Free things to do and free places to visit – Travel Tips

Written by Roman Melnyk on 24th April 2017
Air photo of Kiev and its UNESCO St. Sophia Cathedral

Enjoy a list of free things to do and free places to visit in Ukraine prepared by us in a form of a travel tips guide. We decided to help you with things to do around for free in Ukraine when realized how popular is the topic of free things to do in a particular country in comparison to the others among travelers.  So, we have picked up the most famous useful and special places, activities and free things to do for those, who plans visiting Ukraine. Here we go:

  • The first in the list are Ukrainian museums! They are the most underpriced stuff in Ukraine. Some of the are even free. The ticket prices usually aren’t higher than 1-2 $. The most famous Ukrainian museum is Pinchuk Contemporary Art Center in Kiev (Kyiv). You can find more information about Ukrainians museums and particular this one following the link.

    Pinchuk Art Center Gallery in Kyiv: a war exhibition

    Pinchuk Art Center Gallery in Kyiv

  • Carpathian Mountains in Western part of Ukraine. They are gorgeous and truly amazing for hiking or trekking. And they are completely free. Just take a map, compass/gps and go ahead to explore Ukrainian virgin forests.  It’s also free to camp anywhere you wish all over Carpathians. Forests and vallyes are full of mushrooms and berries which you can also collect for free (try it to do in UK, Germany and Norway 😉
    If you find them – you can stay for free in shepherd houses. They are designated for locals and tourist to shelter anyone who cannot reach home at some time/or who travels. Please check the best ways of exploring Carpathians here.

    Ukrainian Carpathian mountains with a highland path leading to a paramount

    Marvelous Ukrainian Carpathian mountains

  • municipal Wi-FI in Ukrainian cities. Free wi-fi spots in Kyiv, Lviv, Odessa and other cities isn’t a miracle but a mere necessity.

    Kiev bus stop with a free wi-fi spot, USB-charging plug and a time-table

    Kiev wi-fi bus stop

  • you can also find  pending coffee (free coffee for those who need it) in Ukrainian coffee houses around the country. Just ask at barista. 

    A cozy Lviv cafe in a cobblestone 18 century yard

    Lviv coffee house with pending coffee

  • street bicycle workshops in Lviv, Kyiv and Ivano-Frankivsk.

    DIY street bike workshops

    street bike workshop in Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk

  • free tourist maps in tourist information centers in Lviv, Chernivtsi, Kyiv, Odessa. The maps will not tell you any free things to do, but you may check our web-site or just ask locals and they will help you easily.
    Smiling girls at a reception of Lviv Tourist Center

    Lviv tourist center

    In conclusion, we want to say, that this list doesn’t end with the last point but can be enhanced by your own creativity and ability to look for or negotiate with locals. Just try it and you will probably succeed as Ukrainians are utterly open and willing to help people.

    If you know more tips and free things to do – please share them with us through a permanent link to Facebook post.