Looking for inspiration for a weekend in Lviv? Read our tips below on the things to do in Lviv, Ukraine plus a sample weekend itinerary, where to stay, how to get around, and the best restaurants to try!
Lviv is one of the largest cities in Ukraine. It was a former part of Poland until 1939. Poles, Jews, Ukrainians, Germans, and others lived in this city together for a long time. And because of its multicultural history, we can see a combination of Polish and Austro-Hungarian Architecture in most of its heritage. Not only that, by visiting Lviv, you will also witness stunning Central and Eastern European style cathedrals, ruins, and a lot more that will surely captivate your eyes.
3 Day Weekend Trip Guide to Lviv, Ukraine
DAY 1 – Weekend Guide to Lviv, Ukraine
Arsenal Museum (Lviv)– Start your weekend getaway by visiting the most popular museums in Lviv. And one of those is the Arsenal Museum. Be stunned by the weapons that were used in the past. Name it, guns, shields, cannons, or armors, they have that!
Johann Georg Pinzel museum of Lviv Sacral Baroque Sculpture– Never miss this one out! You will see awesome Baroque sculptures from local artists. And the building of this museum was an old church. Amazing!
DAY 2 – Weekend Guide to Lviv, Ukraine
Lychakiv Cemetery– Spend your day 2 with a thrill. Visiting a cemetery as a tourist attraction may be so odd, but it’s real! And you can find that in Lviv, Ukraine! See the grave of famous people from the past, learn about the history of the cemetery, and admire the cleanliness of the whole cemetery! Definitely a must-visit!
Undergrounds of Lviv– After a tour in the cemetery, visit the Undergrounds of Lviv. As I said, spend your second day with a thrill. In this attraction, you will see the world of Ukraine underground. Explore tunnels, catacombs, and dungeons. Feel the goosebumps as you walk through this underground tunnel. Very fun place to visit, especially with friends or family!
DAY 3 – Weekend Guide to Lviv, Ukraine
Lviv Old Town– On your last day, it is recommended to visit Lviv Old Town. You can see the lifestyle of the people, stop by a restaurant or a cafe, see popular attractions on the street or just buy souvenirs before you went back home.
Where to Stay in Lviv, Ukraine
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Where to Stay in Lviv, Ukraine if you’re a backpacker
Yurus Hostel is situated is located just a 2-minute walk from Lviv Suburban Train Station. It features free WiFi all throughout the property. It also offers shared bathrooms with shower. Guests can also enjoy its kitchen equipped with a fridge, a microwave, and a washing machine. Lviv International Airport is just 6 km away from this property.
Price: Starts at $7 per night for Bunk Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room, including taxes and charges, and it’s free cancellation.
Some rooms have a flat-screen TV with cable channels. For your comfort, you will find slippers, free toiletries, and a hairdryer. Splash Hostel features free WiFi throughout the property. You will find a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen with an electric kettle at the property. The hostel also offers bike hire. The nearest airport is Lviv International Airport, 5 km from Splash Hostel.
Price: Starts at $7 per night for Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room, additional charges may apply, and it’s free cancellation.
Featuring a shared lounge, Pop Art Hostel is located in Lviv in the Lviv region, 500 m from Shevchenka Avenue and 700 m from Latin Cathedral. The ensemble of Ruska Street. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a shuttle service, a shared kitchen, and free WiFi. Each room has a shared bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. Guests at the hostel can enjoy a buffet breakfast. The nearest airport is Lviv International Airport, 8 km from the accommodation.
Price: Starts at $8 per night for Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room, additional charges may apply, free breakfast, free cancellation, and no prepayment needed, you can pay at the property.
Where to Stay in Lviv, Ukraine if you’re on a budget
Located in Lviv, 1.9 km from The Cathedral of St. George, Apartment on Shevchenka Street features accommodation with a shared lounge, free WiFi and a shared kitchen. The apartment has 4 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a bath or shower. Hiking can be enjoyed nearby. The nearest airport is Lviv International, 6 km from Apartment on Shevchenka Street, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
Price: Starts at $28 per night for Apartment – Split Level, additional charges may apply, and it’s free cancellation.
