32 days in Crimea Itinerary

32 days in Crimea Itinerary

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Fly to Kherson, Taxi to Yevpatoriya
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Yevpatoriya
— 5 nights
Drive
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Olenevka
— 1 night
Drive
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Simferopol
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sevastopol
— 6 nights
Drive
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Yalta
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sudak
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shcholkine
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kerch
— 4 nights
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Yevpatoriya

— 5 nights
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Karaite Kenesa of Yevpatoria. Get in touch with nature at Novofederovka Beach and Beach Zolotyye Peski. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Gorky Embankment, take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma-Jami Mosque, admire the striking features of Synagogue Yegia-Kapai, and get to know the fascinating history of Little Jerusalem.

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Istanbul, Turkey to Yevpatoriya is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Yevpatoriya. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Olenevka.

Things to do in Yevpatoriya

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:

Olenevka

— 1 night
On the 21st (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Tarkhankut, take in the dramatic natural features at Bolshoi and Maly Atlesh, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dolphinarium, and finally identify plant and animal life at Dzhangul.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Olenevka journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Yevpatoriya to Olenevka takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Simferopol.

Things to do in Olenevka

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:

Simferopol

— 4 nights
Simferopol is a city on the Crimean peninsula, the status of which is disputed between Ukraine and Russia. Take a break from the city and head to Red Caves (Kizil-Koba) and Kachi-Kalyon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Holy Trinity Convent and Scythian Neapolis. Get out of town with these interesting Simferopol side-trips: Cinema Park Viking (in Perevalne), Sculpture Dinosaurs (in Saki) and Bakhchisaray (Well Tik-Kuyu & House-Museum of Ismail Bey Gasprinski). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kebir-Jami Mosque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter and St. Paul's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Crimean Tatar Museum of Cultural and Historical Heritage, and let little ones run wild at Children's Park.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Simferopol trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Olenevka to Simferopol takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Sevastopol.

Things to do in Simferopol

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:

Sevastopol

— 6 nights
Situated between Ukraine and Russia, Sevastopol represents a laid-back coastal city with impressive naval history and a desirable microclimate for vacationers.
Take a break from the city and head to Valley of Death and Super Aqua Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St.Volodymyr Cathedral and Chersonesus St.Volodymyr Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Temple of The Sun (in Laspi), Khodzha Sala (Mangup Kale fortress & Mangup Mountain Annunciation Monastery) and Cembalo Fortress (in Balaklava). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St.Nicolas Wondermaker Church-Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Jasper Beach, don't miss a visit to Konstantinovskaya batareya, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Inkerman Cave Monastery.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sevastopol itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Simferopol to Sevastopol takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Simferopol to Sevastopol, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Yalta.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 31:

Yalta

— 6 nights
A popular resort town on the Crimea peninsula, Yalta reveals a striking Neo-Gothic châteaux nestled high atop a steep sea cliff.
Step off the beaten path and head to Catedral de San Alexander Nevsky and Wine&Cheese. Get some historical perspective at Chapel in Honor of New Martyrs and Confessors Russian and Armenian Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Yalta: Foros (Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ & Forosskiy Park), Ayu-Dag (Medved-Gora) (in Partenit) and Kutuzovskiy Fountain (in Verkhnyaya Kutuzovka). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Koshka, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Theodore the Crimean and All Saints, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Archangel Mikhail, and identify plant and animal life at Botkin Path.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yalta trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Sevastopol to Yalta in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sudak.

Things to do in Yalta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 6:

Sudak

— 2 nights
Sudak is a town, multiple former Eastern Orthodox bishopric and double Latin Catholic titular see. On the 7th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Sudak Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of Surb Khach Monastery, learn about winemaking at Solnechnaya Dolina, then kick back and relax at Meganom Beach Club, then take in the awesome beauty at Alchak, and finally relax in the rural setting at Crocodile Farm. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Karaul-Oba, kick back and relax at King's Beach, see the interesting displays at House-Museum of Prince Golitsyn, then learn about winemaking at Novy Svet Winery, then go for a walk through Cypress Alley, and finally cool off at Sudak Aquapark.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sudak vacation planning website.

You can drive from Yalta to Sudak in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Shcholkine.

Things to do in Sudak

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

Shcholkine

— 3 nights
Tomb of I.K. Aivazovskiy and Armenian Church of St. Sergius (Surb-Sarkis) will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Beach Tatarka and Monument to Afanasiy Nikitin. Change things up with these side-trips from Shcholkine: Feodosia (Place for Kissing, Literary-Memorial Museum of Grin, &more).

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Shcholkine journey website.

Traveling by car from Sudak to Shcholkine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kerch.

Things to do in Shcholkine

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:

Kerch

— 4 nights
Kerch is a city of regional significance on the Kerch Peninsula in the east of the Crimea. Popular historic sites such as Adzhimushkay Quarry and Fortress Kerch are in your itinerary. Visiting Opukskiy Nature Reserve and Bulganakskiye Mud Volcanos will get you outdoors. Step out of Kerch to go to Yurkyne and see Yurkyne Beach, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John the Baptist, take some stellar pictures from Glory Obelisk at the Mountain Mitridat, get engrossed in the history at Historical and Archaeological Museum, and make a trip to Royal Kurgan.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kerch trip itinerary website.

Getting from Shcholkine to Kerch by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shcholkine to Kerch due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kerch

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:

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.