When to find the cheapest flights to Donetsk
Donetsk: industrial city with a passion for football
|Donetsk city centre|
|Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport (DOK): 7 mi from city centre|
Flights to Donetsk: practical information
Cheap airlines to Donetsk
Planning a trip to Donetsk? This industrious Ukrainian city is waiting! Start planning your holiday in Donetsk with cheap flights to Donetsk International Airport (DOK). Ukrainian Intl Airlines flights to Donetsk from London Gatwick. Aeroflot takes off from Heathrow, as does Air France and KLM.
When to book flights to Donetsk
Donetsk is right on the Eurasian steppe with a typical continental climate which means freezing cold winters and hot and humid summers. The best time to visit is without a doubt late-spring and early summer. Book your flights to Donetsk at least 3 months before your trip.
- Peak season: Summer, although temperatures can reach 38°C.
- Low season: Winters are generally very cold with quite a bite to them.
Flights to Donetsk take at least 6 hours with stopovers.
Experience Donetsk: what to see, what to do
Donetsk was founded by a Welsh man in the 1800s, surprisingly! He had his eye on the region's coal mines which led to the city's reputation for industry. Today Donetsk is a lively city with a passion for football.
Essentials in Donetsk
Donbass Arena: Donetsk was hugely popular in 2012 when it hosted the Eurocup, along with a number of other Ukrainian and Polish cities. Today you can take a tour of the arena and it's worth passing at night when the whole stadium is lit up.
Park of Forged Figures: This is a beautiful sculpture park in the centre of the city. Each walkway features a different theme of sculptures, everything from zodiac signs to mythical creatures.
Donetsk Regional History Museum: The museum features four floors of artefacts, illuminating the history of the region. Unfortunately for the foreign visitor everything is in Russian.
Find more information on VisitDonetsk.com.
Accommodation in Donetsk
Thanks to the 2012 Eurocup, Donetsk has seriously invested in its hotels and guesthouses. There is plenty to choose from but when there are major events in town, it's best to book your hotel in Donetsk as far in advance as possible.