8 days in Belarus Itinerary

8 days in Belarus Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+3
Subway + Train + Fly + Bus:  16 h 15 min
1
Minsk
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Vitebsk
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Grodno
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Nesvizh
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  23 h
End: New York City

2
nights
Minsk

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Belarusian Folk Museum of Architecture and Rural Life and Archcathedral Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Museum of Carriages. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Money Museum Groshi, wander the streets of Upper City, brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, and browse the collection at National Library of Belarus.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Minsk online trip planner.

New York City, USA to Minsk is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of subway, train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from New York City to Minsk due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Minsk hover around 73°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vitebsk.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus
Spas & Wellness
Money Museum Groshi ©
Money Museum Groshi

1
night
Vitebsk

Vitebsk ©
Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Memorial Complex Three Bayonets, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uspensky Cathedral, examine the collection at City Hall (Ratusha), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Resurrection Church, then contemplate the long history of Marc Chagall Home, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mark Shagal Monument.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vitebsk day trip planning tool.

Drive from Minsk to Vitebsk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Vitebsk can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grodno.

Things to do in Vitebsk

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uspensky Cathedral ©
Uspensky Cathedral
City Hall (Ratusha) ©
City Hall (Ratusha)
Marc Chagall Home ©
Marc Chagall Home

1
night
Grodno

Grodno ©
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 18th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kircha / Evangelistic Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Intercession Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Sovetskaya Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Jesuit Catholic Church, then examine the collection at The Watchtower of the fire department and a Fire Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grodno journey planner.

Getting from Vitebsk to Grodno by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Grodno are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nesvizh.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Jesuit Catholic Church ©
The Jesuit Catholic Church
Sovetskaya Street
Sovetskaya Street
Pharmacy Museum ©
Pharmacy Museum

2
nights
Nesvizh

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Nesvizh Castle, then don't miss a visit to City Hall in Nesvizh, then step into the grandiose world of Mir Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nesvizh online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grodno to Nesvizh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Nesvizh are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nesvizh

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Mir
Highlights from your plan
Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh ©
Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh

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