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 Holy Assumption Cathedral for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tula Kremlin Museum and Kulikovo field. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tula: Kaluga (Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kaluga Regional Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Tula Museum of Samovars, appreciate the history behind Peter The Great Monument, stroll around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation, and explore the engaging exhibits at Tula Antiquities Museum and Exhibition Center.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tula itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Tula is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Singapore to Tula due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Moscow.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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 Saint Basil's Cathedral 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: Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye), Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery (in Zvenigorod). There's lots more to do: browse the range of quality goods at GUM, admire the masterpieces at New Tretyakov Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Armoury Chamber, and steep yourself in history at Kremlin Walls and Towers.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow vacation planning app.

Getting from Tula to Moscow by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sergiyev Posad.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 3 — 14:

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 take a train to Yaroslavl.
Historic Sites
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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 Assumption Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Yaroslavl side-trips: Rostov (Museum of the Frog Princess, Church of the Saviour on Anteroom, &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.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yaroslavl day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Sergiyev Posad to Yaroslavl in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. 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.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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 Holy Dormition Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Explore Kostroma's surroundings by going to Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm (in Sumarokovo) and Transfiguration Cathedral (in Ivanovo). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Resurrection Church on the Debra, see the interesting displays at Theatrical Costume Museum, appreciate the history behind Lenin Monument, and make a trip to Susaninskaya Square.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kostroma online holiday planner.

Drive from Yaroslavl to Kostroma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kostroma are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vladimir.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Side Trips
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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 Museum of Wooden Architecture. Get some cultural insight at Holy Assumption Cathedral and Holy Trinity Convent. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vladimir: Suzdal (Museum Complex Spaso-Evfimiev Monastery & Suzdal Kremlin), 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: get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. George the Victorious, contemplate the long history of Golden Gate, and admire the striking features of Vodonapornaya Bashnya.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vladimir travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Kostroma to Vladimir in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Konstantinovo.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
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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), Solotchinsky Female Monastery of The Virgin Nativity (in Solotcha) and Ryazan (Holy Transfiguration Man's Monastery & Palace of Prince Oleg).

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.
Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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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.