15 days in Belarus Itinerary

15 days in Belarus Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belarus travel route planner

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Minsk
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vitebsk
— 1 night
Drive
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Gomel
— 1 night
Drive
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Brest
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grodno
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mir
— 2 nights
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Minsk

— 4 nights
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Go for a jaunt from Minsk to Slabada to see Mound of Glory about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, find something for the whole family at Gorky Central Park, learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, and appreciate the history behind Island of Tears.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Minsk trip site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Minsk is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh in October, things will get cooler in Minsk: highs are around 11°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vitebsk.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:

Vitebsk

— 1 night
Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. On the 6th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Memorial Complex Three Bayonets, pause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Great Duke Algirdas, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Resurrection Church, then steep yourself in history at Marc Chagall Home, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mark Shagal Monument.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vitebsk trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Minsk to Vitebsk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Vitebsk are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Gomel.

Things to do in Vitebsk

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Gomel

— 1 night
Gomel is the administrative centre of Homiel Voblast and with 526,872 inhabitants (2015 census) the second-most populous city of Belarus. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at Vetka Museum of Old Believer Faith and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarova, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peter and Paul Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The Chapel and the Burial Vault of the Paskevich, don't miss a visit to Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches, then make a trip to Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble, and finally pause for some photo ops at Memorial Sign of Concentration Camp Prisoners.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gomel trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Vitebsk to Gomel in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Gomel are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brest.

Things to do in Gomel

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

Brest

— 3 nights
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
Go for a jaunt from Brest to Kamianiuki to see Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, contemplate the waterfront views at Rowing Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, and make a trip to Gogolya Street.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brest online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gomel to Brest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Brest are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grodno.

Things to do in Brest

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

Grodno

— 3 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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Jesuit Catholic Church, examine the collection at Museum of Iron, explore the ancient world of The Old Castle, and go for a walk through Sovetskaya Street.

Before you visit Grodno, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Brest to Grodno by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Grodno sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Mir.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

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 14th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Mir Castle, make a trip to National Historical and Cultural Museum and Reserve Niasvizh, then appreciate the history behind Symon Budny Monument, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mir journey planner.

You can drive from Grodno to Mir in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Mir are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Mir

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

Belarus travel guide

4.5
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.