35 days in Belarus Itinerary

35 days in Belarus Itinerary

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35 days in Belarus Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + Bus:  15​h 30​min
1
Minsk
— 8 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Brest
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Grodno
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mir
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Gomel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Mogilev
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Vitebsk
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
End: New York City

8
nights
Minsk

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Change things up with these side-trips from Minsk: Raubichi (in Astrashytski Haradok), Stalin's Line (in Zaslawye) and Dudutki Museum Complex (in Ptich). There's much more to do: browse the collection at National Library of Belarus, steep yourself in history at Khatyn Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, and don't miss a visit to Independence Square, Minsk.

Make your Minsk itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

New York City, USA to Minsk is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 8 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Minsk hover around 33°F and lows are around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Brest.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Khatyn Memorial, The Historical and Cultural Complex Stalin Line, Raubichi, Stalin's Line, Mound of Glory
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4
nights
Brest

Brest ©
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
Explore Brest's surroundings by going to Kobryn (Military History Museum of Suvorov & Temple of Alexander Nevsky), Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park (in Kamianiuki) and Kosava Castle (in Kosava). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, examine the collection at Berestye Archeological Museum, don't miss a visit to Ruzhany Palace, and take in the pleasant sights at Sovetskaya Street.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brest itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Minsk to Brest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grodno.

Things to do in Brest

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ruzhany, Kobryn, Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park, Kosava Castle, Monument to the Founder of Kamyanyets
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Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park ©
Sovetskaya Street ©
Sovetskaya Street

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grodno: Lida (Sun Clock, The Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, & more) and Wolf Monument (in Vawkavysk). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church, go for a walk through Sovetskaya Street, get your game on at Recreation and Development Center PORTAL, and view the masterpieces at U Maystra Gallery.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grodno trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brest to Grodno takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Grodno sees daily highs of 33°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mir.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lida, Wolf Monument
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Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church ©
Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church
The Jesuit Catholic Church ©
The Jesuit Catholic Church
The Old Castle ©
The Old Castle

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 25th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John The Baptist, then explore the historical opulence of Nesvizh Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Mir Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, then take an in-depth tour of Navahradak Museum of History and Local Lore, and finally see the interesting displays at House Museum of Adam Mitskevich.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mir itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Grodno to Mir takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mir when traveling from Grodno in December, with lows around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gomel.

Things to do in Mir

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Navahradak, Nesvizh, St. Joseph's Church, Church of St. John The Baptist
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh ©
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh

4
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Rechitsa (Holy Trinity Church, Chapel of St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk, & more) and Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov (in Vetka). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble, contemplate the long history of Memorial Sign of Concentration Camp Prisoners, admire the striking features of Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches, and appreciate the history behind Monument to Irina Paskevich.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gomel online day trip planner .

Getting from Mir to Gomel by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°F in December, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mogilev.

Things to do in Gomel

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rechitsa, Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov
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Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble ©
Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble

4
nights
Mogilev

Mogilev ©
Explore Mogilev's surroundings by going to Monument to Cucumber (in Shklou), Bobrujsk (Monument to Shura Balaganov, Central Library of Bobrujsk, & more) and Orsha (Ethnographic Museum Mlyn & Jesuit College).

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mogilev trip app .

You can drive from Gomel to Mogilev in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Vitebsk.

Things to do in Mogilev

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Bobrujsk, Orsha, Monument to Cucumber
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Museum of Ethnography ©
Museum of Ethnography
Mogilev City Hall ©
Mogilev City Hall
Star Square ©
Star Square

6
nights
Vitebsk

Vitebsk ©
Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. Explore Vitebsk's surroundings by going to Polotsk (Polotsk National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve, Belarusian Museum of Typography, & more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral, see the interesting displays at City Hall (Ratusha), appreciate the history behind Monument to the Great Duke Algirdas, and make a trip to Memorial Complex Three Bayonets.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vitebsk holiday planner .

Drive from Mogilev to Vitebsk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Vitebsk can reach 23°F, while at night they dip to 15°F. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Vitebsk

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Polotsk, Repin's country house in Zdrawneva
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Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Uspensky Cathedral ©
Uspensky Cathedral
City Hall (Ratusha) ©
City Hall (Ratusha)

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