15 days in Crimea Itinerary

15 days in Crimea Itinerary

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15 days in Crimea Itinerary

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, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dzhangul, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Bolshoi and Maly Atlesh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Cape Tarkhankut and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Olenevka planner .

Penza, Russia to Olenevka is an approximately 22.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Penza to Olenevka due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yevpatoriya.

Things to do in Olenevka

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kalos Limen Ancient Greek Settlement
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Bolshoi and Maly Atlesh
Bolshoi and Maly Atlesh
Cape Tarkhankut ©
Cape Tarkhankut
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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Karaite Kenesa of Yevpatoria. Juma-Jami Mosque and Museum of Crimean War History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Super Aqua Beach, make a trip to Karaimskaya Street, contemplate the long history of Dervish Monastery, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium in Yevpatoriya.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yevpatoriya, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Olenevka to Yevpatoriya by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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.
Get some cultural insight at Inkerman Cave Monastery and Mangup Kale fortress. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cembalo Fortress and St.Volodymyr Cathedral. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Sapun Mountain Assault Diorama, pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskiy Cathedral, make a trip to Chersonesus St.Volodymyr Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of The State Museum-Preserve Tauric Chersonese.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sevastopol trip maker tool .

Drive from Yevpatoriya to Sevastopol in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Alupka.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Cembalo Fortress, Mangup Kale 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). On the 19th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Vorontsov Palace and Park complex, then take in panoramic vistas at Church of St. Archangel Mikhail, then get to know the fascinating history of Lenin Embankment, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Cathedral - Organ Hall. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Armenian Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Alexander Nevsky, then admire the striking features of Livadia Palace and Park Museum-Reserve, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ.

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Traveling by car from Sevastopol to Alupka takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Koktebel.

Things to do in Alupka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Yalta, Livadia Palace and Park Museum-Reserve, Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ, Church of St. Archangel Mikhail
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Vorontsov Palace and Park complex ©
Vorontsov Palace and Park complex
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, then examine the collection at House-Museum M. A. Voloshin, then take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate (Devil's Gate), and finally take in the awesome beauty at Karadag Natural Reserve.

Before you visit Koktebel, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Alupka to Koktebel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to 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

1
night
Shcholkine

Shcholkine ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Kazantypskiy State Nature Reserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Tatarka.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Shcholkine trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Koktebel to Shcholkine in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car 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): steep yourself in history at Adzhimushkay Quarry, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John the Baptist, contemplate the long history of Fortress Kerch, then don't miss a visit to Mitridatskaya Lestnitsa, then take in panoramic vistas at Glory Obelisk at the Mountain Mitridat, and finally delve into the distant past at Panticapaeum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kerch, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Shcholkine to Kerch in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shcholkine to Kerch due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 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

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