60 days in Central Russia Itinerary

60 days in Central Russia Itinerary

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Start: Bugbug, Bali
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19 h 15 min
1
Sergiyev Posad
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Yaroslavl
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Kostroma
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Suzdal
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Murom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Kolomna
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Ryazan
— 5 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
8
Voronezh
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
Tula
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Kaluga
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h
11
Smolensk
— 4 nights
Train:  5 h 15 min
12
Moscow
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  18 h 45 min
End: Bugbug, Bali

5
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 Dmitrov (Church of Saint Elizabeth, Museum-Reserve Dmitrov Kremlin, &more), Pereslavl-Zalessky (Old Sewing Machines Museum, Nikolsky Women's Monastery, &more) and Dubna (Praise Temple of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bust of Flerov, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Racoon's House, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Mechta.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sergiyev Posad tour itinerary maker.

Bugbug, Indonesia to Sergiyev Posad is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bugbug in April; daily highs in Sergiyev Posad reach 12°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dmitrov, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Dubna, Kirzhach, Racoon's House
Highlights from your plan
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Nikolsky Women's Monastery ©
Nikolsky Women's Monastery
Trinity Cathedral ©
Trinity Cathedral

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Museum of Russian Entrepreneurship (in Vyatskoye), Rybinsk (Monument to Lev Oshanin, Rybinsk State History, Architecture and Art Museum Preserve, &more) and Rostov (Church of St. John the Evangelist, State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin, &more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment, stroll the grounds of Leontievskoye Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Yaroslavskiy Khudozhestvennyy Muzey, and don't miss a visit to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yaroslavl road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Sergiyev Posad to Yaroslavl takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Yaroslavl are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Kostroma.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rostov, Rybinsk, Museum of Russian Entrepreneurship, Archangel Michael Church
Highlights from your plan
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin ©
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm (in Sumarokovo), Memorial Museum Preserve, A. N. Ostrovsky (in Ostrovsky District) and Krasnoe Selo Jewelry and Folk Applied Arts Museum (in Krasnoye-na-Volge). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum, make a trip to Susaninskaya Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of st Ipaty, and get to know the resident critters at Kostroma Exotarium.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kostroma day trip site.

Getting from Yaroslavl to Kostroma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. April in Kostroma sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Suzdal.

Things to do in Kostroma

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ples, Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm, Memorial Museum Preserve, A. N. Ostrovsky, Shhelykovo Ostrovskiy State Memorial and Nature Museum Reserve, Museum Istoricheskaya Syrovarnya
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

4
nights
Suzdal

Suzdal ©
One of Russia's oldest settlements, the small town of Suzdal boasts nearly a thousand years of history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vladimir (Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve, Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, &more), Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin (in Bogolyubovo) and Ivanovo (Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, Ivanovo Regional Universal Scientific Library, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Boris and Gleb, and get engrossed in the history at Suzdal Kremlin.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Suzdal trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kostroma to Suzdal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Murom.

Things to do in Suzdal

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Vladimir, Ivanovo, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin ©
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex ©
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral

3
nights
Murom

Murom ©
Murom is a historical city in Vladimir Oblast, Russia, which sprawls along the left bank of the Oka River. Explore Murom's surroundings by going to Viewing Point Venets (in Vyazniki) and Gorokhovets (Gorokhovets History and Architecture Museum, Bald Mountain, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration monastery, don't miss a visit to Resurrection Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of the Annunciation, and see the interesting displays at Theatre Museum of Ilya Muromets.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Murom online attractions planner.

You can drive from Suzdal to Murom in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kolomna.

Things to do in Murom

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Gorokhovets, Viewing Point Venets
Highlights from your plan
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
Khlebnaya Gornitsa ©
Khlebnaya Gornitsa
Khlebnaya Gornitsa ©
Khlebnaya Gornitsa

4
nights
Kolomna

Kolomna ©
Kolomna is an ancient city of Moscow Oblast, Russia, situated at the confluence of the Moskva and Oka Rivers, 114km (by rail) southeast of Moscow. Change things up with these side-trips from Kolomna: Park Kashira (in Kashira), Stupino Museum of History and Local Lore (in Stupino) and Monument to Postman Pechkin (in Lukhovitsy). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kolomna Kremlin, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museum House of Samovar.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kolomna online holiday planner.

Drive from Murom to Kolomna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and subway. In April, daily temperatures in Kolomna can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Ryazan.

