15 days in Belarus Itinerary

15 days in Belarus Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Minsk
Train:  3 h
1
Gomel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Nesvizh
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Brest
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Grodno
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Minsk
— 5 nights
End: Minsk

2
nights
Gomel

Gomel ©
Gomel is the administrative centre of Homiel Voblast and with 526,872 inhabitants (2015 census) the second-most populous city of Belarus. Gomel is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble, get your game on at Yeti i Deti, contemplate the long history of Memorial Sign of Concentration Camp Prisoners, and admire the landmark architecture of Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gomel visit planner.

Minsk to Gomel is an approximately 3- hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Nesvizh.

Things to do in Gomel

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Gomel Regional Museum of Military Glory ©
Gomel Regional Museum of Military Glory
Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble ©
Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble
Peter and Paul Cathedral ©
Peter and Paul Cathedral

1
night
Nesvizh

Nesvizh ©
The birthplace of many renowned poets and authors like Yakub Kolas and Kumza Chorny, Nesvizh (referred to as a memorial city), celebrates a long and rich history in the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Nesvizh Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh, then step into the grandiose world of Mir Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Nesvizh holiday planning tool.

Getting from Gomel to Nesvizh by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brest.

Things to do in Nesvizh

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Mir
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Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh ©
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh

3
nights
Brest

Brest ©
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kamyanyets (Monument to the Founder of Kamyanyets, St. Simeon Church, &more) and Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park (in Kamianiuki). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church, make a trip to Lights Alley, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brest road trip app.

Traveling by car from Nesvizh to Brest takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. May in Brest sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grodno.

Things to do in Brest

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kamyanyets, Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
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Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress
Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park ©
Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
Brest Railway Museum ©
Brest Railway Museum

3
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.
Step out of Grodno with an excursion to Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin in Skrybawtsy--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sovetskaya Street, examine the collection at Grodno Gates, and explore the ancient world of The Old Castle.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grodno day trip site.

Traveling by car from Brest to Grodno takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin
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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

5
nights
Minsk

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Venture out of the city with trips to Monument to the Lithuanian Pilot (in Begoml), Mound of Glory (in Slabada) and Berezina Biosphere Reserve (in Domzharytsy). There's lots more to do: get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Spirit Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Island of Tears, and brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Minsk vacation planner.

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 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minsk

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monument to the Lithuanian Pilot, Mound of Glory, Berezina Biosphere Reserve
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National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus
Church of Saints Simon and Helena ©
Church of Saints Simon and Helena

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