32 days in Crimea Itinerary

32 days in Crimea Itinerary

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32 days in Crimea Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 30 min
1
Yevpatoriya
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Olenevka
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Simferopol
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Sevastopol
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Yalta
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Sudak
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Shcholkine
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Kerch
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

5
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Dervish Monastery. Step out of the city life by going to Novofederovka Beach and Adventure Park ASSKAN. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma-Jami Mosque, make a trip to St. Ilia Temple, examine the collection at Museum of Crimean War History, and get engrossed in the history at Odun-Bazar Kapusi.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yevpatoriya tour builder website .

Istanbul, Turkey to Yevpatoriya is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Yevpatoriya due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Olenevka.

Things to do in Yevpatoriya

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kara Tobe, Novofederovka Beach
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Yevpatoriya Dolphinarium ©
Yevpatoriya Dolphinarium
Karaite Kenesa of Yevpatoria
Karaite Kenesa of Yevpatoria
Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Cathedral of St. Nicholas

1
night
Olenevka

Olenevka ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Cape Tarkhankut, then explore the fascinating underground world of Bolshoi and Maly Atlesh, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Dolphinarium, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Dzhangul.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Olenevka trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Yevpatoriya to Olenevka in 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
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Cape Tarkhankut ©
Cape Tarkhankut
Bolshoi and Maly Atlesh
Bolshoi and Maly Atlesh
Dzhangul ©
Dzhangul

4
nights
Simferopol

Simferopol ©
Simferopol is a city on the Crimean peninsula, the status of which is disputed between Ukraine and Russia. Step out of the city life by going to Red Caves (Kizil-Koba) and Mountain Massif Chatyr-Dag. Visit Holy Trinity Convent and Kachi-Kalyon for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Simferopol side-trips: Sculpture Dinosaurs (in Saki), Cinema Park Viking (in Perevalne) and Bakhchisaray (Well Tik-Kuyu & House-Museum of Ismail Bey Gasprinski). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and St. Paul's Cathedral, stroll around Salgirka City Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and take in panoramic vistas at Scythian Neapolis.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Simferopol trip planner.

Drive from Olenevka to Simferopol in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olenevka to Simferopol. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sevastopol.

Things to do in Simferopol

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Perevalne, Bakhchisaray, Pionerskoye, Mountain Massif Chatyr-Dag, Sculpture Dinosaurs
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Red Caves (Kizil-Koba) ©
Red Caves (Kizil-Koba)
Kebir-Jami Mosque ©
Kebir-Jami Mosque
Aleksandr Nevskiy Cathedral ©
Aleksandr Nevskiy Cathedral

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Temple of The Sun and Inkerman Cave Monastery. Escape the urban bustle at Super Aqua Beach and Eski Kermen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sevastopol: Balaklava (Valley of Death & Cembalo Fortress), Khodzha Sala (Mangup Kale fortress & Mangup Mountain Annunciation Monastery) and Bakhchisaray (Fountain of Tears & Bakhchisaray Park Crimea in Miniature on the Palm). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St.Volodymyr Cathedral, do a tasting at Inkerman Wine Factory, make a trip to Brotherhood Cemetery of Sevastopol Defenders, and see the interesting displays at Malakhov Barrow.

To see maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sevastopol trip planning website .

You can drive from Simferopol to Sevastopol in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Simferopol to Sevastopol due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yalta.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bakhchisaray, Balaklava, Inkerman, Khodzha Sala, Memorial Alminskiy Battlefield
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Temple of The Sun ©
Temple of The Sun
Mangup Kale fortress ©
Mangup Kale fortress
Inkerman Cave Monastery ©
Inkerman Cave Monastery

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.
Visiting Mountain Demerdzhi and Grand Canyon will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Immaculate Conception Cathedral - Organ Hall and Church of St. Theodore the Crimean and All Saints. Explore Yalta's surroundings by going to Foros (Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ & Forosskiy Park), Dacha Museum of A. P. Chekhov (in Hurzuf) and Ayu-Dag (Medved-Gora) (in Partenit). There's still lots to do: hike along Botkin Path, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel in Honor of New Martyrs and Confessors Russian, enjoy breathtaking views from Rock Diva, and stop by Wine&Cheese.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yalta day trip planner .

You can drive from Sevastopol to Yalta in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sudak.

Things to do in Yalta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Simeiz, Foros, Alushta, Mramorne, Malorechenskoe
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Mountain Demerdzhi ©
Mountain Demerdzhi
Marble Caves ©
Marble Caves

2
nights
Sudak

Sudak ©
Sudak is a town, multiple former Eastern Orthodox bishopric and double Latin Catholic titular see. On the 7th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Sudak Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Surb Khach Monastery, learn about winemaking at Solnechnaya Dolina, then get outside with Meganom Beach Club, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alchak, and finally relax in the rural setting at Crocodile Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Karaul-Oba, enjoy the sand and surf at King's Beach, examine the collection at House-Museum of Prince Golitsyn, then do a tasting at Novy Svet Winery, then take in the pleasant sights at Cypress Alley, and finally find something for the whole family at Sudak Aquapark.

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Traveling by car from Yalta to Sudak takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Shcholkine.

Things to do in Sudak

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Novyi Svit, Surb Khach Monastery
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Alchak ©
Alchak
Surb Khach Monastery ©
Surb Khach Monastery
King's Beach ©
King's Beach

3
nights
Shcholkine

Shcholkine ©
Step out of the city life by going to Beach Tatarka and Dinamo Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tomb of I.K. Aivazovskiy and Church of St. Catherine. Change things up with these side-trips from Shcholkine: Feodosia (Place for Kissing, Literary-Memorial Museum of Grin, &more).

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Shcholkine itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sudak to Shcholkine in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kerch.

Things to do in Shcholkine

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Feodosia
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Dacha Stamboli ©
Dacha Stamboli
Tomb of I.K. Aivazovskiy ©
Tomb of I.K. Aivazovskiy

4
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 Opukskiy Nature Reserve and Yurkyne Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Church of St. John the Baptist and Glory Obelisk at the Mountain Mitridat. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Adzhimushkay Quarry, don't miss a visit to Royal Kurgan, take an in-depth tour of Historical and Archaeological Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Enikalskiy Lighthouse.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kerch online trip builder .

Getting from Shcholkine to Kerch by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in Kerch can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kerch

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yurkyne Beach, Bulganakskiye Mud Volcanos, Opukskiy Nature Reserve
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Adzhimushkay Quarry ©
Adzhimushkay Quarry
Church of St. John the Baptist ©
Church of St. John the Baptist
Fortress Kerch ©
Fortress Kerch