17 days in Belarus & Bialowieza Itinerary

17 days in Belarus & Bialowieza Itinerary

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1
Minsk, Belarus
— 4 nights
2
Vitebsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
3
Gomel, Belarus
— 2 nights
4
Brest, Belarus
— 2 nights
5
Bialowieza, Poland
— 3 nights
6
Mir, Belarus
— 2 nights
7
Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night

4
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Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of All Saints and Minsk City Hall. Get a sense of the local culture at Church of Saints Simon and Helena and Dudutki Museum Complex. There's lots more to do: get outside with Trinity Hill, make a trip to Saint Elisabeth Convent, and get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Minsk road trip planning website.

London, UK to Minsk is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Minsk due to the time zone difference. August in Minsk sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Vitebsk.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Dudutki Museum Complex
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Dudutki Museum Complex ©
Dudutki Museum Complex
Trinity Hill ©
Trinity Hill
Church of All Saints ©
Church of All Saints

2
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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 find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vitebsk online holiday planner.

You can drive from Minsk to Vitebsk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. 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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City Hall (Ratusha) ©
City Hall (Ratusha)
Uspensky Cathedral ©
Uspensky Cathedral
Saint Euphrosyne Monastery ©
Saint Euphrosyne Monastery

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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.

Plan trip to Gomel with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Vitebsk to Gomel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Gomel can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Brest.
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Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble ©
Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble

2
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Brest, Belarus

Brest ©
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Resurrection Church, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, then admire the striking features of Holy Trinity Church, and finally make a trip to Lights Alley.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brest travel route planner.

Drive from Gomel to Brest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Brest sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Bialowieza.

Things to do in Brest

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Bialowieza, Poland

Bialowieza ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bialowieza National Park Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Bialowieza Forest and then head outdoors with Bialowieskie Drezyny.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bialowieza road trip app.

You can drive from Brest to Bialowieza in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bialowieza are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mir.

Things to do in Bialowieza

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Bialowieza Forest ©
Bialowieza Forest
Bialowieskie Drezyny ©
Bialowieskie Drezyny

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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. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Mir Castle.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read our Mir sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bialowieza to Mir takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mir can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Mir

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk
To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Minsk day trip planning 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. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Minsk

Fun & Games · Museums · Nightlife
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