17 days in Crimea Itinerary

17 days in Crimea Itinerary

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17 days in Crimea Itinerary

Start: Penza
Drive:  15 h 15 min
1
Olenevka
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Yevpatoriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Sevastopol
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Simferopol
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Yalta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Feodosia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Kerch
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Penza

1
day
Olenevka

Olenevka ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Kalos Limen Ancient Greek Settlement, take in the dramatic natural features at Dzhangul, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Tarkhankut.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Olenevka travel planner.

Penza, Russia to Olenevka is an approximately 22.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Penza to Olenevka is 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yevpatoriya.

Things to do in Olenevka

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kalos Limen Ancient Greek Settlement
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Cape Tarkhankut ©
Cape Tarkhankut
Dzhangul ©
Dzhangul

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Evpatoriyskiy Tram, don't miss a visit to Kara Tobe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma-Jami Mosque, and finally kick back and relax at Super Aqua Beach. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Karaite Kenesa of Yevpatoria, get engrossed in the history at Odun-Bazar Kapusi, examine the collection at Museum of Crimean War History, admire the landmark architecture of Synagogue Yegia-Kapai, then don't miss a visit to Teatralnaya Square, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Yevpatoriya Dolphinarium.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yevpatoriya online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Olenevka to Yevpatoriya takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sevastopol.

Things to do in Yevpatoriya

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Kara Tobe, Super Aqua Beach
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Yevpatoriya Dolphinarium ©
Yevpatoriya Dolphinarium
Odun-Bazar Kapusi ©
Odun-Bazar Kapusi
Karaite Kenesa of Yevpatoria
Karaite Kenesa of Yevpatoria

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Mikhailovska Battery Museum, explore the ancient world of Inkerman Cave Monastery, examine the collection at Naval History Museum - Black Sea Fleet History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pokrovskiy Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Panorama Museum on the Siege of Sevastopol, and finally see the interesting displays at Malakhov Barrow. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Cape Fiolent, examine the collection at Bronebashennaya beregovaya batareya №35, then enjoy the sand and surf at Omega Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at The State Museum-Preserve Tauric Chersonese.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Sevastopol online journey builder .

Drive from Yevpatoriya to Sevastopol in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Simferopol.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Inkerman Cave Monastery
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Malakhov Barrow ©
Malakhov Barrow
Inkerman Cave Monastery ©
Inkerman Cave Monastery

1
night
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 16th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Convent, do a tasting at Inkerman Wine Factory, take in panoramic vistas at Scythian Neapolis, have some family-friendly fun at Mir na Oshhup, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at All Saints Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Bakhchisaray Historical, Cultural and Archaeological Museum-Reserve. On the next day, examine the collection at Crimean Ethnographic Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple of the Holy Mary Magdalene, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Three Saints, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the History of Simferopol, then admire the masterpieces at Simferopol Art Museum, and finally walk around Park of Yuriy Gagarin.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Simferopol trip maker app .

Getting from Sevastopol to Simferopol by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sevastopol to Simferopol is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Yalta.

Things to do in Simferopol

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bakhchisaray Historical, Cultural and Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Inkerman Wine Factory
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Simferopol Art Museum ©
Simferopol Art Museum
Scythian Neapolis ©
Scythian Neapolis

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Massandra Beach, trek along Botkin Path, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Alexander Nevsky, pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Cathedral - Organ Hall, examine the collection at Yalta Historic and Literature Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum Culture of Yalta, then explore the galleries of Livadia Palace and Park Museum-Reserve, and finally see the interesting displays at Dacha Museum of A. P. Chekhov.

To find reviews and tourist information, use the Yalta route maker website .

Traveling by bus from Simferopol to Yalta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Feodosia.

Things to do in Yalta

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Grand Canyon, Livadia Palace and Park Museum-Reserve, Dacha Museum of A. P. Chekhov
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Massandra Beach ©
Massandra Beach
Historic Literature Museum of Yalta ©
Historic Literature Museum of Yalta
Livadia Palace and Park Museum-Reserve ©

3
nights
Feodosia

Feodosia ©
Explore hidden gems such as Karadag Natural Reserve and Church of St. Catherine. Escape the urban bustle at Mountain Sokol and Bay Provato. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Feodosia: Literary and Art Museum (in Stary Krym) and Museum of History and Nature of Karadag (in Kurortne).

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Feodosia sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Yalta to Feodosia in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Kerch.

Things to do in Feodosia

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kurortne, Bay Provato, Mountain Sokol, Literary and Art Museum
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Karadag Natural Reserve ©
Karadag Natural Reserve
Tomb of I.K. Aivazovskiy ©
Tomb of I.K. Aivazovskiy
Church of St. Catherine ©
Church of St. Catherine

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nights
Kerch

Kerch ©
Kerch is a city of regional significance on the Kerch Peninsula in the east of the Crimea. Get a sense of the local culture at Adzhimushkay Quarry and Glory Obelisk at the Mountain Mitridat. Get in touch with nature at Yurkyne Beach and Chokral Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Kerch: Karalarskiy Nature Park (in Kurortne) and Kazantypskiy State Nature Reserve (in Shcholkine). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John the Baptist, visit a coastal fixture at Enikalskiy Lighthouse, appreciate the history behind Stella with Golden Griffon, and delve into the distant past at Panticapaeum.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kerch attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Feodosia to Kerch takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Moscow Standard Time, 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. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kerch

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kurortne, Kazantypskiy State Nature Reserve, Yurkyne Beach
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Adzhimushkay Quarry ©
Adzhimushkay Quarry
Church of St. John the Baptist ©
Church of St. John the Baptist
Glory Obelisk at the Mountain Mitridat ©

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