49 days in Belarus Itinerary

49 days in Belarus Itinerary

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49 days in Belarus Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  21​h
1
Vitebsk
— 7 nights
2
Mogilev
— 4 nights
3
Gomel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Mir
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Brest
— 6 nights
6
Grodno
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Lida
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Naroch
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Minsk
— 13 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Toronto

7
nights
Vitebsk

Vitebsk ©
Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. Get some cultural insight at Uspensky Cathedral and Repin's country house in Zdrawneva. Appreciate the collections at Saint Sophia Cathedral and Ethnographic Museum Mlyn. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vitebsk: The Church of the Transfiguration (in Chashniki), Polotsk (Belarusian Museum of Typography, Saint Euphrosyne Monastery, & more) and Orsha (Jesuit College & St. Ilya Church). The adventure continues: examine the collection at City Hall (Ratusha), make a trip to Memorial Complex Three Bayonets, appreciate the history behind Vitebsk Giant, and get engrossed in the history at Vitebsk Regional Local Lore Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Vitebsk travel planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Vitebsk is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Vitebsk when traveling from Toronto in August, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Mogilev.

Things to do in Vitebsk

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Polotsk, Orsha, The Church of the Transfiguration, 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

4
nights
Mogilev

Mogilev ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mogilev Fine Arts Museum of Maslenikov and Museum of Ethnography. Do your shopping at Mall GIPPO and Park City. Explore Mogilev's surroundings by going to Blue Well/ Blue Krynica (in Kliny) and Potemkin's Palace (in Krychaw).

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mogilev trip builder website .

You can take a bus from Vitebsk to Mogilev in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gomel.

Things to do in Mogilev

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Mogilev Zoosad, Potemkin's Palace, Blue Well/ Blue Krynica
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Museum of Ethnography ©
Museum of Ethnography
St. Stanislaus Church ©
St. Stanislaus Church
Mogilev City Hall ©
Mogilev City Hall

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Vetka Museum of Old Believer Faith and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarova, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peter and Paul Cathedral, then make a trip to Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble, then learn about all things military at Gomel Regional Museum of Military Glory, and finally appreciate the history behind Memorial Sign of Concentration Camp Prisoners. On your second day here, stop by Spartak, then admire the striking features of Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches, then take in panoramic vistas at Observation Tower, and finally take an in-depth tour of Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gomel day trip planner .

You can drive from Mogilev to Gomel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Gomel, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mir.

Things to do in Gomel

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov
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Peter and Paul Cathedral ©
Peter and Paul Cathedral
Spartak ©
Spartak

3
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. Nesvizh Castle and St. Joseph's Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Mir Castle and Holy Trinity Church for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Zhyrovichy Monastery (in Zhyrovichy), Church of St. Andrew the Apostle (in Slonim) and Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh (in Nesvizh). The adventure continues: examine the collection at House Museum of Adam Mitskevich, get engrossed in the history at Navahradak Museum of History and Local Lore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zaslavskiy Chapel, and don't miss a visit to Hill of Adam Mitskevich.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mir online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Gomel to Mir takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Mir can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Brest.

Things to do in Mir

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Navahradak, Nesvizh, Church of St. Andrew the Apostle, St. Joseph's Church, Zhyrovichy Monastery
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Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh ©
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh

6
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 Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park and Spiritual and Patriotic Complex. Get in touch with nature at Nuseum-Estate of Tadeusz Kosciuszko and Lake Papernya. Explore Brest's surroundings by going to Kosava Castle (in Kosava), St. Simeon Church (in Kamyanyets) and Military History Museum of Suvorov (in Kobryn). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, examine the collection at Berestye Archeological Museum, don't miss a visit to Lights Alley, and take a leisurely stroll along Embankment.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brest trip builder site .

Drive from Mir to Brest in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Brest are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grodno.

Things to do in Brest

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kosava, Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park, Lake Papernya, Spiritual and Patriotic Complex, Military History Museum of Suvorov
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Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park ©
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Brest Railway Museum ©
Brest Railway Museum

7
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.
Get some historical perspective at Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church and St. Michael's Church. Shop till you drop at U Maystra Gallery and Shopping Center OldCity. Change things up with these side-trips from Grodno: Melovyye Kar'yery (in Karpovtsy) and Wolf Monument (in Vawkavysk). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at The Jesuit Catholic Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Old Castle, examine the collection at Maksim Bahdanovic Museum, and stop by Cudounia.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grodno trip maker tool .

You can drive from Brest to Grodno in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lida.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wolf Monument, Melovyye Kar'yery
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The Jesuit Catholic Church ©
The Jesuit Catholic Church
Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church ©
Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church
The Old Castle ©
The Old Castle

3
nights
Lida

Lida ©
Lida is a city in western Belarus in Hrodna Voblast, situated 160km west of Minsk.EtymologyThe name Lida is derived from the name of the river Lidzeya. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Glass Plant Neman and The Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Popular historic sites such as Lida Castle and Halshany Castle are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lida: Halsany (Church of St. George & Franciscan Church), Manor Sviatopolk-Chetvertinskih (in Zheludok) and Saints Peter & Paul's Church (in Boruny). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Monument to Francysk Skaryna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, and stroll around Culture and Leisure Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lida trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grodno to Lida takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Naroch.

Things to do in Lida

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Halsany, Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, Saints Peter & Paul's Church, Museum of Glass Plant Neman, Manor Sviatopolk-Chetvertinskih
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Halshany Castle ©
Halshany Castle
Lida Castle ©
Lida Castle

2
nights
Naroch

Naroch ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Holy Trinity and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Narochansky. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Village-Museum Zabrodye, explore the activities along Lake Narach, and then examine the collection at Ethnocultural Complex Nanosy-Novoselye.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Naroch planning site .

Getting from Lida to Naroch by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Naroch sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Minsk.

Things to do in Naroch

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lake Narach, Village-Museum Zabrodye, Ethnocultural Complex Nanosy-Novoselye, Church of Holy Trinity
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Lake Narach ©
Lake Narach
Church of Holy Trinity ©
Church of Holy Trinity

13
nights
Minsk

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Shop till you drop at Gallery Dom Kartin and Expobel Shopping Center. Get some cultural insight at Upper City and Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War. Venture out of the city with trips to Dudutki Museum Complex (in Ptich), Berezina Biosphere Reserve (in Domzharytsy) and The Historical and Cultural Complex Stalin Line (in Loshany). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, head outdoors with Trinity Hill, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alivaria Brewery Museum, and indulge your taste buds at Minskiy Komarovskiy Market.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Minsk tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Naroch to Minsk by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Naroch to Minsk. In September, daytime highs in Minsk are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Barysaw, Khatyn Memorial, Dudutki Museum Complex, Holy Spring of St. Nicholas, Kreva Castle
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