30 days in Central Russia Itinerary

30 days in Central Russia Itinerary

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

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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at Ostashkov Museum of Local Lore, thenmake a trip to Nilov Monastery, thendon't miss a visit to Virgin Jiten convent, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Seliger Lake.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ostashkov day trip tool.

Verona, Italy to Ostashkov is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tver.

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
Tver

Tver ©
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the views from Starovolzhsky Bridge (Old Bridge), pause for some photo ops at Monument to Afanasiy Nikitin, thenpause for some photo ops at Pamyatnik Mikhailu Krugu, thensee the interesting displays at Goldwork Embroidery Museum and Factory, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Boris and Gleb Monastery. On your second day here, make a trip to Monument to Alexander Pushkin, thenget in on the family fun at Gorodskoi Sad, thenpause for some serene contemplation at White Trinity Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old-Tikhvin Church of the Ascension.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tver trip tool.

Getting from Ostashkov to Tver by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Uglich.

Things to do in Tver

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Torzhok
Highlights from your plan
Boris and Gleb Monastery ©
Boris and Gleb Monastery
White Trinity Church ©
White Trinity Church
Gorodskoi Sad ©
Gorodskoi Sad

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 5th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Nikolsky Cathedral Bell Tower, see the interesting displays at Bicycle Museum, contemplate the long history of Church of Tsarevich Demetrius on the Blood, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Transfiguration Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Uglich Hydropower Engineering Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Museum of Russian Valenki, thendon't miss a visit to Victory Memorial, thensee the interesting displays at Mouse Museum, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Myshkina Embankment.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Uglich road trip app.

Traveling by car from Tver to Uglich takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Uglich

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mountain Levitan and Monument to Afonya And Plasterer Kolya. Get out of town with these interesting Yaroslavl side-trips: Rybinsk (Monument to the Burlak & Volzhskaya Embankment), Rostov Finifti Museum (in Rostov) and Provincial ARTgallery-M (in Ples). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Monument of Yaroslav the Wise (Mudry), examine the collection at Yaroslavl Architectural Historical and Art Museum Preserve, admire the landmark architecture of Pavilion on Volga's harbour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yaroslavl planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kostroma.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Rybinsk, Ples, Rostov Finifti Museum
Highlights from your plan
Rostov Finifti Museum ©
Rostov Finifti Museum
Monument of Yaroslav the Wise (Mudry) ©
Monument of Yaroslav the Wise (Mudry)
St. John the Baptist Church ©
St. John the Baptist Church

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Yuriy Dolgorukiy Monument, examine the collection at Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Fire Tower, thenpause for some photo ops at Ivan Susanin Monument, and finally experience rural life at Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Les-Chudodey Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Epiphany Monastery of St. Anastasia, make a trip to Susaninskaya Square, thenappreciate the history behind Monument to the Dog, thenadmire the landmark architecture of The Resurrection Church on the Debra, and finally see the interesting displays at Nature Museum of The Kostroma Region.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kostroma road trip planning tool.

Drive from Yaroslavl to Kostroma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pereslavl-Zalessky.

Things to do in Kostroma

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm
Highlights from your plan
Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum ©
Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum
Les-Chudodey Museum ©
Les-Chudodey Museum
Fire Tower ©
Fire Tower

4
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pereslavskiy Arboretum Named After S.F. Kharitonov and Forty Saints' Church. Explore Pereslavl-Zalessky's surroundings by going to Dmitrov (Sculptures on the Kropotkin street & Museum-Reserve Dmitrov Kremlin), Sergiyev Posad (Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent) & Waterfall Gremiachy) and Alexandrovskaya Sloboda (in Aleksandrov). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nikolsky Women's Monastery, examine the collection at The Kettle Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Aleksander Nevsky, and walk around National Park Lake Pleshheyevo.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pereslavl-Zalessky online itinerary planner.

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 on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vladimir.

Things to do in Pereslavl-Zalessky

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Dmitrov, Sergiyev Posad, Alexandrovskaya Sloboda
Highlights from your plan
National Park Lake Pleshheyevo ©
National Park Lake Pleshheyevo
Nikolsky Women's Monastery ©
Nikolsky Women's Monastery

4
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 Venerable bell tower and Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve. Explore Vladimir's surroundings by going to St. George's Cathedral (in Yuryev-Polsky), Muzey Khrustalya Imeni Mal'tsovykh (in Gus-Khrustalny) and Suzdal (The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), Church of Boris and Gleb, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Patriarchal Garden, see the interesting displays at Gingerbread Museum, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Pharmacist, and get engrossed in the history at Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vladimir trip planning site.

You can drive from Pereslavl-Zalessky to Vladimir in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Murom.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Suzdal, Bogolyubovo, St. George's Cathedral, Muzey Khrustalya Imeni Mal'tsovykh
Highlights from your plan
Venerable bell tower ©
Venerable bell tower
Patriarchal Garden ©
Patriarchal Garden

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 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Resurrection Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Transfiguration monastery, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Peter and Fevronia, Murom saints, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Convent, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church on the Embankment (Nikolo-Naberezhnaya), and finally take in the views from Cable-braced bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Karacharovo Village, pause for some photo ops at Lenin Statue, see the interesting displays at Cyber Museum, thenpause for some photo ops at Statue of Ilya Muromets, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of the Annunciation, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Murom Water Tower.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Murom attractions planner.

You can drive from Vladimir to Murom in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Ryazan.

Things to do in Murom

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

3
nights
Ryazan

Ryazan ©
Ryazan is a city and the administrative center of Ryazan Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 196km southeast of Moscow. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monastery of St. John the Theologian and Museum of the History of Ryazan Lollipop. Venture out of the city with trips to Konstantinovo (Estate of S. Yesenin's Parents Museum & Gosudarstvennyy Muzey-Zapovednik S. A. Yesenina), Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve (in Zaraysk) and Family Entertainment Resort Okskaja Zhemchuzhina (in Polyany). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of Christ Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Evpatiy Kolovrat, see the interesting displays at Assumption Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at The Ryazan State Regional Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ryazan tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Murom to Ryazan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tula.

Things to do in Ryazan

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Konstantinovo, Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve, Monastery of St. John the Theologian, Family Entertainment Resort Okskaja Zhemchuzhina
Highlights from your plan
Monument to Evpatiy Kolovrat ©
Monument to Evpatiy Kolovrat
Assumption Cathedral ©
Assumption Cathedral

5
nights
Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kulikovo field and Holy Assumption Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Vysotskiy Monastyr' (in Serpukhov), Kaluga (Planetarium, K. Tsiolkovskiy's House Museum, &more) and Polenov Residence State Museum (in Strakhovo). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Memorial Complex to Defenders of Motherland Sky, see the interesting displays at Melikhovo Chekhov Museum Preserve, make a trip to Monument to Tula Gingerbread, and walk around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tula trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ryazan to Tula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tula

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kaluga, Vysotskiy Monastyr', The Museum of the Commander of the Cruiser "Varyag" Vsevolod Fedorovich Rudnev, Kulikovo field, Polenov Residence State Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kulikovo field ©
Kulikovo field
Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral
Planetarium ©
Planetarium

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