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Golden Ring Road Trip

Moscow - Vladimir - Suzdal - Kostroma - Yaroslavl - Rostov - Sergiyev Posad

Expect on your Golden Ring Road Trip Itinerary

Historical sites
Culture
Benefit-stress ratio
Urban life
Comfort
Road conditions
Security
Landscape
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  • Motorhome Site
  • Hotels
  • Beach
  • Culture
  • Historical sites
  • Landscape
  • Camping
  • Restaurants
7 Stages 539 mi 1.5 h/stage

Best months to drive Golden Ring Road Trip in Russia

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Golden Ring Road Trip Itinerary

If you are searching for an interesting trip around Russia, Golden Ring Road Trip will definitely come up to your expectations. Our road trip will be an answer to the needs of tourist. You will have the option to explore such places as Moscow, Suzdal, and Kostroma while behind the wheel. 6 days of travel is the recommended time for this expedition, but travellers can easily complete it in 4. Of course, if you are charmed with the beauty of what Russia has to offer, you can always extend your excursion. The average time that you will spend driving daily is 1.5 hours, and you have more or less 539mi to cover. Sit comfortably in the driver’s seat and let’s start set out!
6 number of days
539 mi route length
moderate budget
tourist good for
on the right traffic direction
high accident level
The road trip is a great opportunity to see a number of interesting attractions at a relatively reasonable price and stress-free. It gives you a lot of options to learn more on the culture of Russia. Among the many benefits that Golden Ring Road Trip offers, you will enjoy a wide range of exciting historical jewels along the way. If you are searching for comfortable places to spend the night, the hotels on the way do not offer top-notch comfort, yet they still are value for money. The region is characterised by a lower security level in comparison to other road trips. However, staying careful while on the road will increase the security of you and your passengers. Tourists will be pleased with this journey, as it is quite pocket-friendly owing to a minimum number of amenities. In Russia, there is a high number of accidents and you move on the right. The period between May and September are the recommended months for the adventure.

  Moscow
Distance: 539 mi, Driving time: 11.8 h, Pace: fast
Airports: DME , SVO , VKO

Your journey starts at one of Moscow's Airport. It is precisely the place where you can collect your rental vehicle.

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1 Moscow - Vladimir
Distance: 157 mi, Driving time: 3.1 h, Pace: fast
dining venues junction of road trips UNESCO World Heritage Site interesting  historic site interesting cultural site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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2 Vladimir - Suzdal
Distance: 24 mi, Driving time: 0.7 h, Pace: modest
dining venues scenic road UNESCO World Heritage Site interesting  historic site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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3 Suzdal - Ivanovo - Kostroma
Distance: 115 mi, Driving time: 2.6 h, Pace: fast
dining venues scenic road UNESCO World Heritage Site interesting  historic site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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4 Kostroma - Yaroslavl
Distance: 51 mi, Driving time: 1.4 h, Pace: modest
dining venues scenic road junction of road trips UNESCO World Heritage Site interesting  historic site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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5 Yaroslavl - Rostov
Distance: 36 mi, Driving time: 0.9 h, Pace: fast
dining venues scenic road interesting  historic site trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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6 Rostov - Sergiyev Posad
Distance: 91 mi, Driving time: 2.0 h, Pace: fast
dining venues scenic road trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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7 Sergiyev Posad - Moscow
Distance: 65 mi, Driving time: 1.2 h, Pace: fast
EV charging station dining venues junction of road trips UNESCO World Heritage Site interesting  historic site interesting cultural site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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  Moscow
Airports: DME , SVO , VKO

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Golden Ring Road Trip Summary

