19 days in Ukraine, Poland & Belarus Itinerary

19 days in Ukraine, Poland & Belarus Itinerary

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Lviv, Ukraine
— 2 nights
2
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
3
Wieliczka, Poland
— 1 night
4
Oswiecim, Poland
— 2 nights
5
Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
6
Brest, Belarus
— 2 nights
7
Kobryn, Belarus
— 1 night
8
Nesvizh, Belarus
— 2 nights
9
Minsk, Belarus
— Few hours

2
nights
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Arsenal Museum, Beer Cultural Experience Center “Lvivarnya” and Old Town. On the 23rd (Sun), examine the collection at Arsenal Museum, then examine the collection at Beer Cultural Experience Center “Lvivarnya”, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Rynok Square.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lviv road trip website.

Washington DC, USA to Lviv is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Lviv is 7 hours. In August, Lviv is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 78°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Arsenal Museum ©
Arsenal Museum

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
You've now added Polish Aviation Museum to your itinerary. Head to Galeria Krakowska and Ulica Florianskafor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Planty Park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, see the interesting displays at Galeria Figur Stalowych, and browse the exhibits of Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Krakow day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lviv to Krakow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lviv to Krakow is minus 1 hour. August in Krakow sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 55°F at night. You will leave for Wieliczka on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
Planty Park ©
Planty Park
Polish Aviation Museum ©
Polish Aviation Museum

1
night
Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka ©
Best known as the site of one of the world's oldest salt mines, Wieliczka receives nearly a million visitors each year.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wieliczka Salt Mine. On the 27th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Teznia Solankowa Wieliczka, then contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, then appreciate the history behind Statue of John Paul II, and finally admire the natural beauty at Saltworks garden. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Town hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rynek Gorny, then visit Solny Swiat, then see the interesting displays at Cracow Saltworks Museum - Castle Location, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Przychocki Palace.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Wieliczka road trip planner.

Wieliczka is just a stone's throw from Krakow. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Wieliczka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Cracow Saltworks Museum - Castle Location ©
Teznia Solankowa Wieliczka ©
Teznia Solankowa Wieliczka

2
nights
Oswiecim, Poland

Oswiecim ©
Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum and Synagogue, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Zamek w Oswiecimiu, then take an in-depth tour of Zamek Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Main Market Square.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Oswiecim trip planner.

You can drive from Wieliczka to Oswiecim in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Oswiecim are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Warsaw.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Jewish Museum and Synagogue ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue
Zamek Museum ©
Zamek Museum

4
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski). Museum-lovers will appreciate Muzeum Wojska Polskiego and Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski), brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and examine the collection at Pawiak Prison Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Warsaw day trip tool.

You can drive from Oswiecim to Warsaw in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Warsaw are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brest.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach ©
Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach
Old Town ©
Old Town
Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski) ©
Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski)

2
nights
Brest, Belarus

Brest ©
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
Step off the beaten path and head to Brest Railway Museum and Saved Artifacts Museum. Brest Regional Museum of Local Lore and Historical and Memorial Museum Nemtsevichi Estate will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Brest's surroundings by going to Kamyanyets (Monument to the Founder of Kamyanyets & Tower of Kamyanyets). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at War Museum - Territory of the World and appreciate the history behind Alley with Stelas of the Hero Cities of the Former USSR Republics.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Brest holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Warsaw to Brest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Warsaw to Brest due to the time zone difference. September in Brest sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kobryn.

Things to do in Brest

Museums

Side Trip

Kamyanyets
Highlights from your plan
Brest Railway Museum ©
Brest Railway Museum
Brest Regional Museum of Local Lore ©
Brest Regional Museum of Local Lore
Berestye Archeological Museum ©
Berestye Archeological Museum

1
night
Kobryn, Belarus

Kobryn
Kobryn is a city in the Brest Region of Belarus and the center of the Kobryn District. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Spiritual and Patriotic Complex, then contemplate the long history of Carthusian Monastery, and then brush up on your military savvy at Military History Museum of Suvorov.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kobryn planner.

Getting from Brest to Kobryn by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nesvizh.

Things to do in Kobryn

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Byaroza

2
nights
Nesvizh, Belarus

Nesvizh ©
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nesvizh Castle. On the 7th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Nesvizh Castle and then make a trip to City Hall in Nesvizh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh, step into the grandiose world of Mir Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Baranovichi Museum of Railway Equipment.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nesvizh travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kobryn to Nesvizh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Nesvizh, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Minsk.

Things to do in Nesvizh

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Mir, Baranovichi Museum of Railway Equipment
Highlights from your plan
Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh ©

few
hours
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Minsk trip builder.

Traveling by car from Nesvizh to Minsk takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Minsk are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. You will leave for home on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Minsk

Fun & Games · Museums · Nightlife

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