30 days in Russia & Crimea Itinerary

30 days in Russia & Crimea Itinerary

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30 days in Russia & Crimea Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
+2
Fly + bus + train:  12​h 30​min
1
Sevastopol, Crimea
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Yalta, Crimea
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
3
Sochi, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Moscow, Russia
— 6 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
5
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Vyborg, Russia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom


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3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bashtanovka (Kachi-Kalyon & Beaded Temple of Anastasia the Obscenitelnitsy) and Bakhchisaray (Bakhchisaray Historical, Cultural and Archaeological Museum-Reserve & Bakhchisaryi Holy Dormition Monastery). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Bronebashennaya beregovaya batareya №35, make a trip to Kazarskiy and Mercury Brig Seamen Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Admiral Nakhimov Monument, and go for a walk through Hakhimova Square.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sevastopol trip planning tool .

London, UK to Sevastopol is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Sevastopol is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Yalta.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bashtanovka, Bakhchisaray
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Admiral Nakhimov Monument ©
Admiral Nakhimov Monument

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yalta: Nikita Botanical Gardens (in Nikita), Ayu-Dag (Medved-Gora) (in Partenit) and Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ (in Foros). The adventure continues: stroll through Vorontsov Palace and Park complex, admire the striking features of Swallow's Nest, stroll around Cypress Alley, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Alexander Nevsky.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yalta trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sevastopol to Yalta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Sochi.

Things to do in Yalta

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nikita, Ayu-Dag (Medved-Gora), Church of St. Archangel Mikhail, Livadia Palace and Park Museum-Reserve, Ai-Petri
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Vorontsov Palace and Park complex ©
Vorontsov Palace and Park complex
Ayu-Dag (Medved-Gora) ©
Ayu-Dag (Medved-Gora)

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.
Go for a jaunt from Sochi to Galitsino to see Wet Canyon of River Psakho about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort, pause for some serene contemplation at Surb Sargis Armavir Apostle Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and stroll around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sochi trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yalta to Sochi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yalta to Sochi is 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Wet Canyon of River Psakho
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Rosa Khutor Ski Resort ©
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort
Iceberg Skating Palace ©
Iceberg Skating Palace
Olimpiyskiy Park Adler ©
Olimpiyskiy Park Adler

6
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.
Explore Moscow's surroundings by going to Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery (in Zvenigorod), FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Red Square, see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Lenin's Mausoleum.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Sochi to Moscow by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Moscow is colder than Sochi - with highs of -7°C and lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex, Church of The Holy Virgin, Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery
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Red Square ©
Red Square
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

8
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. January in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vyborg.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

4
nights
Vyborg, Russia

Vyborg ©
Vyborg, a town and the administrative center of Vyborgsky District in Leningrad Oblast, Russia, lies on the Karelian Isthmus near the head of the Vyborg Bay, 130km to the northwest of St. Get out of town with these interesting Vyborg side-trips: All Saints Church (in Priozersk), Temple of Konevskaya Icon of Our Lady (in Sapernoye) and Orthodox Shrine of the Nativity of Mary (in Primorsk). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Petrovskiy Park, admire the landmark architecture of Building of the United Bank of Nordic, steep yourself in history at Historical-Cultural Center Varyazhskiy Dvor, and look for gifts at Lavka Ryzhey Lapki.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vyborg trip planner .

Traveling by car from St. Petersburg to Vyborg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vyborg

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

All Saints Church, Orthodox Shrine of the Nativity of Mary, Temple of Konevskaya Icon of Our Lady, Lindulovskaya Grove
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All Saints Church ©
All Saints Church
Lindulovskaya Grove ©
Lindulovskaya Grove

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