8 days in Brest & Minsk Itinerary

8 days in Brest & Minsk Itinerary

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Brest ©
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Brest Railway Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Temple in Honor of the Tikhvin Icon of Our Lady, thenmake a trip to Alley with Stelas of the Hero Cities of the Former USSR Republics, thenexamine the collection at War Museum - Territory of the World, and finally take an in-depth tour of Historical and Memorial Museum Nemtsevichi Estate. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Brest trip site.

Mumbai, India to Brest is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Brest is minus 2.5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Brest reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Brest

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
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Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress
Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park ©
Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
Brest Railway Museum ©
Brest Railway Museum


Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Nesvizh Castle and Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Mir Castle and Khatyn Memorial. Take a break from Minsk with a short trip to Dudutki Museum Complex in Ptich, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Upper City, appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, admire the masterpieces at Gallery Dom Kartin, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Minsk online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Brest to Minsk by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Minsk are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mir Castle, Khatyn Memorial, Dudutki Museum Complex, Nesvizh Castle
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Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle