40 days in Belarus Itinerary

40 days in Belarus Itinerary

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40 days in Belarus Itinerary

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

5
nights
Vitebsk

Vitebsk ©
Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vitebsk: Polotsk (Polotsk National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve, Sculpture Potolsk Merchant, & more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral, make a trip to Monument to the Great Duke Algirdas, snap pictures at Pushkinskiy Bridge, and examine the collection at Repin's country house in Zdrawneva.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vitebsk trip builder .

New York City, USA to Vitebsk is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In December, Vitebsk is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 30°F and lows of 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mogilev.

Things to do in Vitebsk

Museums Historic Sites

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)

5
nights
Mogilev

Mogilev ©
Get out of town with these interesting Mogilev side-trips: Orsha (Jesuit College & Ethnographic Museum Mlyn), Monument to Cucumber (in Shklou) and Bobrujsk (Church of The Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Tank Monument on the tomb of General B.S.Baharova, & more).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mogilev trip maker website .

Drive from Vitebsk to Mogilev in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Gomel.

Things to do in Mogilev

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

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. Explore Gomel's surroundings by going 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 still lots to do: make a trip to Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peter and Paul Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Memorial Sign of Concentration Camp Prisoners, and examine the collection at Vetka Museum of Old Believer Faith and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarova.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gomel route planner .

You can drive from Mogilev to Gomel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Gomel, expect temperatures between 33°F during the day and 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mir.

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
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. Get out of town with these interesting Mir side-trips: Nesvizh (Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh, Symon Budny Monument, & more), Church of St. Andrew the Apostle (in Slonim) and Kosava Castle (in Kosava). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Mir Castle, appreciate the history behind Sun Clock, take some stellar pictures from Hill of Adam Mitskevich, and see the interesting displays at Baranovichi Museum of Railway Equipment.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mir holiday builder .

Drive from Gomel to Mir in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Mir can reach 31°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Grodno.

Things to do in Mir

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nesvizh, Lida, Baranovichi, Navahradak, St. Joseph's Church
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Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Lida Castle ©
Lida Castle

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Grodno side-trips: Melovyye Kar'yery (in Karpovtsy), Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin (in Skrybawtsy) and Wolf Monument (in Vawkavysk). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church, take in the pleasant sights at Sovetskaya Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kircha / Evangelistic Church.

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You can drive from Mir to Grodno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Grodno, expect temperatures between 33°F during the day and 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Brest.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, Melovyye Kar'yery, Manor Sviatopolk-Chetvertinskih, 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

5
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Brest: Kamyanyets (Monument to the Founder of Kamyanyets & St. Simeon Church), Kobryn (Military History Museum of Suvorov & Temple of Alexander Nevsky) and Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park (in Kamianiuki). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, don't miss a visit to Ruzhany Palace, examine the collection at The 5th Fort Museum, and take in the pleasant sights at Sovetskaya Street.

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You can drive from Grodno to Brest in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Minsk.

Things to do in Brest

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ruzhany, Kamyanyets, Kobryn, Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park, Spiritual and Patriotic Complex
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Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park ©
Sovetskaya Street ©
Sovetskaya Street

9
nights
Minsk

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Minsk: Dudutki Museum Complex (in Ptich), Holy Spring of St. Nicholas (in Lahojsk) and Mound of Glory (in Slabada). There's much more to do: get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus, steep yourself in history at Khatyn Memorial, see the interesting displays at Museum Strana Mini, and make a trip to Victory Square.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Minsk day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Brest to Minsk takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Minsk sees daily highs of 33°F and lows of 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

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