30 days in Central Russia Itinerary

30 days in Central Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kolomna
— 4 nights
2
Tula
— 4 nights
3
Smolensk
— 3 nights
4
Sergiyev Posad
— 3 nights
5
Yaroslavl
— 3 nights
6
Kostroma
— 3 nights
7
Suzdal
— 3 nights
8
Moscow
— 6 nights

4
nights
Kolomna

Kolomna ©
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. Explore Kolomna's surroundings by going to Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve (in Zaraysk), Ryazan (Archangel Cathedral, Monument Mashrooms With Eyes, &more) and Gosudarstvennyy Muzey-Zapovednik S. A. Yesenina (in Konstantinovo). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kolomna Kremlin, make a trip to Monastery of St. John the Theologian, admire the landmark architecture of Pyatnitskiye Vorota, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Conception Church of St. John the Baptist.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kolomna journey planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kolomna is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Singapore to Kolomna due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in May; daily highs in Kolomna reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tula.

Things to do in Kolomna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ryazan, Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve, Monastery of St. John the Theologian, Gosudarstvennyy Muzey-Zapovednik S. A. Yesenina
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Kolomna Kremlin ©
Kolomna Kremlin
Ryazan Kremlin ©
Ryazan Kremlin

4
nights
Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Explore Tula's surroundings by going to Trinity Church (in Bekhovo), The Tsiolkovsky State Museum of Cosmonautics (in Kaluga) and Vysotskiy Monastyr' (in Serpukhov). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Yasnaya Polyana, appreciate the history behind Memorial Complex to Defenders of Motherland Sky, walk around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation, and admire the landmark architecture of Tula Kremlin Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tula trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Kolomna to Tula in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Smolensk.

Things to do in Tula

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Trinity Church, Polenov Residence State Museum, Kulikovo field, The Tsiolkovsky State Museum of Cosmonautics, Yasnaya Polyana
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Yasnaya Polyana ©
Yasnaya Polyana
Vysotskiy Monastyr' ©
Vysotskiy Monastyr'
Kulikovo field ©
Kulikovo field

3
nights
Smolensk

Smolensk ©
Smolensk is a city and the administrative center of Smolensk Oblast, Russia, located on the Dnieper River, 360km west-southwest of Moscow. Smolensk is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspensky Sobor), examine the collection at Smolensk Is Shield of Russia Museum, take an in-depth tour of Katyn Nationl Memorial Complex, and step into the grandiose world of Smolensk Fortress.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Smolensk trip planner.

Drive from Tula to Smolensk in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Smolensk

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Katyn Nationl Memorial Complex
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Smolensk Fortress ©
Smolensk Fortress
Katyn Nationl Memorial Complex ©
Katyn Nationl Memorial Complex

3
nights
Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad ©
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Get out of town with these interesting Sergiyev Posad side-trips: Pereslavl-Zalessky (Nikolsky Women's Monastery, Museum of Flat Irons, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, steep yourself in history at Church of St. John Chrysostom Nativity, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Peasant Life Museum Zhili-Byli.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Sergiyev Posad travel planner.

You can drive from Smolensk to Sergiyev Posad in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Sergiyev Posad are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pereslavl-Zalessky
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The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Nikolsky Women's Monastery ©
Nikolsky Women's Monastery
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent) ©
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent)

3
nights
Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl ©
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 (State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin, Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery, &more). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment, see the interesting displays at Private Museum Music and Time, make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, and ponder the design of Strelka Fountains.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yaroslavl trip planner.

Take a train from Sergiyev Posad to Yaroslavl in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kostroma.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rostov
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Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin ©
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin

3
nights
Kostroma

Kostroma ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kostroma side-trips: Ples (Provincial ARTgallery-M & Mountain Levitan) and Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm (in Sumarokovo). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Dog, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Resurrection Church on the Debra, and make a trip to Susaninskaya Square.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kostroma trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yaroslavl to Kostroma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kostroma are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Suzdal.

Things to do in Kostroma

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ples, Museum Istoricheskaya Syrovarnya, Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:
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Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum ©
Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum
The Resurrection Church on the Debra
The Resurrection Church on the Debra
Monastery of st Ipaty ©
Monastery of st Ipaty

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Suzdal

Suzdal ©
One of Russia's oldest settlements, the small town of Suzdal boasts nearly a thousand years of history.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Suzdal: Vladimir (Holy Assumption Cathedral, Spoon Museum, &more) and Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin (in Bogolyubovo). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex and take an in-depth tour of Suzdal Kremlin.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Suzdal trip planning site.

Getting from Kostroma to Suzdal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Suzdal

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Vladimir, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex ©
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex

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Moscow

Moscow ©
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 a short trip to FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex in Sharapovo (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Red Square, walk around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Moscow trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Suzdal to Moscow in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral