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
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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 Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tula Kremlin Museum and Church in Honor of St. Nicholas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tula: Kaluga (Kaluga Regional Museum, St. George's Cathedral, &more) and Kulikovo field (in Monastyrshchino). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Hedgehog At Mushroom Glade, make a trip to Skul'ptura Tul'skoye Chayepitiye, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tula Exotarium.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tula tour itinerary builder website.

Singapore, Singapore to Tula is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow 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: Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery (in Zvenigorod), Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, explore the world behind art at New Tretyakov Gallery, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Gorbushkinskiy Market.

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 · Outdoors

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 Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery. Get some historical perspective at St. John the Baptist Church and Church of Elijah the Prophet. 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: examine the collection at Private Museum Music and Time, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Bear, get to know the resident critters at Yaroslavl Zoo, and ponder the design of Strelka Fountains.

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 Monastery of st Ipaty. Holy Dormition Monastery and Transfiguration Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Kostroma to go to Sumarokovo and see Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Trade rows, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Resurrection Church on the Debra, don't miss a visit to Susaninskaya Square, and appreciate the history behind Lenin Monument.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kostroma day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yaroslavl to Kostroma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Kostroma, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vladimir.

Things to do in Kostroma

Museums · Historic Sites · 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 Cathedral of Saint Demetrius. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Holy Assumption Cathedral and Holy Trinity Convent. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vladimir: Suzdal (Church of Boris and Gleb, Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, &more) and Murom (St. Nicholas Church on the Embankment (Nikolo-Naberezhnaya), Transfiguration monastery, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve, see the interesting displays at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, appreciate the history behind Monument to Prince Vladimir And Saint Fedor, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. George the Victorious.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vladimir route builder website.

Traveling by car from Kostroma to Vladimir takes 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 Kalachnaya. Get out of town with these interesting Konstantinovo side-trips: Kolomna (Muzeynaya Fabrika Kolomenskoy Pastily, Statue of Dmitriy Donskoi, &more), Ryazan (Holy Transfiguration Man's Monastery & Palace of Prince Oleg) and Solotcha (Pozhalostin Memorial House Museum & Solotchinsky Female Monastery of The Virgin Nativity).

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

Traveling by car from Vladimir to Konstantinovo takes 4 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.