14 days in Central Russia Itinerary

14 days in Central Russia Itinerary

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14 days in Central Russia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Tula
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Moscow
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sergiyev Posad
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Yaroslavl
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kostroma
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Vladimir
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
day
Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Tula State Museum of Weapons, admire the landmark architecture of Holy Assumption Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Tula Kremlin Museum, then stroll through P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to Tula Gingerbread.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tula online vacation maker .

Newark, USA to Tula is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Moscow.

Things to do in Tula

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Tula State Museum of Weapons ©
Tula State Museum of Weapons
Monument to Tula Gingerbread ©
Monument to Tula Gingerbread

5
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.
Moscow is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad), pause for some serene contemplation at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, stroll through Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, and admire the masterpieces at The State Tretyakov Gallery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow travel route planning site .

Traveling by train from Tula to Moscow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Moscow

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad) ©
Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral

1
night
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 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vvedenskiy and Pyatnitskiy Churches, contemplate the long history of The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Temple St. Nikolaya Chudotvortsa.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sergiyev Posad tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Moscow to Sergiyev Posad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Sergiyev Posad sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

#Historic Sites

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Temple St. Nikolaya Chudotvortsa
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The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
Trinity Cathedral ©
Trinity Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Elijah the Prophet, get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment, ponder the design of Strelka Fountains, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Copeck of 1612, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Yaroslavl Zoo, see the interesting displays at My Lovely Teddy Bear Private Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Private Museum Music and Time.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yaroslavl trip planner.

You can drive from Sergiyev Posad to Yaroslavl in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Yaroslavl are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Kostroma.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
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Yaroslavl Zoo ©
Yaroslavl Zoo
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
Church of Elijah the Prophet ©
Church of Elijah the Prophet

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Resurrection Church on the Debra, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of st Ipaty, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Wooden Architecture, then steep yourself in history at Trade rows, and finally appreciate the history behind Yuriy Dolgorukiy Monument.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kostroma planner .

Getting from Yaroslavl to Kostroma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vladimir.

Things to do in Kostroma

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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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.
On the 12th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Suzdal Kremlin, examine the collection at Museum Of Wooden Architecture & Peasant Life, then see the interesting displays at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, and finally examine the collection at Gingerbread Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve, then get engrossed in the history at Golden Gates, then examine the collection at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Artist.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vladimir road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kostroma to Vladimir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Vladimir

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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