16 days in Ukraine & Belarus Itinerary

16 days in Ukraine & Belarus Itinerary

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1
Lviv, Ukraine
— 3 nights
2
Brest, Belarus
— 2 nights
3
Mir, Belarus
— 2 nights
4
Minsk, Belarus
— 3 nights
5
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 3 nights
6
Odessa, Ukraine
— 2 nights

3
nights
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Lviv is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Old Town, don't miss a visit to Lviv City Hall, take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Jesuits.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lviv day trip app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Lviv is an approximately 7-hour flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in September: highs in Lviv hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Brest.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square

2
nights
Brest, Belarus

Brest ©
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 1st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Zimniy Sad, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, then don't miss a visit to Lights Alley, and finally go for a walk through Sovetskaya Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Brest Railway Museum, explore the striking landscape of Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park, and then pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Founder of Kamyanyets.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Brest trip maker tool.

Getting from Lviv to Brest by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Lviv to Brest, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mir.

Things to do in Brest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Monument to the Founder of Kamyanyets, Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
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Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park ©
Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress
Sovetskaya Street ©
Sovetskaya Street

2
nights
Mir, Belarus

Mir ©
Mir is a town in Kareličy raion, Hrodna Voblast, Belarus on the banks of Miranka River, about 85 kilometers southwest of the national capital, Minsk.Prior to 1939 the town was in Poland.HistoryMir village was founded sometime prior to 1345. On the 3rd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Church, then step into the grandiose world of Nesvizh Castle, then appreciate the history behind Symon Budny Monument, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at House Museum of Adam Mitskevich, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and then step into the grandiose world of Mir Castle.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mir trip simple and quick.

Getting from Brest to Mir by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October in Mir, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Mir

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Nesvizh, House Museum of Adam Mitskevich, St. Joseph's Church
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Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
House Museum of Adam Mitskevich ©
House Museum of Adam Mitskevich

3
nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Go for a jaunt from Minsk to Ptich to see Dudutki Museum Complex about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the collection at National Library of Belarus, get engrossed in the history at Museum Strana Mini, pause for some photo ops at Island of Tears, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Minsk trip builder site.

You can drive from Mir to Minsk in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Minsk are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Minsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dudutki Museum Complex, Khatyn Memorial
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Khatyn Memorial ©
Khatyn Memorial
National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus
Church of Saints Simon and Helena ©
Church of Saints Simon and Helena

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nights
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

Kyiv (Kiev) ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kyiv (Kiev) is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, make a trip to Khreshchatyk, appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), and examine the collection at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kyiv (Kiev) route maker site.

Fly from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev) is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Kyiv (Kiev) are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
Photography Tours

2
nights
Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa ©
Though most famous for the Potemkin Steps leading down the Black Sea coast, Odessa welcomes visitors with several other attractions, including beaches and an ornate opera house.
On the 11th (Fri), stroll around City Garden, don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, don't miss a visit to Passage, then make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, and finally don't miss a visit to Teatralnaya Square. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of 10 Apryelya Square, meet the residents at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Odessa trip planner.

Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to Odessa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 8°C in Odessa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street

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