32 days in Belarus & Saratov Itinerary

32 days in Belarus & Saratov Itinerary

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Fly to Minsk National Airport, Drive to Mir
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Mir, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grodno, Belarus
— 4 nights
Drive
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Brest, Belarus
— 3 nights
Drive
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Minsk, Belarus
— 6 nights
Drive
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Naroch, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive
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Braslaw, Belarus
— 1 night
Drive
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Mogilev, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gomel, Belarus
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saratov, Russia
— 8 nights
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Mir, Belarus

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 2nd (Wed), make a trip to City Hall in Nesvizh, take an in-depth tour of Nesvizh Castle, then appreciate the history behind Symon Budny Monument, then pause for some serene contemplation at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh, and finally admire the striking features of Slutskiye Gates. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Mir Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh, then see the interesting displays at House Museum of Adam Mitskevich, and finally admire the striking features of Church of the Assumption.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mir trip itinerary planning app.

Erbil, Iraq to Mir is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. When traveling from Erbil in December, plan for colder days in Mir, with highs around 0°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grodno.

Things to do in Mir

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Grodno, Belarus

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.
Do your shopping at U Maystra Gallery and Shopping Center OldCity. Get out of town with these interesting Grodno side-trips: Melovyye Kar'yery (in Karpovtsy), Ruzhany Palace (in Ruzhany) and Wolf Monument (in Vawkavysk). The adventure continues: stop by Cudounia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Old Castle, take in the pleasant sights at Sovetskaya Street, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Jesuit Catholic Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grodno travel planner.

Getting from Mir to Grodno by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Grodno, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brest.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Brest, Belarus

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. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, see the interesting displays at Brest Railway Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Zimniy Sad, and don't miss a visit to Lights Alley.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Brest trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Grodno to Brest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Brest sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Brest

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Minsk, Belarus

As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Visiting Trinity Hill and Republican Ski Center Silichy will get you outdoors. Head to Minskiy Komarovskiy Market and Mall Kirmashfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Minsk: Mound of Glory (in Slabada) and Dudutki Museum Complex (in Ptich). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, browse the different shops at Zamok Mall, examine the collection at Museum Strana Mini, and make a trip to Independence Square, Minsk.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Minsk sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Brest to Minsk takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Minsk, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Naroch.

Things to do in Minsk

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Naroch, Belarus

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of National Park Narochansky. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Ecological Path Golubyye Ozyora, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Narach, and then examine the collection at Ethnocultural Complex Nanosy-Novoselye.

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Traveling by car from Minsk to Naroch takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Minsk to Naroch, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Naroch are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Braslaw.

Things to do in Naroch

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Braslaw, Belarus

Braslaw or Braslau is a town in the Vitsebsk Voblast of Belarus, an administrative center of the Braslaw Raion.HistoryThe town was first mentioned in 1065 as a castle in the border of the Polatsk Principality with the Lithuanian tribes. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Braslau Lakes National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Braslaw trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Naroch to Braslaw by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mogilev.

Things to do in Braslaw

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Mogilev, Belarus

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museum of Ethnography, don't miss a visit to Mogilev City Hall, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall GIPPO, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stanislaus Church, then don't miss a visit to Victory Square, and finally make a trip to Star Square. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Mogilev Fine Arts Museum of Maslenikov, buy something for everyone on your list at Park City, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Leninskaya Street, and finally make a trip to Sculpture Station Warden.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mogilev road trip planning tool.

Getting from Braslaw to Mogilev by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Gomel.

Things to do in Mogilev

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Gomel, Belarus

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 22nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Chapel and the Burial Vault of the Paskevich, look for gifts at Spartak, steep yourself in history at Memorial Sign of Concentration Camp Prisoners, don't miss a visit to Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble, then admire the landmark architecture of Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Vetka Museum of Old Believer Faith and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarova, then pause for some serene contemplation at Peter and Paul Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Gomel Regional Museum of Military Glory, and finally take an in-depth tour of Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gomel road trip app.

Drive from Mogilev to Gomel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Saratov.

Things to do in Gomel

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Saratov, Russia

Saratov is a city and the administrative center of Saratov Oblast, Russia, and a major port on the Volga River located upstream (north) of Volgograd. Head to Art Gallery Vremena and Market Hallfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Cosmonauts Embankment and Adventure Park ZaDoor City. Step out of Saratov with an excursion to Monument to Byk-Solevoz in Engels--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Saratov State Radischev Art Museum, don't miss a visit to Soothe My Sorrows, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and learn about all things military at Saratov State Museum of Military Glory.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Saratov trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gomel to Saratov takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Gomel in December, expect Saratov to be slightly colder, temps between -3°C and -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saratov

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Belarus travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Monuments · Churches
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.