10 days in Crimea, Moscow & Rostov-on-Don Itinerary

10 days in Crimea, Moscow & Rostov-on-Don Itinerary

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10 days in Crimea, Moscow & Rostov-on-Don Itinerary

Start: Moscow, Russia
1
Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h
2
Rostov-on-Don, Russia
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Kerch, Crimea
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sudak, Crimea
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Yalta, Crimea
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Alupka, Crimea
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Sevastopol, Crimea
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Moscow, Russia

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Moscow, Russia

Moscow
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines and Church of The Holy Virgin. Explore hidden gems such as Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries and Krutitskoe Podvorye. Step out of Moscow with an excursion to Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo in Arkhangelskoye--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Moscow travel planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Moscow. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rostov-on-Don.

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Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

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Church of The Holy Virgin, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo
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Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Church of The Holy Virgin ©
Church of The Holy Virgin
Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo ©

1
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Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Rostov-on-Don
The gateway to the northern Caucasus region, Rostov-on-Don serves as a stopover for travelers on their way to the country's celebrated Black Sea coast.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Family Resort The South Pole and then see the interesting displays at Open-Air Museum of Railway Equipment.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rostov-on-Don road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Moscow to Rostov-on-Don in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in July: high temperatures in Rostov-on-Don hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kerch.

Things to do in Rostov-on-Don

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kerch, Crimea

Kerch ©
Kerch is a city of regional significance on the Kerch Peninsula in the east of the Crimea. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): make a trip to Fortress Eni-Kale, contemplate the long history of Adzhimushkay Quarry, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John the Baptist, then make a trip to Mitridatskaya Lestnitsa, then steep yourself in history at Fortress Kerch, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Glory Obelisk at the Mountain Mitridat.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kerch visit planner.

You can drive from Rostov-on-Don to Kerch in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Sudak.

Things to do in Kerch

Historic Sites
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Adzhimushkay Quarry ©
Adzhimushkay Quarry
Church of St. John the Baptist ©
Church of St. John the Baptist
Fortress Kerch ©
Fortress Kerch

1
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Sudak, Crimea

Sudak ©
Sudak is a town, multiple former Eastern Orthodox bishopric and double Latin Catholic titular see. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Novy Svet Winery, then take in the awesome beauty at Alchak, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Meganom Beach Club.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sudak day trip app .

You can drive from Kerch to Sudak in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Kerch to Sudak, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Yalta.

Things to do in Sudak

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Novy Svet Winery
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Alchak ©
Alchak
Novy Svet Winery ©
Novy Svet Winery

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Yalta, Crimea

Yalta ©
A popular resort town on the Crimea peninsula, Yalta reveals a striking Neo-Gothic châteaux nestled high atop a steep sea cliff.
On the 25th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Cathedral - Organ Hall, then contemplate the long history of Chekhov House & Museum, then do a tasting at Massandra Winery, and finally browse the exhibits of Massandra Palace.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yalta trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Sudak to Yalta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alupka.

Things to do in Yalta

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

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Massandra
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Chekhov House & Museum ©
Chekhov House & Museum
Massandra Winery ©
Massandra Winery
Massandra Palace ©
Massandra Palace

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Alupka, Crimea

Alupka ©
Alupka is a resort city located in the Crimean peninsula, currently subject to a territorial dispute between the Russian Federation and Ukraine (see 2014 Crimean crisis). For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Alupka online day trip planner .

Alupka is just a short distance from Yalta. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sevastopol.

Things to do in Alupka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ, Rock Diva
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Vorontsov Palace and Park complex ©
Vorontsov Palace and Park complex
Rock Diva ©
Rock Diva

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Sevastopol, Crimea

Sevastopol
Situated between Ukraine and Russia, Sevastopol represents a laid-back coastal city with impressive naval history and a desirable microclimate for vacationers.
On the 27th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Inkerman Cave Monastery, don't miss a visit to Admiral Nakhimov Monument, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chersonesus St.Volodymyr Cathedral, then learn about all things military at Military History Museum of Fortifications Balaklava Underground Museum Complex, and finally see the interesting displays at Sapun Mountain Assault Diorama. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Primorskiy Boulevard, examine the collection at Mikhailovska Battery Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Cembalo Fortress.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Sevastopol trip maker website .

Getting from Alupka to Sevastopol by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Balaklava, Inkerman Cave Monastery
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