Chernovtsy is situated about 250 miles (402 kilometers) southwest of Kiev, the country's capital.
It's little wonder Chernovtsy is a perennial favourite with with international and local vacationers alike; Western Ukraine is home to a treasure-trove of interesting natural and man-made attractions. Zabolottya, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the east, and Kamenets-Podol'skiy, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the southwest of Chernovtsy are good spots to check out if you have the time.
Western Ukraine is graced with some wonderful monasteries and other sites of spiritual importance, great places to get a taste of Chernovtsy's gentler side.
The area around Chernovtsy offers some great ways to get into the great outdoors. Thrill seekers can sign up for one of the mountain biking and horse riding adventures available.
Ensuring you have the time to know a few key phrases in the local tongue separates the real travelers from the tourist hordes. "Chočeš zi mnoiu potanciuvaty?" is useful. In English, it means "Would you like to dance with me?" "Zvidky vy?" ("Where are you from?") is another good phrase.
Before you head back to the comforts of home, you'll be bidding Chernovtsy a fond Do pobačennja (farewell).