7 days in Crimea Itinerary

7 days in Crimea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Crimea holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Simferopol, Train to Sevastopol
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Sevastopol
— 1 night
Drive
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Olenevka
— 1 night
Drive
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Balaklava
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yalta
— 2 nights
Bus to Simferopol, Fly to Moscow Domodedovo

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Sevastopol

— 1 night
Situated between Ukraine and Russia, Sevastopol represents a laid-back coastal city with impressive naval history and a desirable microclimate for vacationers.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Cape Fiolent, examine the collection at Bronebashennaya beregovaya batareya №35, get engrossed in the history at The State Museum-Preserve Tauric Chersonese, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chersonesus St.Volodymyr Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Michael the Archangel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Panorama Museum on the Siege of Sevastopol, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Volodymyr Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Mangup Mountain Annunciation Monastery, and finally delve into the distant past at Inkerman Cave Monastery.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sevastopol travel planner.

Moscow, Russia to Sevastopol is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Sevastopol. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Olenevka.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:

Olenevka

— 1 night
On the 19th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Kalos Limen Ancient Greek Settlement, take in the dramatic natural features at Bolshoi and Maly Atlesh, and then identify plant and animal life at Cape Tarkhankut.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Olenevka visit planner.

You can drive from Sevastopol to Olenevka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Balaklava.

Things to do in Olenevka

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:

Balaklava

— 2 nights
Balaklava is a former city on the Crimean Peninsula and part of the city of Sevastopol. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ, look for all kinds of wild species at Balaklava Bay, and then learn about all things military at Military History Museum of Fortifications Balaklava Underground Museum Complex. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Museum of History of Balaklava, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of The Sun, then delve into the distant past at Mangup Kale fortress, and finally make a trip to Cave Town of Chufut-Kale.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Balaklava trip planner.

Getting from Olenevka to Balaklava by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Yalta.

Things to do in Balaklava

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:

Yalta

— 2 nights
A popular resort town on the Crimea peninsula, Yalta reveals a striking Neo-Gothic châteaux nestled high atop a steep sea cliff.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Lenin Embankment, then admire the landmark architecture of Livadia Palace and Park Museum-Reserve, and then get a new perspective on nature at Vorontsov Palace and Park complex. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ the Savior, then admire the landmark architecture of Swallow's Nest, then contemplate the long history of Chekhov House & Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Alexander Nevsky.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yalta day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Balaklava to Yalta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yalta

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:

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.