60 days in Central Russia Itinerary

60 days in Central Russia Itinerary

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Drive to Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport, Fly to Sheremetyevo International Airport, Drive to Sergiyev Posad
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Sergiyev Posad
— 5 nights
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Yaroslavl
— 5 nights
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Kostroma
— 5 nights
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Suzdal
— 4 nights
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Murom
— 3 nights
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Kolomna
— 4 nights
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Ryazan
— 5 nights
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Voronezh
— 5 nights
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Tula
— 5 nights
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Kaluga
— 5 nights
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Smolensk
— 4 nights
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Moscow
— 8 nights
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Sergiyev Posad — 5 nights

Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Change things up with these side-trips from Sergiyev Posad: Dubna (Praise Temple of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bust of Flerov, &more), Pereslavl-Zalessky (Old Sewing Machines Museum, Nikolsky Women's Monastery, &more) and Dmitrov (Church of Saint Elizabeth, Museum-Reserve Dmitrov Kremlin, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, pause for some serene contemplation at Vvedenskiy and Pyatnitskiy Churches, make a trip to Spaso-Vifansky Monastery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. John Chrysostom Nativity.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Sergiyev Posad driving holiday planning website.

Bugbug, Indonesia to Sergiyev Posad is an approximately 20-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bugbug to Sergiyev Posad, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bugbug in April, things will get cooler in Sergiyev Posad: highs are around 12°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yaroslavl.
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Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:

Yaroslavl — 5 nights

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), Rostov (Church of St. John the Evangelist, State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin, &more) and Rybinsk (Monument to Lev Oshanin, Rybinsk State History, Architecture and Art Museum Preserve, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Church, see the interesting displays at Yaroslavskiy Khudozhestvennyy Muzey, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Bear, and admire the masterpieces at Museum named after Vadim Orlov.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yaroslavl visit app.

Traveling by car from Sergiyev Posad to Yaroslavl takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Yaroslavl, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kostroma.
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Find places to stay Apr 6 — 11:

Kostroma — 5 nights

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 lots more to do: examine the collection at Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum, make a trip to Susaninskaya Square, get a taste of the local shopping with Provincial ARTgallery-M, and pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of st Ipaty.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kostroma day trip planning site.

Getting from Yaroslavl to Kostroma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Suzdal.
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Find places to stay Apr 11 — 16:

Suzdal — 4 nights

One of Russia's oldest settlements, the small town of Suzdal boasts nearly a thousand years of history.
Get out of town with these interesting Suzdal side-trips: Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin (in Bogolyubovo), Vladimir (Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve, Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, &more) and Ivanovo (Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, Ivanovo Regional Universal Scientific Library, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Museum of Wooden Architecture, see the interesting displays at The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), get engrossed in the history at Suzdal Kremlin, and admire the landmark architecture of Museum Complex Spaso-Evfimiev Monastery.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Suzdal trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Kostroma to Suzdal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Murom.
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Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:

Murom — 3 nights

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 Gorokhovets (Gorokhovets History and Architecture Museum, Bald Mountain, &more) and Viewing Point Venets (in Vyazniki). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration monastery, don't miss a visit to Resurrection Monastery, examine the collection at Khlebnaya Gornitsa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Convent.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Murom online attractions planner.

You can drive from Suzdal to Murom in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kolomna.
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Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:

Kolomna — 4 nights

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: Monument to Postman Pechkin (in Lukhovitsy), Park Kashira (in Kashira) and Stupino Museum of History and Local Lore (in Stupino). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kolomna Kremlin, pause for some serene contemplation at Conception Church of St. John the Baptist, and admire the masterpieces at Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kolomna trip app.

Traveling by car from Murom to Kolomna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, train, 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 drive to Ryazan.
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Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:

Ryazan — 5 nights

Ryazan is a city and the administrative center of Ryazan Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 196km southeast of Moscow. Change things up with these side-trips from Ryazan: Poshchupovo (Cathedral of the Assumption & Monastery of St. John the Theologian), Starozhilovo Stud Farm (in Starozhilovo) and Solotcha (Pozhalostin Memorial House Museum & Art Gallery Borovnitsa). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Ryazan Kremlin, take an in-depth tour of Academician I. Pavlov's Memorial Museum Estate, don't miss a visit to Holy Transfiguration Man's Monastery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ryazan trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Kolomna to Ryazan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Voronezh.
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Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:

Voronezh — 5 nights

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: Divnogorye Museum Reserve (in Divnogorye), The Holy Spring of Tikhon Zadonskiy (in Zadonsk) and Monument-Locomotive FD-20-1945 (in Liski). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Monument to White Bim Black Ear, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Voronezh Oceanarium, have some family-friendly fun at Cat Cafe "Mr.Moore", and pause for some serene contemplation at Resurrection Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Voronezh road trip planning website.

Getting from Ryazan to Voronezh by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Tula.
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Find places to stay May 2 — 7:

Tula — 5 nights

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: Railway Museum (in Venev), Kulikovo field (in Monastyrshchino) and Museum of Samovars and Bouillottes (in Grumant). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Tula State Museum of Weapons, appreciate the history behind Monument to Tula Gingerbread, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vysotskiy Monastyr', and take an in-depth tour of Tula Kremlin Museum.

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

Getting from Voronezh to Tula by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kaluga.
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Find places to stay May 7 — 12:

Kaluga — 5 nights

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 Tarusa (Church of the Resurrection & Sergey Zharov Private Museum), Church of St. Nicholas (in Obninsk) and Maloyaroslavets (Maloyaroslavets Art Gallery, Monument to the Heroes of 1812, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Tsiolkovsky State Museum of Cosmonautics, make a trip to Protection of the Holy Virgin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral, and have some family-friendly fun at Mir Priklyucheniy.

To see photos, reviews, maps, 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 take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Smolensk.
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Find places to stay May 12 — 17:

Smolensk — 4 nights

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. Next up on the itinerary: 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, see the interesting displays at Smolensk State Museum Reserve, and appreciate the history behind Square Memory of the Heroes.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Smolensk road trip planning site.

You can drive from Kaluga to Smolensk in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Moscow.
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Find places to stay May 17 — 21:

Moscow — 8 nights

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: Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy), FREEZONE (in Sharapovo) and The Square in front of the Government Office (in Khimki). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Red Square, walk around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), browse the range of quality goods at GUM, and explore the galleries of Moscow Kremlin.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Moscow route builder app.

You can drive from Smolensk to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Moscow, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Find places to stay May 21 — 29:

Central Russia travel guide

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Located in the far west of the country and formed around the Moscow Princedom in the 15th century, Central Russia is Russia's historical core and still the seat of Russian politics and economics. Tourists are mostly drawn to the metropolis of Moscow, with its mixture of the classical and the modern and a bustling nightlife. Northeast of Moscow lies the Golden Ring, an iconic series of the country's oldest cities unspoiled by industrialization. The historical legacy of picturesque architecture and traditional arts and crafts make these cities popular with travelers searching for an idyllic setting. The region also boasts birthplaces of many famous Russians, including Lev Tolstoy, Sergey Yesenin, Anton Chekhov, and Yuri Gagarin, as well as the sites of the three historic battles: one against the Tatars in 1380, another with Napoleon's army in 1812, and the third with Nazi Germans in 1941. Although there are considerable inequalities between the capital and other cities, some hidden corners of the region have plenty to offer.
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