34 days in Central Russia Itinerary

34 days in Central Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Tula
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Moscow
— 11 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Sergiyev Posad
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
4
Yaroslavl
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Kostroma
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Vladimir
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Konstantinovo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Singapore

5
nights
Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tula State Museum of Weapons and Kulikovo field. Popular historic sites such as Holy Assumption Cathedral and Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tula: Kaluga (Kaluga Regional Museum, St. George's Cathedral, &more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Tula Kremlin Museum, pause for some photo ops at Hedgehog At Mushroom Glade, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Nativity, and make a trip to Skul'ptura Tul'skoye Chayepitiye.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Tula trip builder tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Tula is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Tula is minus 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Moscow.

Things to do in Tula

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kaluga, Kulikovo field
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Tula Exotarium ©
Tula Exotarium
Kulikovo field ©
Kulikovo field
Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral

11
nights
Moscow

Moscow ©
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: Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy), Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye) and Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery (in Zvenigorod). 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

Side Trips

Church of The Holy Virgin, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery
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GUM ©
GUM
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

1
night
Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad ©
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), thentake 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
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The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent) ©
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent)
Cathedral of the Assumption
Cathedral of the Assumption

5
nights
Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl ©
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). The adventure continues: make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, appreciate the history behind Monument to Bear, examine the collection at Private Museum Music and Time, and pause for some serene contemplation at Spassky (St Saviour) Monastery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yaroslavl journey builder.

You can take a train from Sergiyev Posad to Yaroslavl in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kostroma.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rostov
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Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery ©
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin ©
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin

4
nights
Kostroma

Kostroma ©
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. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Trade rows, make a trip to Susaninskaya Square, appreciate the history behind Ivan Susanin Monument, and see the interesting displays at Theatrical Costume Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kostroma trip website.

You can drive from Yaroslavl to Kostroma in 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) to allow time to drive to Vladimir.

Things to do in Kostroma

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ivanovo, Provincial ARTgallery-M, Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:
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Theatrical Costume Museum ©
Theatrical Costume Museum
Monastery of st Ipaty ©
Monastery of st Ipaty
The Resurrection Church on the Debra
The Resurrection Church on the Debra

4
nights
Vladimir

Vladimir ©
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 Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex. 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, Suzdal Kremlin, &more) and Murom (St. Nicholas Church on the Embankment (Nikolo-Naberezhnaya), Transfiguration monastery, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, examine the collection at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, get engrossed in the history at Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve, 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 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

Suzdal, Murom, Bogolyubovo
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:
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Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex ©
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex

2
nights
Konstantinovo

Konstantinovo ©
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 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

Kolomna, Ryazan, Solotcha
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Kolomna Kremlin ©
Kolomna Kremlin
Muzeynaya Fabrika Kolomenskoy Pastily ©
Muzeynaya Fabrika Kolomenskoy Pastily