30 days in Belarus Itinerary

30 days in Belarus Itinerary

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Gomel
— 3 nights
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Vitebsk
— 4 nights
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Polotsk
— 3 nights
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Minsk
— 8 nights
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Mir
— 2 nights
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Lida
— 1 night
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Grodno
— 4 nights
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Brest
— 4 nights
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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. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble, examine the collection at Vetka Museum of Old Believer Faith and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarova, steep yourself in history at Memorial Sign of Concentration Camp Prisoners, and appreciate the history behind Clown Karandash.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gomel trip itinerary builder.

Kosice, Slovakia to Gomel is an approximately 14.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vitebsk.

Things to do in Gomel

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Baths

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Vitebsk

— 4 nights
Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. Venture out of the city with trips to Orsha (Ethnographic Museum Mlyn, St. Ilya Church, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral, walk around Pobediteley Park, don't miss a visit to Memorial Complex Three Bayonets, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Great Duke Algirdas.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vitebsk trip planner.

You can drive from Gomel to Vitebsk in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gomel in April, you will find days in Vitebsk are little chillier (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Polotsk.

Things to do in Vitebsk

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Polotsk

— 3 nights
Polotsk or Polatsk is a historical city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina River. Explore Polotsk's surroundings by going to Hlybokaye (Airplane Monument to P. Sukhomu, Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sophia Cathedral, make a trip to Geographical Midpoint of Europe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Euphrosyne Monastery, and take in the architecture and design of Jesuit Academy of Polotsk.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Polotsk road trip site.

Traveling by car from Vitebsk to Polotsk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Minsk.

Things to do in Polotsk

Historic Sites · Museums

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Minsk

— 8 nights
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Change things up with a short trip to Dudutki Museum Complex in Ptich (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Fallen Jewish People on March 2, 1942, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, and admire the masterpieces at The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Minsk trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Polotsk to Minsk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mir.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

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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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Mir Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh, then examine the collection at House Museum of Adam Mitskevich, and finally examine the collection at Baranovichi Museum of Railway Equipment. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to City Hall in Nesvizh, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh, appreciate the history behind Symon Budny Monument, then explore the historical opulence of National Historical and Cultural Museum and Reserve Niasvizh, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mir driving holiday site.

You can drive from Minsk to Mir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Lida.

Things to do in Mir

Historic Sites · Museums

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Lida

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Sun Clock, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, step into the grandiose world of Lida Castle, then appreciate the history behind Sculpture of Bathers Vasya, and finally stroll around Culture and Leisure Park.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lida trip planner.

You can drive from Mir to Lida in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mir to Lida due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Lida can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Grodno.

Things to do in Lida

Parks · Historic Sites
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Grodno

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Grodno side-trips: Wolf Monument (in Vawkavysk), Church of St. Andrew the Apostle (in Slonim) and Melovyye Kar'yery (in Karpovtsy). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church, stroll around Zhiliber's Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sovetskaya Street, and see the interesting displays at Grodno Gates.

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

You can drive from Lida to Grodno in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lida to Grodno is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Grodno are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brest.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Brest

— 4 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: learn about all things military at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Zimniy Sad, and make a trip to Brest Railway Station Building.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brest vacation maker site.

You can drive from Grodno to Brest in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Brest can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Brest

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

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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.