26 days in Belarus Itinerary

26 days in Belarus Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Minsk
— 6 nights
2
Grodno
— 4 nights
3
Brest
— 4 nights
4
Mir
— 2 nights
5
Vitebsk
— 3 nights
6
Polotsk
— 5 nights

6
nights
Minsk

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Popular historic sites such as Upper City and Church of Saints Simon and Helena are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War and Dudutki Museum Complex. Step out of Minsk to go to Loshany and see The Historical and Cultural Complex Stalin Line, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum Strana Mini, steep yourself in history at Khatyn Memorial, don't miss a visit to Independence Square, Minsk, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Spirit Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Minsk visit planner.

San Francisco, USA to Minsk is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 11 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in April, things will get slightly colder in Minsk: highs are around 53°F and lows about 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grodno.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Khatyn Memorial, The Historical and Cultural Complex Stalin Line, Dudutki Museum Complex
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 22:
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Khatyn Memorial ©
Khatyn Memorial
Church of Saints Simon and Helena ©
Church of Saints Simon and Helena

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate U Maystra Gallery and House-Museum of Eliza Ozheshko. Get some historical perspective at Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church and Sovetskaya Street. Explore Grodno's surroundings by going to Lida (The Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross & Lida Castle). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at The Jesuit Catholic Church, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael's Church, and explore the historical opulence of The Old Castle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grodno online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Minsk to Grodno in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in April, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Brest.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Lida
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:
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Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church ©
Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church
The Jesuit Catholic Church ©
The Jesuit Catholic Church
The Old Castle ©
The Old Castle

4
nights
Brest

Brest ©
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
Visit Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park and Resurrection Church for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress and Brest Railway Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Brest: Kosava Castle (in Kosava), Spiritual and Patriotic Complex (in Byaroza) and Military History Museum of Suvorov (in Kobryn). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The 5th Fort Museum, make a trip to Lights Alley, go for a walk through Sovetskaya Street, and get engrossed in the history at Historical and Memorial Museum Nemtsevichi Estate.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brest holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grodno to Brest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mir.

Things to do in Brest

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kosava Castle, Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park, Spiritual and Patriotic Complex, Military History Museum of Suvorov
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:
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Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress
Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park ©
Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
Brest Railway Museum ©
Brest Railway Museum

2
nights
Mir

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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Mir Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh, then step into the grandiose world of Nesvizh Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, see the interesting displays at House Museum of Adam Mitskevich, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Church.

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You can drive from Brest to Mir in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Mir can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Vitebsk.

Things to do in Mir

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Nesvizh, House Museum of Adam Mitskevich, St. Joseph's Church
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:
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Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh ©
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh

3
nights
Vitebsk

Vitebsk ©
Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. Uspensky Cathedral and Annunciation Church/ Blagoveschenskaya Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Holy Resurrection Church and Marc Chagall Home. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vitebsk: Orsha (Jesuit College, St. Ilya Church, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Repin's country house in Zdrawneva, don't miss a visit to Memorial Complex Three Bayonets, get engrossed in the history at Vitebsk Regional Local Lore Museum, and appreciate the history behind Vitebsk Giant.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Vitebsk trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Mir to Vitebsk takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Vitebsk sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Polotsk.

Things to do in Vitebsk

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orsha, Repin's country house in Zdrawneva
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Repin's country house in Zdrawneva ©
Repin's country house in Zdrawneva
Uspensky Cathedral ©
Uspensky Cathedral
Marc Chagall Home ©
Marc Chagall Home

5
nights
Polotsk

Polotsk ©
Polotsk or Polatsk is a historical city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina River. Museum-lovers will appreciate Saint Sophia Cathedral and Belarusian Museum of Typography. Popular historic sites such as Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary and Church of Saint Andrey Baboli are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Polotsk: Braslaw (Ark of Salvation, Church of the Dormition, &more), Hlybokaye (Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral & Trinity Church) and The Church of the Transfiguration (in Chashniki). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Saint Euphrosyne Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Bogoyavlenskiy Cathedral/ Epiphany Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Polotsk Museum of Medieval Knighthood, and appreciate the history behind Symeon of Polotsk Monument.

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You can drive from Vitebsk to Polotsk in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Polotsk

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Braslaw, Hlybokaye, The Church of the Transfiguration
Find places to stay May 5 — 10:
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Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Saint Euphrosyne Monastery ©
Saint Euphrosyne Monastery

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