When to fly to Kiev
Kiev has a humid, continental climate, with great seasonal weather shifts. Summers can be very hot, while winters are quite cold. The spring and autumn months are quite short, with good weather. May and mid-October are the best times to visit to take advantage of pleasant weather conditions. During May, flowers begin to bloom, making this a pretty time in the city. June, July and August are the hottest months in the city. December, January and February are the coldest months, with snow occurring from late November till March.
Many airlines offer special flight packages during the summer and school holiday periods, and you may also find good deals during the quieter winter months, when fewer people travel to cities in Eastern Europe, due to cold weather and snow. Look out for pre-festive season specials which may run for a brief time.
Getting around Kiev
Local bus operators offer a full service within the city and there is also the Kiev Metro rail network.