25 days in Central Russia Itinerary

25 days in Central Russia Itinerary

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25 days in Central Russia Itinerary

Start: Kazan
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Ostashkov
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Uglich
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Yaroslavl
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kostroma
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Vladimir
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Murom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Pereslavl-Zalessky
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Tula
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
9
Moscow
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Kazan

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night
Ostashkov

Ostashkov ©
Ostashkov is a town and the administrative center of Ostashkovsky District in Tver Oblast, Russia, located on a peninsula at the southern shore of Lake Seliger, 199km west of Tver, the administrative center of the oblast. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): make a trip to Nilov Monastery.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Ostashkov vacation maker site .

Kazan to Ostashkov is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Uglich.

Things to do in Ostashkov

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nilov Monastery
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Virgin Jiten convent ©
Virgin Jiten convent

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Uglich

Uglich ©
Uglich is a historic town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, which stands on the Volga River. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Cathedral, examine the collection at Uglich Hydropower Engineering Museum, then see the interesting displays at Bicycle Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Prince Demitry the Martyr, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Nikolsky Cathedral Bell Tower. On your second day here, make a trip to Myshkina Embankment, examine the collection at Museum of Russian Valenki, then make a trip to Victory Memorial, and finally see the interesting displays at Mouse Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Uglich online itinerary planner .

Getting from Ostashkov to Uglich by car takes about 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Uglich

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mountain Levitan and Yaroslavl Architectural Historical and Art Museum Preserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yaroslavl: Rostov (Rostov Finifti Museum & Church of St. John the Evangelist) and Ples (Sculpture Dachnitsa & Provincial ARTgallery-M). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Church, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Military Financiers, examine the collection at Einstein's Entertaining Sciences Museum, and meet the residents at Yaroslavl Zoo.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yaroslavl trip itinerary 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. September in Yaroslavl sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Kostroma.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ples, Rostov
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum, admire the landmark architecture of The Resurrection Church on the Debra, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Dog, make a trip to Susaninskaya Square, then take an in-depth tour of Fire Tower, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Epiphany Monastery of St. Anastasia.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kostroma online trip planner .

You can drive from Yaroslavl to Kostroma in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vladimir.

Things to do in Kostroma

Historic Sites Museums
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Fire Tower ©
Fire Tower
Susaninskaya Square ©
Susaninskaya Square

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral of Saint Demetrius and Museum of Illusions and Sciences Da Vinci. Venture out of the city with trips to Suzdal (The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), Venerable bell tower, & more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve, get a taste of the local shopping with Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Prince Vladimir And Saint Fedor, and take in panoramic vistas at Viewpoints.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vladimir planning app .

Traveling by car from Kostroma to Vladimir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Murom.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Suzdal
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Cathedral of Saint Demetrius ©
Cathedral of Saint Demetrius
Church of Boris and Gleb ©
Church of Boris and Gleb

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nights
Murom

Murom ©
Murom is a historical city in Vladimir Oblast, Russia, which sprawls along the left bank of the Oka River. On the 12th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration monastery, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Peter and Fevronia, Murom saints, appreciate the history behind Statue of Ilya Muromets, 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, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Monastery of the Annunciation. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Murom Bylina Stone, admire the striking features of Murom Water Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kosmodemyanskaya Church, then get in on the family fun at Okskiy Park, then don't miss a visit to Resurrection Monastery, and finally snap pictures at Cable-braced bridge.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Murom vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Vladimir to Murom takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pereslavl-Zalessky.

Things to do in Murom

Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Okskiy Park ©
Okskiy Park
Statue of Ilya Muromets ©
Statue of Ilya Muromets

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Pereslavl-Zalessky

Pereslavl-Zalessky ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like National Park Lake Pleshheyevo and Pereslavskiy Arboretum Named After S.F. Kharitonov. When in Pereslavl-Zalessky, make a side trip to see Alexandrovskaya Sloboda in Aleksandrov, approximately 1h 15 min away.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pereslavl-Zalessky trip planner .

Getting from Murom to Pereslavl-Zalessky by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tula.

Things to do in Pereslavl-Zalessky

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Alexandrovskaya Sloboda
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National Park Lake Pleshheyevo ©
National Park Lake Pleshheyevo

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Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tsargrad Beach and Kulikovo field. When in Tula, make a side trip to see Polenov Residence State Museum in Strakhovo, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation, examine the collection at Old Tula Drug Store, don't miss a visit to Monument to Tula Gingerbread, and contemplate the long history of Tula State Museum of Weapons.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tula online journey planner .

Drive from Pereslavl-Zalessky to Tula in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Moscow.

Things to do in Tula

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Polenov Residence State Museum, Kulikovo field, Tsargrad Beach, Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy
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Kulikovo field ©
Kulikovo field
Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy ©
Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Meshherskoye and Lake Beloye (Vologda Oblast). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), browse the range of quality goods at GUM, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, and wander the streets of Kuznetsky Most Street.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Moscow tour itinerary app .

You can take a train from Tula to Moscow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) ©
Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad)
Kuznetsky Most Street ©
Kuznetsky Most Street
Meshherskoye ©
Meshherskoye

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