16 days in Ukraine & Belarus Itinerary

16 days in Ukraine & Belarus Itinerary

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16 days in Ukraine & Belarus Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Lviv, Ukraine
— 3 nights
2
Brest, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mir, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Minsk, Belarus
— 3 nights
5
Kiev, Ukraine
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Odessa, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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3
nights
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Lviv is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Rynok Square, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Lviv High Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Lviv route site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Lviv is an approximately 7-hour flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in September: highs in Lviv hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Brest.

Things to do in Lviv

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

2
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.
On the 1st (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Zimniy Sad, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, then make a trip to Lights Alley, and finally don't miss a visit to Sovetskaya Street. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Brest Railway Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park, and then pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Founder of Kamyanyets.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Brest day trip planner.

You can drive from Lviv to Brest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lviv to Brest. In September in Brest, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mir.

Things to do in Brest

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Monument to the Founder of Kamyanyets, Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
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Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park ©
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Sovetskaya Street ©
Sovetskaya Street

2
nights
Mir, Belarus

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 3rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nesvizh Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Symon Budny Monument, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Navahradak Museum of History and Local Lore, then see the interesting displays at House Museum of Adam Mitskevich, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Mir Castle.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mir trip maker .

You can drive from Brest to Mir in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Mir, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Minsk.

Things to do in Mir

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nesvizh, Navahradak, St. Joseph's Church
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Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh ©

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Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Step out of Minsk to go to Ptich and see Dudutki Museum Complex, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus, get engrossed in the history at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, pause for some photo ops at Khatyn Memorial, and get outside with Trinity Hill.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Minsk using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mir to Minsk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Minsk can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Khatyn Memorial, Dudutki Museum Complex
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Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kiev is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Khreshchatyk, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland).

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kiev trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Minsk to Kiev in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In October in Kiev, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Photography Tours
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra

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nights
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 11th (Fri): stroll around City Garden, make a trip to Primorsky Boulevard, don't miss a visit to Potemkin Steps, then don't miss a visit to Passage, then don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, and finally don't miss a visit to Teatralnaya Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of 10 Apryelya Square, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nemo Odessa Dolphinarium, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Odessa trip builder .

You can fly from Kiev to Odessa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kiev in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Odessa, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Steps ©
Potemkin Steps

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