I can advise the most ropular sights around Yalta town.
1. Bus 32 (bus station near cloth market, not far from Lenin monument) to Alupka palace and garden. Ask driver for Livadia stop.
2. Bus 11 goes through the center, look for sign “Ливадия дворец” on it.
After visiting the Palace you can go to the Sun Path (or Tzar’s Path) – Солнечная тропа, Царская тропа – which starts near the palace (where sun dial is).
From Livadia buses regularly go to Yalta, especially from the lower gates.
Bus 32 goes from the center of Yalta (bus station near cloth market, not far from Lenin monument) to Alupka palace and garden. On the way you can visit Livadia palace, Swallow’s Nest castle, cable car to Ay-Petri mountain (warm clothes are needed). Ask driver for the stops, he usually forgets them.
Start at bus stop opposite Sovetskaya square, you need any bus going to Massandra, Nikita or trolleybus 2, ask to stop at “povorot na dvoretz”. Then cross the main road, go along the smaller road, see steps on your left, go through forest along the path (5 minutes), then you are again on the road, follow it and soon you’ll see the palace.
Boat trip to Swallow’s Nest castle.
From the corner of Morskaya street and Promenade, where little church is, go downstairs, and near the church you’ll find ticket office. Trip takes 1,5 hours, return to the same place.
Nikita botanical garden
Bus goes from the center of Yalta (bus station near cloth market, not far from Lenin monument) to the main gates of Nikita botanical garden. Way back: 1. by the same bus, wait for it near the lower gates. 2. Descend to the seashore, buy a boat ticket to Yalta – it goes directly to Promenade.
In Yalta itself:
Ekaterininskaya street (perpendicular to Promenade, starts near ship-restaurant) with old buildings of Crimean limestone with wooden decorations.
Pushkina street starts a bit further to Oreanda hotel direction, goes along the small river.
Primorsky park has several fountains, nice pier with view on Yalta bay, Black Sea water pool, tennis courts.
Churches: Alexander Nevsky on Morskaya bus stop. Armenian church on Sadovaya str. (from Sovetskaya square go upwards near Saturn cinema). Joann Zlatoust church on Polikurov hill (go up from Lenin monument). Chirch in Massandra park near Yalta hotel.