8 days in Yaroslavl, Sergiyev Posad & Vladimir Itinerary

8 days in Yaroslavl, Sergiyev Posad & Vladimir Itinerary

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8 days in Yaroslavl, Sergiyev Posad & Vladimir Itinerary

Start: Yaroslavl
1
Yaroslavl
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Sergiyev Posad
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Vladimir
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Yaroslavl

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Elijah the Prophet, get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment, see the interesting displays at Private Museum Music and Time, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Church, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Gramophones and Phonorecords. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Yaroslavl Architectural Historical and Art Museum Preserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Spassky (St Saviour) Monastery, appreciate the history behind Monument to Military Financiers, then don't miss a visit to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Resurrection Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yaroslavl online trip planner .

Expect a daytime high around 6°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Resurrection Cathedral, Museum of Gramophones and Phonorecords
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Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
Church of Elijah the Prophet ©
Church of Elijah the Prophet
Private Museum Music and Time ©
Private Museum Music and Time

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Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad ©
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. You've now added The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra to your itinerary. On the 25th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museum-Reserve Dmitrov Kremlin, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent). On the next day, learn about all things military at The Central Air Force Museum, examine the collection at Federal State Cultural Establishment Artistic and Literary Museum-Reserve Abramtsevo, and then see the interesting displays at Abramtsevo Estate-Museum.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sergiyev Posad holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Yaroslavl to Sergiyev Posad takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Sergiyev Posad can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Vladimir.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Abramtsevo, Museum-Reserve Dmitrov Kremlin, The Central Air Force Museum
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The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Central Air Force Museum ©
The Central Air Force Museum

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum as well as Holy Assumption Cathedral. On the 27th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of The Transfiguration. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vladimir online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Sergiyev Posad to Vladimir by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of The Transfiguration, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral