11 days in Simferopol, Sevastopol & Yalta Itinerary

11 days in Simferopol, Sevastopol & Yalta Itinerary

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11 days in Simferopol, Sevastopol & Yalta Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly + Drive:  11 h 45 min
1
Simferopol
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Sevastopol
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Yalta
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h
End: Moscow

1
day
Simferopol

Simferopol ©
Simferopol is a city on the Crimean peninsula, the status of which is disputed between Ukraine and Russia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksandr Nevskiy Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Three Saints, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kebir-Jami Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and St. Paul's Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Konstantin and Elena, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Convent.

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St. Petersburg, Russia to Simferopol is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Sevastopol.

Things to do in Simferopol

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Sevastopol

Sevastopol ©
Situated between Ukraine and Russia, Sevastopol represents a laid-back coastal city with impressive naval history and a desirable microclimate for vacationers.
Get outdoors at Temple of The Sun and Cape Fiolent. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mangup Kale fortress and Chersonesus St.Volodymyr Cathedral. Step out of Sevastopol with an excursion to Cembalo Fortress in Balaklava--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Sapun Mountain Assault Diorama, appreciate the history behind Admiral Nakhimov Monument, take an in-depth tour of The State Museum-Preserve Tauric Chersonese, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pokrovskiy Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sevastopol online road trip planner .

You can drive from Simferopol to Sevastopol in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Simferopol to Sevastopol, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yalta.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mangup Kale fortress, Temple of The Sun, Cembalo Fortress
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Mangup Kale fortress ©
Mangup Kale fortress
Temple of The Sun ©
Temple of The Sun
Chersonesus St.Volodymyr Cathedral ©
Chersonesus St.Volodymyr Cathedral

4
nights
Yalta

Yalta ©
A popular resort town on the Crimea peninsula, Yalta reveals a striking Neo-Gothic châteaux nestled high atop a steep sea cliff.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ and Massandra Winery. Take a break from the city and head to Massandra Beach and Rock Diva. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yalta: Grand Canyon (in Sokolyne), Vorontsov Palace and Park complex (in Alupka) and Usundzha Canyon (in Kolkhoznoye). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Alexander Nevsky, trek along Botkin Path, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Cross Exaltation Church, and appreciate the history behind Monument to Aleksandr Khanzhonkov.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yalta holiday maker app .

You can drive from Sevastopol to Yalta in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yalta

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Holy Cross Exaltation Church, Grand Canyon, Usundzha Canyon, Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ, Massandra Winery
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Vorontsov Palace and Park complex ©
Vorontsov Palace and Park complex
Massandra Beach ©
Massandra Beach