30 days in Central Russia Itinerary

30 days in Central Russia Itinerary

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Fly to Sheremetyevo International Airport, Drive to Sergiyev Posad
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Sergiyev Posad
— 3 nights
Train
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Yaroslavl
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vladimir
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kolomna
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tula
— 5 nights
Drive
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Moscow
— 8 nights
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Sergiyev Posad

— 3 nights
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Explore Sergiyev Posad's surroundings by going to Federal State Cultural Establishment Artistic and Literary Museum-Reserve Abramtsevo (in Abramtsevo) and Pereslavl-Zalessky (Nikolsky Women's Monastery & Nikitsky Monastery). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Cathedral, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kelarskiy Prud.

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Ranchi, India to Sergiyev Posad is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Ranchi to Sergiyev Posad due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Ranchi in October: high temperatures in Sergiyev Posad hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yaroslavl: Rostov (Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery & State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin) and Victory Memorial (in Myshkin). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment, ponder the design of Strelka Fountains, examine the collection at Yaroslavl Architectural Historical and Art Museum Preserve, and make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent.

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You can take a train from Sergiyev Posad to Yaroslavl in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Yaroslavl can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vladimir.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Transfiguration monastery (in Murom), Natural Fountain (in Sudogda) and Suzdal (Suzdal Kremlin & Museum of Wooden Architecture). There's still lots to do: have fun and explore at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Artist, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin.

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Drive from Yaroslavl to Vladimir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kolomna.

Things to do in Vladimir

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Kolomna

— 4 nights
Kolomna is an ancient city of Moscow Oblast, Russia, situated at the confluence of the Moskva and Oka Rivers, 114km (by rail) southeast of Moscow. When in Kolomna, make a side trip to see Ryazan Kremlin in Ryazan, approximately Ryazan away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Kolomna Kremlin, steep yourself in history at Shevlyaginskaya Basseyka, don't miss a visit to Sobornaya Square, and have fun and explore at Brusensky Assumption Monastery.

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Getting from Vladimir to Kolomna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and subway. In October in Kolomna, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tula.

Things to do in Kolomna

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Tula

— 5 nights
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Change things up with a short trip to Vysotskiy Monastyr' in Serpukhov (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Yasnaya Polyana, stroll around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Tula Gingerbread, and don't miss a visit to Historical Center of the City Tula.

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Traveling by car from Kolomna to Tula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Moscow.

Things to do in Tula

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Moscow

— 8 nights

Third Rome

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, and admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Moscow road trip planning website.

Getting from Tula to Moscow by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Moscow sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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.