34 days in Central Russia Itinerary

34 days in Central Russia Itinerary

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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
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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 Tula Museum of Samovars. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tula: Kulikovo field (in Monastyrshchino) and Kaluga (Kaluga Regional Museum, St. George's Cathedral, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, walk around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation, have fun and explore at Tula Antiquities Museum and Exhibition Center, and get to know the resident critters 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 18-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.
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Moscow — 11 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.
Red Square and Old Arbat (Stary Arbat) 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), Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). The adventure continues: browse the range of quality goods at GUM, 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.
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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. 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 drive to Yaroslavl.
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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 the Saviour on Anteroom. Get out of town with these interesting Yaroslavl side-trips: Rostov (Museum of the Frog Princess, Assumption Cathedral, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Elijah the Prophet, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Bear, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Yaroslavl Zoo, and browse the collection at Yaroslavl Regional State Library of Science Nekrasov.

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You can drive from Sergiyev Posad to Yaroslavl in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kostroma.
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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 Trade rows. Monastery of st Ipaty and The Resurrection Church on the Debra will appeal to history buffs. Explore Kostroma's surroundings by going to Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm (in Sumarokovo) and Ivanovo (Transfiguration Cathedral & Holy Dormition Monastery). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at M. Malyshev's House Museum, appreciate the history behind Lenin Monument, and don't miss a visit to Susaninskaya Square.

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Drive from Yaroslavl to Kostroma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vladimir.
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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 historical perspective at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin and Holy Trinity Convent. Get some cultural insight at Holy Assumption Cathedral and Museum Complex Spaso-Evfimiev Monastery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vladimir: Suzdal (Suzdal Kremlin & Museum of Wooden Architecture), Church of Boris and Gleb (in Kideksha) and Murom (St. Nicholas Church on the Embankment (Nikolo-Naberezhnaya), Transfiguration monastery, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. George the Victorious, get engrossed in the history at Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve, and see the interesting displays at Vodonapornaya Bashnya.

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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 drive to Konstantinovo.
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Konstantinovo — 2 nights

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 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Central Russia travel guide

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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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