Things to do in Kolomna

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Park Kashira, Stupino Museum of History and Local Lore, Monument to Postman Pechkin, Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Kolomna Kremlin ©
Kolomna Kremlin
Muzeynaya Fabrika Kolomenskoy Pastily ©
Muzeynaya Fabrika Kolomenskoy Pastily
Museum Pastila Factory ©
Museum Pastila Factory

5
nights
Ryazan

Ryazan ©
Ryazan is a city and the administrative center of Ryazan Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 196km southeast of Moscow. Get out of town with these interesting Ryazan side-trips: Starozhilovo Stud Farm (in Starozhilovo), Solotcha (Pozhalostin Memorial House Museum & Art Gallery Borovnitsa) and Poshchupovo (Cathedral of the Assumption & Monastery of St. John the Theologian). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Ryazan Kremlin, don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Nicolo-Yamsky Temple, pause for some photo ops at Monument Mashrooms With Eyes, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ryazan trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Kolomna to Ryazan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Voronezh.

Things to do in Ryazan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Konstantinovo, Solotcha, Poshchupovo, Starozhilovo Stud Farm, Meshcherskiy Museum of Wooden Architecture of V.P. Groshev
Highlights from your plan
Ryazan Kremlin ©
Ryazan Kremlin
Archangel Cathedral ©
Archangel Cathedral

5
nights
Voronezh

Voronezh ©
Voronezh is a city and the administrative center of Voronezh Oblast, Russia, straddling the Voronezh River and located 12km from where it flows into the Don. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Voronezh: The Holy Spring of Tikhon Zadonskiy (in Zadonsk), Monument-Locomotive FD-20-1945 (in Liski) and Autonomus Church (in Kashary). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Monument to White Bim Black Ear, stroll around Koltsovskiy Park, don't miss a visit to Monument to the Kitten from Lizyukov Street, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Assumption.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Voronezh journey planner.

Take a train from Ryazan to Voronezh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tula.

Things to do in Voronezh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lipetsk, The Holy Spring of Tikhon Zadonskiy, Divnogorye Museum Reserve, Forest Residence of Santa Claus, Monument-Locomotive FD-20-1945
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of the Annunciation ©
Cathedral of the Annunciation
Voronezh Oceanarium ©
Voronezh Oceanarium
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church

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nights
Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tula: Novomoskovsk (Children's Park & Church in Honor of the Icon of the Mother of God of Unexpected Joy), Museum of Samovars and Bouillottes (in Grumant) and Railway Museum (in Venev). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Tula State Museum of Weapons, examine the collection at Museum Moto Auto ART, admire the landmark architecture of Tula Kremlin Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vysotskiy Monastyr'.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tula trip maker app.

Getting from Voronezh to Tula by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kaluga.

Things to do in Tula

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Serpukhov, Novomoskovsk, Yasnaya Polyana, Observation Point, Church of the Nativity of the Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Vysotskiy Monastyr' ©
Vysotskiy Monastyr'
Yasnaya Polyana ©
Yasnaya Polyana
Kulikovo field ©
Kulikovo field

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nights
Kaluga

Kaluga ©
Kaluga is a city and the administrative center of Kaluga Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 150km southwest of Moscow. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of St. Nicholas (in Obninsk), Maloyaroslavets (Maloyaroslavets Art Gallery, Monument to the Heroes of 1812, &more) and Tarusa (Church of the Resurrection & Sergey Zharov Private Museum). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Tsiolkovsky State Museum of Cosmonautics, get your game on at Mir Priklyucheniy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Transfiguration, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Convent of St. Ambrose and Our Lady of Kazan.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kaluga road trip website.

You can drive from Tula to Kaluga in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Smolensk.

Things to do in Kaluga

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Borovsk, Maloyaroslavets, Vorobi, Tarusa, Stone Park
Highlights from your plan
Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral
Church of the Resurrection ©
Church of the Resurrection
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral

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Smolensk

Smolensk ©
Smolensk is a city and the administrative center of Smolensk Oblast, Russia, located on the Dnieper River, 360km west-southwest of Moscow. Take a break from Smolensk with a short trip to Teremok Historical and Architectural Complex in Flenovo, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspensky Sobor), get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery at the Smolensk State Museum Reserve, examine the collection at Smolensk State Museum Reserve, and don't miss a visit to Temple New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Smolensk trip planning app.

You can drive from Kaluga to Smolensk in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Smolensk

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Teremok Historical and Architectural Complex, Katyn Nationl Memorial Complex, The origin of the River Moscow
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspensky Sobor) ©
Smolensk Fortress ©
Smolensk Fortress
The Youth Center Museum of The Admiral Nakhimov ©

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo), Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and Voznesenskaya Davidova Pustyn' (in Novyy Byt). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Red Square, admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum, admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Moscow trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Smolensk to Moscow in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Compound of Ascension Davidov Hermitage, Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex, Church of The Holy Virgin, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin