5 days in Central Russia Itinerary

5 days in Central Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: St. Petersburg
Train:  4 h 15 min
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
— 1 night
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h
End: St. Petersburg


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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Lenin's Mausoleum, and stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

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St. Petersburg to Moscow is an approximately 4.5- hour train ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Moscow

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Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Red Square ©
Red Square
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery


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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Church, ponder the design of Strelka Fountains, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Elijah the Prophet.

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You can drive from Moscow to Yaroslavl in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Yaroslavl are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

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Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
Strelka Fountains ©
Strelka Fountains