56 days in Belarus Itinerary

56 days in Belarus Itinerary

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Fly to Warsaw Modlin, Train to Brest
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Brest
— 7 nights
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Grodno
— 7 nights
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Lida
— 2 nights
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Nesvizh
— 3 nights
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Gomel
— 5 nights
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Mogilev
— 5 nights
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Vitebsk
— 7 nights
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Polotsk
— 6 nights
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Minsk
— 13 nights
Fly to London Gatwick, Train to Exeter

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Brest — 7 nights

A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park (in Kamianiuki), Ruzhany (Tank Monument & Ruzhany Palace) and Kamyanyets (Tower of Kamyanyets & Monument to the Founder of Kamyanyets). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, examine the collection at Brest Railway Museum, don't miss a visit to Brest Railway Station Building, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rowing Canal.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brest visit planner.

Exeter, UK to Brest is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Exeter to Brest, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Brest, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grodno.
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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. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chabad Center, take in the pleasant sights at Sovetskaya Street, and stroll around Zhiliber's Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grodno trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Brest to Grodno takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Grodno can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Lida.
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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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, step into the grandiose world of Lida Castle, and then appreciate the history behind Sun Clock. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at House Museum of Adam Mitskevich, walk around Culture and Leisure Park, and then pause for some photo ops at Sculpture of Bathers Vasya.

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Drive from Grodno to Lida in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grodno to Lida. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nesvizh.
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Nesvizh — 3 nights

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.
Explore Nesvizh's surroundings by going to Church of St. Andrew the Apostle (in Slonim), Sparrow Monument (in Baranovichi) and Mir (Mir Castle & Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of National Historical and Cultural Museum and Reserve Niasvizh, pause for some serene contemplation at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nesvizh trip planning app.

You can drive from Lida to Nesvizh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. In May in Nesvizh, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Gomel.
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Gomel — 5 nights

Gomel is the administrative centre of Homiel Voblast and with 526,872 inhabitants (2015 census) the second-most populous city of Belarus. Change things up with these side-trips from Gomel: Bobrujsk (Bobruisk local history museum & Monument to a Beaver) and Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov (in Vetka). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble, take in the views from Bauman Bridge, learn about all things military at Gomel Regional Museum of Military Glory, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peter and Paul Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gomel travel planner.

Getting from Nesvizh to Gomel by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Gomel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mogilev.
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Mogilev — 5 nights

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

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mogilev route planner.

Traveling by car from Gomel to Mogilev takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vitebsk.
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Vitebsk — 7 nights

Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. Change things up with these side-trips from Vitebsk: Orsha (Ethnographic Museum Mlyn & Jesuit College). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Art Space, make a trip to Monument to the Great Duke Algirdas, and contemplate the long history of Marc Chagall Home.

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Drive from Mogilev to Vitebsk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vitebsk are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Polotsk.
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Polotsk — 6 nights

Polotsk or Polatsk is a historical city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Polotsk: Hlybokaye (Trinity Church & Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral) and Braslaw (Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary & Museum of Traditional Culture). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Saint Sophia Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Andrey Baboli, brush up on your military savvy at Polotsk Museum of Medieval Knighthood, and pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Potolsk Merchant.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Polotsk trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Vitebsk to Polotsk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Polotsk are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Minsk.
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Minsk — 13 nights

As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minsk: Dudutki Museum Complex (in Ptich), Holy Spring of St. Nicholas (in Lahojsk) and Mound of Glory (in Slabada). Next up on the itinerary: get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus, get outside with Trinity Hill, get engrossed in the history at Museum Strana Mini, and walk around Chelyuskinites Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Minsk journey website.

Drive from Polotsk to Minsk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Belarus travel guide

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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.
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