16 days in Rostov-on-Don, Crimea & Kamensk-Shakhtinsky Itinerary

16 days in Rostov-on-Don, Crimea & Kamensk-Shakhtinsky Itinerary

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Rostov-on-Don, Russia
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Kerch, Crimea
— 2 nights
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Sudak, Crimea
— 1 night
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Partenit, Crimea
— 3 nights
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Koreiz, Crimea
— 2 nights
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Balaklava, Crimea
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Bakhchisaray, Crimea
— 2 nights
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Bilohirsk, Crimea
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Feodosia, Crimea
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Shcholkine, Crimea
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Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Russia
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Rostov-on-Don, Russia

— 1 night

Gates to the Caucasus

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.
To find ratings and tourist information, go to the Rostov-on-Don route planner.

Moscow to Rostov-on-Don is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in April: high temperatures in Rostov-on-Don hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kerch.

Things to do in Rostov-on-Don

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:

Kerch, Crimea

— 2 nights
Kerch is a city of regional significance on the Kerch Peninsula in the east of the Crimea. Your day by day itinerary now includes Opukskiy Nature Reserve as well as Memorial Complex in Honor of the Heroes Eltigen Marine. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Panticapaeum.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kerch online attractions planner.

You can drive from Rostov-on-Don to Kerch in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Sudak.

Things to do in Kerch

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

Sudak, Crimea

— 1 night
Sudak is a town, multiple former Eastern Orthodox bishopric and double Latin Catholic titular see. Your day by day itinerary now includes Karaul-Oba as well as Golitsyn Path. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): trek along Golitsyn Path, take in the awesome beauty at Karaul-Oba, and then get outside with Meganom Beach Club.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sudak journey maker site.

You can drive from Kerch to Sudak in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kerch to Sudak due to the time zone difference. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Partenit.

Things to do in Sudak

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

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Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:
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Partenit, Crimea

— 3 nights
Partenit is a seaside urban-type settlement under the administrative jurisdiction of the town of regional significance of Alushta in the southern part of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, a territory recognized by a majority of countries as part of Ukraine and incorporated by Russia as the Republic of Crimea. You've added Stone Mushrooms of the Satera Valley, Livadia Palace and Park Museum-Reserve, Massandra Winery, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Church of St. Archangel Mikhail and Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Holy Cross Exaltation Church and Monument Yaltinskoi Troike. Change things up with these side-trips from Partenit: Museum of Mikhail Pugovkin (in Livadiya) and Polyana Skazok Museum (in Yalta). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Nikita Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Partenit trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sudak to Partenit in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Koreiz.

Things to do in Partenit

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:

Koreiz, Crimea

— 2 nights
Koreiz is an urban-type settlement lying south-west of Yalta in the Yalta Municipality of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, a territory recognized by a majority of countries as part of Ukraine and incorporated by Russia as the Republic of Crimea. On the 24th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Swallow's Nest, then make a trip to Yusupov Palace, then appreciate the history behind Sculpture Mermaid, and finally make a trip to Dulber. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Waterfall Uchan-Su, explore the fascinating underground world of Yaltinskaya Cave, Head underground at Cave Trekhglazka, explore the fascinating underground world of Geofizicheskaya Cave, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nina.

Planning Koreiz trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Partenit to Koreiz in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Balaklava.

Things to do in Koreiz

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:

Balaklava, Crimea

— 1 day
Balaklava is a former city on the Crimean Peninsula and part of the city of Sevastopol. On the 26th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Small Khan Mosque, make a trip to Beaded Temple of Anastasia the Obscenitelnitsy, and then explore the striking landscape at Eski Kermen.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Balaklava trip planning app.

Getting from Koreiz to Balaklava by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bakhchisaray.

Things to do in Balaklava

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:
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Bakhchisaray, Crimea

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Saki Lake as well as Cape Fiolent.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bakhchisaray vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Balaklava to Bakhchisaray takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bilohirsk.

Things to do in Bakhchisaray

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

Bilohirsk, Crimea

Bilohirsk or Belogorsk is a town and the administrative center in Bilohirsk Raion, one of the raions of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, a territory recognized by a majority of countries as part of Ukraine and annexed by Russia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at White Rock.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bilohirsk trip builder tool.

Drive from Bakhchisaray to Bilohirsk in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Feodosia.

Things to do in Bilohirsk

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:

Feodosia, Crimea

— 2 nights
To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Feodosia journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bilohirsk to Feodosia takes 1.5 hours. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Shcholkine.

Things to do in Feodosia

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

Shcholkine, Crimea

— 1 night
On the 30th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Tatarka, then identify plant and animal life at Kazantypskiy State Nature Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Karalarskiy Nature Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Shcholkine driving holiday website.

You can drive from Feodosia to Shcholkine in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kamensk-Shakhtinsky.

Things to do in Shcholkine

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:
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Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Russia

— 1 night
Kamensk-Shakhtinsky is a town in Rostov Oblast, located on the Seversky Donets River. To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kamensk-Shakhtinsky journey planner.

Traveling by car from Shcholkine to Kamensk-Shakhtinsky takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Shcholkine to Kamensk-Shakhtinsky is 1 hour. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kamensk-Shakhtinsky

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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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.