Route & dates
Start: Abu Dhabi
Bus + Train + Fly: 9 h 30 min
Odessa— 4 nights
Fly + Train + Bus: 9 h 45 min
End: Abu Dhabi
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Pearl of the Black Sea
Though most famous for the Potemkin Steps leading down the Black Sea coast, Odessa welcomes visitors with several other attractions, including beaches and an ornate opera house.Get outdoors at Catacombs of Odessa and Central City Beach. Appreciate the collections at Shustov Cognac Winery Museum and Museum of Interesting Science. Get out of town with these interesting Odessa side-trips: Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (Akkerman Fortress & Alexandr Barracks) and Shabo Wine Cultural Center (in Shabo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, make a trip to Primorsky Boulevard, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Odessa Port.
For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Odessa online trip maker.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Odessa is an approximately 10- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in October, expect Odessa to be much colder, temps between 15°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Odessa
Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Catacombs of Odessa, Central City Beach, Shabo Wine Cultural Center
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