22 days in Russia & Crimea Itinerary

22 days in Russia & Crimea Itinerary

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22 days in Russia & Crimea Itinerary

Start: Tallinn, Estonia
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Sochi, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Fedoskino, Russia
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h
3
Yalta, Crimea
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sevastopol, Crimea
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Krasnodar, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  33​h
6
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Tallinn, Estonia


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4
nights
Sochi, Russia

Sochi ©
Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Kids will enjoy Sochi Park and Sovarium. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort, admire the natural beauty at Arboretum Botanical Garden Dendrariy, catch a live event at Iceberg Skating Palace, and stroll around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sochi trip builder app .

Tallinn, Estonia to Sochi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Tallinn in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Sochi: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Fedoskino.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Rosa Khutor Ski Resort ©
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort
Sochi Park ©
Sochi Park
Sochi Discovery World Aquarium ©
Sochi Discovery World Aquarium

2
nights
Fedoskino, Russia

Fedoskino
On the 11th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Fedoskinskya Factory of Miniature Painting and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of T-34 Tank History Museum, then explore the world behind art at Museum-Gallery Skazochny Mir, and finally admire the masterpieces at Moscow Regional Museum of National Art Crafts.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fedoskino trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Sochi to Fedoskino with the Route module. Traveling from Sochi in August, things will get little chillier in Fedoskino: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yalta.

Things to do in Fedoskino

Museums

Side Trip

T-34 Tank History Museum
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3
nights
Yalta, Crimea

Yalta
A popular resort town on the Crimea peninsula, Yalta reveals a striking Neo-Gothic châteaux nestled high atop a steep sea cliff.
Bring the kids along to Skazka Zoo and Swimming Pool of the Hotel Yalta Intourist. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yalta: Swallow's Nest (in Gaspra), Nikita Botanical Gardens (in Nikita) and Vorontsov Palace and Park complex (in Alupka). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ai-Petri, admire the landmark architecture of Livadia Palace and Park Museum-Reserve, make a trip to Chekhov House & Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lenin Embankment.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yalta trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fedoskino to Yalta. The time zone difference when traveling from Fedoskino to Yalta is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sevastopol.

Things to do in Yalta

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vorontsov Palace and Park complex, Swallow's Nest, Nikita Botanical Gardens, Livadia Palace and Park Museum-Reserve, Ai-Petri
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Skazka Zoo
Skazka Zoo
Vorontsov Palace and Park complex ©
Vorontsov Palace and Park complex
Ai-Petri ©
Ai-Petri

4
nights
Sevastopol, Crimea

Sevastopol ©
Situated between Ukraine and Russia, Sevastopol represents a laid-back coastal city with impressive naval history and a desirable microclimate for vacationers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sevastopol: Safari-park Taygan (in Bilohirsk) and Bakhchisaray (Cave Town of Chufut-Kale, Bakhchisaryi Holy Dormition Monastery, & more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cape Fiolent, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chersonesus St.Volodymyr Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Bronebashennaya beregovaya batareya №35, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. George.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sevastopol day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yalta to Sevastopol takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Krasnodar.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bakhchisaray, Safari-park Taygan
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Safari-park Taygan ©
Safari-park Taygan

1
night
Krasnodar, Russia

Krasnodar
Founded as one of Catherine the Great's southern border outposts, Krasnodar is now a modern urban center, known locally as "Little Paris" because of its elegant European appearance.
To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Krasnodar online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Sevastopol to Krasnodar in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Krasnodar are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll set off for Moscow on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Krasnodar

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks
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4
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Moscow Zoo and The Museum of Cosmonautics. Explore Moscow's surroundings by going to Bird Park Vorobyi (in Vorobi), Church of the Assumption (in Shchapovo) and Etnomir Tourist Complex (in Petrovo). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), don't miss a visit to Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, admire the striking features of Kremlin Walls and Towers, and browse the range of quality goods at GUM.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow route website .

Fly from Krasnodar to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. In August, Moscow is a bit cooler than Krasnodar - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bird Park Vorobyi, Church of the Assumption, Etnomir Tourist Complex
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Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Zoo ©
Moscow Zoo
Etnomir Tourist Complex ©
Etnomir Tourist Complex

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