12 days in Belarus Itinerary

12 days in Belarus Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belarus trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Minsk
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vitebsk
— 1 night
Drive
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Grodno
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brest
— 2 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.
Minsk is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, don't miss a visit to Independence Square, Minsk, appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, and examine the collection at Museum Strana Mini.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Minsk sightseeing planner.

Ankara, Turkey to Minsk is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ankara in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 2°C in Minsk. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vitebsk.

Things to do in Minsk

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Vitebsk

— 1 night
Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. On the 21st (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Church/ Blagoveschenskaya Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Resurrection Church, then steep yourself in history at Marc Chagall Home, and finally don't miss a visit to Memorial Complex Three Bayonets.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vitebsk trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Minsk to Vitebsk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Vitebsk, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grodno.

Things to do in Vitebsk

Historic Sites

Grodno

— 2 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.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Bernandine Church, explore the ancient world of The Old Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church, then make a trip to Great Choral Synagogue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Jesuit Catholic Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Brigitte Church. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with U Maystra Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Cudounia, see the interesting displays at Grodno Gates, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sovetskaya Street, then stroll around Zhiliber's Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kircha / Evangelistic Church.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grodno tour planner.

Drive from Vitebsk to Grodno in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Grodno, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brest.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

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 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The 5th Fort Museum, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, examine the collection at Brest Railway Museum, then don't miss a visit to Lights Alley, and finally make a trip to Gogolya Street. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brest online itinerary planner.

Drive from Grodno to Brest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Brest sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mir.

Things to do in Brest

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): make a trip to City Hall in Nesvizh, admire the striking features of National Historical and Cultural Museum and Reserve Niasvizh, pause for some serene contemplation at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John The Baptist, and finally admire the striking features of Slutskiye Gates.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mir trip builder.

You can drive from Brest to Mir in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. April in Mir sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mir

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.