17 days in Central Russia Itinerary

17 days in Central Russia Itinerary

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Fly to Moscow Domodedovo, Train to Tula
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Tula
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moscow
— 7 nights
Drive
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Sergiyev Posad
— 1 night
Drive
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Yaroslavl
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vladimir
— 1 night
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Tula — 2 nights

Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Tula Museum of Samovars, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Hedgehog At Mushroom Glade, and finally take an in-depth tour of Tula Kremlin Museum. On your second day here, meet the residents at Tula Exotarium, steep yourself in history at Tula State Museum of Weapons, and then stroll around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tula trip itinerary builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Tula is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Singapore to Tula. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Moscow.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Moscow — 7 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Moscow to Arkhangelskoye to see Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Red Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Moscow tour planning tool.

Drive from Tula to Moscow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Moscow sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sergiyev Posad.
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Sergiyev Posad — 1 night

Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sergiyev Posad trip planner.

You can drive from Moscow to Sergiyev Posad in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Sergiyev Posad sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yaroslavl.
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Historic Sites
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Yaroslavl — 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yaroslavl: Kostroma (Monastery of st Ipaty & The Resurrection Church on the Debra), Voskresenskiy khram (in Vyatskoye) and Rostov (Church of the Saviour on Anteroom, Church of the Resurrection of Christ, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Elijah the Prophet, see the interesting displays at Private Museum Music and Time, and ponder the design of Strelka Fountains.

Make your Yaroslavl itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Sergiyev Posad to Yaroslavl takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Yaroslavl are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vladimir.
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Vladimir — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, then get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, and then see the interesting displays at Holy Assumption Cathedral. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museum of Wooden Architecture, then get engrossed in the history at Suzdal Kremlin, then see the interesting displays at Museum Complex Spaso-Evfimiev Monastery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Boris and Gleb.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vladimir online attractions planner.

You can drive from Yaroslavl to Vladimir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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