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While it's great to pick one destination to enjoy to the fullest, a day trip to a nearby town or attraction can be the icing on the cake of your vacation. ShermansTravel experts have rounded up the top day trips within a few hours' drive so you can experience that must-visit stretch of beach, national park, or under-the-radar city.

Day Trips from Moscow


On September 7, 1812, the Grande Armée beat Russia on this rolling battlefield, allowing for the French advance on Moscow. A museum here preserves many artifacts from the battle, including Napolean’s field cot.

80 miles west of Moscow, 011-7-496-386-3222,
Tags: family | outdoors | history | day trip

Golden Ring

A collection of Russia’s most historically significant towns, the Golden Ring allows you to see the real Russia, away from Moscow’s hustle and bustle. Experience ancient kremlins and Volga port towns.

Starts 112 miles east of Moscow,
Tags: family | culture | history | day trip


Moscow’s ultra-rich make camp in this high-priced, incredibly exclusive village of top-end restaurants, shops, and castle-sized private homes. This is your best bet to see the oil kingpins and metal magnates up close and personal.

About 30 miles from Moscow, Rublyovo-Uspenskoye Highway,
Tags: family | day trip

Yasnaya Polyana

Leo Tolstoy’s ancestral home, today a museum, is unfailingly preserved and located among a sprawling estate of forests, parks, and orchards. Here, the aristocrat churned out many towering classics of Western literature.

125 miles south of Moscow, 011-7-487-517-6118,
Tags: family | culture | history | day trip

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