23 days in Central Russia Itinerary

23 days in Central Russia Itinerary

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23 days in Central Russia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Moscow
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kolomna
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Murom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Vladimir
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Kostroma
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Uglich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Pereslavl-Zalessky
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of the Assumption and Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml). Let the collections at Melikhovo Chekhov Museum Preserve and Armoury Chamber capture your imagination. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, admire the striking features of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and get to know the fascinating history of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Moscow day trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Moscow is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Sydney to Moscow due to the time zone difference. June in Moscow sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kolomna.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Melikhovo Chekhov Museum Preserve, Cathedral of the Assumption
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Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) ©
Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

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nights
Kolomna

Kolomna ©
Museum Forging Settlement and Art-Kommunalka Erofeyev and Others Museum-Residency are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum of Favorite Toy and Academician I. Pavlov's Memorial Museum Estate will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kolomna: Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve (in Zaraysk), Ryazan (Design Gallery Pereulok Schastya & Assumption Cathedral) and Serpukhov (Vysotskiy Monastyr' & Serpukhov History and Art Museum).

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kolomna trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Moscow to Kolomna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Kolomna, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Murom.

Things to do in Kolomna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ryazan, Serpukhov, Gosudarstvennyy Muzey-Zapovednik S. A. Yesenina, Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve
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Museum Pastila Factory ©
Museum Pastila Factory
Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve ©

1
night
Murom

Murom ©
Murom is a historical city in Vladimir Oblast, Russia, which sprawls along the left bank of the Oka River. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Monument to Peter and Fevronia, Murom saints, pause for some serene contemplation at Transfiguration monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church on the Embankment (Nikolo-Naberezhnaya), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Convent, then admire the landmark architecture of The Monastery of the Annunciation, and finally snap pictures at Cable-braced bridge.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Murom trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Kolomna to Murom in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vladimir.

Things to do in Murom

Historic Sites
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum and Borodins' Blacksmith Shop. Get some cultural insight at St. George's Cathedral and Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Maltsov Crystal Museum (in Gus-Khrustalny) and Suzdal (The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery) & Church of Boris and Gleb). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, take an in-depth tour of History Museum, have fun and explore at Spoon Museum, and examine the collection at Gingerbread Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vladimir trip planner .

You can drive from Murom to Vladimir in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kostroma.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Suzdal, Maltsov Crystal Museum, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, St. George's Cathedral
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Cathedral of Saint Demetrius ©
Cathedral of Saint Demetrius
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Fire Tower and The Resurrection Church on the Debra. Discover out-of-the-way places like Les-Chudodey Museum and Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kostroma side-trips: Provincial ARTgallery-M (in Ples) and Yaroslavl (Church of St. John Chrysostom, St. John the Baptist Church, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Epiphany Monastery of St. Anastasia and explore the galleries of Gauptvakhta.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kostroma attractions planner.

Drive from Vladimir to Kostroma in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Uglich.

Things to do in Kostroma

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Yaroslavl, Provincial ARTgallery-M
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St. John the Baptist Church ©
St. John the Baptist Church
Fire Tower ©
Fire Tower

2
nights
Uglich

Uglich ©
Uglich is a historic town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, which stands on the Volga River. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the striking features of Nikolsky Cathedral Bell Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Transfiguration Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Prince Demitry the Martyr, then see the interesting displays at Bicycle Museum, and finally examine the collection at Uglich Hydropower Engineering Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Myshkin Folk Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Russian Valenki, then examine the collection at Mouse Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Petr Smirnov Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Uglich trip maker .

Drive from Kostroma to Uglich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pereslavl-Zalessky.

Things to do in Uglich

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Myshkin, Nikolsky Cathedral Bell Tower
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Bicycle Museum ©
Bicycle Museum
Mouse Museum ©
Mouse Museum
Nikolsky Cathedral Bell Tower ©
Nikolsky Cathedral Bell Tower

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nights
Pereslavl-Zalessky

Pereslavl-Zalessky ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Radio Museum and Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour. Popular historic sites such as Trinity Cathedral and Nikolsky Women's Monastery are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pereslavl-Zalessky: Boris and Gleb Monastery (in Borisoglebsky), Rostov Finifti Museum (in Rostov) and Alexandrovskaya Sloboda (in Aleksandrov).

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pereslavl-Zalessky trip builder app .

Drive from Uglich to Pereslavl-Zalessky in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pereslavl-Zalessky

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sergiyev Posad, Alexandrovskaya Sloboda, Boris and Gleb Monastery, Rostov Finifti Museum
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Rostov Finifti Museum ©
Rostov Finifti Museum
Trinity Cathedral ©
Trinity Cathedral