15 days in Belarus Itinerary

15 days in Belarus Itinerary

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15 days in Belarus Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + bus:  5​h
1
Minsk
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Nesvizh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Brest
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Grodno
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Polotsk
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Vitebsk
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Stockholm

4
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 discover tucked-away gems like Berezina Biosphere Reserve and Chelyuskinites Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minsk: Mir (Mir Castle & Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh) and Monument to the Lithuanian Pilot (in Begoml). There's still lots to do: browse the collection at National Library of Belarus, appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, and stroll through Loshitskiy Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Minsk online visit planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Minsk is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to Minsk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, expect nights in Minsk to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nesvizh.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mir, Berezina Biosphere Reserve, Monument to the Lithuanian Pilot
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Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Berezina Biosphere Reserve
Berezina Biosphere Reserve
National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus

1
night
Nesvizh

Nesvizh ©
The birthplace of many renowned poets and authors like Yakub Kolas and Kumza Chorny, Nesvizh (referred to as a memorial city), celebrates a long and rich history in the arts.
On the 6th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh, then step into the grandiose world of Nesvizh Castle, and then don't miss a visit to City Hall in Nesvizh.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nesvizh online tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Minsk to Nesvizh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. June in Nesvizh sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brest.

Things to do in Nesvizh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
City Hall in Nesvizh ©
City Hall in Nesvizh
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh ©
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh

3
nights
Brest

Brest ©
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gogolya Street and Brest Railway Station Building. When in Brest, make a side trip to see Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park in Kamianiuki, approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Bison on Route Brest - Minsk, examine the collection at War Museum - Territory of the World, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brest holiday planner.

You can drive from Nesvizh to Brest in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Brest can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grodno.

Things to do in Brest

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
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Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park ©
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
The 5th Fort Museum ©
The 5th Fort Museum

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 10th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kircha / Evangelistic Church, walk around Zhiliber's Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Fraciscan Monastery and Church, then go for a walk through Sovetskaya Street, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Jesuit Catholic Church. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Intercession Cathedral, make a trip to Great Choral Synagogue, then see the interesting displays at The Watchtower of the fire department and a Fire Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grodno trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Brest to Grodno in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Polotsk.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The Jesuit Catholic Church ©
The Jesuit Catholic Church
Zhiliber's Park ©
Zhiliber's Park
Sovetskaya Street
Sovetskaya Street

2
nights
Polotsk

Polotsk ©
Polotsk or Polatsk is a historical city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina River. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Symeon of Polotsk Monument, then examine the collection at Belarusian Museum of Typography, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sophia Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bogoyavlenskiy Cathedral/ Epiphany Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and design of Jesuit Academy of Polotsk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Euphrosyne Monastery, examine the collection at Polotsk National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve, then learn about all things military at Polotsk Museum of Medieval Knighthood, then pause for some photo ops at Francysk Skaryna Statue, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to Heroes of Patriotic War 1812.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Polotsk tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Grodno to Polotsk takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Polotsk, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Vitebsk.

Things to do in Polotsk

Museums Historic Sites
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Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Saint Euphrosyne Monastery ©
Saint Euphrosyne Monastery
Symeon of Polotsk Monument ©
Symeon of Polotsk Monument

2
nights
Vitebsk

Vitebsk ©
Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. On the 14th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Monument to the Great Duke Algirdas, see the interesting displays at City Hall (Ratusha), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Resurrection Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uspensky Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Pushkinskiy Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Repin's country house in Zdrawneva, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Church/ Blagoveschenskaya Church, and then don't miss a visit to Memorial Complex Three Bayonets.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vitebsk trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Polotsk to Vitebsk by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Vitebsk can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vitebsk

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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