32 days in Central Russia Itinerary

32 days in Central Russia Itinerary

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32 days in Central Russia Itinerary

Start: Tarakan
Fly:  30​h
1
Voronezh
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Tula
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Moscow
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Sergiyev Posad
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Yaroslavl
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Kostroma
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Vladimir
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Tarakan

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. Change things up with a short trip to Safari Park Kudykin Mountain in Kamenka (about 1h 45 min away). There's lots more to do: stroll through River Voronezh, look for all kinds of wild species at Voronezh State Nature Biosphere Sanctuary V.M. Peskova, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Kitten from Lizyukov Street, and pause for some serene contemplation at Uspenskiy Admiralty Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Voronezh trip planning site .

Tarakan, Indonesia to Voronezh is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tarakan in May: highs in Voronezh hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tula.

Things to do in Voronezh

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Voronezh Oceanarium, Safari Park Kudykin Mountain
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River Voronezh ©
River Voronezh
Voronezh Oceanarium ©
Voronezh Oceanarium
Ship-Museum Goto Predestinatsia ©
Ship-Museum Goto Predestinatsia

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tula side-trips: Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve (in Zaraysk), Polenov Residence State Museum (in Strakhovo) and The Tsiolkovsky State Museum of Cosmonautics (in Kaluga). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Tula State Museum of Weapons, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Tula Gingerbread, see the interesting displays at Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy, and admire the landmark architecture of Tula Kremlin Museum.

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Drive from Voronezh to Tula in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Moscow.

Things to do in Tula

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy, The Tsiolkovsky State Museum of Cosmonautics, Polenov Residence State Museum, Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve, Tsargrad Beach
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Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy ©
Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy
Kulikovo field ©
Kulikovo field

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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 historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Moscow day trip app .

You can take a train from Tula to Moscow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Moscow are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) ©
Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad)
Old Arbat (Stary Arbat) ©
Old Arbat (Stary Arbat)
Kuznetsky Most Street ©
Kuznetsky Most Street

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nights
Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad ©
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Venture out of the city with trips to Pereslavl-Zalessky (National Park Lake Pleshheyevo, Nikitsky Monastery, & more) and Dmitrov (Sculptures on the Kropotkin street, Earth Mound, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, pause for some serene contemplation at Intercession Khotkovo Monastery, and make a trip to Spaso-Vifansky Monastery.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sergiyev Posad holiday app .

Traveling by train from Moscow to Sergiyev Posad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pereslavl-Zalessky, Dmitrov, Intercession Khotkovo Monastery
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The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
National Park Lake Pleshheyevo ©
National Park Lake Pleshheyevo

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yaroslavl: Rostov (Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery & State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin), Uglich (Bicycle Museum, Uglich Kremlin, & more) and Victory Memorial (in Myshkin). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment, appreciate the history behind Monument to Bear, examine the collection at Yaroslavl Architectural Historical and Art Museum Preserve, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Church.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yaroslavl trip tool .

Traveling by train from Sergiyev Posad to Yaroslavl takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Yaroslavl sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kostroma.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uglich, Rostov, Victory Memorial
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State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin ©
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent

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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 find plenty of places to visit near Kostroma: Ples (Ples Embankment, Provincial ARTgallery-M, & more) and Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm (in Sumarokovo). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of st Ipaty, don't miss a visit to Susaninskaya Square, and admire the striking features of The Resurrection Church on the Debra.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kostroma road trip planning site .

Getting from Yaroslavl to Kostroma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Kostroma can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vladimir.

Things to do in Kostroma

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ples, Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm
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Susaninskaya Square ©
Susaninskaya Square
Museum Petrovskaya Igrushka ©
Museum Petrovskaya Igrushka

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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.
Explore Vladimir's surroundings by going to Suzdal (Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, Suzdal Kremlin, & more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Golden Gate, admire the masterpieces at Spoon Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve.

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Traveling by car from Kostroma to Vladimir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back 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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Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral