34 days in Trakai & Minsk Itinerary

34 days in Trakai & Minsk Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vilnius, Lithuania
Train:  45 min
1
Trakai, Lithuania
— 15 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Minsk, Belarus
— 18 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: Vilnius, Lithuania

15
nights
Trakai, Lithuania

Trakai ©
Just west of Vilnius lies the lake resort and historical city of Trakai, famed for its fairy tale-like cityscape and the eclectic mix of communities that built it.
Get out of town with these interesting Trakai side-trips: Druskininkai (Druskininkai Aquapark, M. K. Ciurlionio Memorial House Museum, &more), Alytus (Angel of Freedom, Sv. Angelu sargu baznycia, &more) and Perloja (Monument for Vytautas the Great & Perloja S.Maria and St. Francis of Assisi Church). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Trakai Island Castle Museum, don't miss a visit to Uzutrakis Manor Estate (The Tyszkiewicz Palace), identify plant and animal life at Vytauto Kalnas, and stroll around Grutas Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Trakai day trip planning website.

Vilnius to Trakai is an approximately 1- hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Trakai

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Druskininkai, Alytus, Birstonas, Merkine, Kernave
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 20:
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Druskonis ©
Druskonis
K.Dineika Wellness Park ©
K.Dineika Wellness Park

18
nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
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: Bobrujsk (Monument to Shura Balaganov, Cathedral of St. Nicholas, &more), Maladzyechna (Central Square, Pobedy Park, &more) and Mir (Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh, Mir Castle, &more). The adventure continues: get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus, pause for some photo ops at Island of Tears, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, and get engrossed in the history at Museum Strana Mini.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Minsk trip maker site.

Getting from Trakai to Minsk by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Trakai to Minsk due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Minsk are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bobrujsk, Nesvizh, Mir, Baranovichi, Barysaw
Find places to stay Feb 20 — Mar 9:
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National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus
Khatyn Memorial ©
Khatyn Memorial
Church of Saints Simon and Helena ©
Church of Saints Simon and Helena

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