Set in Lviv, 1.2 km from Shevchenka avenue, 1.5 km from Volodymyr Ivasyuk Monument and 1.7 km from The Bernardine Monastery, SA Appartment offers accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. The apartment has 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a bath. The nearest airport is Lviv International Airport, 7 km from SA Appartment.
Price: Starts at $29 per night for One-Bedroom Apartment, including taxes and charges, and it’s free cancellation.
Stefani is a self-catering apartment located in Lviv, Ukraine. The Bernardine Church is 8 minutes’ walk from the furnished accommodation. There is a full kitchen with an oven, stovetop, and refrigerator as well as a dining area in the heated apartment. Featuring a bath, private bathrooms also come with free toiletries. Extras include a desk, bed linens, and cleaning products. An airport transfer service can be arranged for a surcharge.
Price: Starts at $34 per night for Two-Bedroom Apartment, including taxes and charges, it’s free cancellation, and no prepayment needed, you can pay at the property.
Where to Stay in Lviv, Ukraine if you want Luxury
Situated in Lviv and with The Ivan Franko National University of Lviv reachable within 100 meters, BANKHOTEL features express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi and a garden. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and ticket service for guests. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the hotel. BANKHOTEL offers a terrace. The nearest airport is Lviv International, 6 km from BANKHOTEL, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
Price: Starts at $114.33 per night for Single Standard, including taxes and charges, free breakfast, but it’s non-refundable.
Hotel Atlas Deluxe is located in the heart of Lviv, within a 2-minute walk of Ploshcha Rynok Square and a 10-minute walk of Ivana Franko Park. It offers a sauna, fitness center and concierge service. The classic-style air-conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The bathroom comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Guests can order a meal in the on-site restaurant. After a busy day, you can enjoy your favorite drink at the bar. A shuttle to Lviv International Airport (6.5 km) is available at a surcharge.
Price: Starts at $117 per night for Standard Single Room, $0 taxes and charges, free breakfast, and it’s non-refundable.
Featuring a private lake with sandy beach and tennis court, this hotel is located 10 minutes’ drive from Strilky village. It also offers rooms with a minibar. The property features a spa center and a gym with yoga and pilates classes. Every elegant room at Edem Resort Medical & SPA is decorated in neutral tones and has a flat-screen TV. A hairdryer is provided in the bathrooms. Edem’s restaurant with white and brown furnishings serves Ukrainian cuisine, as well as European dishes. Alfresco dining is available on the terrace overlooking the lake. It is 41 km from Lviv Airport.
Price: Starts at $205 per night for Economy Double or Twin Room, including taxes and charges, free breakfast, and it’s non-refundable.
List of restaurants that you can try while in Lviv, Ukraine
A restaurant that Seafood with the Mediterranean, European, and Central European cuisine. Come and try their fresh seafood that’s worth your penny!
Operating hours: 7:30 AM – 12:00 AM (Sun-Sat)
Address: Rynok Sq., 35, Lviv 79008, Ukraine
Serves seafood with Japanese, Asian, and Ukrainian cuisine. Experience the good taste of Asian cuisine in this restaurant.
Operating hours: 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM (Sun-Sat)
Address: Mickiewicz sq., 6/7, Lviv 79000, Ukraine
A restaurant that serves European cuisine, steak, seafood, and barbecue. You should never miss the tenderness of the meat in this restaurant.
Operating hours: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Sun-Sat)
Address: Halytska Sq., 7, Lviv 79000, Ukraine
Serves European, Ukrainian, and Italian cuisine. With its cozy atmosphere, you’d definitely enjoy eating your favorite Italian dish in this restaurant.
- 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Tue)
- 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Wed-Mon)
Address: Kryva Lypa prov. 8 | off Sichovykh Striltsiv, Lviv 79007, Ukraine
Serves European, Central European, Italian, Eastern European, and Ukrainian cuisine. The location of this restaurant is perfect. You could enjoy the food and have a tour right away after eating.
Operating hours: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Sun-Sat)
Address: Ostapa Nyzhankivs’koho St, 20, Lviv 79000, Ukraine
How to go to Lviv, Ukraine from the UK
Via Ryanair: (one way)
*From London Stansted to Lviv Airport
Ticket Price: £27.99
* Prices are subject to change.
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Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.