32 days in Crimea Itinerary

32 days in Crimea Itinerary

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32 days in Crimea Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Kerch
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yalta
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sevastopol
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Olenevka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Yevpatoriya
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Feodosia
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Newark

3
nights
Kerch

Kerch ©
Kerch is a city of regional significance on the Kerch Peninsula in the east of the Crimea. Step out of the city life by going to Kerch City Beach SunDali and Bulganakskiye Mud Volcanos. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Adzhimushkay Quarry and Fortress Kerch. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John the Baptist, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Friendshiip of Ukraine and Russia, don't miss a visit to Royal Kurgan, and take an in-depth tour of Historical and Archaeological Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kerch vacation builder site .

Newark, USA to Kerch is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Kerch, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yalta.

Things to do in Kerch

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bulganakskiye Mud Volcanos
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Church of St. John the Baptist ©
Church of St. John the Baptist
Adzhimushkay Quarry ©
Adzhimushkay Quarry
Fortress Kerch ©
Fortress Kerch

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ and Catedral de San Alexander Nevsky. Get a sense of the local culture at Vorontsov Palace and Park complex and Lenin Embankment. Explore Yalta's surroundings by going to Water Disaster Museum (in Malorechenskoe), Church of St. Theodore the Crimean and All Saints (in Alushta) and Mramorne (Marble Caves & Amine-Bair-Hosar Cave (Mamontovaya)). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 18th (Sat) at Hotel-Aquapark Atlantida. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Polyana Skazok Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Livadia Palace and Park Museum-Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Massandra Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel in Honor of New Martyrs and Confessors Russian.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yalta online day trip planner .

You can drive from Kerch to Yalta in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kerch to Yalta due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sevastopol.

Things to do in Yalta

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Alushta Municipality, Mramorne, Dacha Museum of A. P. Chekhov, Vorontsov Palace and Park complex, Livadia Palace and Park Museum-Reserve
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Vorontsov Palace and Park complex ©
Vorontsov Palace and Park complex
Marble Caves ©
Marble Caves

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cape Fiolent and Valley of Death. Popular historic sites such as Mangup Kale fortress and Cembalo Fortress are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Sevastopol side-trips: Balaklava Bay (in Balaklava), Bakhchisaray (Bakhchisaray Historical, Cultural and Archaeological Museum-Reserve & Bakhchisaray Park Crimea in Miniature on the Palm) and Simferopol (Aleksandr Nevskiy Cathedral & Holy Trinity Convent). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Sapun Mountain Assault Diorama, pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskiy Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at The State Museum-Preserve Tauric Chersonese, and make a trip to Chersonesus St.Volodymyr Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sevastopol day trip planning tool .

Getting from Yalta to Sevastopol by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Olenevka.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bakhchisaray, Balaklava, Simferopol, Inkerman Cave Monastery, Mangup Kale fortress
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Mangup Kale fortress ©
Mangup Kale fortress
Inkerman Cave Monastery ©
Inkerman Cave Monastery
Sapun Mountain Assault Diorama
Sapun Mountain Assault Diorama

1
night
Olenevka

Olenevka ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Bolshoi and Maly Atlesh, then meet the residents at Dolphinarium, and then explore the striking landscape at Cape Tarkhankut.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Olenevka road trip planning app .

Drive from Sevastopol to Olenevka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Yevpatoriya.

Things to do in Olenevka

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cape Tarkhankut ©
Cape Tarkhankut
Bolshoi and Maly Atlesh
Bolshoi and Maly Atlesh

4
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. Get a sense of the local culture at Karaite Kenesa of Yevpatoria and Dervish Monastery. You'll explore and learn at Odun-Bazar Kapusi and Wine House. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma-Jami Mosque, make a trip to Karaimskaya Street, examine the collection at Museum of Crimean War History, and kick back and relax at Lazurny Bereg Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yevpatoriya planning website .

Drive from Olenevka to Yevpatoriya in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Feodosia.

Things to do in Yevpatoriya

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Karaite Kenesa of Yevpatoria
Karaite Kenesa of Yevpatoria
Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Juma-Jami Mosque ©
Juma-Jami Mosque

8
nights
Feodosia

Feodosia
Take a break from the city and head to Karadag Natural Reserve and Golden Gate (Devil's Gate). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to House-Museum M. A. Voloshin and Literary-Memorial Museum of Grin. Change things up with these side-trips from Feodosia: Novyi Svit (Golitsyn Path & King's Beach), Mountain Voloshin (in Koktebel) and Sudak (Sudak Fortress & Alchak).

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Feodosia attractions planner.

Getting from Yevpatoriya to Feodosia by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Feodosia

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Koktebel, Sudak, Novyi Svit, Surb Khach Monastery, Karadag Natural Reserve
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House-Museum M. A. Voloshin
House-Museum M. A. Voloshin
Karadag Natural Reserve ©
Karadag Natural Reserve
Surb Khach Monastery ©
Surb Khach Monastery