Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine, is 190 miles (306 kilometers) to the west of Poltava.
During your stay in Poltava, spend time at Round Square. Another place to visit is Gogol's Monument.
Poltava is ringed by charming cities and villages all waiting to be enjoyed.
Feed your mind at Kiev - Central Ukraine's theaters and palaces.
A fun way to discover the wild landscapes in the area around Poltava is to sign up for a ice skating or ice fishing adventure.
Knowing a few common Ukrainian words and phrases can be the difference between a simple vacation and a journey into the heart and soul of Kiev - Central Ukraine. A great example of a handy Ukrainian phrase is "Chočeš zi mnoiu potanciuvaty?" (Would you like to dance with me?). And, for "Where are you from?", you can say "Zvidky vy?" It's fun to give it a try!
If you're holidaying in Poltava on the 24th of August, join the party during the nation-wide Independence Day celebrations.
And at the end of your vacation, pack your suitcase and bid the Ukraine a fond Do pobačennja (farewell).