15 days in Crimea Itinerary

15 days in Crimea Itinerary

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Drive
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Olenevka
— 1 night
Drive
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Yevpatoriya
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sevastopol
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alupka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koktebel
— 1 night
Drive
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Shcholkine
— 1 night
Drive
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Kerch
— 2 nights
Drive to Anapa Vityazevo Airport, Fly to Penza Airport

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Olenevka

On the 11th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Kalos Limen Ancient Greek Settlement, then explore 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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

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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 Gorky Embankment, 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 · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

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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 Mangup Kale fortress. Chersonesus St.Volodymyr Cathedral and Pokrovskiy 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: explore the ancient world of Inkerman Cave Monastery, take an in-depth tour of The State Museum-Preserve Tauric Chersonese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Primorskiy Boulevard, and examine the collection at Bronebashennaya beregovaya batareya №35.

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 take a bus; or do a combination of bus and 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 · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

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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, then appreciate 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, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Alexander Nevsky, then admire 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. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Koktebel.

Things to do in Alupka

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

1
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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, then make 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 bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Shcholkine.

Things to do in Koktebel

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

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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. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kerch.

Things to do in Shcholkine

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

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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, then get great views at Glory Obelisk at the Mountain Mitridat, and finally delve into the distant past at Panticapaeum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kerch road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Shcholkine to Kerch in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows 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
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Crimea travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · History Museums
The diamond-shaped Crimean Peninsula clings to the mainland by two small strips of land, with the rest of the region entirely surrounded by sea. Towering mountains, lush forest, picturesque beaches, curious cave cities, and vast vineyards populate the almost-island, providing a long, rich list of things to do. The scenic and varied landscape makes it an ideal vacation destination for adventurous hikers and keen cyclists. However, be warned that there is little signposting along routes. Those interested in the history and culture of the region will relish the opportunity to observe the legacy of Crimea's many Imperial rulers from over the centuries, evident in its architecture, cuisine, culture, and ethnic diversity. After the Ukranian revolution of 2014, Russia annexed the majority of the peninsula, thrusting it into the center of international attention.