8 days in Belarus Itinerary

8 days in Belarus Itinerary

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8 days in Belarus Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Minsk
— 2 nights
2
Brest
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mir
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Minsk

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Change things up with a short trip to Dudutki Museum Complex in Ptich (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: browse the collection at National Library of Belarus, appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, take in the spiritual surroundings of Archangel Mikhail, and see the interesting displays at Museum Strana Mini.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Minsk trip itinerary site .

Newark, USA to Minsk is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in October, expect nights in Minsk to be slightly colder, around 36°F, while days are much colder, around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Brest.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Khatyn Memorial, Dudutki Museum Complex
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nights
Brest

Brest ©
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Gogolya Street, make a trip to Lights Alley, learn about all things military at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, then examine the collection at Brest Railway Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Sovetskaya Street. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Brest Railway Station Building and then identify plant and animal life at Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brest trip planner .

You can take a train from Minsk to Brest in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Brest are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mir.

Things to do in Brest

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
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Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park ©
Sovetskaya Street ©
Sovetskaya Street

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 7th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John The Baptist, then explore the historical opulence of Nesvizh Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mir road trip site .

Traveling by car from Brest to Mir takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Mir sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 37°F at night. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mir

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nesvizh, Church of St. John The Baptist, St. Joseph's Church
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Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh ©

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