16 days in Belarus, Ukraine & Moldova Itinerary

16 days in Belarus, Ukraine & Moldova Itinerary

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1
Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
2
Nesvizh, Belarus
— 1 night
3
Brest, Belarus
— 2 nights
4
Lviv, Ukraine
— 2 nights
5
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 2 nights
6
Odessa, Ukraine
— 2 nights
7
Chisinau, Moldova
— 3 nights

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nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Archangel Mikhail, thenget lost in a book at National Library of Belarus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum Strana Mini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, stroll around Chelyuskinites Park, stroll around Victory Park, appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, thenpause for some photo ops at Crying Guardian Angel, and finally don't miss a visit to Victory Square.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Minsk trip itinerary builder website.

Toronto, Canada to Minsk is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Minsk, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nesvizh.

Things to do in Minsk

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Victory Park ©
Victory Park
National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus

1
night
Nesvizh, Belarus

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 15th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Nesvizh Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, thenstep into the grandiose world of Mir Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nesvizh travel route planner.

Getting from Minsk to Nesvizh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Nesvizh sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Brest.

Things to do in Nesvizh

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Mir
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Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh ©

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nights
Brest, Belarus

Brest ©
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Brest Railway Station Building and then explore the striking landscape of Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Zimniy Sad, don't miss a visit to Lights Alley, thengo for a walk through Sovetskaya Street, thensee the interesting displays at Brest Railway Museum, and finally learn about all things military at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress.

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Getting from Nesvizh to Brest by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Brest can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lviv.

Things to do in Brest

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
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Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park ©
Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress
Sovetskaya Street ©
Sovetskaya Street

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Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Insomnia - The Haunted House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Lviv City Hall, thenwander the streets of Old Town, and finally make a trip to Rynok Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Boim Family, appreciate the history behind Column of St. Christopher, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lviv trip website.

Traveling by car from Brest to Lviv takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brest to Lviv due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

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nights
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kyiv (Kiev) is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sophia's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyiv (Kiev) attractions planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lviv to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Kyiv (Kiev) sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Photography Tours
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Andriyivski Uzviz ©
Andriyivski Uzviz

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Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa ©
Though most famous for the Potemkin Steps leading down the Black Sea coast, Odessa welcomes visitors with several other attractions, including beaches and an ornate opera house.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): appreciate the history behind Statue of the Duc de Richelieu, don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, make a trip to Primorsky Boulevard, thenmake a trip to Teatralnaya Square, and finally see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Insomnia- The Haunted House, make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, don't miss a visit to Passage, thenstroll around City Garden, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Odessa trip maker.

You can fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Odessa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Odessa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chisinau.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs

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nights
Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau ©
Chișinău Etymology and namesThe origin of the city's name is unclear, but in one version, the name comes from the archaic Romanian word chișla (meaning "spring", "source of water") and nouă ("new"), because it was built around a small spring, at the corner of Pușkin and Albișoara streets.The other version, formulated by Ștefan Ciobanu, Romanian historian and academician, holds that the name was formed the same way as the name of Chișineu (alternative spelling: Chișinău) in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): walk around Dendrarium Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, steep yourself in history at Stephen the Great Monument, thenwalk around Stefan cel Mare Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Triumphal Arch. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Valea Morilor, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, and then do a tasting at Cricova Winery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chisinau trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Odessa to Chisinau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chisinau

Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Cricova Winery
Highlights from your plan
Dendrarium Park ©
Dendrarium Park

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