17 days in Belarus & Bialowieza Itinerary

17 days in Belarus & Bialowieza Itinerary

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17 days in Belarus & Bialowieza Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Minsk, Belarus
— 4 nights
2
Vitebsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
3
Gomel, Belarus
— 2 nights
4
Brest, Belarus
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Bialowieza, Poland
— 3 nights
car:  5​h 30​min
6
Mir, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

4
nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trinity Hill and Church of All Saints. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church of Saints Simon and Helena and Dudutki Museum Complex. Next up on the itinerary: get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus and make a trip to Saint Elisabeth Convent.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Minsk road trip planner .

London, UK to Minsk is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Minsk. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vitebsk.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Dudutki Museum Complex
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National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus
Trinity Hill ©
Trinity Hill
Church of All Saints ©
Church of All Saints

2
nights
Vitebsk, Belarus

Vitebsk ©
Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes City Hall (Ratusha) as well as Saint Euphrosyne Monastery.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Vitebsk trip maker website .

Getting from Minsk to Vitebsk by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Vitebsk, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gomel.

Things to do in Vitebsk

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Saint Euphrosyne Monastery
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Saint Euphrosyne Monastery ©
Saint Euphrosyne Monastery
Uspensky Cathedral ©
Uspensky Cathedral
City Hall (Ratusha) ©
City Hall (Ratusha)

2
nights
Gomel, Belarus

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 (Mon), don't miss a visit to Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gomel trip planner .

You can drive from Vitebsk to Gomel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Gomel are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brest.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Temple in Honor of the Tikhvin Icon of Our Lady, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Resurrection Church, learn about all things military at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, then steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Church, and finally make a trip to Lights Alley. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Embankment.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brest trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Gomel to Brest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bialowieza.

Things to do in Brest

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Holy Trinity Church
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Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

3
nights
Bialowieza, Poland

Bialowieza ©
You've now added Bialowieza National Park Tours to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Bialowieza Forest and then head outdoors with Bialowieskie Drezyny.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bialowieza trip website .

You can drive from Brest to Bialowieza in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Mir.

Things to do in Bialowieza

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Bialowieza Forest ©
Bialowieza Forest

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. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Mir Castle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mir online holiday maker .

You can drive from Bialowieza to Mir in 3.5 hours. In August in Mir, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Mir

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Nesvizh
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Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
City Hall in Nesvizh ©
City Hall in Nesvizh

1
night
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk
For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Minsk itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Mir to Minsk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Minsk

Fun & Games Nightlife Museums
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