15 days in Belarus Itinerary

15 days in Belarus Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Minsk
1
Minsk
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Brest
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Grodno
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
4
Polotsk
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Vitebsk
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Mogilev
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Gomel
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
End: Minsk

3
nights
Minsk

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alivaria Brewery Museum and Church of All Saints. Discover out-of-the-way places like Money Museum Groshi and Loshitskiy Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Minsk: Mound of Glory (in Slabada), Nesvizh (Zamkovaya Tower, City Hall in Nesvizh, &more) and Mir (Obelisk to Jews of Mir Who Were Exterminated by the German Nazis, Zaslavskiy Chapel, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Archcathedral Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary, don't miss a visit to Sculpture, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Mary Magdalene, and savor the flavors at Minskiy Komarovskiy Market.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Minsk road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Minsk. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brest.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nesvizh, Mir, Mound of Glory
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Alivaria Brewery Museum ©
Alivaria Brewery Museum
Money Museum Groshi ©
Money Museum Groshi

2
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 5th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Berestye Archeological Museum, see the interesting displays at War Museum - Territory of the World, see the interesting displays at The 5th Fort Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Brest Railway Station Building, and finally get engrossed in the history at Historical and Memorial Museum Nemtsevichi Estate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Tower of Kamyanyets, walk around Brest Park of Culture and Rest, appreciate the history behind Millennium Monument, then don't miss a visit to Gogolya Street, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Rowing Canal.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brest trip maker.

Drive from Minsk to Brest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Brest, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grodno.

Things to do in Brest

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tower of Kamyanyets
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The 5th Fort Museum ©
The 5th Fort Museum
St. Nicholas Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas Cathedral
Berestye Archeological Museum ©
Berestye Archeological Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Bernandine Church, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, make a trip to Great Choral Synagogue, examine the collection at The Watchtower of the fire department and a Fire Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Jesuit Catholic Church, and finally go for a walk through Sovetskaya Street. Keep things going the next day: stop by Korona, pause for some serene contemplation at Kircha / Evangelistic Church, walk around Zhiliber's Park, take in the pleasant sights at Sovetskaya Square, then get to know the resident critters at Grodno Zoo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Intercession Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grodno trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Brest to Grodno takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Grodno can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Polotsk.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The Jesuit Catholic Church ©
The Jesuit Catholic Church
Sovetskaya Street
Sovetskaya Street
Pharmacy Museum ©
Pharmacy Museum

2
nights
Polotsk

Polotsk ©
Polotsk or Polatsk is a historical city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina River. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Monument to Heroes of Patriotic War 1812, examine the collection at Belarusian Museum of Typography, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bogoyavlenskiy Cathedral/ Epiphany Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Saint Sophia Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Local Lore Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Saint Euphrosyne Monastery. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Monument to the Letter U, learn about all things military at Polotsk Museum of Medieval Knighthood, examine the collection at Polotsk National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve, then contemplate the long history of Former Water Tower, then make a trip to Symeon of Polotsk Monument, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Polotsk day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grodno to Polotsk takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Polotsk are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Vitebsk.

Things to do in Polotsk

Museums Historic Sites
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Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Saint Euphrosyne Monastery ©
Saint Euphrosyne Monastery

2
nights
Vitebsk

Vitebsk ©
Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Monument to Patriarch Alexy II, pause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Pushkinskiy Bridge, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Great Duke Algirdas, then examine the collection at City Hall (Ratusha), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Resurrection Church. On the next day, make a trip to Memorial Complex Three Bayonets, steep yourself in history at Marc Chagall Home, pause for some photo ops at Mark Shagal Monument, then appreciate the history behind Vitebsk Giant, then make a trip to Sculpture Greeters, and finally examine the collection at Repin's country house in Zdrawneva.

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

Getting from Polotsk to Vitebsk by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In May in Vitebsk, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Mogilev.

Things to do in Vitebsk

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

1
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Mogilev

Mogilev ©
On the 13th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Mogilev City Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stanislaus Church, make a trip to Star Square, don't miss a visit to Memorial Complex Buynichskoe Field, then examine the collection at Belarusian Heritage Village 19th Century, and finally get to know the resident critters at Mogilev Zoosad.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mogilev trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vitebsk to Mogilev takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gomel.

Things to do in Mogilev

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mogilev Zoosad
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St. Stanislaus Church ©
St. Stanislaus Church
Belarusian Heritage Village 19th Century ©
Belarusian Heritage Village 19th Century
Star Square ©
Star Square

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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Tower, 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, then pause for some serene contemplation at Peter and Paul Cathedral, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Gomel Regional Museum of Military Glory. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Bogdan Khmelnitskiy, appreciate the history behind Memorial Sign of Concentration Camp Prisoners, then take in the views from Bauman Bridge, then appreciate the history behind Clown Karandash, and finally appreciate the history behind Sculpture Itchy Feet.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Gomel travel route planner.

You can drive from Mogilev to Gomel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Gomel, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Gomel

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov
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Gomel Regional Museum of Military Glory ©
Gomel Regional Museum of Military Glory
Peter and Paul Cathedral ©
Peter and Paul Cathedral
Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches ©
Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches

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