30 days in Central Russia Itinerary

30 days in Central Russia Itinerary

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Start: Verona
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Moscow
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Vladimir
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Murom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Ryazan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Tula
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Kaluga
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Smolensk
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
8
Ostashkov
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
9
Uglich
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Yaroslavl
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Kostroma
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
12
Pereslavl-Zalessky
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h
End: Verona

3
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: steep yourself in history at Red Square, examine the collection at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Moscow trip itinerary planner.

Verona, Italy to Moscow is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Verona in July: high temperatures in Moscow hover around 27°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Moscow

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin and St. George's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Vladimir: Muzey Khrustalya Imeni Mal'tsovykh (in Gus-Khrustalny) and Suzdal (Venerable bell tower, Wax Museum, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Pharmacist, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, and take an in-depth tour of History Museum.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Vladimir trip planner.

Traveling by train from Moscow to Vladimir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Murom.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, St. George's Cathedral, Muzey Khrustalya Imeni Mal'tsovykh
Highlights from your plan
Venerable bell tower ©
Venerable bell tower
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral

2
nights
Murom

Murom ©
Murom is a historical city in Vladimir Oblast, Russia, which sprawls along the left bank of the Oka River. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Theatre Museum of Ilya Muromets, pause for some serene contemplation at Transfiguration monastery, appreciate the history behind Monument to Peter and Fevronia, Murom saints, thenappreciate the history behind Statue of Ilya Muromets, thenadmire the striking features of Murom Water Tower, and finally see the interesting displays at Khlebnaya Gornitsa. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Kosmodemyanskaya Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of the Annunciation, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Convent, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church on the Embankment (Nikolo-Naberezhnaya), thendon't miss a visit to Resurrection Monastery, and finally take in the views from Cable-braced bridge.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Murom trip maker app.

Drive from Vladimir to Murom in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ryazan.

Things to do in Murom

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Khlebnaya Gornitsa ©
Khlebnaya Gornitsa
Cable-braced bridge
Cable-braced bridge
Statue of Ilya Muromets ©
Statue of Ilya Muromets

2
nights
Ryazan

Ryazan ©
Ryazan is a city and the administrative center of Ryazan Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 196km southeast of Moscow. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Monument to Evpatiy Kolovrat, appreciate the history behind Monument Mashrooms With Eyes, explore the world behind art at The Ryazan State Regional Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of Academician I. Pavlov's Memorial Museum Estate, thensee the interesting displays at Museum of the History of Ryazan Lollipop, and finally examine the collection at Assumption Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Palace of Prince Oleg, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of The Transfiguration of Our Saviour On Yar, make a trip to Monastery of St. John the Theologian, see the interesting displays at Gosudarstvennyy Muzey-Zapovednik S. A. Yesenina, thenexamine the collection at Estate of S. Yesenin's Parents Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ryazan trip planner.

Drive from Murom to Ryazan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tula.

Things to do in Ryazan

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Poshchupovo, Konstantinovo
Highlights from your plan
Assumption Cathedral ©
Assumption Cathedral
Monument to Evpatiy Kolovrat ©
Monument to Evpatiy Kolovrat

3
nights
Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Polenov Residence State Museum and Kulikovo field. Explore Tula's surroundings by going to Monument to Marina Tsvetayeva (in Tarusa) and Bogoroditsk Palace Museum and Park (in Bogoroditsk). There's still lots to do: walk around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation, pause for some photo ops at Hedgehog At Mushroom Glade, see the interesting displays at Yasnaya Polyana, and make a trip to Monument to Tula Gingerbread.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tula trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ryazan to Tula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Kaluga.

Things to do in Tula

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yasnaya Polyana, Polenov Residence State Museum, Kulikovo field, Monument to Marina Tsvetayeva, Bogoroditsk Palace Museum and Park
Highlights from your plan
Kulikovo field ©
Kulikovo field
Polenov Residence State Museum ©
Polenov Residence State Museum
Bogoroditsk Palace Museum and Park ©
Bogoroditsk Palace Museum and Park

2
nights
Kaluga

Kaluga ©
Kaluga is a city and the administrative center of Kaluga Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 150km southwest of Moscow. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to St. John the Baptist Temple, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Tsiolkovskiy (a Man with a Bicycle), pause for some serene contemplation at Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral, thenwalk around Kaluga Park Park of Culture and Leisure, thensee the interesting displays at K. Tsiolkovskiy's House Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Planetarium. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum-Diorama Great Standing at Ugra, examine the collection at The Tsiolkovsky State Museum of Cosmonautics, appreciate the history behind The Sculptural Composition K.E. Tsiolkovskiy and S.P. Korolev, thendon't miss a visit to Sculpture of the Policeman, thenmake a trip to Gostiny Dvor, and finally snap pictures at Stone Bridge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kaluga day trip planning app.

