Route & dates
30 days in Belarus Itinerary
Minsk— 8 nights
train: 3h 30min
Brest— 7 nights
Drive: 3h 30min
Grodno Region— 7 nights
Vitebsk Region— 6 nights
Fly: 16h 45min
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.Church of Saints Simon and Helena and Archcathedral Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Khatyn Memorial and Nesvizh Castle. Take a break from Minsk with a short trip to Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh in Nesvizh, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: try to win big at Casino Victoria Cherry, take an in-depth tour of Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War, appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, and don't miss a visit to Independence Square, Minsk.
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Baghdad, Iraq to Minsk is an approximately 15-hour flight. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Baghdad in June; daily highs in Minsk reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Brest.
Things to do in Minsk
Nesvizh, Khatyn Memorial
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A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest and Brest Railway Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Brest's surroundings by going to Kobryn (Military History Museum of Suvorov & Aquapark). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Memorial Complex Brest Hero Fortress, examine the collection at Berestye Archeological Museum, make a trip to Lights Alley, and admire the striking features of Bison on Route Brest - Minsk.
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You can take a train from Minsk to Brest in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or drive. In June in Brest, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. You'll set off for Grodno Region on the 16th (Fri).
Things to do in Brest
Kobryn, Tower of Kamyanyets, Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest
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Grodno Region, also known as Hrodna Region, is one of the few large areas in Belarus that was left unaffected by World War II.Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mir Castle and Zhyrovichy Monastery. Visit Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church and Halshany Castle for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Lida Castle (in Lida), Church of Holy Trinity (in Gervyaty) and Ruzhany (Tank Monument & Lake Papernya). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Kreva Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Kircha / Evangelistic Church, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the HIstory of Religion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Church.
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You can drive from Brest to Grodno Region in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brest to Grodno Region due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vitebsk Region.
Things to do in Grodno Region
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Vitebsk region is known to be the most naturally rich in Belarus.Get some historical perspective at Uspensky Cathedral and Marc Chagall Home. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saint Sophia Cathedral and Repin's country house in Zdrawneva. Explore Vitebsk Region's surroundings by going to Vitebsk (Memorial Complex Three Bayonets, Museum of Art, & more) and Polotsk (Peter the Great's House, Monument to the Letter U, & more). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Braslau Lakes National Park. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Potolsk Merchant, snap pictures at Red Bridge, examine the collection at Belarusian Museum of Typography, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.
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Traveling by car from Grodno Region to Vitebsk Region takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grodno Region to Vitebsk Region. June in Vitebsk Region sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Vitebsk Region
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