32 days in Crimea Itinerary

32 days in Crimea Itinerary

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Start: Istanbul
+2
Taxi + 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
Bus:  10 h 30 min
End: Istanbul

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. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Gorky Embankment. Get in touch with nature at Novofederovka Beach and Moinaks'ke lake. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Karaite Kenesa of Yevpatoria, browse the exhibits of Odun-Bazar Kapusi, contemplate the long history of Dervish Monastery, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Yevpatoriya Dolphinarium.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yevpatoriya trip itinerary planning website.

Istanbul, Turkey to Yevpatoriya is an approximately 9-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Yevpatoriya is minus 1 hour. 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

Novofederovka Beach, Kara Tobe
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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 ©
On the 21st (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Tarkhankut, take in the dramatic natural features at Bolshoi and Maly Atlesh, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dolphinarium, and finally identify plant and animal life at Dzhangul.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Olenevka journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Yevpatoriya to Olenevka takes 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. Take a break from the city and head to Red Caves (Kizil-Koba) and Kachi-Kalyon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Holy Trinity Convent and Kebir-Jami Mosque. Get out of town with these interesting Simferopol side-trips: Bakhchisaray (Well Tik-Kuyu & House-Museum of Ismail Bey Gasprinski), Sculpture Dinosaurs (in Saki) and Cinema Park Viking (in Perevalne). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and St. Paul's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, stroll around Children's Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Scythian Neapolis.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Simferopol route maker app.

You can drive from Olenevka to Simferopol in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. 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

Pionerskoye, Bakhchisaray, Perevalne, Mountain Massif Chatyr-Dag, Kachi-Kalyon
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Valley of Death and Jasper Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St.Volodymyr Cathedral and Temple of The Sun. Venture out of the city with trips to Super Aqua Beach (in Zaozerne), Khodzha Sala (Mangup Kale fortress & Mangup Mountain Annunciation Monastery) and Cembalo Fortress (in Balaklava). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Inkerman Cave Monastery, don't miss a visit to Brotherhood Cemetery of Sevastopol Defenders, get to know the resident critters at Bakhchisaray Park Crimea in Miniature on the Palm, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskiy Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sevastopol trip planner.

Getting from Simferopol to Sevastopol by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Simferopol to Sevastopol due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yalta.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Khodzha Sala, Inkerman, Balaklava, Bakhchisaray, Super Aqua Beach
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Catedral de San Alexander Nevsky and Koshka. Get some historical perspective at Chapel in Honor of New Martyrs and Confessors Russian and Church of St. Theodore the Crimean and All Saints. Change things up with these side-trips from Yalta: Foros (Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ & Forosskiy Park), Ayu-Dag (Medved-Gora) (in Partenit) and Wine&Cheese (in Kyparysne). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Marble Caves, take in the dramatic scenery at Dzhur Dzur Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at Botkin Path, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John Chrysostom Church.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yalta trip itinerary builder app.

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

Things to do in Yalta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Simeiz, Foros, Malorechenskoe, Alushta, Mramorne
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Catedral de San Alexander Nevsky ©
Catedral de San Alexander Nevsky
Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ ©
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), contemplate the long history of Sudak Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of Surb Khach Monastery, learn about winemaking at Solnechnaya Dolina, thenkick back and relax at Meganom Beach Club, thentake in the awesome beauty at Alchak, and finally relax in the rural setting at Crocodile Farm. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Karaul-Oba, kick back and relax at King's Beach, see the interesting displays at House-Museum of Prince Golitsyn, thenlearn about winemaking at Novy Svet Winery, thengo for a walk through Cypress Alley, and finally cool off at Sudak Aquapark.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sudak vacation planning website.

You can drive from Yalta to Sudak in 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 Wineries Outdoors

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 ©
Dacha Stamboli and Armenian Church of St. Sergius (Surb-Sarkis) will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Beach Tatarka and Dacha Victoria - Otrada. Change things up with these side-trips from Shcholkine: Feodosia (Place for Kissing, Literary-Memorial Museum of Grin, &more).

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Shcholkine journey website.

Traveling by car from Sudak to Shcholkine takes 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 Parks

Side Trip

Feodosia
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Dacha Stamboli ©
Dacha Stamboli
Tomb of I.K. Aivazovskiy ©
Tomb of I.K. Aivazovskiy
Armenian Church of St. Sergius (Surb-Sarkis) ©

4
nights
Kerch

Kerch ©
Kerch is a city of regional significance on the Kerch Peninsula in the east of the Crimea. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Adzhimushkay Quarry and Church of St. John the Baptist. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Opukskiy Nature Reserve and Fortress Kerch. Change things up with a short trip to Yurkyne Beach in Yurkyne (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Glory Obelisk at the Mountain Mitridat, make a trip to Royal Kurgan, visit a coastal fixture at Enikalskiy Lighthouse, and explore the ancient world of Melek-Chesmenskiy Kurgan.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kerch road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Shcholkine to Kerch takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Shcholkine to Kerch, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kerch

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bulganakskiye Mud Volcanos, Yurkyne Beach, 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