23 days in Belarus & Poland Itinerary

23 days in Belarus & Poland Itinerary

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23 days in Belarus & Poland Itinerary

Start: Minsk, Belarus
1
Minsk, Belarus
— 5 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Brest, Belarus
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 7 nights
End: Krakow, Poland


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5
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nesvizh Castle (in Nesvizh), Mir Castle (in Mir) and Church of St. John The Baptist (in Vishnevets). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Khatyn Memorial, brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, head outdoors with Trinity Hill, and get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Minsk vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Minsk National Airport. In June in Minsk, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Brest.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Church of St. John The Baptist, Nesvizh Castle, Khatyn Memorial, Mir Castle, Dudutki Museum Complex
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Khatyn Memorial ©
Khatyn Memorial
Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle

4
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brest: Kamyanyets (St. Simeon Church & Monument to the Founder of Kamyanyets), Ruzhany (Lake Papernya, Tank Monument, & more) and Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park (in Kamianiuki). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, take in the pleasant sights at Sovetskaya Street, examine the collection at Brest Railway Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Zimniy Sad.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Brest day trip tool .

Getting from Minsk to Brest by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Warsaw.

Things to do in Brest

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ruzhany, Kamyanyets, Kobryn, Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
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Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park ©
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Ruzhany Palace ©
Ruzhany Palace

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Brest to Warsaw takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brest to Warsaw due to the time zone difference. In June in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Room Escape Warszawa ©
Room Escape Warszawa
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle, get your game on at Bubble Football by Bumper Ball Experiences, make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Krakow road trip planner .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

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