59 days in Belarus Itinerary

59 days in Belarus Itinerary

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59 days in Belarus Itinerary

Start: Lyon
+3
tram + Fly + foot + train:  9​h 15​min
1
Brest
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ruzhany
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Grodno
— 6 nights
4
Gervyaty
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Nanosy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Braslaw
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Polotsk
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Vitebsk
— 5 nights
9
Mogilev
— 4 nights
10
Bobrujsk
— 3 nights
11
Gomel
— 3 nights
12
Pinsk
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
13
Nesvizh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Minsk
— 11 nights
Fly + tram:  8​h 45​min
End: Lyon

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lights Alley and Gogolya Street. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brest: Kamyanyets (Tower of Kamyanyets, St. Simeon Church, & more) and Kobryn (St. Nicholas Church, Temple of Alexander Nevsky, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Brest Railway Station Building, stroll through City Park, pause for some serene contemplation at The Temple in Honor of the Tikhvin Icon of Our Lady, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rowing Canal.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Brest online attractions planner .

Lyon, France to Brest is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of tram, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 2 hours. Traveling from Lyon in April, expect Brest to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ruzhany.

Things to do in Brest

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kobryn, Kamyanyets
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:
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The 5th Fort Museum ©
The 5th Fort Museum
Brest Railway Station Building ©
Brest Railway Station Building
Gogolya Street ©
Gogolya Street

3
nights
Ruzhany

Ruzhany ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ruzhany Palace and Lake Papernya. Venture out of the city with trips to Holy Trinity Church (in Kosava), Museum Estate Pruzhanskiy Palatsyk (in Pruzhany) and Zhyrovichy Monastery (in Zhyrovichy).

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ruzhany trip maker .

Drive from Brest to Ruzhany in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Ruzhany sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grodno.

Things to do in Ruzhany

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kosava, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, Zhyrovichy Monastery, Melovyye Kar'yery, Museum Estate Pruzhanskiy Palatsyk
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:
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Kosava Castle ©
Kosava Castle
Ruzhany Palace ©
Ruzhany Palace
Zhyrovichy Monastery ©
Zhyrovichy Monastery

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Jesuit Catholic Church and Zhiliber's Park. Explore Grodno's surroundings by going to Wolf Monument (in Vawkavysk) and Lida (The Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Sun Clock, & more). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Sovetskaya Street, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Church, and have some family-friendly fun at Recreation and Development Center PORTAL.

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

Drive from Ruzhany to Grodno in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Grodno sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gervyaty.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lida, St. Nicholas' Church, Wolf Monument
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 17:
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The Jesuit Catholic Church ©
The Jesuit Catholic Church
Zhiliber's Park ©
Zhiliber's Park
Sovetskaya Street
Sovetskaya Street

3
nights
Gervyaty

Gervyaty ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Church of Holy Trinity and Euroopt Shopping Mall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gervyaty: St Trinity Cathedral (in Benitsa), Vileyka (The Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross & Church of St. Mary of Egypt) and Halsany (Franciscan Church, Church of St. George, & more).

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gervyaty trip planner.

Drive from Grodno to Gervyaty in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grodno to Gervyaty due to the time zone difference. In April in Gervyaty, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nanosy.

Things to do in Gervyaty

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Vileyka, Halsany, Smarhon, Kreva Castle, St Trinity Cathedral
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:
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Church of Holy Trinity ©
Church of Holy Trinity
Kreva Castle ©
Kreva Castle
Halshany Castle ©
Halshany Castle

3
nights
Nanosy

Nanosy ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Narach and Village-Museum Zabrodye. Explore Nanosy's surroundings by going to Pastavy (Airplane-Monument to Aviators of Pastavy & Tizengauz Palace). Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at National Park Narochansky.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nanosy online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Gervyaty to Nanosy in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Braslaw.

Things to do in Nanosy

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Naroch, Pastavy, Village-Museum Zabrodye, Lake Narach
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:
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Lake Narach ©
Lake Narach

3
nights
Braslaw

Braslaw ©
Braslaw or Braslau is a town in the Vitsebsk Voblast of Belarus, an administrative center of the Braslaw Raion.HistoryThe town was first mentioned in 1065 as a castle in the border of the Polatsk Principality with the Lithuanian tribes. Discover out-of-the-way places like Braslau Lakes National Park and Trinity Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Braslaw: Church of Holy Trinity (in Vidzy) and Hlybokaye (Airplane Monument to P. Sukhomu, Hlybokaye Museum of History and Ethnography, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ark of Salvation, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Traditional Culture.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Braslaw tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Nanosy to Braslaw takes 2 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nanosy to Braslaw due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Polotsk.

Things to do in Braslaw

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hlybokaye, Church of Holy Trinity
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Braslau Lakes National Park ©
Braslau Lakes National Park
Museum of Traditional Culture ©
Museum of Traditional Culture

4
nights
Polotsk

Polotsk ©
Polotsk or Polatsk is a historical city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina River. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saint Sophia Cathedral and Saint Euphrosyne Monastery. Change things up with these side-trips from Polotsk: Begoml (Monument to the Lithuanian Pilot & Airplane Monument Partisan Airfield Il-14T), Memorial Complex Shunevka (in Dobrun) and Memorial Complex Break Breakthrough (in Ushachy). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Letter U, don't miss a visit to Symeon of Polotsk Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bogoyavlenskiy Cathedral/ Epiphany Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Belarusian Museum of Typography.

Make your Polotsk itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Braslaw to Polotsk in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Vitebsk.

Things to do in Polotsk

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Begoml, Memorial Complex Break Breakthrough, Lyepyel Lake, Memorial Complex Shunevka
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Saint Euphrosyne Monastery ©
Saint Euphrosyne Monastery
Symeon of Polotsk Monument ©
Symeon of Polotsk Monument

5
nights
Vitebsk

Vitebsk ©
Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Uspensky Cathedral and Monument to Monarch Algirdas. Change things up with these side-trips from Vitebsk: Orsha (Hillfort & St. Ilya Church). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at City Hall (Ratusha), appreciate the history behind Monument to Alexander Nevsky, take in the views from Pushkinskiy Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pobediteley Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Vitebsk trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Polotsk to Vitebsk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Vitebsk are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Mogilev.

Things to do in Vitebsk

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Orsha, Repin's country house in Zdrawneva
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 5:
Highlights from your plan
Uspensky Cathedral ©
Uspensky Cathedral
Repin's country house in Zdrawneva ©

4
nights
Mogilev

Mogilev ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mogilev City Hall and Star Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Orsha (Ethnographic Museum Mlyn, Jesuit College, & more).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mogilev trip maker .

You can take a bus from Vitebsk to Mogilev in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bobrujsk.

Things to do in Mogilev

Museums Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Orsha, Mogilev Zoosad
Find places to stay May 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Ethnographic Museum Mlyn ©
Ethnographic Museum Mlyn
Mogilev City Hall ©
Mogilev City Hall
St. Stanislaus Church ©
St. Stanislaus Church

3
nights
Bobrujsk

Bobrujsk ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monument to a Beaver and Monument to Shura Balaganov. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bobrujsk: Memorial Complex on the Ground of Children's Concentration Camp (in Chyrvony Byerah) and Kozel-Poklyovskih Castle (in Krasniy Bereg).

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bobrujsk trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Mogilev to Bobrujsk in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 12th (Sun), you're off toGomel.

Things to do in Bobrujsk

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kozel-Poklyovskih Castle, Memorial Complex on the Ground of Children's Concentration Camp
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Bobruisk Fortress ©
Bobruisk Fortress

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. Step off the beaten path and head to Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches and Clown Karandash. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gomel: Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov (in Vetka) and Chapel of St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk (in Rechitsa). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Chapel and the Burial Vault of the Paskevich, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Itchy Feet, take in the views from Bauman Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Vetka Museum of Old Believer Faith and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarova.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gomel vacation builder website .

You can drive from Bobrujsk to Gomel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Gomel, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Pinsk.

Things to do in Gomel

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov, Chapel of St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Gomel Regional Museum of Military Glory ©
Peter and Paul Cathedral ©
Peter and Paul Cathedral

2
nights
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 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Butrimovich's Palace, examine the collection at Museum of Belorussian Polesye, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jesuit College, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and Monastery.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pinsk road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Gomel to Pinsk in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 17th (Fri), you're off toNesvizh.

Things to do in Pinsk

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

3
nights
Nesvizh

Nesvizh ©
The birthplace of many renowned poets and authors like Yakub Kolas and Kumza Chorny, Nesvizh (referred to as a memorial city), celebrates a long and rich history in the arts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like City Hall in Nesvizh and Baranovichi Museum of Railway Equipment. Venture out of the city with trips to Baranovichi (Church of St. Alexander Nevskiy, Sculpture Photographer, & more), Mir (Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh & Obelisk to Jews of Mir Who Were Exterminated by the German Nazis) and Church of St. John The Baptist (in Vishnevets). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, step into the grandiose world of Mir Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh, and admire the striking features of Slutskiye Gates.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nesvizh trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Pinsk to Nesvizh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Nesvizh, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Nesvizh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Baranovichi, Mir, Church of the Assumption, Church of St. John The Baptist
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh ©
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh
City Hall in Nesvizh ©
City Hall in Nesvizh
Sparrow Monument ©
Sparrow Monument

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Minsk

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Archcathedral Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Upper City. Venture out of the city with trips to Oginsky Estate (in Zalesye), Barysaw (Barysaw State Museum, Brilevo Field, & more) and Pobedy Park (in Maladzyechna). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 28th (Tue) at Fristail. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Svislach River Embankment, stroll through Loshitskiy Park, savor the flavors at Minskiy Komarovskiy Market, and sample the tasty concoctions at Alivaria Brewery Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Minsk driving holiday website .

You can drive from Nesvizh to Minsk in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Minsk are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Barysaw, Lahojsk, Mound of Glory, Pobedy Park, Oginsky Estate
Find places to stay May 20 — 31:
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Loshitskiy Park ©
Loshitskiy Park
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