37 days in Crimea Itinerary

37 days in Crimea Itinerary

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Fly to Krasnodar, Bus to Kerch
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Kerch
— 4 nights
Drive
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Shcholkine
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koktebel
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yalta
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sevastopol
— 7 nights
Drive
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Simferopol
— 4 nights
Drive
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Olenevka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yevpatoriya
— 6 nights
Taxi to Kherson, Fly to Istanbul Ataturk

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Kerch

— 4 nights
Kerch is a city of regional significance on the Kerch Peninsula in the east of the Crimea. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yurkyne Beach and Kerch City Beach SunDali. Step off the beaten path and head to Adzhimushkay Quarry and Opukskiy Nature Reserve. Go for a jaunt from Kerch to Kurortne to see Karalarskiy Nature Park about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John the Baptist, steep yourself in history at Fortress Kerch, get great views at Glory Obelisk at the Mountain Mitridat, and don't miss a visit to Mitridatskaya Lestnitsa.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kerch trip planning tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Kerch is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Istanbul in January, with highs in Kerch at 6°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Shcholkine.

Things to do in Kerch

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:

Shcholkine

— 3 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beach Tatarka and Kazantypskiy State Nature Reserve.

Plan trip to Shcholkine with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Kerch to Shcholkine in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kerch to Shcholkine due to the time zone difference. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off to Koktebel.

Things to do in Shcholkine

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Koktebel

— 4 nights
Koktebel, formerly known as Planerskoye, is an urban-type settlement and one of the most popular resort townlets in South-Eastern Crimea. Explore hidden gems such as Surb Khach Monastery and Literary-Memorial Museum of Grin. Visit Dacha Stamboli and Tomb of I.K. Aivazovskiy for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Koktebel side-trips: Feodosia (Fountain to the Good Genius, Church of St. Catherine, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at House-Museum of M. A. Voloshin, enjoy breathtaking views from Mountain Voloshin, meet the residents at Dolphinarium Koktebel, and contemplate the long history of Monument to Ivan Nazukin.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Koktebel tour planner.

Drive from Shcholkine to Koktebel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yalta.

Things to do in Koktebel

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:

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 out of the city life by going to Marble Caves and Botkin Path. Get some historical perspective at Catedral de San Alexander Nevsky and Chapel in Honor of New Martyrs and Confessors Russian. Get out of town with these interesting Yalta side-trips: Partenit (Ayu-Dag (Medved-Gora) & Museum of Nature and Archeology), Malorechenskoe (Water Disaster Museum & Saint Nicholas Temple-Lighthouse) and Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ (in Foros). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Wine&Cheese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Armenian Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Church of St. Archangel Mikhail, and take in the awesome beauty at Koshka.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yalta online travel route builder.

You can drive from Koktebel to Yalta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Sevastopol.

Things to do in Yalta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 1:

Sevastopol

— 7 nights
Situated between Ukraine and Russia, Sevastopol represents a laid-back coastal city with impressive naval history and a desirable microclimate for vacationers.
Visiting Valley of Death and Jasper Beach will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St.Volodymyr Cathedral and Inkerman Cave Monastery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sevastopol: Super Aqua Beach (in Zaozerne), Bakhchisaray (Fountain of Tears & Bakhchisaray Park Crimea in Miniature on the Palm) and Eski Kermen (in Kholmovka). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Temple of The Sun, browse the different shops at Shopping-Entertainment Center Musson, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Peter and Paul Church, and examine the collection at Mikhailovska Battery Museum.

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Getting from Yalta to Sevastopol by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Simferopol.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 8:

Simferopol

— 4 nights
Simferopol is a city on the Crimean peninsula, the status of which is disputed between Ukraine and Russia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Holy Trinity Convent and Crimean Ethnographic Museum. Visiting Red Caves (Kizil-Koba) and Mountain Massif Chatyr-Dag will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Simferopol: Kachi-Kalyon (in Bashtanovka), Bakhchisaray (Well Tik-Kuyu & House-Museum of Ismail Bey Gasprinski) and Pionerskoye (Eski Sarai Jami Mosque & Church of St. Nicholas). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aleksandr Nevskiy Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Crimean Tatar Museum of Cultural and Historical Heritage, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Vladimir and Olga, and delve into the distant past at Scythian Neapolis.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Simferopol travel route builder site.

You can drive from Sevastopol to Simferopol in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sevastopol to Simferopol, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Olenevka.

Things to do in Simferopol

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 12:

Olenevka

— 2 nights
On the 13th (Thu), examine the collection at Underwater Museum Alleya Vozhdey, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Tarkhankut, then explore the striking landscape at Bolshoi and Maly Atlesh, and finally meet the residents at Dolphinarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Kalos Limen Ancient Greek Settlement and then take in the dramatic natural features at Dzhangul.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Olenevka holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Simferopol to Olenevka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Simferopol to Olenevka is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yevpatoriya.

Things to do in Olenevka

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:

Yevpatoriya

— 6 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. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Little Jerusalem are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Karaite Kenesa of Yevpatoria and Juma-Jami Mosque. When in Yevpatoriya, make a side trip to see Novofederovka Beach in Novofedorivka, approximately Novofedorivka away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Kara Tobe, admire the striking features of Synagogue Yegia-Kapai, make a trip to Teatralnaya Square, and examine the collection at Museum of Crimean War History.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yevpatoriya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Olenevka to Yevpatoriya takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yevpatoriya

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 20:

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.