30 days in Central Russia Itinerary

30 days in Central Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kulikovo field and Sergey Zharov Private Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Tula: Polenov Residence State Museum (in Strakhovo), Bogoroditsk Palace Museum and Park (in Bogoroditsk) and Monument to Marina Tsvetayeva (in Tarusa). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kozlova Zaseka Station Museum, engage your brain at Old Tula Drug Store, appreciate the history behind Hedgehog At Mushroom Glade, and don't miss a visit to Monument to Mother-in-Law.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tula online day trip planner.

Verona, Italy to Tula is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Verona to Tula. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kaluga.

Things to do in Tula

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Tarusa, Polenov Residence State Museum, Kulikovo field, Bogoroditsk Palace Museum and Park
Highlights from your plan
Kulikovo field ©
Kulikovo field
Bogoroditsk Palace Museum and Park ©
Bogoroditsk Palace Museum and Park
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral

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 5th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Monument to Tsiolkovskiy (a Man with a Bicycle), pause for some serene contemplation at Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral, walk around Kaluga Park Park of Culture and Leisure, see the interesting displays at K. Tsiolkovskiy's House Museum, thenstroll around Park Tsiolkovskiy, and finally examine the collection at Planetarium. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Historical and Architectural and Natural Memorial Estate Linen Plant, see the interesting displays at Museum-Diorama Great Standing at Ugra, appreciate the history behind Sculpture of the Policeman, thendon't miss a visit to St. John the Baptist Temple, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Gostiny Dvor, and finally snap pictures at Stone Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kaluga trip site.

Traveling by car from Tula to Kaluga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Smolensk.

Things to do in Kaluga

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Historical and Architectural and Natural Memorial Estate Linen Plant, 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. On the 7th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Thunder Tower of the Smolensk Fortress, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Deer, admire the natural beauty at Garden Blone, admire the natural beauty at Central Park of Culture and Rest Lopatinsky Garden, thentake an in-depth tour of Katyn Nationl Memorial Complex, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Michael the Archangel. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Monument-Airplane Tu-16, take an in-depth tour of Teremok Historical and Architectural Complex, shop like a local with Art Gallery at the Smolensk State Museum Reserve, admire the masterpieces at S. Konenkov's Sculpture Museum, thenpause for some photo ops at Monument to Aleksandr Tvardovskiy and Vasiliy Tyorkin, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument Grateful Russia to the Heroes of 1812.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Smolensk travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kaluga to Smolensk takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ostashkov.

Things to do in Smolensk

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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 9th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Seliger Lake, make a trip to Virgin Jiten convent, make a trip to Nilov Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bell Tower of The Church of The Transfiguration, thensee the interesting displays at Ostashkov Museum of Local Lore, and finally steep yourself in history at Fire Tower.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ostashkov road trip app.

Drive from Smolensk to Ostashkov in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tver.

Things to do in Ostashkov

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Tver

Tver ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Monument to Alexander Pushkin, snap pictures at Starovolzhsky Bridge (Old Bridge), appreciate the history behind Monument to Afanasiy Nikitin, appreciate the history behind Pamyatnik Mikhailu Krugu, thenexamine the collection at Goat Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Goldwork Embroidery Museum and Factory. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Gorodskoi Sad, pause for some serene contemplation at White Trinity Church, examine the collection at Museum of Pushkin, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Old-Tikhvin Church of the Ascension, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Boris and Gleb Monastery, and finally take in the views from Pedestrian Bridge across the River Tvertsa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tver holiday planner.

Drive from Ostashkov to Tver in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Uglich.

Things to do in Tver

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Torzhok
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Pushkin ©
Museum of Pushkin
Boris and Gleb Monastery ©
Boris and Gleb Monastery
White Trinity Church ©
White Trinity Church

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 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museum Svistulki, steep yourself in history at Church of Tsarevich Demetrius on the Blood, see the interesting displays at Bicycle Museum, thenexamine the collection at Uglich Hydropower Engineering Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Alexey Monastery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Nikolsky Cathedral Bell Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Cathedral, go for a walk through Myshkina Embankment, see the interesting displays at Museum of Russian Valenki, thendon't miss a visit to Victory Memorial, thensee the interesting displays at Mouse Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Petr Smirnov Museum.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Uglich fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Tver to Uglich by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to 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
Transfiguration Cathedral
Transfiguration Cathedral
Nikolsky Cathedral Bell Tower ©
Nikolsky Cathedral Bell Tower

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Monument to Afonya And Plasterer Kolya and Rostov Finifti Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Yaroslavl side-trips: Boris and Gleb Monastery (in Borisoglebsky) and Rostov (Palaty, Museum of the Frog Princess, &more). 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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Pavilion on Volga's harbour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yaroslavl trip planning app.

