8 days in Belarus Itinerary

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Minsk — 2 nights

As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Step out of Minsk with an excursion to Dudutki Museum Complex in Ptich--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum Strana Mini, contemplate the long history of Trinity Hill, make a trip to Victory Square, and pause for some photo ops at Island of Tears.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Minsk travel route site.

Moscow, Russia to Minsk is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. January in Minsk sees daily highs of -4°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Mir.
Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods
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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. On the 24th (Tue), see the interesting displays at House Museum of Adam Mitskevich, then take an in-depth tour of Navahradak Museum of History and Local Lore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh, and finally explore the historical opulence of Mir Castle. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Great Patriotic War, then step into the grandiose world of National Historical and Cultural Museum and Reserve Niasvizh, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh, and finally make a trip to City Hall in Nesvizh.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mir sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Minsk to Mir takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Mir, expect temperatures between -4°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grodno.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Grodno — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Jesuit Catholic Church, delve into the distant past at The Old Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church, then see the interesting displays at The Watchtower of the fire department and a Fire Museum, and finally make a trip to Great Choral Synagogue.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Grodno online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Mir to Grodno by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Mir in January, Grodno is a bit warmer at night with lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Brest.
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Brest — 2 nights

A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lights Alley and then learn about all things military at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brest travel website.

You can drive from Grodno to Brest in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Brest can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Belarus travel guide

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.