56 days in Russia, Poland & Belarus Itinerary

56 days in Russia, Poland & Belarus Itinerary

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1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 15 nights
2
Moscow, Russia
— 15 nights
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 10 nights
4
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
5
Minsk, Belarus
— 5 nights
6
Brest, Belarus
— 5 nights

15
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Step out of St. Petersburg with an excursion to WindTunnel FlyStation in Kuzmolovsky--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Smolny Cathedral, and browse the exhibits of Grand Peterhof Palace.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip tool.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiport is Pulkovo Airport. In April in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

WindTunnel FlyStation
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

15
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Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kolomna (Tram Museum, Kolomna Kremlin, &more), FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo) and The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad). Pack the 10th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Etnomir Tourist Complex. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Red Square, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, browse the exhibits of Moscow Kremlin, and explore the world behind art at New Tretyakov Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip itinerary planning website.

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Moscow are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for Warsaw.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kolomna, Etnomir Tourist Complex, Vysotskiy Monastyr', The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Church of The Holy Virgin
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Church of The Holy Virgin ©
Church of The Holy Virgin
Red Square ©
Red Square
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

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nights
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, have fun at PM Shooter, learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and test your problem-solving skills at Enigma RoomR - Escape room game.

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

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Warsaw takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. May in Warsaw sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will leave for Krakow on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum

5
nights
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.
When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately Oswiecim away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, wander the streets of Stare Miasto, get a taste of the local shopping with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Krakow journey tool.

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Krakow, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Minsk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

5
nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Minsk trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Krakow to Minsk takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Krakow to Minsk. In May, daytime highs in Minsk are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll set off for Brest on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Minsk

Fun & Games Museums Nightlife
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5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brest: Ruzhany (Ruzhany Palace, Lake Papernya, &more), Kosava Castle (in Kosava) and Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park (in Kamianiuki). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Lights Alley, examine the collection at The 5th Fort Museum, go for a walk through Sovetskaya Street, and take in nature's colorful creations at Zimniy Sad.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brest trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Minsk to Brest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Brest sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brest

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ruzhany, Kosava Castle, Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
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Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park ©
Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress
The 5th Fort Museum ©
The 5th Fort Museum

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