60 days in Russia, Belarus & Warsaw Itinerary

60 days in Russia, Belarus & Warsaw Itinerary

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60 days in Russia, Belarus & Warsaw Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Warsaw, Poland
— 11 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Brest, Belarus
— 8 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
3
Minsk, Belarus
— 10 nights
Bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Yekaterinburg, Russia
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Novosibirsk, Russia
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h
6
Vladivostok, Russia
— 8 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa


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11
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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Warsaw tour website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Warsaw is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Warsaw. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in April, with highs in Warsaw at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Brest.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Walking tours

8
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brest side-trips: Kamyanyets (Tower of Kamyanyets, Monument to the Founder of Kamyanyets, & more), Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park (in Kamianiuki) and Kobryn (Military History Museum of Suvorov & St. Nicholas Church). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, go for a walk through Sovetskaya Street, admire the natural beauty at Zimniy Sad, and examine the collection at The 5th Fort Museum.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brest attractions planner.

You can drive from Warsaw to Brest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Warsaw to Brest is 2 hours. April in Brest sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Minsk.

Things to do in Brest

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

10
nights
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 Dudutki Museum Complex (in Ptich), Nesvizh Castle (in Nesvizh) and Baranovichi Museum of Railway Equipment (in Baranovichi). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Mir Castle, admire the natural beauty at Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, and see the interesting displays at Museum Strana Mini.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Minsk journey builder site .

Getting from Brest to Minsk by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Minsk can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mir, Barysaw, Nesvizh Castle, Khatyn Memorial, Mound of Glory
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Khatyn Memorial ©
Khatyn Memorial
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle

10
nights
Yekaterinburg, Russia

Yekaterinburg ©
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Explore Yekaterinburg's surroundings by going to Pervouralsk (Temple of the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God & Innovative Cultural Center), Seven Brothers Rocks (in Verkh-Neyvinsky) and Victory Park (in Beryozovsky). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Museum of military vehicles and other machinery, UMMC, head outdoors with Rocks of Peter Gronsky, contemplate the waterfront views at Weir on river Iset, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church on the Blood.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yekaterinburg trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Minsk to Yekaterinburg takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Minsk to Yekaterinburg. Traveling from Minsk in May, Yekaterinburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Novosibirsk.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Pervouralsk, Verhnyaya Pyshma, Visim, Seven Brothers Rocks, Victory Park
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Park Turbomotornogo Zavoda ©
Park Turbomotornogo Zavoda
Visotsky Business Center Lookout ©
Visotsky Business Center Lookout
Ganina Yama Monastery ©
Ganina Yama Monastery

7
nights
Novosibirsk, Russia

Novosibirsk ©
Situated in Siberia's southwestern portion, Novosibirsk developed into a major urban center in the last decade of the 19th century, when it became a convenient pit stop for railway travelers making the epic trans-Siberian journey.
When in Novosibirsk, make a side trip to see Abandoned Marble Quarry in Iskitim, approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Novosibirsk Zoo, walk around Edem Park, make a trip to Cone-Bench, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Novosibirsk online travel route builder .

Getting from Yekaterinburg to Novosibirsk by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yekaterinburg to Novosibirsk. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vladivostok.

Things to do in Novosibirsk

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Abandoned Marble Quarry
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Novosibirsk Zoo ©
Novosibirsk Zoo
Kidburg ©
Kidburg

8
nights
Vladivostok, Russia

Vladivostok ©
Often compared to San Francisco and Naples, the sprawling eastern city of Vladivostok serves as the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lukyanovka (S-Nezhnaya Ski Lodge & Mountain Falaza (Litovka)). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Russky Bridge, explore by horseback at Astafyev's Bay, don't miss a visit to State Marine Conservation Area, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Vladivostok trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Novosibirsk to Vladivostok takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Novosibirsk Time to Vladivostok Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Vladivostok can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vladivostok

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lukyanovka
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Astafyev's Bay ©
Astafyev's Bay
Russky Bridge ©
Russky Bridge
Spas

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