist International Film Festival is held and enjoyed by many, so if you enjoy world cinema, this is the place for you!, the Ukrainian World Music Festival held around July, is held in Kiev. In Sorochyntsi, the biggest trade fair of the country is held. 



Autumn Season in Ukraine

The autumn season in Ukraine lasts from September to November and is the rainiest season for the country. October and November receive the maximum rainfall, making way for the bitter cold weather to take over. With the average temperature remaining around 25 °C, September is the best month to visit Ukraine. 

Tips: This is the perfect beach season for Ukraine, especially for places like Odessa, where locals and tourists alike, flock to in September. However, don’t forget to check the rain forecast before stepping out for a day of tanning yourself at the beach, just in case!

In October,  the Kiev Molodist International Film Festival is held and enjoyed by many, so if you enjoy world cinema, this is the place for you!

Winter Season in Ukraine 

The winter season in Ukraine lasts from December to February, bringing with it harsh, cold weather. Some parts of the country experience temperatures that are 30°C below freezing point, especially in the mountainous regions. Most of the country receives average rainfall, whereas the mountainous regions experience plenty of thundershowers and rainfall.

Winters are a good time to visit Ukraine for those looking for an adrenaline rush, by enjoying snow sports like sledding, skiing, and snowboarding. Ample snowfall ensures that a lot of snow resorts mushroom up all over the country, especially in the mountainous regions.

Tips: Plan your trip in accordance with the weather expected in the part of the country that you plan to travel to. Rates for accommodation are at an all-time low during this season, so make sure you take advantage of this fact.

Ukraine is a great place to enjoy a vacation, since it has plenty of natural beauty to keep one occupied, as well as a plethora of interesting things to do. The best time to visit Ukra...