16 days in Belarus & Lithuania Itinerary

16 days in Belarus & Lithuania Itinerary

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16 days in Belarus & Lithuania Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen, Denmark
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nesvizh, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Minsk, Belarus
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
4
Brest, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Grodno, Belarus
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen, Denmark

3
nights
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Get out of town with these interesting Vilnius side-trips: Trakai (Trakai Island Castle Museum & Chapel of St. John Nepomuk). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, wander the streets of Uzupis, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, and appreciate the history behind Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika).

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vilnius trip builder website .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Vilnius is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Copenhagen to Vilnius, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nesvizh.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trakai
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

2
nights
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.
Nesvizh Castle has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Symon Budny Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh, steep yourself in history at Zamkovaya Tower, then step into the grandiose world of Nesvizh Castle, then don't miss a visit to City Hall in Nesvizh, and finally don't miss a visit to Slutskiye Gates. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museum-Estate of Adam Mitskevich, then admire the landmark architecture of Fire Department, then appreciate the history behind Sculpture Photographer, and finally stroll around Niasvizh Park.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nesvizh driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Nesvizh takes 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Nesvizh due to the time zone difference. In June in Nesvizh, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Minsk.

Things to do in Nesvizh

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Baranovichi
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Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh ©
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh
City Hall in Nesvizh ©
City Hall in Nesvizh

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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.
Minsk is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the collection at National Library of Belarus, learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and pause for some photo ops at Island of Tears.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Minsk trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Nesvizh to Minsk takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Minsk are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Brest.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Khatyn Memorial
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Khatyn Memorial ©
Khatyn Memorial
National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus

2
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Brest, Belarus

Brest ©
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
On the 5th (Sun), go for a walk through Sovetskaya Street and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lights Alley, see the interesting displays at Brest Railway Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, then examine the collection at Berestye Archeological Museum, and finally make a trip to Brest Railway Station Building.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Brest trip planner .

You can take a train from Minsk to Brest in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Brest, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Grodno.

Things to do in Brest

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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.
Take a break from Grodno with a short trip to Lida Castle in Lida, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church, have some family-friendly fun at Recreation and Development Center PORTAL, examine the collection at Grodno Gates, and don't miss a visit to Great Choral Synagogue.

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Traveling by car from Brest to Grodno takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Grodno, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lida Castle, St. Nicholas' Church
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The Jesuit Catholic Church ©
The Jesuit Catholic Church
Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church ©
The Old Castle ©
The Old Castle

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