33 days in Crimea Itinerary

33 days in Crimea Itinerary

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33 days in Crimea Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Kerch
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Feodosia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Yalta
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Sevastopol
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Simferopol
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Yevpatoriya
— 8 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Riga

3
nights
Kerch

Kerch ©
Kerch is a city of regional significance on the Kerch Peninsula in the east of the Crimea. Museum-lovers will appreciate Historical and Archaeological Museum and Lapidariy. Adzhimushkay Quarry and Church of St. John the Baptist are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Kerch's surroundings by going to Kurortne (Chokral Lake & Karalarskiy Nature Park). The adventure continues: witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial Complex in Honor of the Heroes Eltigen Marine, appreciate the history behind Stella with Golden Griffon, take in the views from Kerch Strait Bridge, and make a trip to Royal Kurgan.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kerch trip itinerary planning tool .

Riga, Latvia to Kerch is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riga to Kerch is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Riga in April; daily highs in Kerch reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Feodosia.

Things to do in Kerch

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kurortne
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
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Adzhimushkay Quarry ©
Adzhimushkay Quarry
Church of St. John the Baptist ©
Church of St. John the Baptist

5
nights
Feodosia

Feodosia ©
Appreciate the collections at Aivazovsky National Art Gallery and Museum of Free Flight. Get a sense of the local culture at Sudak Fortress and Dacha Stamboli. Venture out of the city with trips to Golitsyn Path (in Novyi Svit), House-Museum M. A. Voloshin (in Koktebel) and Kurortne (Karadag Natural Reserve & Museum of History and Nature of Karadag).

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Feodosia vacation tool .

Drive from Kerch to Feodosia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Yalta.

Things to do in Feodosia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Stary Krym, Kurortne, Koktebel, Sudak Fortress, Golitsyn Path
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:
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Aivazovsky National Art Gallery ©
Aivazovsky National Art Gallery
Sudak Fortress ©
Sudak Fortress
Dacha Stamboli ©
Dacha Stamboli

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Vorontsov Palace and Park complex and Polyana Skazok Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Livadia Palace and Park Museum-Reserve and Catedral de San Alexander Nevsky. When in Yalta, make a side trip to see Swallow's Nest in Gaspra, approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lenin Embankment, examine the collection at Museum of Mikhail Pugovkin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ the Savior, and contemplate the long history of Chekhov House & Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yalta driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Feodosia to Yalta in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sevastopol.

Things to do in Yalta

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Livadiya, Oreanda, Vorontsov Palace and Park complex, Swallow's Nest, Massandra Winery
Find places to stay May 2 — 7:
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Vorontsov Palace and Park complex ©
Chekhov House & Museum ©
Chekhov House & Museum

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.
The State Museum-Preserve Tauric Chersonese and Sapun Mountain Assault Diorama will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Bronebashennaya beregovaya batareya №35 and Cave Town of Chufut-Kale. Venture out of the city with trips to Balaklava (Military History Museum of Fortifications Balaklava Underground Museum Complex, Balaklava Bay, & more), Bakhchisaryi Holy Dormition Monastery (in Bakhchisaray) and Mangup Kale fortress (in Khodzha Sala). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Panorama Museum on the Siege of Sevastopol, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Fiolent, appreciate the history behind Admiral Nakhimov Monument, and don't miss a visit to Chersonesus St.Volodymyr Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sevastopol 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Simferopol.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Balaklava, Bakhchisaray, Mangup Kale fortress, Inkerman Cave Monastery
Find places to stay May 7 — 13:
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4
nights
Simferopol

Simferopol ©
Simferopol is a city on the Crimean peninsula, the status of which is disputed between Ukraine and Russia. Bakhchisaray Historical, Cultural and Archaeological Museum-Reserve and Holy Trinity Convent are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Crimean Ethnographic Museum and Museum of the History of Simferopol. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Simferopol: Tepe Kermen Cave City (in Bakhchisaray), Safari-park Taygan (in Bilohirsk) and Red Caves (Kizil-Koba) (in Perevalne). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Three Saints, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Konstantin and Elena, learn about winemaking at Inkerman Wine Factory, and explore the fascinating underground world of Marble Caves.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Simferopol trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sevastopol to Simferopol takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sevastopol to Simferopol, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yevpatoriya.

Things to do in Simferopol

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bakhchisaray, Marble Caves, Safari-park Taygan, Inkerman Wine Factory, Red Caves (Kizil-Koba)
Find places to stay May 13 — 17:
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8
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 Juma-Jami Mosque and Museum of Crimean War History. Appreciate the collections at Odun-Bazar Kapusi and Yevpatoriya Museum of Local Lore. Get out of town with these interesting Yevpatoriya side-trips: Saki (Entertaining Aqua Complex Saksoniya, Gogol Statue, & more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, see the interesting displays at Kara Tobe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dervish Monastery, and don't miss a visit to St. Ilia Temple.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yevpatoriya tour planner.

You can drive from Simferopol to Yevpatoriya in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Traveling from Simferopol to Yevpatoriya, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yevpatoriya

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Saki
Find places to stay May 17 — 25:
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Odun-Bazar Kapusi ©
Odun-Bazar Kapusi
Juma-Jami Mosque ©
Juma-Jami Mosque
Karaite Kenesa of Yevpatoria
Karaite Kenesa of Yevpatoria