16 days in Central Russia & Russian Black Sea Coast Itinerary

16 days in Central Russia & Russian Black Sea Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
+5
Subway + Fly + Train + Foot + Subway + Train:  17 h 15 min
1
Vladimir
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Yaroslavl
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Sergiyev Posad
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Moscow
— 4 nights
+3
Train + Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h 15 min
5
Sochi
— 5 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Subway:  18 h
End: Singapore

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, examine the collection at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, then appreciate the history behind Sculpture Artist, then examine the collection at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral. On the next day, examine the collection at Museum of Wooden Architecture, take an in-depth tour of Suzdal Kremlin, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, then see the interesting displays at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to Alexandr Nevskiy.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Vladimir trip website.

Singapore, Singapore to Vladimir is an approximately 16- hour combination of subway, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and train. Traveling from Singapore to Vladimir, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin ©
Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex ©
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex
Suzdal Kremlin ©
Suzdal Kremlin

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John the Evangelist, examine the collection at State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Church. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Elijah the Prophet, get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment, examine the collection at Private Museum Music and Time, then make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Gramophones and Phonorecords.

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Traveling by car from Vladimir to Yaroslavl takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. December in Yaroslavl sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a train to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rostov, Museum of Gramophones and Phonorecords
Highlights from your plan
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin ©
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment

2
nights
Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad ©
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temple St. Nikolaya Chudotvortsa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Intercession Khotkovo Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Vvedenskiy and Pyatnitskiy Churches, contemplate the long history of Earth Mound, appreciate the history behind Monument to Kropotkin, then take an in-depth tour of House-Museum of Kropotkin, and finally don't miss a visit to Spaso Vlaherna Convent.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sergiyev Posad tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Yaroslavl to Sergiyev Posad in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Moscow.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dmitrov, Khotkovo, Spaso Vlaherna Convent
Highlights from your plan
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Cathedral of the Assumption
Cathedral of the Assumption
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent) ©
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent)

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Red Square, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Lenin's Mausoleum.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Sergiyev Posad to Moscow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Moscow sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sochi.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

5
nights
Sochi

Sochi ©
Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Sochi is known for parks, winter sports, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, walk around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sovarium.

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

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Moscow to Sochi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. When traveling from Moscow in December, plan for much hotter days in Sochi, with highs around 13°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort ©
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort
Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster ©
Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster
Olimpiyskiy Park Adler ©
Olimpiyskiy Park Adler