10 days in Belarus & Lviv Itinerary

10 days in Belarus & Lviv Itinerary

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Start: Lviv, Ukraine
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Brest, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
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Baranovichi, Belarus
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Pinsk, Belarus
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 1 night
End: Lviv, Ukraine

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Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
On the 12th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Jesuits, take a stroll through Old Town, don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, see the interesting displays at Insomnia - The Haunted House, then take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, and finally stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, then don't miss a visit to Prospekt Svobody, then pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Lviv City Hall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lviv trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiport is Lviv International Airport. In August in Lviv, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brest.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery

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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 out of Brest with an excursion to Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park in Kamianiuki--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, appreciate the history behind Alley with Stelas of the Hero Cities of the Former USSR Republics, examine the collection at Berestye Archeological Museum, and don't miss a visit to Bison on Route Brest - Minsk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Brest tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Lviv to Brest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lviv to Brest due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Brest are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Baranovichi.

Things to do in Brest

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
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Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park ©
Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress
Sovetskaya Street ©
Sovetskaya Street

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Baranovichi, Belarus

Baranovichi ©
Baranavichy is a city in the Brest Region of western Belarus with a population (as of 1995) of 173,000. On the 17th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Sparrow Monument, explore the galleries of Museum-Estate of Adam Mitskevich, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Photographer, then examine the collection at Baranovichi Museum of Railway Equipment, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevskiy.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Baranovichi trip planner.

Drive from Brest to Baranovichi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Minsk.

Things to do in Baranovichi

Museums Historic Sites
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Baranovichi Museum of Railway Equipment ©
Baranovichi Museum of Railway Equipment
Sparrow Monument ©
Sparrow Monument
Church of St. Alexander Nevskiy ©
Church of St. Alexander Nevskiy

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Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
On the 18th (Sat), see where the action happens at Minsk-Arena Complex, get engrossed in the history at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, then appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum Strana Mini. On the next day, get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus, don't miss a visit to Victory Square, then make a trip to Independence Square, Minsk, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Spirit Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Minsk holiday builder website.

Getting from Baranovichi to Minsk by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pinsk.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Historic Sites
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National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus
Church of Saints Simon and Helena ©
Church of Saints Simon and Helena

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Pinsk, Belarus

Pinsk
Pinsk is a city in Belarus, in the Polesia region, traversed by the river Pina, at the confluence of the Pina and Pripyat rivers. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jesuit College, then make a trip to Butrimovich's Palace, then examine the collection at Museum of Belorussian Polesye, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and Monastery.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pinsk attractions planning site.

You can drive from Minsk to Pinsk in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Pinsk

Historic Sites Museums
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Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Lubomirski Palace, browse the different shops at Opera Passage, and then stop by Kolektsiya Jewellery Boutique.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lviv travel route builder site.

Drive from Pinsk to Lviv in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Pinsk to Lviv is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Shopping Historic Sites
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Kolektsiya Jewellery Boutique ©
Kolektsiya Jewellery Boutique
Lubomirski Palace ©
Lubomirski Palace
Opera Passage ©
Opera Passage

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