8 days in Crimea & Russian Black Sea Coast Itinerary

8 days in Crimea & Russian Black Sea Coast Itinerary

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Yalta, Crimea
— 1 night
2
Bakhchisaray, Crimea
— 1 night
3
Feodosia, Crimea
— 1 night
4
Matsesta, Russia
— 1 day
5
Esto-Sadok, Russia
— 2 nights

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Yalta, Crimea

Yalta ©
A popular resort town on the Crimea peninsula, Yalta reveals a striking Neo-Gothic châteaux nestled high atop a steep sea cliff.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lenin Embankment, steep yourself in history at Chekhov House & Museum, thentake in panoramic vistas at Swallow's Nest, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Vorontsov Palace and Park complex. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Alexander Nevsky, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Cathedral - Organ Hall, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Christ the Savior, thenadmire the striking features of Livadia Palace and Park Museum-Reserve, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yalta day trip planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to Yalta is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bakhchisaray.

Things to do in Yalta

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Livadia Palace and Park Museum-Reserve, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, Vorontsov Palace and Park complex, Swallow's Nest
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Vorontsov Palace and Park complex ©
Vorontsov Palace and Park complex
Lenin Embankment ©
Lenin Embankment
Chekhov House & Museum ©
Chekhov House & Museum

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Bakhchisaray, Crimea

Bakhchisaray ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Small Khan Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Bakhchisaray Historical, Cultural and Archaeological Museum-Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bakhchisaryi Holy Dormition Monastery, thendelve into the distant past at Cave Town of Chufut-Kale, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountain of Tears.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bakhchisaray online attractions planner.

You can drive from Yalta to Bakhchisaray in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Feodosia.

Things to do in Bakhchisaray

Historic Sites Museums
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Bakhchisaryi Holy Dormition Monastery ©
Bakhchisaryi Holy Dormition Monastery
Cave Town of Chufut-Kale ©
Cave Town of Chufut-Kale
Small Khan Mosque ©
Small Khan Mosque

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Feodosia, Crimea

Feodosia ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Catherine, steep yourself in history at Monument to Ivan Aivazovskiy, admire the masterpieces at Aivazovsky National Art Gallery, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. George, thenpause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Iberian Icon of the Mother of God, and finally stroll the grounds of Tomb of I.K. Aivazovskiy.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Feodosia online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bakhchisaray to Feodosia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Matsesta.

Things to do in Feodosia

Historic Sites Museums
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Tomb of I.K. Aivazovskiy ©
Tomb of I.K. Aivazovskiy
Armenian Church of St. Sergius (Surb-Sarkis) ©
Church of St. Catherine ©
Church of St. Catherine

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Matsesta, Russia

Matsesta ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Navaginskaya Street, step into the grandiose world of Godlik fortress, thenstroll around Riviera Park of Culture and Leisure, and finally admire the natural beauty at Arboretum Botanical Garden Dendrariy.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Matsesta online trip maker.

Drive from Feodosia to Matsesta in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in Matsesta can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Esto-Sadok.

Things to do in Matsesta

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sochi
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Arboretum Botanical Garden Dendrariy ©
Arboretum Botanical Garden Dendrariy
Riviera Park of Culture and Leisure ©
Riviera Park of Culture and Leisure

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Esto-Sadok, Russia

Esto-Sadok ©
Few may have heard of it outside of Russia, but Esto-Sadok is a popular ski resort with links to Sochi.
On the 14th (Thu), get outside with Rosa Khutor Ski Resort. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Shop Medovy Rai and then fly down the slopes at Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Esto-Sadok trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Matsesta to Esto-Sadok in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Esto-Sadok

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sochi
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Rosa Khutor Ski Resort ©
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort
Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster ©
Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster

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