37 days in Central Russia, Liverpool & Birmingham Itinerary

37 days in Central Russia, Liverpool & Birmingham Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
2
Tula, Russia
— 3 nights
3
Sergiyev Posad, Russia
— 3 nights
4
Yaroslavl, Russia
— 3 nights
5
Kostroma, Russia
— 2 nights
6
Vladimir, Russia
— 3 nights
7
Murom, Russia
— 2 nights
8
Ostashkov, Russia
— 2 nights
9
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
10
Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 9 nights

4
nights
Moscow, Russia

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Red Square, examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin, stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow online road trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Moscow is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 2.5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in June; daily highs in Moscow reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tula.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

3
nights
Tula, Russia

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Tula is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation, steep yourself in history at Tula State Museum of Weapons, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elijah Church, and examine the collection at Kozlova Zaseka Station Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tula road trip tool.

You can drive from Moscow to Tula in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Tula

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kulikovo field, Yasnaya Polyana
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Yasnaya Polyana ©
Yasnaya Polyana
Kulikovo field ©
Kulikovo field

3
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Sergiyev Posad, Russia

Sergiyev Posad ©
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sergiyev Posad: Nikolsky Women's Monastery (in Pereslavl-Zalessky) and Museum of Copper and Brass (in Kirzhach). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, pause for some serene contemplation at Transfiguration Church, and get to know the resident critters at Racoon's House.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sergiyev Posad online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tula to Sergiyev Posad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Sergiyev Posad sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a train to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Khotkovo, Nikolsky Women's Monastery, Transfiguration Church, Museum of Copper and Brass
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The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Trinity Cathedral ©
Trinity Cathedral
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent) ©
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent)

3
nights
Yaroslavl, Russia

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rostov (Museum of Church Antiquities, State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment, pause for some photo ops at Obelisk in Honor of the 30th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, and pause for some serene contemplation at Andrey Kritskiy's Church.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yaroslavl holiday maker tool.

Take a train from Sergiyev Posad to Yaroslavl in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Yaroslavl can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kostroma.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rostov, Archangel Michael Church
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Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
Church of Elijah the Prophet ©
Church of Elijah the Prophet

2
nights
Kostroma, Russia

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.
On the 8th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of st Ipaty, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Zaprudnenskaya Church, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kostroma Exotarium. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm, appreciate the history behind Monument to Cats and Dogs Affected by Cars, thenappreciate the history behind Monument to the Dog, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at The Resurrection Church on the Debra, and finally examine the collection at Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Kostroma online tour planner.

You can drive from Yaroslavl to Kostroma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Kostroma sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vladimir.

Things to do in Kostroma

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm
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Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum ©
Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum
The Resurrection Church on the Debra
The Resurrection Church on the Debra
Kostroma Exotarium ©
Kostroma Exotarium

3
nights
Vladimir, Russia

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 (Transfiguration Cathedral, Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, have fun and explore at Spoon Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Artist.

Plan trip to Vladimir with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Kostroma to Vladimir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Murom.

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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Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral
Spoon Museum ©
Spoon Museum

2
nights
Murom, Russia

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 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of the Annunciation, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration monastery, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Kosmodemyanskaya Church, and finally examine the collection at Theatre Museum of Ilya Muromets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Khlebnaya Gornitsa, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Convent, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church on the Embankment (Nikolo-Naberezhnaya).

To find maps and other tourist information, read our Murom journey planner.

Getting from Vladimir to Murom by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Ostashkov.

Things to do in Murom

Historic Sites Museums
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Khlebnaya Gornitsa ©
Khlebnaya Gornitsa

2
nights
Ostashkov, Russia

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 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Nilov Monastery, don't miss a visit to Virgin Jiten convent, and then explore the activities along Seliger Lake.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ostashkov trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Murom to Ostashkov in 8.5 hours. On the 16th (Thu), you're off to Liverpool.

Things to do in Ostashkov

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nilov Monastery
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Seliger Lake ©
Seliger Lake
Virgin Jiten convent ©
Virgin Jiten convent

4
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Change things up with these side-trips from Liverpool: Windermere (Holehird Gardens & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, contemplate the long history of Mendips - John Lennon Home, see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool, and take an in-depth tour of World Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Liverpool trip maker site.

Getting from Ostashkov to Liverpool by car takes about 34.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 3 hours. July in Liverpool sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Windermere
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Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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Birmingham, United Kingdom

Birmingham ©
Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cheltenham (Battledown Brewery, Pittville Pump Room, &more), Tewkesbury (Tewkesbury Abbey & Old Baptist Chapel) and Chipping Campden (Toke's, St. James' Church, &more). Pack the 25th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Alton Towers Theme Park. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Falconry Centre, steep yourself in history at Birmingham Back to Backs, pause for some serene contemplation at Malmesbury Abbey, and hike along Cotswold Way.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Liverpool to Birmingham by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Birmingham sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gloucester, Cheltenham, Malmesbury, Chipping Campden, Bourton-on-the-Water
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
Alton Towers Theme Park
Alton Towers Theme Park
Cotswold Falconry Centre ©
Cotswold Falconry Centre

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