47 days in Belarus Itinerary

47 days in Belarus Itinerary

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Polotsk
— 5 nights
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Vitebsk
— 6 nights
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Mogilev
— 5 nights
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Gomel
— 4 nights
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Mir
— 2 nights
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Brest
— 6 nights
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Grodno
— 7 nights
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Lida
— 2 nights
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Minsk
— 9 nights

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Polotsk

— 5 nights
Polotsk or Polatsk is a historical city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina River. Get out of town with these interesting Polotsk side-trips: Hlybokaye (Trinity Church & Airplane Monument to P. Sukhomu) and Braslaw (Church of the Dormition & Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Saint Sophia Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Heroes of Patriotic War 1812, admire the striking features of Saint Euphrosyne Monastery, and take in the architecture and design of Jesuit Academy of Polotsk.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Polotsk travel route site.

Minsk to Polotsk is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. August in Polotsk sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vitebsk.

Things to do in Polotsk

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:

Vitebsk

— 6 nights
Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vitebsk: Orsha (Jesuit College & Ethnographic Museum Mlyn). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Monument to the Great Duke Algirdas, snap pictures at Pushkinskiy Bridge, and see the interesting displays at City Hall (Ratusha).

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vitebsk tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Polotsk to Vitebsk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vitebsk can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mogilev.

Things to do in Vitebsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 19:

Mogilev

— 5 nights
Take a break from Mogilev with a short trip to Blue Well/ Blue Krynica in Kliny, about 1h 25 min away.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mogilev online holiday planner.

You can drive from Vitebsk to Mogilev in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gomel.

Things to do in Mogilev

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 24:

Gomel

— 4 nights
Gomel is the administrative centre of Homiel Voblast and with 526,872 inhabitants (2015 census) the second-most populous city of Belarus. Get out of town with these interesting Gomel side-trips: Bobrujsk (Central Library of Bobrujsk & Monument to a Beaver). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble, get engrossed in the history at Gomel Regional Museum of Military Glory, admire the striking features of Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches, and enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Tower.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gomel tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mogilev to Gomel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Gomel, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Mir.

Things to do in Gomel

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:

Mir

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Mir Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Church. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh, admire the striking features of National Historical and Cultural Museum and Reserve Niasvizh, and then don't miss a visit to City Hall in Nesvizh.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mir visit app.

Drive from Gomel to Mir in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Mir can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brest.

Things to do in Mir

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Brest

— 6 nights
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brest: Ruzhany (Tank Monument & Ruzhany Palace) and Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park (in Kamianiuki). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, don't miss a visit to Gogolya Street, take an in-depth tour of Historical and Memorial Museum Nemtsevichi Estate, and examine the collection at The 5th Fort Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brest trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mir to Brest takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grodno.

Things to do in Brest

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 5:

Grodno

— 7 nights
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.
When in Grodno, make a side trip to see Wolf Monument in Vawkavysk, approximately Vawkavysk away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at The Jesuit Catholic Church, step into the grandiose world of The New Castle, see the interesting displays at Grodno Gates, and walk around Zhiliber's Park.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grodno trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Brest to Grodno takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Grodno are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lida.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 12:

Lida

— 2 nights
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. On the 13th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Sun Clock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and then step into the grandiose world of Lida Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Glass Plant Neman, stroll around Culture and Leisure Park, and then appreciate the history behind Sculpture of Bathers Vasya.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lida route builder tool.

Drive from Grodno to Lida in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Lida can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Lida

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Minsk

— 9 nights
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Explore Minsk's surroundings by going to Dudutki Museum Complex (in Ptich) and Holy Spring of St. Nicholas (in Lahojsk). There's still lots to do: get your bearings at National Library of Belarus, get in on the family fun at Gorky Central Park, contemplate the long history of Khatyn Memorial, and stroll around Chelyuskinites Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Minsk tour planner.

Traveling by car from Lida to Minsk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Minsk sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 23:

Belarus travel guide

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Landmarks · Churches · History Museums
Explore the idyllic cornflower fields, vast forests, and charming villages of , a country that blends modern progress with its rich history. Tour the financially prosperous and socially progressive capital city, traipse through national parks, and catch sight of the continent's largest mammal, the European bison. Visit ancient castles, and view demonstrations of ceramic making and blacksmithing. Learn how World War II impacted this Eastern European nation by visiting one of the many monuments and memorials that pay homage to those who served. Because of its isolation from the rest of the region, visitors to the country are often approached with curiosity, but warmly greeted by the locals. Known for its rich cultural heritage, the nation hosts a plethora of festivals throughout the year, allowing visitors and locals alike to enjoy the arts.