16 days in Central Russia Itinerary

16 days in Central Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  19 h
1
Uglich
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Yaroslavl
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Pereslavl-Zalessky
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Vladimir
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Kolomna
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Uglich

Uglich
Uglich is a historic town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, which stands on the Volga River. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum of Russian Valenki, examine the collection at Mouse Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum-Gallery of Dolls of Olga Pavlycheva, then contemplate the long history of Church of Tsarevich Demetrius on the Blood, and finally examine the collection at Bicycle Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Nikolsky Cathedral Bell Tower, don't miss a visit to Victory Memorial, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Uglich Hydropower Engineering Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Uglich itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Uglich is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Singapore to Uglich, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Uglich

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Myshkin, Nikolsky Cathedral Bell Tower
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Transfiguration Cathedral
Transfiguration Cathedral
Bicycle Museum ©
Bicycle Museum
Mouse Museum ©
Mouse Museum

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of St. John the Evangelist and Fire Tower. Rostov Finifti Museum and Einstein's Entertaining Sciences Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Yaroslavl side-trips: Kostroma (Susaninskaya Square, The Resurrection Church on the Debra, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Valentina Tereshkova Planetarium, see the interesting displays at Yaroslavl Architectural Historical and Art Museum Preserve, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Church.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yaroslavl vacation builder.

Getting from Uglich to Yaroslavl by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Yaroslavl, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pereslavl-Zalessky.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kostroma, Rostov
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Rostov Finifti Museum ©
Rostov Finifti Museum
Church of St. John the Evangelist ©
Church of St. John the Evangelist
Fire Tower ©
Fire Tower

2
nights
Pereslavl-Zalessky

Pereslavl-Zalessky ©
Pereslavl-Zalessky, also known as Pereyaslavl-Zalessky, is a town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, located on the main Moscow–Yaroslavl road and on the southeastern shore of Lake Pleshcheyevo at the mouth of the Trubezh River. On the 26th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Pereslavskiy Arboretum Named After S.F. Kharitonov, pause for some serene contemplation at Nikolsky Women's Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Forty Saints' Church, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Peasant Design Kon V Palto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nikitsky Monastery. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of National Park Lake Pleshheyevo, then see the interesting displays at The Kettle Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Spring of Nikita Stolpnik.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Pereslavl-Zalessky trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Yaroslavl to Pereslavl-Zalessky takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vladimir.

Things to do in Pereslavl-Zalessky

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Nikolsky Women's Monastery ©
Nikolsky Women's Monastery
The Kettle Museum ©
The Kettle Museum

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muzey Khrustalya Imeni Mal'tsovykh and Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Spoon Museum and History Museum. Explore Vladimir's surroundings by going to Suzdal (Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral, Assumption Church (Uspenskaya tserkov), &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve, examine the collection at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, pause for some serene contemplation at Svyato-Bogolyubsky monastery, and find something for the whole family at Ruskino.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vladimir online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pereslavl-Zalessky to Vladimir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Kolomna.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Suzdal, Muzey Khrustalya Imeni Mal'tsovykh, Svyato-Bogolyubsky monastery
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Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve ©
Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve
Muzey Khrustalya Imeni Mal'tsovykh ©
Muzey Khrustalya Imeni Mal'tsovykh

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. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of the Assumption and Tram Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Bison Breeding Centre and Melikhovo Chekhov Museum Preserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kolomna: Beach u Svyatogo Ozera (in Shatura), Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Reserve (in Danki) and Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve (in Zaraysk). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum of Favorite Toy.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kolomna trip itinerary app.

Drive from Vladimir to Kolomna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolomna

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Danki, Beach u Svyatogo Ozera, Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve, Melikhovo Chekhov Museum Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Reserve
Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Reserve
Melikhovo Chekhov Museum Preserve
Melikhovo Chekhov Museum Preserve
Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve ©
Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve