60 days in Central Russia Itinerary

60 days in Central Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bugbug, Bali
Drive + Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Moscow
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Vladimir
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Murom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Kolomna
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Ryazan
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
6
Voronezh
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Tula
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Kaluga
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h
9
Smolensk
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
10
Tver
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
11
Uglich
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
12
Yaroslavl
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Kostroma
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
14
Pereslavl-Zalessky
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
15
Sergiyev Posad
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19 h 15 min
End: Bugbug, Bali

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex and Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moscow: Patriot Park Museum Complex - Stand №2 (in Kubinka), Voznesenskaya Davidova Pustyn' (in Novyy Byt) and Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery (in Zvenigorod). There's still lots to do: stroll around Sokolniki Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cathedral Square, engage your brain at Eksperimentanium, and get engrossed in the history at Victor Vasnetsov House Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Moscow trip planner.

Bugbug, Indonesia to Moscow is an approximately 19- hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bugbug to Moscow, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bugbug in April; daily highs in Moscow reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mozhaysk, Patriot Park Museum Complex - Stand №2, Church of The Holy Virgin, Voznesenskaya Davidova Pustyn', Melikhovo Chekhov Museum Preserve
Highlights from your plan
FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex ©
FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
Sokolniki Park ©
Sokolniki Park
Victor Vasnetsov House Museum ©
Victor Vasnetsov House Museum

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Borodins' Blacksmith Shop and Church of Boris and Gleb. Get out of town with these interesting Vladimir side-trips: Suzdal (Assumption Church (Uspenskaya tserkov), Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, take an in-depth tour of Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum Staraya Apteka, and contemplate the long history of Golden Gate.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vladimir day trip planning app.

Take a train from Moscow to Vladimir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Murom.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Suzdal, Bogolyubovo
Highlights from your plan
Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin ©
Cathedral of Saint Demetrius ©
Cathedral of Saint Demetrius
Spoon Museum ©
Spoon Museum

3
nights
Murom

Murom ©
Murom is a historical city in Vladimir Oblast, Russia, which sprawls along the left bank of the Oka River. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Monastery of the Annunciation and St. Nicholas Church on the Embankment (Nikolo-Naberezhnaya). Venture out of the city with trips to Kasimov (History and Culture Museum Preserve of Kasimov, Museum of Russian Samovar, &more), Trinity Church (in Gus-Zhelezny) and Gorokhovets (Vysotskiy Fountain & Gorokhovets History and Architecture Museum). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration monastery, appreciate the history behind Statue of Ilya Muromets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Convent, and take in the views from Cable-braced bridge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Murom road trip planning app.

Getting from Vladimir to Murom by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kolomna.

Things to do in Murom

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kasimov, Gorokhovets, Trinity Church, Temple Ensemble of Gusevskiy Pogost
Highlights from your plan
Statue of Ilya Muromets ©
Statue of Ilya Muromets
Monument to Peter and Fevronia, Murom saints ©
Monument to Peter and Fevronia, Murom saints

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum Pastila Factory and Art-Kommunalka Erofeyev and Others Museum-Residency. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kolomna: Monument MiG-23 (in Stupino), Kashira (Nativity of the Blessed Virgin & Alley of Glory) and Alekseevskaya Church (in Yegoryevsk). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum-Navigator: Recent Antiquity of Kolomna, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nikola Posadsky, have fun and explore at Museum House of Samovar, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kolomna online road trip planner.

You can drive from Murom to Kolomna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Ryazan.

Things to do in Kolomna

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Zaraysk, Kashira, Monument MiG-23, Alekseevskaya Church
Highlights from your plan
Museum Pastila Factory ©
Museum Pastila Factory
Museum House of Samovar ©
Museum House of Samovar
Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve ©
Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve

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 Monastery of St. John the Theologian and Estate of S. Yesenin's Parents Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ryazan: Family Entertainment Resort Okskaja Zhemchuzhina (in Polyany), Konstantinovo (Gosudarstvennyy Muzey-Zapovednik S. A. Yesenina & Chapel of the Holy Spirit) and Pozhalostin Memorial House Museum (in Solotcha). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Monument Mashrooms With Eyes, explore the world behind art at The Ryazan State Regional Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Academician I. Pavlov's Memorial Museum Estate, and examine the collection at Assumption Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ryazan trip planner.

Getting from Kolomna to Ryazan by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Voronezh.

Things to do in Ryazan

Museums Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Shilovo, Konstantinovo, Family Entertainment Resort Okskaja Zhemchuzhina, Monastery of St. John the Theologian, Von Derviz Manor
Highlights from your plan
Gosudarstvennyy Muzey-Zapovednik S. A. Yesenina ©
Monument Mashrooms With Eyes ©
Monument Mashrooms With Eyes
Assumption Cathedral ©
Assumption Cathedral

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like Monument to White Bim Black Ear and Voronezh Oceanarium. Get out of town with these interesting Voronezh side-trips: Ramon (Mosin Statue, Palace of Oldenburg, &more) and Zadonskiy Nativity Virgin Monastery (in Zadonsk). The adventure continues: stroll around Voronezh Central Park, see the interesting displays at Voronezh Regional Art Museum of I.N. Kramskoy, let little ones run wild at Park Alyye Parusa, and pause for some photo ops at Marshak Monument.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Voronezh day trip website.

Traveling by train from Ryazan to Voronezh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tula.

Things to do in Voronezh

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ramon, Voronezh Oceanarium, Zadonskiy Nativity Virgin Monastery, Divnogorye Museum Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Voronezh Oceanarium ©
Voronezh Oceanarium
Cathedral of the Annunciation ©
Cathedral of the Annunciation
Park Alyye Parusa ©
Park Alyye Parusa

4
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 P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation and Memorial Complex to Defenders of Motherland Sky. Change things up with these side-trips from Tula: Serpukhov (Vladychny Women's Monastery, Vysotskiy Monastyr', &more), Polenov Residence State Museum (in Strakhovo) and Bogoroditsk Palace Museum and Park (in Bogoroditsk). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Monument to Tula Gingerbread, get curious at Old Tula Drug Store, examine the collection at Machine Tool Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Bison Breeding Centre.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tula sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Voronezh to Tula takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Kaluga.

Things to do in Tula

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Serpukhov, Danki, Kulikovo field, Polenov Residence State Museum, Bogoroditsk Palace Museum and Park
Highlights from your plan
Polenov Residence State Museum ©
Polenov Residence State Museum
Kulikovo field ©
Kulikovo field
Vysotskiy Monastyr' ©
Vysotskiy Monastyr'

5
nights
Kaluga

Kaluga ©
Kaluga is a city and the administrative center of Kaluga Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 150km southwest of Moscow. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Borovsk Paintings and The Convent of St. Ambrose and Our Lady of Kazan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaluga: Homesteads Belkino (in Obninsk), Holy Pafnutiev Borovsky Monastery (in Borovsk) and Kozelsk (Optina Pustyn Friary & Chertovo Gorodische). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral, examine the collection at Planetarium, take in the views from Stone Bridge, and identify plant and animal life at Bird Park Vorobyi.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaluga online itinerary planner.

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 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Smolensk.

Things to do in Kaluga

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tarusa, Borovsk, Kozelsk, The Remains of the Ancient City Vyatichi, Homesteads Belkino
Highlights from your plan
K. Tsiolkovskiy's House Museum ©
K. Tsiolkovskiy's House Museum
Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral
Planetarium ©
Planetarium

3
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. Explore hidden gems such as Smolensk Fortress and Monument Grateful Russia to the Heroes of 1812. Go for a jaunt from Smolensk to Flenovo to see Teremok Historical and Architectural Complex about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Thunder Tower of the Smolensk Fortress, examine the collection at Smolensk State Museum Reserve, make a trip to Chapel of St. Nicholas Smolensk Diocese, and pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Deer.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Smolensk trip planner.

Drive from Kaluga to Smolensk in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tver.

Things to do in Smolensk

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Tver

Tver ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Staritskiy Holy Dormition Monastery and Old-Tikhvin Church of the Ascension. Explore Tver's surroundings by going to Ostashkov (Museum of Forgotten Things and not just, Fire Tower, &more), Staritsa (The Church of the Transfiguration & Monument to Zakharov) and Torzhok (Museum of Pushkin, Goldwork Embroidery Museum and Factory, &more).

