22 days in Belarus, Bialowieza & Lublin Itinerary

22 days in Belarus, Bialowieza & Lublin Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Minsk, Belarus
— 4 nights
2
Polotsk, Belarus
— 1 night
3
Vitebsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
4
Mogilev, Belarus
— 1 night
5
Gomel, Belarus
— 1 night
6
Nesvizh, Belarus
— 1 night
7
Grodno, Belarus
— 2 nights
8
Brest, Belarus
— 3 nights
9
Bialowieza, Poland
— 2 nights
10
Lublin, Poland
— 3 nights

4
nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Khatyn Memorial and Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Saints Simon and Helena and Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Change things up with a short trip to St. Casimir's Church in Lahojsk (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus, stroll around Victory Park, make a trip to Victory Square, and examine the collection at Museum Strana Mini.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Minsk day trip planning tool.

Naples, Italy to Minsk is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Naples to Minsk is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Naples in May, with highs in Minsk at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Polotsk.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Khatyn Memorial, St. Casimir's Church, Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
Highlights from your plan
Khatyn Memorial ©
Khatyn Memorial
Church of Saints Simon and Helena ©
Church of Saints Simon and Helena

1
night
Polotsk, Belarus

Polotsk ©
Polotsk or Polatsk is a historical city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina River. On the 3rd (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Bogoyavlenskiy Cathedral/ Epiphany Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Belarusian Museum of Typography, thensee the interesting displays at Saint Sophia Cathedral, thenget engrossed in the history at Local Lore Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Saint Euphrosyne Monastery.

To find ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Polotsk trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Minsk to Polotsk in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Polotsk sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Vitebsk.

Things to do in Polotsk

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Saint Euphrosyne Monastery ©
Saint Euphrosyne Monastery
Bogoyavlenskiy Cathedral/ Epiphany Cathedral ©

2
nights
Vitebsk, Belarus

Vitebsk ©
Vitebsk or Vitsebsk, is a city in Belarus. On the 4th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Church/ Blagoveschenskaya Church, steep yourself in history at Marc Chagall Home, appreciate the history behind Mark Shagal Monument, take in the views from Pushkinskiy Bridge, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Resurrection Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Vitebsk Giant, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Temple of St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk, appreciate the history behind Monument to Alexander Nevsky, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museum of the History of Vitebsk Folk Art School, thenexplore the world behind art at Marc Chagall Art Center, and finally examine the collection at City Hall (Ratusha).

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vitebsk trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Polotsk to Vitebsk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Mogilev.

Things to do in Vitebsk

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uspensky Cathedral ©
Uspensky Cathedral
Annunciation Church/ Blagoveschenskaya Church ©
Marc Chagall Home ©
Marc Chagall Home

1
night
Mogilev, Belarus

Mogilev ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): examine the collection at Belarusian Heritage Village 19th Century, pause for some serene contemplation at Three Hierarchs Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Star Square, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stanislaus Church, thenmake a trip to Victory Square, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Leninskaya Street.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mogilev driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Vitebsk to Mogilev by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gomel.

Things to do in Mogilev

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Stanislaus Church ©
St. Stanislaus Church
Belarusian Heritage Village 19th Century ©
Belarusian Heritage Village 19th Century
Mogilev City Hall ©
Mogilev City Hall

1
night
Gomel, Belarus

Gomel ©
Gomel is the administrative centre of Homiel Voblast and with 526,872 inhabitants (2015 census) the second-most populous city of Belarus. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Vetka Museum of Old Believer Faith and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarova, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peter and Paul Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The Chapel and the Burial Vault of the Paskevich, enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Tower, thenmake a trip to Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches, and finally don't miss a visit to Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gomel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mogilev to Gomel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Gomel, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nesvizh.

Things to do in Gomel

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Peter and Paul Cathedral ©
Peter and Paul Cathedral
Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble ©
Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Nesvizh Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh, admire the landmark architecture of Zamkovaya Tower, thenexplore the historical opulence of Mir Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nesvizh online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Gomel to Nesvizh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grodno.

Things to do in Nesvizh

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Mir
Highlights from your plan
Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh ©
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh

2
nights
Grodno, Belarus

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Grodno Gates, examine the collection at Museum of Iron, don't miss a visit to Sovetskaya Street, thendelve into the distant past at The Old Castle, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church, and finally examine the collection at The Watchtower of the fire department and a Fire Museum. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at The Bernandine Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Jesuit Catholic Church, walk around Zhiliber's Park, pause for some serene contemplation at The Fraciscan Monastery and Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Kircha / Evangelistic Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Intercession Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grodno trip builder app.

Drive from Nesvizh to Grodno in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Grodno are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brest.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Jesuit Catholic Church ©
The Jesuit Catholic Church
The Old Castle ©
The Old Castle
Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church ©
Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church

3
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 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Berestye Archeological Museum, take an in-depth tour of Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Cathedral, thenmake a trip to Brest Railway Station Building, thenpause for some serene contemplation at The Temple in Honor of the Tikhvin Icon of Our Lady, and finally appreciate the history behind Alley with Stelas of the Hero Cities of the Former USSR Republics. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Founder of Kamyanyets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Simeon Church, go for a walk through Sovetskaya Street, thensee the interesting displays at Brest Railway Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of St. Nicholas Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Gogolya Street.

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

You can drive from Grodno to Brest in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bialowieza.

Things to do in Brest

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kamyanyets
Highlights from your plan
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress
Brest Railway Museum ©
Brest Railway Museum
St. Nicholas Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas Cathedral

2
nights
Bialowieza, Poland

Bialowieza ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Nicolas Orthodox Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Nature And Forest Museum - Bialowieza National Park, take a peaceful walk through Bialowieza Forest, thencontemplate the long history of Kruszyniany Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elevation of the Holy Cross Orthodox Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Bialowieza trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brest to Bialowieza takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Bialowieza can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lublin.

Things to do in Bialowieza

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Gora Grabarka, Kruszyniany Mosque, Elevation of the Holy Cross Orthodox Church
Highlights from your plan
Gora Grabarka ©
Gora Grabarka
Saint Nicolas Orthodox Church ©
Saint Nicolas Orthodox Church

3
nights
Lublin, Poland

Lublin ©
On the 16th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at The Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, contemplate the long history of Lublin Old Town, and then steep yourself in history at Majdanek State Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Plac Po Farze, see the interesting displays at The Lublin Open Air Village Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of The Lublin Castle.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lublin holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bialowieza to Lublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Lublin are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lublin

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Holocaust Memorial Wall
Highlights from your plan
Lublin Old Town ©
Lublin Old Town
Majdanek State Museum ©
Majdanek State Museum
The Lublin Castle ©
The Lublin Castle

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