28 days in Belarus Itinerary

28 days in Belarus Itinerary

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28 days in Belarus Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  25 h
1
Minsk
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Grodno
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Brest
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Kosava
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Pinsk
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
6
Gomel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Mogilev
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Vitebsk
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Durban

6
nights
Minsk

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Archcathedral Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Peter and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Sula History Park-Museum and Alivaria Brewery Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Minsk: City Hall in Nesvizh (in Nesvizh), Baranovichi Museum of Railway Equipment (in Baranovichi) and Monument to a Beaver (in Bobrujsk). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Money Museum Groshi, engage your brain at Belarus Aerospace Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Loshitskiy Park, and don't miss a visit to Minsk City Hall.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Minsk trip planner .

Durban, South Africa to Minsk is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Durban to Minsk. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Durban in March; daily highs in Minsk reach 6°C and lows reach -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grodno.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Baranovichi Museum of Railway Equipment, Sula History Park-Museum, Mound of Glory, City Hall in Nesvizh, Monument to a Beaver
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Sula History Park-Museum ©
Sula History Park-Museum
Money Museum Groshi ©
Money Museum Groshi

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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Jesuit Catholic Church and Kircha / Evangelistic Church. Appreciate the collections at Pharmacy Museum and Gallery Tizengauz. Change things up with these side-trips from Grodno: Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin (in Olekshitsy), Zhyrovichy Monastery (in Zhyrovichy) and Ruzhany (Ruzhany Palace & Church of St. Peter and Pavel). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Sovetskaya Street, explore the historical opulence of The New Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at The Fraciscan Monastery and Church, and don't miss a visit to Great Choral Synagogue.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grodno trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Minsk to Grodno in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Grodno, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Brest.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ruzhany, Zhyrovichy Monastery, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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The Jesuit Catholic Church ©
The Jesuit Catholic Church
Kircha / Evangelistic Church ©
Kircha / Evangelistic Church
Sovetskaya Street
Sovetskaya Street

3
nights
Brest

Brest ©
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Nicholas Cathedral and Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to The 5th Fort Museum and Historical and Memorial Museum Nemtsevichi Estate. Go for a jaunt from Brest to Kamyanyets to see Tower of Kamyanyets about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at War Museum - Territory of the World, pause for some photo ops at Millennium Monument, don't miss a visit to Gogolya Street, and get a new perspective on nature at Brest Regional Museum of Local Lore.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brest online travel planner .

Drive from Grodno to Brest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Brest can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kosava.

Things to do in Brest

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park, Tower of Kamyanyets
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The 5th Fort Museum ©
The 5th Fort Museum
St. Nicholas Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas Cathedral
Berestye Archeological Museum ©
Berestye Archeological Museum

1
night
Kosava

Kosava ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Church, go for a walk through Nuseum-Estate of Tadeusz Kosciuszko, and then step into the grandiose world of Kosava Castle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kosava trip planner .

Drive from Brest to Kosava in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pinsk.

Things to do in Kosava

Historic Sites Museums
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Kosava Castle ©
Kosava Castle
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

1
night
Pinsk

Pinsk
Pinsk is a city in Belarus, in the Polesia region, traversed by the river Pina, at the confluence of the Pina and Pripyat rivers. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the striking features of Jesuit College, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Pedestrian Lenin Street, then examine the collection at Museum of Belorussian Polesye, and finally don't miss a visit to Butrimovich's Palace.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pinsk trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Kosava to Pinsk takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gomel.

Things to do in Pinsk

Historic Sites Museums
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3
nights
Gomel

Gomel ©
Gomel is the administrative centre of Homiel Voblast and with 526,872 inhabitants (2015 census) the second-most populous city of Belarus. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gomel Regional Museum of Military Glory and Criminalistics Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Peter and Paul Cathedral and The Chapel and the Burial Vault of the Paskevich. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gomel: Kozel-Poklyovskih Castle (in Krasniy Bereg) and Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov (in Vetka). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches, steep yourself in history at Monument to Bogdan Khmelnitskiy, enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Tower, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to Irina Paskevich.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gomel attractions planner .

You can drive from Pinsk to Gomel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Gomel can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mogilev.

Things to do in Gomel

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov, Kozel-Poklyovskih Castle
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Gomel Regional Museum of Military Glory ©
Peter and Paul Cathedral ©
Peter and Paul Cathedral
Criminalistics Museum ©
Criminalistics Museum

3
nights
Mogilev

Mogilev ©
Get some cultural insight at St. Stanislaus Church and Leninskaya Street. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Ethnography and History Museum of Mogilev. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mogilev: Blue Well/ Blue Krynica (in Kliny), Memorial Complex Katyusha (in Orsha) and Gorki Agricultural Academy (in Horki).

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mogilev planner .

You can drive from Gomel to Mogilev in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Vitebsk.

Things to do in Mogilev

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blue Well/ Blue Krynica, Mogilev Zoosad, Memorial Complex Katyusha
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Belarusian Heritage Village 19th Century ©
St. Stanislaus Church ©
St. Stanislaus Church
Museum of Ethnography ©
Museum of Ethnography

4
nights
Vitebsk

Vitebsk ©
Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Uspensky Cathedral and Annunciation Church/ Blagoveschenskaya Church. Saint Sophia Cathedral and Marc Chagall Home are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vitebsk: Polotsk (Former Water Tower, Saint Euphrosyne Monastery, & more) and Ethnographic Museum Mlyn (in Orsha). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Repin's country house in Zdrawneva, pause for some photo ops at Mark Shagal Monument, make a trip to Memorial Complex Three Bayonets, and explore the world behind art at Marc Chagall Art Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vitebsk online day trip planner .

Drive from Mogilev to Vitebsk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vitebsk

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Polotsk, Ethnographic Museum Mlyn, Repin's country house in Zdrawneva
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Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Uspensky Cathedral ©
Uspensky Cathedral
Repin's country house in Zdrawneva ©
Repin's country house in Zdrawneva

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