60 days in Central Russia Itinerary

60 days in Central Russia Itinerary

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Drive to Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport, Fly to Sheremetyevo International Airport, Drive to Sergiyev Posad
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Sergiyev Posad
— 5 nights
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Yaroslavl
— 5 nights
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Kostroma
— 5 nights
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Suzdal
— 4 nights
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Murom
— 3 nights
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Kolomna
— 4 nights
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Ryazan
— 5 nights
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Voronezh
— 5 nights
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Tula
— 5 nights
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Kaluga
— 5 nights
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Smolensk
— 4 nights
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Moscow
— 8 nights
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Sergiyev Posad

— 5 nights
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Change things up with these side-trips from Sergiyev Posad: Dubna (Praise Temple of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bust of Flerov, &more), Pereslavl-Zalessky (Old Sewing Machines Museum, Nikolsky Women's Monastery, &more) and Dmitrov (Church of Saint Elizabeth, Museum-Reserve Dmitrov Kremlin, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, make a trip to Spaso-Vifansky Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Sculpture Zaichushka.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Sergiyev Posad road trip planner.

Bugbug, Indonesia to Sergiyev Posad is an approximately 20-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Bugbug in April, expect Sergiyev Posad to be cooler, temps between 12°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Museum of Russian Entrepreneurship (in Vyatskoye), Rybinsk (Monument to Lev Oshanin, Rybinsk State History, Architecture and Art Museum Preserve, &more) and Rostov (Church of St. John the Evangelist, State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Elijah the Prophet, examine the collection at Yaroslavskiy Khudozhestvennyy Muzey, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to Bear.

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You can take a train from Sergiyev Posad to Yaroslavl in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Yaroslavl can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kostroma.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kostroma

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm (in Sumarokovo), Krasnoe Selo Jewelry and Folk Applied Arts Museum (in Krasnoye-na-Volge) and Memorial Museum Preserve, A. N. Ostrovsky (in Ostrovsky District). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Sobornaya Mountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of st Ipaty, and shop like a local with Provincial ARTgallery-M.

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You can drive from Yaroslavl to Kostroma in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Kostroma sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Suzdal.

Things to do in Kostroma

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Suzdal

— 4 nights
One of Russia's oldest settlements, the small town of Suzdal boasts nearly a thousand years of history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin (in Bogolyubovo), Ivanovo (Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, Ivanovo Regional Universal Scientific Library, &more) and Vladimir (Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve, Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Suzdal Kremlin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Boris and Gleb, and pause for some serene contemplation at Transfiguration Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Suzdal itinerary app.

Getting from Kostroma to Suzdal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Murom.

Things to do in Suzdal

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Murom

— 3 nights
Murom is a historical city in Vladimir Oblast, Russia, which sprawls along the left bank of the Oka River. Explore Murom's surroundings by going to Viewing Point Venets (in Vyazniki) and Gorokhovets (Gorokhovets History and Architecture Museum, Bald Mountain, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration monastery, see the interesting displays at Theatre Museum of Ilya Muromets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of the Annunciation, and don't miss a visit to Resurrection Monastery.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Murom online attractions planner.

You can drive from Suzdal to Murom in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kolomna.

Things to do in Murom

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Kolomna: Park Kashira (in Kashira), Monument to Postman Pechkin (in Lukhovitsy) and Stupino Museum of History and Local Lore (in Stupino). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kolomna Kremlin, admire the masterpieces at Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kolomna vacation planning website.

You can drive from Murom to Kolomna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. In April in Kolomna, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ryazan.

Things to do in Kolomna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Ryazan

— 5 nights
Ryazan is a city and the administrative center of Ryazan Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 196km southeast of Moscow. Change things up with these side-trips from Ryazan: Poshchupovo (Cathedral of the Assumption & Monastery of St. John the Theologian), Solotcha (Pozhalostin Memorial House Museum & Art Gallery Borovnitsa) and Starozhilovo Stud Farm (in Starozhilovo). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Ryazan Kremlin, get engrossed in the history at Academician I. Pavlov's Memorial Museum Estate, don't miss a visit to Holy Transfiguration Man's Monastery, and pause for some photo ops at Monument Mashrooms With Eyes.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ryazan online journey maker.

You can drive from Kolomna to Ryazan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Voronezh.

Things to do in Ryazan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Voronezh

— 5 nights
Voronezh is a city and the administrative center of Voronezh Oblast, Russia, straddling the Voronezh River and located 12km from where it flows into the Don. Venture out of the city with trips to Monument-Locomotive FD-20-1945 (in Liski), The Holy Spring of Tikhon Zadonskiy (in Zadonsk) and Divnogorye Museum Reserve (in Divnogorye). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Monument to White Bim Black Ear, have some family-friendly fun at Nelzha Ru, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Voronezh Oceanarium, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Voronezh Jewish Community.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Voronezh road trip planning website.

Getting from Ryazan to Voronezh by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Tula.

Things to do in Voronezh

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Tula

— 5 nights
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tula: Museum of Samovars and Bouillottes (in Grumant), Railway Museum (in Venev) and Kulikovo field (in Monastyrshchino). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Tula State Museum of Weapons, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, make a trip to Vysotskiy Monastyr', and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Nativity of the Virgin.

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Getting from Voronezh to Tula by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kaluga.

Things to do in Tula

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Kaluga

— 5 nights
Kaluga is a city and the administrative center of Kaluga Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 150km southwest of Moscow. Venture out of the city with trips to Tarusa (Church of the Resurrection & Sergey Zharov Private Museum), Maloyaroslavets (Maloyaroslavets Art Gallery, Monument to the Heroes of 1812, &more) and Church of St. Nicholas (in Obninsk). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Tsiolkovsky State Museum of Cosmonautics, don't miss a visit to Protection of the Holy Virgin, get your game on at Mir Priklyucheniy, and have fun at Active Leisure Center Igrachi.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaluga day trip planner.

Drive from Tula to Kaluga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Smolensk.

Things to do in Kaluga

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Smolensk

— 4 nights
Smolensk is a city and the administrative center of Smolensk Oblast, Russia, located on the Dnieper River, 360km west-southwest of Moscow. Take a break from Smolensk with a short trip to Teremok Historical and Architectural Complex in Flenovo, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspensky Sobor), examine the collection at The Youth Center Museum of The Admiral Nakhimov, get engrossed in the history at Gnyozdovo Historical Archeological and Natural Museum Reserve, and admire the masterpieces at S. Konenkov's Sculpture Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Smolensk trip planning app.

You can drive from Kaluga to Smolensk in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Moscow.

Things to do in Smolensk

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: The Square in front of the Government Office (in Khimki), Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and FREEZONE (in Sharapovo). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber, browse the range of quality goods at GUM, and explore the galleries of Moscow Kremlin.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Moscow route builder app.

You can drive from Smolensk to Moscow in 5.5 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. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.