You can drive from Uglich to Yaroslavl in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kostroma.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Rostov, Boris and Gleb Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Rostov Finifti Museum ©
Rostov Finifti Museum
Boris and Gleb Monastery
Boris and Gleb Monastery
Museum of the Frog Princess ©
Museum of the Frog Princess

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Nature Museum of The Kostroma Region, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Resurrection Church on the Debra, pause for some photo ops at Yuriy Dolgorukiy Monument, contemplate the long history of Fire Tower, thensee the interesting displays at Museum of Flax and Bark, and finally experience rural life at Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Epiphany Monastery of St. Anastasia, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Dog, don't miss a visit to Susaninskaya Square, examine the collection at Theatrical Costume Museum, thenexamine the collection at Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Les-Chudodey Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kostroma online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Yaroslavl to Kostroma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Kostroma sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) 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

3
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 Pereslavskiy Arboretum Named After S.F. Kharitonov and Forty Saints' Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Alexandrovskaya Sloboda (in Aleksandrov) and Sergiyev Posad (Waterfall Gremiachy, Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent), &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nikolsky Women's Monastery, examine the collection at Historical and Cultural Center Russky Park, and stroll around National Park Lake Pleshheyevo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pereslavl-Zalessky tour planning website.

Drive from Kostroma to Pereslavl-Zalessky in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vladimir.

Things to do in Pereslavl-Zalessky

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Venerable bell tower and Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vladimir: Muzey Khrustalya Imeni Mal'tsovykh (in Gus-Khrustalny), St. George's Cathedral (in Yuryev-Polsky) and Suzdal (The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), Church of Boris and Gleb, &more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Patriarchal Garden, explore the engaging exhibits at Chocolate Studio, appreciate the history behind Monument to Prince Vladimir And Saint Fedor, and see the interesting displays at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vladimir trip itinerary maker app.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Murom.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Suzdal, Muzey Khrustalya Imeni Mal'tsovykh, St. George's Cathedral
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 25th (Sat): admire the striking features of The Monastery of the Annunciation, appreciate the history behind Statue of Ilya Muromets, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration monastery, thenpause for some photo ops at Monument to Peter and Fevronia, Murom saints, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Convent, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church on the Embankment (Nikolo-Naberezhnaya). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Karacharovo Village, make a trip to Resurrection Monastery, snap pictures at Cable-braced bridge, thenget to know the fascinating history of Moskovskaya Street, thenadmire the striking features of Murom Water Tower, and finally pause for some photo ops at Murom Bylina Stone.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Murom road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vladimir to Murom takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ryazan.

Things to do in Murom

Historic Sites

Side Trip

House of Golitsyny
Highlights from your plan
Monument to Peter and Fevronia, Murom saints ©
Cable-braced bridge
Cable-braced bridge
Statue of Ilya Muromets ©
Statue of Ilya Muromets

4
nights
Ryazan

Ryazan ©
Ryazan is a city and the administrative center of Ryazan Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 196km southeast of Moscow. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Art-Kommunalka Erofeyev and Others Museum-Residency and Estate of S. Yesenin's Parents Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve (in Zaraysk), Gosudarstvennyy Muzey-Zapovednik S. A. Yesenina (in Konstantinovo) and Kolomna (Museum Forging Settlement, Tram Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of the History of Ryazan Lollipop, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Evpatiy Kolovrat, admire the masterpieces at The Ryazan State Regional Art Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Academician I. Pavlov's Memorial Museum Estate.

To plan Ryazan vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Murom to Ryazan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ryazan

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kolomna, Konstantinovo, Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Museum Pastila Factory ©
Museum Pastila Factory
Monument to Evpatiy Kolovrat ©
Monument to Evpatiy Kolovrat
Museum House of Samovar ©
Museum House of Samovar

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