31 days in Belarus Itinerary

31 days in Belarus Itinerary

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Minsk
— 6 nights
Drive
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Polotsk
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vitebsk
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mogilev
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gomel
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nesvizh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brest
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grodno
— 5 nights
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Minsk

— 6 nights
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Get out of town with these interesting Minsk side-trips: Dudutki Museum Complex (in Ptich), Holy Spring of St. Nicholas (in Lahojsk) and Mound of Glory (in Slabada). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, see the interesting displays at Museum Strana Mini, contemplate the long history of Khatyn Memorial, and laugh and play at Aquapark Lebyazhiy.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Minsk travel itinerary planner.

Hamburg, Germany to Minsk is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 2 hours. In July in Minsk, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Polotsk.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Polotsk

— 3 nights
Polotsk or Polatsk is a historical city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina River. Venture out of the city with trips to Hlybokaye (Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral & Trinity Church) and Lyepyel Lake (in Lyepyel'). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Saint Sophia Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Heroes of Patriotic War 1812, take in the architecture and design of Jesuit Academy of Polotsk, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Andrey Baboli.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Polotsk trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Minsk to Polotsk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vitebsk.

Things to do in Polotsk

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Vitebsk

— 3 nights
Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. Get out of town with these interesting Vitebsk side-trips: Orsha (Ethnographic Museum Mlyn & Jesuit College). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Alexander Nevsky, don't miss a visit to Pushkinskiy Bridge, and see the interesting displays at City Hall (Ratusha).

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vitebsk trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Polotsk to Vitebsk in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mogilev.

Things to do in Vitebsk

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Mogilev

— 3 nights
Mogilev is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Mogilev City Hall, admire the masterpieces at Mogilev Fine Arts Museum of Maslenikov, examine the collection at Museum of Ethnography, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stanislaus Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mogilev journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Vitebsk to Mogilev takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gomel.

Things to do in Mogilev

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

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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. When in Gomel, make a side trip to see Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov in Vetka, approximately Vetka away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble, take an in-depth tour of Gomel Regional Museum of Military Glory, appreciate the history behind Clown Karandash, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peter and Paul Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gomel trip planner.

You can drive from Mogilev to Gomel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Gomel are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nesvizh.

Things to do in Gomel

Museums · Historic Sites · Baths · Spas

Side Trip

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Nesvizh

— 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.
On the 20th (Tue), admire the striking features of Zamkovaya Tower, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Great Patriotic War, admire the landmark architecture of National Historical and Cultural Museum and Reserve Niasvizh, then pause for some photo ops at Symon Budny Monument, then pause for some serene contemplation at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh, and finally make a trip to City Hall in Nesvizh. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, then explore the historical opulence of Mir Castle, and then stroll around Niasvizh Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nesvizh online vacation planner.

You can drive from Gomel to Nesvizh in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Nesvizh sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Brest.

Things to do in Nesvizh

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Brest

— 5 nights
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brest: Ruzhany (Ruzhany Palace & Tank Monument), Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park (in Kamianiuki) and Kosava Castle (in Kosava). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, make a trip to Gogolya Street, examine the collection at Berestye Archeological Museum, and go for a walk through Sovetskaya Street.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brest travel planner.

Traveling by car from Nesvizh to Brest takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Brest sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grodno.

Things to do in Brest

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Grodno

— 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: Manor Sviatopolk-Chetvertinskih (in Zheludok) and Lida (Sun Clock, Sculpture of Bathers Vasya, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church, see the interesting displays at The Watchtower of the fire department and a Fire Museum, take in the exciting artwork at U Maystra Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Jesuit Catholic Church.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grodno trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Brest to Grodno in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Grodno, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Belarus travel guide

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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.