24 days in Belarus Itinerary

24 days in Belarus Itinerary

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24 days in Belarus Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Polotsk
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Vitebsk
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Gomel
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bobrujsk
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Mir
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Pinsk
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Brest
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Kamyanyets
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Grodno
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Minsk
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Polotsk

Polotsk ©
Polotsk or Polatsk is a historical city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina River. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Saint Sophia Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Polotsk: Memorial Complex Break Breakthrough (in Ushachy), Hlybokaye (Airplane Monument to P. Sukhomu, Trinity Church, & more) and Lyepyel Lake (in Lyepyel'). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Euphrosyne Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, take an in-depth tour of Local Lore Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Symeon of Polotsk Monument.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Polotsk trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Polotsk is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Washington DC to Polotsk due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in Polotsk reach 63°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Vitebsk.

Things to do in Polotsk

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Braslaw, Hlybokaye, Lyepyel Lake, Memorial Complex Break Breakthrough
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Braslau Lakes National Park ©
Braslau Lakes National Park
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Saint Euphrosyne Monastery ©
Saint Euphrosyne Monastery

2
nights
Vitebsk

Vitebsk ©
Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Mark Shagal Monument, contemplate the long history of Marc Chagall Home, then pause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at City Hall (Ratusha). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Memorial Complex Three Bayonets, pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Church/ Blagoveschenskaya Church, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Monarch Algirdas, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Resurrection Church, then make a trip to Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk, and finally take in the views from Pushkinskiy Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vitebsk travel itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Polotsk to Vitebsk in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vitebsk can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gomel.

Things to do in Vitebsk

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Repin's country house in Zdrawneva, Jesuit College
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City Hall (Ratusha) ©
City Hall (Ratusha)
Uspensky Cathedral ©
Uspensky Cathedral

3
nights
Gomel

Gomel ©
Gomel is the administrative centre of Homiel Voblast and with 526,872 inhabitants (2015 census) the second-most populous city of Belarus. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble. Change things up with these side-trips from Gomel: Rechitsa (Holy Trinity Church, Holy Assumption Cathedral, & more) and Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov (in Vetka). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches, pause for some photo ops at Clown Karandash, enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Tower, and have some family-friendly fun at Yeti i Deti.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gomel day trip app .

You can drive from Vitebsk to Gomel in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Gomel are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bobrujsk.

Things to do in Gomel

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Rechitsa, Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov
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1
night
Bobrujsk

Bobrujsk ©
You've now added Cathedral of St. Nicholas to your itinerary. On the 11th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Monument to a Beaver, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of The Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bobrujsk trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Gomel to Bobrujsk in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mir.

Things to do in Bobrujsk

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Memorial Complex on the Ground of Children's Concentration Camp, Kozel-Poklyovskih Castle
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Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Bobruisk Fortress ©
Bobruisk Fortress

2
nights
Mir

Mir ©
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 13th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh, pause for some photo ops at Symon Budny Monument, stroll around 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 architecture and atmosphere at Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mir vacation planner .

Getting from Bobrujsk to Mir by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Mir can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pinsk.

Things to do in Mir

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nesvizh, St. Joseph's Church
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Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh ©
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh

1
day
Pinsk

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. You've now added Museum of Belorussian Polesye to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and Monastery, examine the collection at Museum of Belorussian Polesye, make a trip to Pedestrian Lenin Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jesuit College, then don't miss a visit to Butrimovich's Palace, and finally pause for some photo ops at Steam Locomotive Monument.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pinsk road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Mir to Pinsk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Brest.

Things to do in Pinsk

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Luninyets
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2
nights
Brest

Brest ©
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
On the 14th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Sovetskaya Street. On your second day here, examine the collection at The 5th Fort Museum, examine the collection at Berestye Archeological Museum, learn about all things military at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, then make a trip to Brest Railway Station Building, then pause for some photo ops at Happy Boot, and finally don't miss a visit to Lights Alley.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brest sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Pinsk to Brest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Brest are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kamyanyets.

Things to do in Brest

Museums Historic Sites
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Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Sovetskaya Street ©
Sovetskaya Street
Brest Railway Museum ©
Brest Railway Museum

1
night
Kamyanyets

Kamyanyets
To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kamyanyets sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Brest to Kamyanyets in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Grodno.

Things to do in Kamyanyets

Historic Sites
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2
nights
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 17th (Tue), stroll around Zhiliber's Park, get your game on at Recreation and Development Center PORTAL, pause for some serene contemplation at The Jesuit Catholic Church, then delve into the distant past at The Old Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church, and finally examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum. On the next day, go for a walk through Sovetskaya Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Fraciscan Monastery and Church, explore the historical opulence of The New Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Intercession Cathedral, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Grodno Zoo, and finally see the interesting displays at Maksim Bahdanovic Museum.

Start your trip to Grodno by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Kamyanyets to Grodno in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Grodno are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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The Jesuit Catholic Church ©
The Jesuit Catholic Church
Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church ©
Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church
The Old Castle ©
The Old Castle

4
nights
Minsk

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Explore Minsk's surroundings by going to Dudutki Museum Complex (in Ptich) and Mound of Glory (in Slabada). And it doesn't end there: get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus, pause for some photo ops at Khatyn Memorial, examine the collection at Museum Strana Mini, and learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Minsk trip maker .

Drive from Grodno to Minsk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Minsk, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 48°F at night. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Khatyn Memorial, Mound of Glory, Dudutki Museum Complex
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