©

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

(1,700+ reviews from top 30 attractions)
Museums Winter Sports Parks
Though the streets of the modern, wealthy Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk are named after Russian communists, some of its history belongs to Japan. After the Russo-Japanese War of 1904 and 1905, the southern part of Sakhalin Island was conceded to Japan, only to be awarded to the Soviet Union at the end of World War II. The city has retained a bit of its Japanese influence, though its economic success as an oil town means big plans for development and modernization. The streets are mainly lined with drab Soviet buildings, so skip an architecture tour and visit one of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk's many museums, parks, or theaters. With our custom trip planner, Russia vacations can be built around trips to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and other destinations in Russia.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

While the selection of accommodations may be somewhat limited in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, the city's hotels and guesthouses are known for providing excellent service and plenty of amenities. This is especially true for the high-end hotels, many of which offer gyms, spas, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The smaller pensions, by contrast, give you a more intimate sense of local hospitality. The city doesn't have too many hostels, so if you're traveling on a tighter budget, be sure to make reservations ahead of time.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities in Far Eastern District:
Sightseeing, museums, nature
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, museums, parks
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nature, museums, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Museums, sightseeing, nightlife
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, nightlife, parks
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

3 days in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Russia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 36 days in Europe, Asia & Africa BY A USER FROM FRANCE September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Far Eastern District BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk BY A USER FROM RUSSIA May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in Russia & Ulaanbaatar BY A USER FROM ISRAEL November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Far Eastern District BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Sakhalin BY A USER FROM HONG KONG June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Russia BY A USER FROM MAURITANIA March, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 52 days in Russia BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Russia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk BY A USER FROM GERMANY February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans