15 days in Crimea Itinerary

15 days in Crimea Itinerary

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Start: Penza
Drive:  15 h 15 min
1
Olenevka
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Yevpatoriya
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Sevastopol
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Alupka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Koktebel
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Shcholkine
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Kerch
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Penza

1
night
Olenevka

Olenevka ©
On the 11th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Kalos Limen Ancient Greek Settlement, thenexplore the striking landscape at Dzhangul, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bolshoi and Maly Atlesh. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Tarkhankut.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Olenevka trip planner.

Penza, Russia to Olenevka is an approximately 21-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yevpatoriya.

Things to do in Olenevka

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kalos Limen Ancient Greek Settlement
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Cape Tarkhankut ©
Cape Tarkhankut
Bolshoi and Maly Atlesh
Bolshoi and Maly Atlesh
Dzhangul ©
Dzhangul

3
nights
Yevpatoriya

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Karaite Kenesa of Yevpatoria and Juma-Jami Mosque. Popular historic sites such as Dervish Monastery and Cathedral of St. Nicholas are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Super Aqua Beach, don't miss a visit to Teatralnaya Square, examine the collection at Museum of Crimean War History, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium in Yevpatoriya.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yevpatoriya trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Olenevka to Yevpatoriya in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Sevastopol.

Things to do in Yevpatoriya

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Super Aqua Beach
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Karaite Kenesa of Yevpatoria
Karaite Kenesa of Yevpatoria
Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Juma-Jami Mosque ©
Juma-Jami Mosque

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sapun Mountain Assault Diorama and Inkerman Cave Monastery. Mangup Kale fortress and St.Volodymyr Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. When in Sevastopol, make a side trip to see Cembalo Fortress in Balaklava, approximately Balaklava away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskiy Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of The State Museum-Preserve Tauric Chersonese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Primorskiy Boulevard, and appreciate the history behind Admiral Nakhimov Monument.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sevastopol road trip planning website.

Drive from Yevpatoriya to Sevastopol in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Alupka.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mangup Kale fortress, Cembalo Fortress, Inkerman Cave Monastery
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Sapun Mountain Assault Diorama
Sapun Mountain Assault Diorama
Mangup Kale fortress ©
Mangup Kale fortress
Inkerman Cave Monastery ©
Inkerman Cave Monastery

2
nights
Alupka

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). Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Vorontsov Palace and Park complex, take in panoramic vistas at Church of St. Archangel Mikhail, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Lenin Embankment, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Cathedral - Organ Hall. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Armenian Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Alexander Nevsky, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Livadia Palace and Park Museum-Reserve, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Alupka day trip planning website.

Drive from Sevastopol to Alupka in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Koktebel.

Things to do in Alupka

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Yalta, Church of St. Archangel Mikhail, Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ, Livadia Palace and Park Museum-Reserve
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Vorontsov Palace and Park complex ©
Vorontsov Palace and Park complex
Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ ©
Church of St. Archangel Mikhail ©
Church of St. Archangel Mikhail

1
night
Koktebel

Koktebel ©
Koktebel, formerly known as Planerskoye, is an urban-type settlement and one of the most popular resort townlets in South-Eastern Crimea. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Voloshin, see the interesting displays at House-Museum of M. A. Voloshin, thenmake a trip to Golden Gate (Devil's Gate), and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Karadag Natural Reserve.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Koktebel sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Alupka to Koktebel in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Shcholkine.

Things to do in Koktebel

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Karadag Natural Reserve
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Golden Gate (Devil's Gate) ©
Golden Gate (Devil's Gate)
Karadag Natural Reserve ©
Karadag Natural Reserve
Mountain Voloshin ©
Mountain Voloshin

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night
Shcholkine

Shcholkine ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Kazantypskiy State Nature Reserve and then get outside with Beach Tatarka.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Shcholkine trip maker site.

Drive from Koktebel to Shcholkine in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kerch.

Things to do in Shcholkine

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kazantypskiy State Nature Reserve ©
Kazantypskiy State Nature Reserve

2
nights
Kerch

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): contemplate the long history of Adzhimushkay Quarry, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John the Baptist, contemplate the long history of Fortress Kerch, don't miss a visit to Mitridatskaya Lestnitsa, thenget great views at Glory Obelisk at the Mountain Mitridat, and finally delve into the distant past at Panticapaeum.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kerch day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Shcholkine to Kerch takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Kerch can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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