16 days in Belarus Itinerary

16 days in Belarus Itinerary

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Minsk
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gomel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brest
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grodno
— 2 nights
Drive
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Polotsk
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vitebsk
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mogilev
— 2 nights
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Minsk

— 3 nights
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Loshitskiy Park and Archcathedral Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary. You'll explore and learn at Sula History Park-Museum and Money Museum Groshi. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Belarusian Folk Museum of Architecture and Rural Life, head outdoors with Trinity Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Mary Magdalene, and head off the coast to Island of Birds.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Minsk online itinerary planner.

Adana, Turkey to Minsk is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Adana in August, expect nights in Minsk to be much colder, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gomel.

Things to do in Minsk

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Gomel

— 2 nights
Gomel is the administrative centre of Homiel Voblast and with 526,872 inhabitants (2015 census) the second-most populous city of Belarus. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Sculpture Woman Caretaker and then get engrossed in the history at Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Memorial Sign of Concentration Camp Prisoners, see the interesting displays at Criminalistics Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Sculpture Itchy Feet.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gomel online trip builder.

Getting from Minsk to Gomel by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Brest.

Things to do in Gomel

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:
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Brest

— 2 nights
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Alley with Stelas of the Hero Cities of the Former USSR Republics, see the interesting displays at War Museum - Territory of the World, then get engrossed in the history at Brest Regional Museum of Local Lore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Saved Artifacts Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Resurrection Church, explore the activities along Rowing Canal, take an in-depth tour of Historical and Memorial Museum Nemtsevichi Estate, then take in nature's colorful creations at Zimniy Sad, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Cross Exaltation Church.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the Brest trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Gomel to Brest by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grodno.

Things to do in Brest

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Grodno

— 2 nights
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 10th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Brigitte Church, go for a walk through Mason's House, examine the collection at Grodno Gates, then examine the collection at Museum of Iron, then examine the collection at Maksim Bahdanovic Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Fraciscan Monastery and Church. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the HIstory of Religion, see the interesting displays at State Historical and Architectural Museum, then explore the world behind art at Janusz Parulis's History Museum of Grodno, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Intercession Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grodno online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Brest to Grodno takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Grodno, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Polotsk.

Things to do in Grodno

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Polotsk

— 2 nights
Polotsk or Polatsk is a historical city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina River. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bogoyavlenskiy Cathedral/ Epiphany Cathedral, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Jesuit Academy of Polotsk, take an in-depth tour of Local Lore Museum, examine the collection at Belarusian Museum of Typography, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Andrey Baboli, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Polotsk Museum of Medieval Knighthood, see the interesting displays at Polotsk National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve, appreciate the history behind Monument to Heroes of Patriotic War 1812, then appreciate the history behind Francysk Skaryna Statue, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Saint Nicholas, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Vseslav Charodey.

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

Drive from Grodno to Polotsk in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Polotsk can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Vitebsk.

Things to do in Polotsk

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Vitebsk

— 2 nights
Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. On the 14th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Monument to Patriarch Alexy II, examine the collection at Repin's country house in Zdrawneva, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Great Duke Algirdas, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Resurrection Church, then get engrossed in the history at Vitebsk Regional Local Lore Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Marc Chagall Art Center. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Vitebsk Giant, make a trip to Sculpture Greeters, appreciate the history behind Monument to Alexander Nevsky, contemplate the long history of Roman Catholic Church of St. Barbara, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Art, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Church/ Blagoveschenskaya Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vitebsk trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Polotsk to Vitebsk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mogilev.

Things to do in Vitebsk

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Mogilev

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museum of Ethnography, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall GIPPO, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stanislaus Church, don't miss a visit to Victory Square, then get to know the fascinating history of Leninskaya Street, and finally admire the masterpieces at Art Museum Byalynitskogo-Biruli.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mogilev trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vitebsk to Mogilev in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mogilev

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Belarus travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Monuments · Churches
Explore the idyllic cornflower fields, vast forests, and charming villages of , a country that blends modern progress with its rich history. Tour the financially prosperous and socially progressive capital city, traipse through national parks, and catch sight of the continent's largest mammal, the European bison. Visit ancient castles, and view demonstrations of ceramic making and blacksmithing. Learn how World War II impacted this Eastern European nation by visiting one of the many monuments and memorials that pay homage to those who served. Because of its isolation from the rest of the region, visitors to the country are often approached with curiosity, but warmly greeted by the locals. Known for its rich cultural heritage, the nation hosts a plethora of festivals throughout the year, allowing visitors and locals alike to enjoy the arts.