You can drive from Tula to Kaluga in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Smolensk.

Things to do in Kaluga

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum-Diorama Great Standing at Ugra
Highlights from your plan
K. Tsiolkovskiy's House Museum ©
K. Tsiolkovskiy's House Museum
Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral
Planetarium ©
Planetarium

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery at the Smolensk State Museum Reserve, steep yourself in history at Thunder Tower of the Smolensk Fortress, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Deer, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden Blone, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Central Park of Culture and Rest Lopatinsky Garden, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Michael the Archangel. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Katyn Nationl Memorial Complex, take an in-depth tour of Teremok Historical and Architectural Complex, admire the masterpieces at S. Konenkov's Sculpture Museum, thenpause for some photo ops at Monument to Aleksandr Tvardovskiy and Vasiliy Tyorkin, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspensky Sobor).

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Smolensk tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kaluga to Smolensk takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ostashkov.

Things to do in Smolensk

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Teremok Historical and Architectural Complex, Katyn Nationl Memorial Complex
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Ostashkov

Ostashkov ©
Ostashkov is a town and the administrative center of Ostashkovsky District in Tver Oblast, Russia, located on a peninsula at the southern shore of Lake Seliger, 199km west of Tver, the administrative center of the oblast. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the activities along Seliger Lake, make a trip to Virgin Jiten convent, make a trip to Nilov Monastery, thensee the interesting displays at Ostashkov Museum of Local Lore, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of Forgotten Things and not just.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ostashkov online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Smolensk to Ostashkov takes 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Uglich.

Things to do in Ostashkov

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nilov Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Seliger Lake ©
Seliger Lake
Virgin Jiten convent ©
Virgin Jiten convent

2
nights
Uglich

Uglich ©
Uglich is a historic town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, which stands on the Volga River. On the 20th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Uglich Hydropower Engineering Museum, examine the collection at Bicycle Museum, contemplate the long history of Church of Tsarevich Demetrius on the Blood, thensee the interesting displays at Museum Svistulki, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Nikolsky Cathedral Bell Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Petr Smirnov Museum, see the interesting displays at Mouse Museum, make a trip to Victory Memorial, see the interesting displays at Museum of Russian Valenki, thentake in the pleasant sights at Myshkina Embankment, and finally examine the collection at Myshkin Folk Museum.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Uglich route planner.

Traveling by car from Ostashkov to Uglich takes 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Uglich

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Myshkin, Kalyazin
Highlights from your plan
Mouse Museum ©
Mouse Museum
Nikolsky Cathedral Bell Tower ©
Nikolsky Cathedral Bell Tower
Transfiguration Cathedral
Transfiguration Cathedral

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent and Museum of the Frog Princess. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yaroslavl: Rostov (Palaty, Rostov Finifti Museum, &more). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Monument to Afonya And Plasterer Kolya, appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment, examine the collection at Yaroslavl Architectural Historical and Art Museum Preserve, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Spassky (St Saviour) Monastery.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yaroslavl trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Uglich to Yaroslavl takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Yaroslavl sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Kostroma.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Rostov
Highlights from your plan
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent
Museum of the Frog Princess ©
Museum of the Frog Princess
St. John the Baptist Church ©
St. John the Baptist Church

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mountain Levitan and Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kostroma: Ples (Provincial ARTgallery-M, Sculpture Dachnitsa, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Susaninskaya Square, appreciate the history behind Ivan Susanin Monument, see the interesting displays at Nature Museum of The Kostroma Region, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Resurrection Church on the Debra.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kostroma online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Yaroslavl to Kostroma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kostroma are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pereslavl-Zalessky.

Things to do in Kostroma

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ples, Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm
Highlights from your plan
Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum ©
Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum
Susaninskaya Square ©
Susaninskaya Square
The Resurrection Church on the Debra
The Resurrection Church on the Debra

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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. Step off the beaten path and head to Nikolsky Women's Monastery and Pereslavskiy Arboretum Named After S.F. Kharitonov. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pereslavl-Zalessky: Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent) (in Sergiyev Posad) and Alexandrovskaya Sloboda (in Aleksandrov). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Forty Saints' Church, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Peasant Design Kon V Palto, see the interesting displays at The Kettle Museum, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Lake Pleshheyevo.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Pereslavl-Zalessky trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kostroma to Pereslavl-Zalessky takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pereslavl-Zalessky

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent), Alexandrovskaya Sloboda
Highlights from your plan
National Park Lake Pleshheyevo ©
National Park Lake Pleshheyevo
Nikolsky Women's Monastery ©
Nikolsky Women's Monastery

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