20 days in Belarus Itinerary

20 days in Belarus Itinerary

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20 days in Belarus Itinerary

Start: San Luis Obispo
Fly:  25 h
1
Minsk
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Gomel
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Brest
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Grodno
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Mir
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: San Luis Obispo

5
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 Mound of Glory (in Slabada) and Dudutki Museum Complex (in Ptich). And it doesn't end there: browse the collection at National Library of Belarus, don't miss a visit to Victory Square, stroll around Victory Park, and stroll through Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

For reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Minsk trip planner.

San Luis Obispo, USA to Minsk is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from San Luis Obispo to Minsk, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Luis Obispo in April, with highs in Minsk at 53°F and lows at 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Gomel.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mound of Glory, Dudutki Museum Complex, Khatyn Memorial
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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. Change things up with a short trip to Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov in Vetka (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble, get your game on at Yeti i Deti, learn about all things military at Gomel Regional Museum of Military Glory, and take in panoramic vistas at Observation Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gomel trip planner.

Traveling by train from Minsk to Gomel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in April, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brest.

Things to do in Gomel

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov
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Gomel Regional Museum of Military Glory ©
Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble ©
Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brest: Military History Museum of Suvorov (in Kobryn) and Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park (in Kamianiuki). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, admire the natural beauty at Zimniy Sad, see the interesting displays at War Museum - Territory of the World, and go for a walk through Sovetskaya Street.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Brest trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gomel to Brest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Brest, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grodno.

Things to do in Brest

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Military History Museum of Suvorov, Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
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Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress
Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park ©
Sovetskaya Street ©
Sovetskaya Street

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wolf Monument (in Vawkavysk), Church of St. Andrew the Apostle (in Slonim) and Ruzhany (Lake Papernya, Tank Monument, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church, delve into the distant past at The Old Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kircha / Evangelistic Church, and take in the exciting artwork at U Maystra Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grodno trip planner.

You can drive from Brest to Grodno in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Grodno are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mir.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ruzhany, Church of St. Andrew the Apostle, 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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh, appreciate the history behind Symon Budny Monument, then stroll through Nesvizh Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Mir Castle. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Sula History Park-Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mir trip maker tool .

You can drive from Grodno to Mir in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in April, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mir

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nesvizh, Sula History Park-Museum, St. Joseph's Church
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Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh ©
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh

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