You should visit the cities of the «Golden Ring» touristic route: Sergiev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalesskiy, Rostov the Great, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ivanovo, Suzdal and Vladimir. The main 8 cities preserved as “open-air” museums of Russian history and architecture of the 12th-18th centuries.
These towns are among the most picturesque in Russia and prominently feature Russia’s onion domes.
The route windes in and out of cities and villages in the north-eatern part of what used to be the State of Moscovy.
Now the main and most popular tourist route around provincial cities of central European Russia.
The route is "golden" in the sense that it is rich in historical relics and towns that are museums in themselves.