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Kiev/Lviv - 4 nights in August w/kid

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Old May 13, 19, 10:34 am
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Kiev/Lviv - 4 nights in August w/kid

I'm heading to Ukraine in late August with my hardy four-year-old son and sister in law for four nights as part of a trip that will include Gdansk, Warsaw and Krakow. I've never been to this part of the world and I'm not sure if I'll ever get back, so was wondering if there are any tips on how to split up the time - I'm also open to spending all four nights in one city or the other, but would love to see as much as possible given the limitations of child patience and endurance.

Between Kiev and Lviv, with airport transfers, it might be painful but worthwhile to wake up early for the 6am fast train, arriving at 11am, instead of an evening flight to or from KBP or flying Motor Sich from IEV. Any thoughts/experiences on this?

How does this itinerary sound? We could also possibly do Lviv first, then Kiev...
Day 1 - arrive IEV mid-morning from WAW. Afternoon exploring St. Sophia's, St. Michael's, St. Andrew's, Maidan, Andrew's Descent, Podil.
Day 2 - morning - Pechersk Lavra, afternoon at leisure exploring
Day 3 - early morning train to Lviv, afternoon at leisure
Day 4 - exploring Lviv
Day 5 - afternoon flight to Gdansk

Thanks - I'd be grateful for any thoughts/tips/suggestions you might have.
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Old May 14, 19, 4:28 am
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I'd split it - 3 days in Kiev, 2 in Lviv. Kiev has more things to do.
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Old May 15, 19, 11:57 pm
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Thank you, Palal. Yes, it does seem there is a lot to do in Kiev, whereas the charm of Lviv is more just the atmosphere... does that sound about right?
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Old May 16, 19, 4:39 am
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Thank you, Palal. Yes, it does seem there is a lot to do in Kiev, whereas the charm of Lviv is more just the atmosphere... does that sound about right?
Exactly
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