60 days in Belarus Itinerary

60 days in Belarus Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belarus journey planner

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Fly to Minsk National Airport, Drive to Bobrujsk
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Bobrujsk
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gomel
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mogilev
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vitebsk
— 5 nights
Drive
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Polotsk
— 4 nights
Drive
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Minsk
— 21 nights
Drive
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Lida
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grodno
— 6 nights
Drive
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Brest
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mir
— 5 nights
Drive to Minsk National Airport, Fly to Exeter International Airport

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Bobrujsk

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Bobruisk local history museum, don't miss a visit to Tank Monument on the tomb of General B.S.Baharova, don't miss a visit to Bobruisk Fortress, pause for some photo ops at Monument to a Beaver, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Shura Balaganov. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of The Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary, take in the pleasant sights at Pedestrian Street Sotsialisticheskaya, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Soldiers-Internationalists, then pause for some photo ops at Memorial Complex on the Ground of Children's Concentration Camp, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kozel-Poklyovskih Castle.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bobrujsk trip planning website.

Exeter, UK to Bobrujsk is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gomel.

Things to do in Bobrujsk

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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. Change things up with a short trip to Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov in Vetka (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Itchy Feet, pause for some serene contemplation at Peter and Paul Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gomel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bobrujsk to Gomel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mogilev.

Things to do in Gomel

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Baths

Side Trip

Mogilev

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Monument to Cucumber (in Shklou), Blue Well/ Blue Krynica (in Kliny) and Potemkin's Palace (in Krychaw).

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mogilev day trip planning website.

You can drive from Gomel to Mogilev in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vitebsk.

Things to do in Mogilev

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Vitebsk

— 5 nights
Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vitebsk: Orsha (St. Ilya Church, Ethnographic Museum Mlyn, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uspensky Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Marc Chagall Home, don't miss a visit to Pushkinskiy Bridge, and see the interesting displays at City Hall (Ratusha).

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vitebsk road trip tool.

Getting from Mogilev to Vitebsk by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Polotsk.

Things to do in Vitebsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Polotsk

— 4 nights
Polotsk or Polatsk is a historical city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina River. Get out of town with these interesting Polotsk side-trips: Hlybokaye (Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral & Trinity Church) and Braslaw (Ark of Salvation, Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Saint Sophia Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Euphrosyne Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Polotsk Museum of Medieval Knighthood, and appreciate the history behind Symeon of Polotsk Monument.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Polotsk trip planner.

You can drive from Vitebsk to Polotsk in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Polotsk

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Minsk

— 21 nights
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minsk: Mound of Glory (in Slabada), Dudutki Museum Complex (in Ptich) and Lahojsk (St. Casimir's Church & Holy Spring of St. Nicholas). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, make a trip to Victory Square, appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, and take an in-depth tour of Museum Strana Mini.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Minsk day trip planner.

Drive from Polotsk to Minsk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lida.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Lida

— 4 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lida: Smarhon (Transfiguration Church & Church of St. Michael the Archangel), Kreva Castle (in Kreva) and Church of Holy Trinity (in Gervyaty). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Lida Castle, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture of Bathers Vasya, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and stroll around Culture and Leisure Park.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lida trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Minsk to Lida in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Minsk to Lida, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Lida sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grodno.

Things to do in Lida

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Grodno

— 6 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.
Explore Grodno's surroundings by going to Wolf Monument (in Vawkavysk), Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin (in Olekshitsy) and Melovyye Kar'yery (in Karpovtsy). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church, explore the ancient world of The Old Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Jesuit Catholic Church, and take in the exciting artwork at U Maystra Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grodno trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Lida to Grodno in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Grodno can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Brest.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Brest

— 5 nights
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
Get out of town with these interesting Brest side-trips: Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park (in Kamianiuki), Ruzhany (Tank Monument, Ruzhany Palace, &more) and Monument to the Founder of Kamyanyets (in Kamyanyets). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, see the interesting displays at Berestye Archeological Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Sovetskaya Street, and explore the activities along Rowing Canal.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brest trip planner.

You can drive from Grodno to Brest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Brest are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Mir.

Things to do in Brest

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mir

— 5 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of St. Andrew the Apostle (in Slonim), Zhyrovichy (Sacred Spring & Zhyrovichy Monastery) and Nesvizh (Zamkovaya Tower, Monument to the Heroes of the Great Patriotic War, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Mir Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh, admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Assumption, and see the interesting displays at Baranovichi Museum of Railway Equipment.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mir planning site.

Getting from Brest to Mir by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Mir are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mir

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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.