27 days in Moscow, Vladimir & Yaroslavl Itinerary

27 days in Moscow, Vladimir & Yaroslavl Itinerary

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27 days in Moscow, Vladimir & Yaroslavl Itinerary

Start: Moscow
1
Moscow
— 20 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Vladimir
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Yaroslavl
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
End: Moscow

20
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.
Let the collections at Primordial Museum: This Money Kolomskie and Kolomenskiy Patefon Museum capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit and Holy Spring of Blessed David. Explore Moscow's surroundings by going to Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye), History of Russian Scarfs and Shawls Museum (in Pavlovsky Posad) and New Jerusalem Monastery of Resurrection (in Istra). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Gorky's House (Ryabushinsky Mansion), see the interesting displays at Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, get to know the fascinating history of Cathedral Square, and brush up on your military savvy at Panfilov's Guardsmen Museum.

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If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airports are Sheremetyevo International Airport, Domodedovo International Airport, Vnukovo International Airport and Zhukovsky International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kolomna, Sergiyev Posad, Klin, Temple of the Prelate Nikolay Mirlikiysky, Art Museum of Garbage "MU MU"
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Church of The Holy Virgin ©
Church of The Holy Virgin
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

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.
On the 26th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Artist, see the interesting displays at Museum Staraya Apteka, explore the engaging exhibits at Spoon Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nikita Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of History Museum. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Svyato-Bogolyubsky monastery, examine the collection at Wax Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assumption Church (Uspenskaya tserkov), take an in-depth tour of Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Vladimir Art gallery.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vladimir trip planner .

Getting from Moscow to Vladimir by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Suzdal, Svyato-Bogolyubsky monastery
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History Museum ©
History Museum
Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve ©
Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve
Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum ©
Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. John Chrysostom. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Karabikha State Memorial Literature Museum Preserve (N. A. Nekrasov), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St Isidore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John the Evangelist, then examine the collection at Palaty, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Gregory the Theologian.

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Drive from Vladimir to Yaroslavl in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. July in Yaroslavl sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rostov, Karabikha State Memorial Literature Museum Preserve (N. A. Nekrasov)
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Church of St. John Chrysostom ©
Church of St. John Chrysostom
Saviour Church on the City ©
Saviour Church on the City
Palaty ©
Palaty

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