11 days in Belarus Itinerary

11 days in Belarus Itinerary

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11 days in Belarus Itinerary

Start: London
+3
Fly + Foot + Train + Bus:  11 h 15 min
1
Grodno
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Minsk
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Vitebsk
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Gomel
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Brest
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: London

2
nights
Grodno

Grodno ©
The capital city of the region of the same name, Grodno (also called Hrodna) was built around the river flowing through it, and is known as a hub for the arts celebrating both modern and classical culture with three major theaters, a philharmonic society, and a multitude of museums.
On the 12th (Tue), go for a walk through Sovetskaya Street, pause for some serene contemplation at The Jesuit Catholic Church, explore the historical opulence of The Old Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church, then see the interesting displays at The Watchtower of the fire department and a Fire Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Great Choral Synagogue. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, get your game on at Recreation and Development Center PORTAL, make a trip to The St. Mary Nativity Orthodox convent, then walk around Zhiliber's Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kircha / Evangelistic Church, and finally view the masterpieces at U Maystra Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grodno trip website.

London, UK to Grodno is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Grodno is 3 hours. In May in Grodno, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church ©
Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church
The Jesuit Catholic Church ©
The Jesuit Catholic Church
The Old Castle ©
The Old Castle

3
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Minsk

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Get out of town with these interesting Minsk side-trips: Mir (Mir Castle & Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh). The adventure continues: browse the collection at National Library of Belarus, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, walk around Victory Park, and pause for some photo ops at Island of Tears.

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Drive from Grodno to Minsk in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Minsk can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vitebsk.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Mir
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Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus

2
nights
Vitebsk

Vitebsk ©
Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. On the 17th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Mark Shagal Monument, contemplate the long history of Marc Chagall Home, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Resurrection Church, see the interesting displays at City Hall (Ratusha), then pause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral, and finally snap pictures at Pushkinskiy Bridge. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Church/ Blagoveschenskaya Church, make a trip to Monument to the Great Duke Algirdas, get engrossed in the history at Vitebsk Regional Local Lore Museum, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Alexander Nevsky, then explore the world behind art at Museum of the History of Vitebsk Folk Art School, and finally examine the collection at Repin's country house in Zdrawneva.

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You can drive from Minsk to Vitebsk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vitebsk are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gomel.

Things to do in Vitebsk

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Repin's country house in Zdrawneva
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City Hall (Ratusha) ©
City Hall (Ratusha)
Uspensky Cathedral ©
Uspensky Cathedral

1
night
Gomel

Gomel ©
Gomel is the administrative centre of Homiel Voblast and with 526,872 inhabitants (2015 census) the second-most populous city of Belarus. On the 19th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Memorial Sign of Concentration Camp Prisoners, make a trip to Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble, then admire the landmark architecture of Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches, then make a trip to The Chapel and the Burial Vault of the Paskevich, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Peter and Paul Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gomel itinerary planner.

Drive from Vitebsk to Gomel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brest.

Things to do in Gomel

Historic Sites
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Peter and Paul Cathedral ©
Peter and Paul Cathedral
Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble ©
Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble

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nights
Brest

Brest ©
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, then see the interesting displays at Brest Railway Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Sovetskaya Street, and finally don't miss a visit to Lights Alley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brest trip site.

Drive from Gomel to Brest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Brest are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brest

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
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Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress
Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park ©
Sovetskaya Street ©
Sovetskaya Street

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