60 days in Lithuania & Belarus Itinerary

60 days in Lithuania & Belarus Itinerary

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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 8 nights
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Minsk, Belarus
— 8 nights
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Vitebsk, Belarus
— 5 nights
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Mogilev, Belarus
— 4 nights
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Gomel, Belarus
— 3 nights
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Nesvizh, Belarus
— 2 nights
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Brest, Belarus
— 6 nights
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Grodno, Belarus
— 5 nights
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Druskininkai, Lithuania
— 5 nights
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Kaunas, Lithuania
— 7 nights
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Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 6 nights

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Vilnius, Lithuania — 8 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Get out of town with these interesting Vilnius side-trips: Trakai (Trakai Island Castle Museum & Kenesa). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn, take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vilnius driving holiday planner.

Riga, Latvia to Vilnius is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Vilnius are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Minsk.
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Minsk, Belarus — 8 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 Zaslawye (Transfiguration Church & Stalin's Line) and Holy Spring of St. Nicholas (in Lahojsk). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Khatyn Memorial, brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, take an in-depth tour of Museum Strana Mini, and make a trip to Minsk City Hall.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Minsk trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Minsk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Minsk due to the time zone difference. October in Minsk sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vitebsk.
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Vitebsk, Belarus — 5 nights

Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. Change things up with these side-trips from Vitebsk: Polotsk (Symeon of Polotsk Monument, Belarusian Museum of Typography, &more) and Orsha (Ethnographic Museum Mlyn, Jesuit College, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral, examine the collection at Repin's country house in Zdrawneva, make a trip to Memorial Complex Three Bayonets, and take in the views from Pushkinskiy Bridge.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vitebsk trip planner.

You can drive from Minsk to Vitebsk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Vitebsk, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mogilev.
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Mogilev, Belarus — 4 nights

Go for a jaunt from Mogilev to Kliny to see Blue Well/ Blue Krynica about 1h 25 min away.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read our Mogilev day trip tool.

Getting from Vitebsk to Mogilev by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gomel.
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Gomel, Belarus — 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 to go to Vetka and see Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble, enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Tower, get engrossed in the history at Gomel Regional Museum of Military Glory, and appreciate the history behind Clown Karandash.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gomel trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Mogilev to Gomel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Gomel can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nesvizh.
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Nesvizh, Belarus — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to City Hall in Nesvizh, browse the exhibits of National Historical and Cultural Museum and Reserve Niasvizh, and then pause for some photo ops at Lion Guardian of the City. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, step into the grandiose world of Mir Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Assumption, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John The Baptist, and finally appreciate the history behind Symon Budny Monument.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nesvizh trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Gomel to Nesvizh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nesvizh can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brest.
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Brest, Belarus — 6 nights

A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
Get out of town with these interesting Brest side-trips: Spiritual and Patriotic Complex (in Byaroza), Ruzhany (Tank Monument & Ruzhany Palace) and Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park (in Kamianiuki). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, go for a walk through Sovetskaya Street, stroll around City Park, and see the interesting displays at Brest Railway Museum.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brest online travel route builder.

Drive from Nesvizh to Brest in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Brest, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grodno.
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Grodno, Belarus — 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Grodno: Wolf Monument (in Vawkavysk), Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin (in Skrybawtsy) and Melovyye Kar'yery (in Karpovtsy). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Jesuit Catholic Church, delve into the distant past at The Old Castle, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the HIstory of Religion, and admire the striking features of Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grodno trip site.

Getting from Brest to Grodno by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Druskininkai.
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Druskininkai, Lithuania — 5 nights

Near the borders of Belarus and Poland, Druskininkai serves as Lithuania's premiere spa town.
Go for a jaunt from Druskininkai to Alytus to see White Rose Bridge about 48 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 12th (Sat) at Druskininkai Aquapark. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dzūkija National Park, stroll around Grutas Park, head outdoors with UNO Park Druskininkai, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Icon of Mother of God of All the Afflicted.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Druskininkai travel route planner.

Drive from Grodno to Druskininkai in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Druskininkai are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kaunas.
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Kaunas, Lithuania — 7 nights

Situated between the Neris and Nemunas rivers, Kaunas is known for its old town, which, though smaller than the capital's, is in much better condition.
Go for a jaunt from Kaunas to Pilis to see Panemunes Castle about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Kaunas Castle, don't miss a visit to Kaunas Town Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazaislis Monastery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kaunas trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Druskininkai to Kaunas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Druskininkai to Kaunas. In November in Kaunas, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Klaipeda.
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Klaipeda, Lithuania — 6 nights

Port City

Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Explore Klaipeda's surroundings by going to Juodkrante (Hill of Witches & Museum of Miniature Arts), The Dead Dunes (in Pervalka) and Nemunas River Delta Regional Park (in Silute). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Lithuanian Sea Museum, stroll the grounds of Nida Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Laukinis Vyras, and don't miss a visit to Meridianas.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Klaipeda road trip planner.

Getting from Kaunas to Klaipeda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November in Klaipeda, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 3°C at night.
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Lithuania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.
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Belarus travel guide

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Landmarks · Monuments · Churches
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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