32 days in Golden Ring Itinerary

32 days in Golden Ring Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin
Fly + Drive:  12 h 45 min
1
Uglich
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Yaroslavl
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Kostroma
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Vladimir
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Sergiyev Posad
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h
End: Dublin

4
nights
Uglich

Uglich ©
Uglich is a historic town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, which stands on the Volga River. Uglich is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Uglich Hydropower Engineering Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Transfiguration Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Uglich Museum of History, and steep yourself in history at Church of Tsarevich Demetrius on the Blood.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Uglich holiday tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Uglich is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Dublin to Uglich due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Uglich

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Uglich Kremlin ©
Uglich Kremlin
Church of Tsarevich Demetrius on the Blood
Church of Tsarevich Demetrius on the Blood
Transfiguration Cathedral
Transfiguration Cathedral

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yaroslavl: Rostov (Church of the Saviour on Anteroom, Church of St. John the Evangelist, &more). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment, make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Elijah the Prophet, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to Afonya And Plasterer Kolya.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yaroslavl travel route planner.

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 June in Yaroslavl, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Kostroma.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Rostov
Highlights from your plan
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin ©
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent

5
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.
Kostroma is known for museums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museum of Wooden Architecture, contemplate the long history of Trade rows, pause for some serene contemplation at Epiphany Monastery of St. Anastasia, and make a trip to Ostrovsky's Pavilion.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kostroma day trip planner.

You can drive from Yaroslavl to Kostroma in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Kostroma sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vladimir.

Things to do in Kostroma

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum ©
Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum
Monastery of st Ipaty ©
Monastery of st Ipaty
The Resurrection Church on the Debra
The Resurrection Church on the Debra

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vladimir: Suzdal (Transfiguration Cathedral, The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), &more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum, get curious at Spoon Museum, and contemplate the long history of Golden Gate.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vladimir trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Kostroma to Vladimir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Suzdal
Highlights from your plan
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex ©
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex
Suzdal Kremlin ©
Suzdal Kremlin

7
nights
Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad ©
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Explore Sergiyev Posad's surroundings by going to Spring Gremyachy Klyuch (in Vzglyadnevo) and Aleksandrov (Lenin Statue, Alexandrovskaya Sloboda, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, pause for some serene contemplation at Dukhovskaya church, admire the sheer force of Waterfall Gremiachy, and see the interesting displays at Sergiyevskaya Kukhmisterskaya.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sergiyev Posad route tool.

Traveling by car from Vladimir to Sergiyev Posad takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Aleksandrov, Spring Gremyachy Klyuch
Highlights from your plan
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Cathedral of the Assumption
Cathedral of the Assumption
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent) ©
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent)