10 days in Central Russia Itinerary

10 days in Central Russia Itinerary

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10 days in Central Russia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Moscow
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Tula
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Vladimir
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Yaroslavl
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Sergiyev Posad
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

4
nights
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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Red Square, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Moscow trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Moscow is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Moscow, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in May, things will get cooler in Moscow: highs are around 22°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can take a train to Tula.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

1
night
Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Memorial Complex to Defenders of Motherland Sky, examine the collection at Yasnaya Polyana, then see the interesting displays at Tula State Museum of Weapons, then stroll around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation, and finally admire the striking features of Tula Kremlin Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tula route maker tool .

Getting from Moscow to Tula by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vladimir.

Things to do in Tula

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Yasnaya Polyana
Highlights from your plan
Yasnaya Polyana ©
Yasnaya Polyana
Tula Kremlin Museum ©
Tula Kremlin Museum

1
night
Vladimir

Vladimir ©
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.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, then see the interesting displays at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral, and finally have fun and explore at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vladimir tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tula to Vladimir in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Vladimir

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral
Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum
Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Church, then ponder the design of Strelka Fountains, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Yaroslavl trip maker site .

Drive from Vladimir to Yaroslavl in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent
St. John the Baptist Church ©
St. John the Baptist Church

2
nights
Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad ©
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. On the 6th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent), then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Sergiyev Posad trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Yaroslavl to Sergiyev Posad in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
Trinity Cathedral ©
Trinity Cathedral