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Tver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Smolensk to Tver takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Uglich.

Things to do in Tver

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Torzhok, Ostashkov, Staritsa
Highlights from your plan
Boris and Gleb Monastery ©
Boris and Gleb Monastery
Staritskiy Holy Dormition Monastery ©
Staritskiy Holy Dormition Monastery
The Church of the Transfiguration ©
The Church of the Transfiguration

4
nights
Uglich

Uglich ©
Uglich is a historic town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, which stands on the Volga River. Step off the beaten path and head to Radiotelescope RT-64 and Bicycle Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Uglich: Kalyazin (Monument to Makariy Kalyazinskiy, Nikolsky Cathedral Bell Tower, &more), Myshkin (Museum of Merchantry of Myshkin Makhayev Dvor, Museum of Russian Valenki, &more) and Nature Museum (in Borok). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Uglich Hydropower Engineering Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alexey Monastery, steep yourself in history at Church of Tsarevich Demetrius on the Blood, and stroll around Pobedy Park.

Plan my trip to Uglich with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Tver to Uglich takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Uglich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Myshkin, Kalyazin, Nature Museum
Highlights from your plan
Uglich Kremlin ©
Uglich Kremlin
Bicycle Museum ©
Bicycle Museum
Mouse Museum ©
Mouse Museum

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monument to Afonya And Plasterer Kolya and St. John the Baptist Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yaroslavl: Rostov (Church of The Holy Cosmas and Damian, Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery, &more), Rybinsk (Rybinskiy Bridge, Volzhskaya Embankment, &more) and Resurrection Cathedral (in Tutayev). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, admire the landmark architecture of Pavilion on Volga's harbour, see the interesting displays at Einstein's Entertaining Sciences Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Spassky (St Saviour) Monastery.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yaroslavl day trip tool.

Getting from Uglich to Yaroslavl by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kostroma.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rostov, Rybinsk, Resurrection Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery ©
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery
St. John the Baptist Church ©
St. John the Baptist Church

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum and Susaninskaya Square. Change things up with these side-trips from Kostroma: Ples (House-Museum of Isaak Ilisch Levitan, Mountain Levitan, &more), Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm (in Sumarokovo) and Ivanovo (Nikolai Benardos Statue, Frunze Statue, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Resurrection Church on the Debra, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Dog, examine the collection at Les-Chudodey Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Fire Tower.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kostroma attractions website.

Traveling by car from Yaroslavl to Kostroma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Kostroma, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Pereslavl-Zalessky.

Things to do in Kostroma

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ples, Ivanovo, 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

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. Explore hidden gems such as Radio Museum and Forty Saints' Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Boris and Gleb Monastery (in Borisoglebsky), Yuryev-Polsky (Monument to Yury Dolgoruky, St. George's Cathedral, &more) and Origin of Fairy Tale Museum (in Vasilevo). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Nikolsky Women's Monastery, take some stellar pictures from City Walls, explore the striking landscape of National Park Lake Pleshheyevo, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Peasant Design Kon V Palto.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pereslavl-Zalessky trip 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Pereslavl-Zalessky

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Yuryev-Polsky, Botik Museum, Church of Peter and Pavel, Boris and Gleb Monastery, Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit
Highlights from your plan
Nikolsky Women's Monastery ©
Nikolsky Women's Monastery
Radio Museum ©
Radio Museum
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral

2
nights
Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad ©
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent), take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Gremiachy, appreciate the history behind Monument to Aleksandrov Republic, then see the interesting displays at Alexandrovskaya Sloboda, and finally examine the collection at Literary Museum of Marina and Anastasia Tsvetaevykh. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, pause for some serene contemplation at Refectory Church of St Sergius, then make a trip to Boris and Gleb Monastery, then examine the collection at Museum-Reserve Dmitrov Kremlin, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sculptures on the Kropotkin street.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sergiyev Posad trip builder site.

You can drive from Pereslavl-Zalessky to Sergiyev Posad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Sergiyev Posad can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Dmitrov, Aleksandrov
Highlights from your plan
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent) ©
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent)
Alexandrovskaya Sloboda
Alexandrovskaya Sloboda
Trinity Cathedral ©
Trinity Cathedral