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

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

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

Start: Moscow, Russia
Drive:  13​h
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Rostov-on-Don, Russia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
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Krasnodar, Russia
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
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Kerch, Crimea
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
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Feodosia, Crimea
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Sudak, Crimea
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Yalta, Crimea
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Alushta, Crimea
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Simferopol, Crimea
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Yevpatoriya, Crimea
— 1 night
Drive:  19​h 30​min
End: Moscow, Russia

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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.
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Moscow to Rostov-on-Don is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in July: high temperatures in Rostov-on-Don hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Krasnodar.
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Krasnodar, Russia

Krasnodar
Founded as one of Catherine the Great's southern border outposts, Krasnodar is now a modern urban center, known locally as "Little Paris" because of its elegant European appearance.
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Traveling by train from Rostov-on-Don to Krasnodar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Krasnodar sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Kerch.

Things to do in Krasnodar

Historic Sites
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Kerch, Crimea

Kerch
Kerch is a city of regional significance on the Kerch Peninsula in the east of the Crimea. To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kerch trip app .

You can drive from Krasnodar to Kerch in 4 hours. July in Kerch sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel to Feodosia.

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Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Feodosia, Crimea

Feodosia ©
On the 21st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Catherine, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. George, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Iberian Icon of the Mother of God, stroll the grounds of Tomb of I.K. Aivazovskiy, then steep yourself in history at Monument Fountain to K.A. Belilovskiy, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to Vitya Korobkov.

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Getting from Kerch to Feodosia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kerch to Feodosia due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sudak.

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Historic Sites Parks Nature

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Tomb of I.K. Aivazovskiy ©
Tomb of I.K. Aivazovskiy
Church of St. Catherine ©
Church of St. Catherine

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Sudak, Crimea

Sudak ©
Sudak is a town, multiple former Eastern Orthodox bishopric and double Latin Catholic titular see. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): trek along Taraktash Ridge, then learn about winemaking at Solnechnaya Dolina, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sakharnaya Golovka, and finally contemplate the long history of Sudak Fortress.

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Getting from Feodosia to Sudak by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yalta.

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Parks Trails Outdoors
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Taraktash Ridge ©
Taraktash Ridge
Sudak Fortress ©
Sudak Fortress
Solnechnaya Dolina ©
Solnechnaya Dolina

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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 23rd (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Church of St. Archangel Mikhail, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, contemplate the long history of Chekhov House & Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Christ the Savior, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel in Honor of New Martyrs and Confessors Russian.

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Traveling by combination of car and bus from Sudak to Yalta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Alushta.

Things to do in Yalta

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Oreanda
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Church of St. Archangel Mikhail ©
Church of St. Archangel Mikhail
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Chekhov House & Museum

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Alushta, Crimea

Alushta
Alushta is a city of regional significance on the southern coast of the Crimean peninsula, claimed by Ukraine as part of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea but administered by Russia as the Republic of Crimea since 2014. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): do a tasting at Factory Alushta Massandra, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Royal Martyrs, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kosmo-Damianovskiy Monastery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Valley of Ghosts.

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Traveling by bus from Yalta to Alushta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Simferopol.

Things to do in Alushta

Parks Wildlife Wineries

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Valley of Ghosts
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Kosmo-Damianovskiy Monastery
Kosmo-Damianovskiy Monastery

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Simferopol, Crimea

Simferopol ©
Simferopol is a city on the Crimean peninsula, the status of which is disputed between Ukraine and Russia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): do a tasting at Inkerman Wine Factory, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kebir-Jami Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and St. Paul's Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Konstantin and Elena, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Holy Mary Magdalene, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Three Saints.

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Traveling by bus from Alushta to Simferopol takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alushta to Simferopol. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Yevpatoriya.

Things to do in Simferopol

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Inkerman Wine Factory
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Church of the Three Saints ©
Church of the Three Saints
Kebir-Jami Mosque ©
Kebir-Jami Mosque

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Yevpatoriya, Crimea

Yevpatoriya
Eupatoria or Yevpatoria is a city of regional significance in Crimea, a territory disputed between Ukraine (as the Autonomous Republic of Crimea) and Russia (as the Republic of Crimea) after Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014. On the 26th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karaite Kenesa of Yevpatoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma-Jami Mosque, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Yevpatoriya Dolphinarium, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Super Aqua Beach.

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Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Simferopol to Yevpatoriya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Simferopol to Yevpatoriya is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yevpatoriya

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Super Aqua Beach
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Karaite Kenesa of Yevpatoria
Karaite Kenesa of Yevpatoria
Juma-Jami Mosque ©
Juma-Jami Mosque
Yevpatoriya Dolphinarium ©
Yevpatoriya Dolphinarium