34 days in Central Russia Itinerary

34 days in Central Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Russia Trip Planner

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Fly to Moscow Domodedovo, Train to Tula
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Tula
— 5 nights
Drive
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Moscow
— 11 nights
Drive
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Sergiyev Posad
— 1 night
Train
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Yaroslavl
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kostroma
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vladimir
— 4 nights
Drive
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Konstantinovo
— 2 nights
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Tula

— 5 nights
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Visit Tula State Museum of Weapons and Holy Assumption Cathedral for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tula Kremlin Museum and Kulikovo field. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tula: Kaluga (Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kaluga Regional Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation, appreciate the history behind Peter The Great Monument, examine the collection at Tula Museum of Samovars, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tula Exotarium.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tula itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Tula is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Singapore to Tula due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Moscow.

Things to do in Tula

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 3:

Moscow

— 11 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Red Square and Kremlin Walls and Towers will appeal to history buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Meshherskoye and Lake Beloye (Vologda Oblast). Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye), Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery (in Zvenigorod) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, explore the world behind art at New Tretyakov Gallery, examine the collection at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, and take a stroll through Old Arbat (Stary Arbat).

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Moscow travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tula to Moscow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Moscow, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 14:

Sergiyev Posad

— 1 night
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. On the 14th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, and then contemplate the long history of The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra.

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You can drive from Moscow to Sergiyev Posad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:

Yaroslavl

— 5 nights
A World Heritage Site boasting hundreds of architectural monuments, Yaroslavl sits on the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl Rivers and is renowned for its historical town center.
Get some cultural insight at Yaroslavl Embankment and State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin. Get some historical perspective at Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery and St. John the Baptist Church. Get out of town with these interesting Yaroslavl side-trips: Rostov (Museum of the Frog Princess, Assumption Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Elijah the Prophet, see the interesting displays at Private Museum Music and Time, get lost in a book at Yaroslavl Regional State Library of Science Nekrasov, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to Bear.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yaroslavl trip planner.

You can take a train from Sergiyev Posad to Yaroslavl in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. May in Yaroslavl sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kostroma.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 20:

Kostroma

— 4 nights
As part of Russia's Golden Ring of historical towns, the city of Kostroma is something of an open-air museum with ties to the Romanov dynasty.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Provincial ARTgallery-M and Trade rows. Monastery of st Ipaty and Holy Dormition Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Explore Kostroma's surroundings by going to Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm (in Sumarokovo) and Transfiguration Cathedral (in Ivanovo). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Resurrection Church on the Debra, see the interesting displays at Theatrical Costume Museum, appreciate the history behind Lenin Monument, and make a trip to Susaninskaya Square.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kostroma online holiday planner.

Drive from Yaroslavl to Kostroma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kostroma are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vladimir.

Things to do in Kostroma

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 24:

Vladimir

— 4 nights
The most visited destination in the Golden Ring circuit, the city of Vladimir is known for its remarkably preserved white-stone monuments, which have World Heritage status.
Get some cultural insight at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin and Transfiguration monastery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Holy Assumption Cathedral and Cathedral of Saint Demetrius. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vladimir: Murom (St. Nicholas Church on the Embankment (Nikolo-Naberezhnaya), Holy Trinity Convent, &more) and Suzdal (Church of Boris and Gleb, Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve, steep yourself in history at Golden Gate, examine the collection at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, and appreciate the history behind Monument to Prince Vladimir And Saint Fedor.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vladimir day trip planning site.

Drive from Kostroma to Vladimir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Konstantinovo.

Things to do in Vladimir

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 28:

Konstantinovo

— 2 nights
Get a sense of the local culture at Kolomna Kremlin and Pozhalostin Memorial House Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Konstantinovo side-trips: Kolomna (Muzeynaya Fabrika Kolomenskoy Pastily, Kalachnaya, &more), Ryazan (Holy Transfiguration Man's Monastery & Palace of Prince Oleg) and Solotchinsky Female Monastery of The Virgin Nativity (in Solotcha).

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Konstantinovo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vladimir to Konstantinovo takes 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Konstantinovo

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Central Russia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Churches
Located in the far west of the country and formed around the Moscow Princedom in the 15th century, Central Russia is Russia's historical core and still the seat of Russian politics and economics. Tourists are mostly drawn to the metropolis of Moscow, with its mixture of the classical and the modern and a bustling nightlife. Northeast of Moscow lies the Golden Ring, an iconic series of the country's oldest cities unspoiled by industrialization. The historical legacy of picturesque architecture and traditional arts and crafts make these cities popular with travelers searching for an idyllic setting. The region also boasts birthplaces of many famous Russians, including Lev Tolstoy, Sergey Yesenin, Anton Chekhov, and Yuri Gagarin, as well as the sites of the three historic battles: one against the Tatars in 1380, another with Napoleon's army in 1812, and the third with Nazi Germans in 1941. Although there are considerable inequalities between the capital and other cities, some hidden corners of the region have plenty to offer.