No doubt our itinerary will become a superb inspiration for your future travels.
The plan we’ve prepared can be used as a foundation that you can recreate in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with diverse tourist attractions of your choice.
If travelling by car is your plan when exploring highlights around Russia, there are a number of vital road rules to follow and a list of things to be mindful of to ensure safety. Considering car rental or camper hire? These will surely become useulf during your holiday adventure.
In Russia, there are a number of road regulations to be bore in mind while on a trip. When moving around Russia in a car, it is best to avoid spirits at all. Holidaymakers ought to remember that the amount of alcohol that can be consumed is extremely low and is only 0.35‰. Inside the cities, the maximum speed is 37mph. Around rural areas, holidayers can travel at at speeds up to 56mph. Avoid driving faster than the permissible speed of 68mph when travelling on motorways. In order to stay safe, we recommend driving with your headlights on at daytime and equipping your vehicle with a first aid kit and fire extinguisher.
You’re probably wondering about the costs of the whole trip. Of course, depending on the budget option that you aim for, the amount of money that you have to pay for your trip expenses will vary. A wide range of budget possibilities is presented below.
In the cheapest option, you have to spend the maximum of 68 GBP on gasoline to cover the planned 8 stages across Russia. Economy accommodation options may cost holidayers approximately 205 GBP. Travellers who want to benefit from this option will spend around 154 GBP on restaurants and food. If your aim is also the cheapest car rental offer, you will pay approximately 180 GBP. Thus, going for vehicle rental will increase the costs of the road trip from more or less 427 GBP to more or less 607 GBP.
Travellers who seek greater comfort and the standard option will pay approximately 85 GBP for the fuel needed to cover the itinerary. If you are into standard accommodation options, you should keep in mind that the costs can amount up to about 410 GBP. The general cost of food and restaurants within this range is more or less 205 GBP. Travellers who want to cover the tour in a standard hire vehicle should expect a cost of around 256 GBP. Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total more or less 957 GBP for holidayers who would like to try car rental and 701 GBP for those who are not interested in rental.
The highest level of comfort of the premium option will live up to the expectations of the most demanding tourists. The whole estimated cost of the tour in this versions of services is 1,573 GBP with car rental and 701 GBP without a rental vehicle. Travellers who want to cover the tour in a premium hire car should expect a cost of approximately 513 GBP. In the top standard version of the trip, you will pay around 111 GBP for gasoline. Holidaymakers who are interested in top services in all aspects of their trip should expect to pay approximately 641 GBP for overnight stays and more or less 308 GBP for restaurants and food.
Our trip will also become interesting for all camper fans, as it can be easily adjusted to their requirements. When it comes to this means of transport, you will pay up to roughly 769 GBP. Holidayers will spend roughly 137 GBP on gasoline allowing to cover all stages of the road trip. Tourists who will go for camper rental should expect to pay around 128 GBP for accommodation and about 154 GBP for expenses connected with food.
The section Road Trip Costs presents all the above details in a straightforward way.
The best travel opportunity when visiting the part of Russia showed in our Golden Ring Road Trip is between May and September. If you like Golden Ring Road Trip, there are plenty of intriguing road adventures on our website. We hope that the great versatility of trips will surely meet the expectations of the most demanding travellers.
  • Road Trip Costs
  • How much does it cost to go on a Golden Ring Road Trip in Russia?
  • Economy
    Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 180 GBP
    • drive & more 68 GBP
    • sleep & more 205 GBP
    • eat & more 154 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 427 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 607 GBP
  • Standard
    Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 256 GBP
    • drive & more 85 GBP
    • sleep & more 410 GBP
    • eat & more 205 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 701 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 957 GBP
  • Premium
    High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 513 GBP
    • drive & more 111 GBP
    • sleep & more 641 GBP
    • eat & more 308 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,060 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,573 GBP
  • Camper
    On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self cooking. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 769 GBP
    • drive & more 137 GBP
    • sleep & more 128 GBP
    • eat & more 154 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 419 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,188 GBP

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Facts for safer driving in Russia

drink drive limit
0.35
max speed urban
37 mph
max speed rural
56 mph
max speed highway
68 mph
headlights at daytime
on
fire extinguisher
yes
tolls
yes
seat belts
yes