32 days in Belarus Itinerary

32 days in Belarus Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belarus travel route planner
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Fly to Minsk National Airport, Drive to Polotsk
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Polotsk
— 1 night
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Vitebsk
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mogilev
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gomel
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brest
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grodno
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lida
— 2 nights
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Minsk
— 8 nights
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Polotsk — 1 night

Polotsk or Polatsk is a historical city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina River. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Symeon of Polotsk Monument, explore the galleries of Saint Sophia Cathedral, and then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Euphrosyne Monastery.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Polotsk trip planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Polotsk is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kuwait City in October, things will get colder in Polotsk: highs are around 10°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Vitebsk.
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Vitebsk — 3 nights

Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. Vitebsk is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Memorial Complex Three Bayonets, contemplate the long history of Marc Chagall Home, and snap pictures at Pushkinskiy Bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vitebsk online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Polotsk to Vitebsk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mogilev.
Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Mogilev — 3 nights

Mogilev is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Star Square, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mogilev Zoosad, see the interesting displays at Museum of Ethnography, and explore the world behind art at Mogilev Fine Arts Museum of Maslenikov.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mogilev online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vitebsk to Mogilev in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gomel.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

Gomel — 3 nights

Gomel is the administrative centre of Homiel Voblast and with 526,872 inhabitants (2015 census) the second-most populous city of Belarus. Step out of Gomel with an excursion to Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov in Vetka--about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble, see the interesting displays at Vetka Museum of Old Believer Faith and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarova, take an in-depth tour of Gomel Regional Museum of Military Glory, and steep yourself in history at Memorial Sign of Concentration Camp Prisoners.

To find out how to plan a trip to Gomel, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Mogilev to Gomel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Gomel are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mir.
Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:

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 12th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh, then admire the striking features of National Historical and Cultural Museum and Reserve Niasvizh, and then stroll around Niasvizh Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Mir Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Church.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mir route app.

Traveling by car from Gomel to Mir takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Mir are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brest.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

Brest — 4 nights

A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
Step out of Brest to go to Kamianiuki and see Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park, which is approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, take in the pleasant sights at Sovetskaya Street, admire the striking features of St. Nicholas Church, and make a trip to Lights Alley.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brest online road trip planner.

You can drive from Mir to Brest in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. October in Brest sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grodno.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:

Grodno — 5 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.
Grodno is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at The Jesuit Catholic Church, see the interesting displays at Grodno Gates, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church, and walk around Zhiliber's Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Grodno, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Brest to Grodno takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Grodno, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lida.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:

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 23rd (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Sun Clock, then step into the grandiose world of Lida Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museum of Glass Plant Neman, stroll around Culture and Leisure Park, and then pause for some photo ops at Sculpture of Bathers Vasya.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lida trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Grodno to Lida takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Grodno to Lida, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Lida are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Minsk.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

Minsk — 8 nights

As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Private Tour Guide in Belarus Katya Makarevich has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minsk: Holy Spring of St. Nicholas (in Lahojsk), Dudutki Museum Complex (in Ptich) and Mound of Glory (in Slabada). And it doesn't end there: get your bearings at National Library of Belarus, brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, pause for some photo ops at Island of Tears, and get engrossed in the history at Museum Strana Mini.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Minsk trip tool.

Getting from Lida to Minsk by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lida to Minsk is 1 hour. In October in Minsk, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 24 — Nov 1:

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.