Route & dates
5 days in Central Russia Itinerary
Start: St. Petersburg
train: 4h 15min
Moscow— 3 nights
Drive: 4h 15min
Yaroslavl— 1 night
End: St. Petersburg
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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, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum.
Plan my day in Moscow using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
St. Petersburg to Moscow is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Moscow are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yaroslavl.
Things to do in Moscow
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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, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Church, admire the local landmark 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.
To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yaroslavl road trip planning website .
You can drive from Moscow to Yaroslavl in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 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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