14 days in Belarus & Ukraine Itinerary

14 days in Belarus & Ukraine Itinerary

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14 days in Belarus & Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  26​h
1
Minsk, Belarus
— 4 nights
2
Brest, Belarus
— 1 night
3
Lviv, Ukraine
— 4 nights
4
Odessa, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Yogyakarta, Indonesia


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4
nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Get some cultural insight at Nesvizh Castle and Mir Castle. Get some historical perspective at Holy Trinity Church and Archcathedral Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Step out of Minsk to go to Domzharytsy and see Berezina Biosphere Reserve, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Loshitskiy Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of All Saints, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and St. Paul's Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Island of Tears.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Minsk road trip app .

Yogyakarta, Indonesia to Minsk is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 4 hours. In August, Minsk is slightly colder than Yogyakarta - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brest.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mir, Nesvizh Castle, Berezina Biosphere Reserve
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Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Loshitskiy Park ©
Loshitskiy Park

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Temple in Honor of the Tikhvin Icon of Our Lady and then examine the collection at War Museum - Territory of the World.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brest online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Minsk to Brest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lviv.

Things to do in Brest

Museums Historic Sites
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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.
Roman CatholicChurch of the Exaltation of St. Joseph and Zolochiv Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Pidhirtsi Castle and Staroyevryeiska Street for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lviv: St. George Wooden Church (in Drohobych), Svirzh Castle (in Svirzh) and Zhovkva (Basilian Monastery and the Heart of Christ Church, St. Lawrence Catholic Church, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Krekhivsky Monastery of St. Nicholas Basilian Fathers, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Mary Magdalene.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lviv attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Brest to Lviv takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. August in Lviv sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas

Side Trips

Zhovkva, Pidhirtsi, Krekhivsky Monastery of St. Nicholas Basilian Fathers, St. George Wooden Church, Zolochiv Castle
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Pidhirtsi Castle ©
Pidhirtsi Castle
Old Town ©
Old Town

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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.
On the 12th (Mon), Head underground at Catacombs of Odessa, enjoy the sand and surf at Central City Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Odessa trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Lviv to Odessa in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lviv in August; daily highs in Odessa reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Catacombs of Odessa, Central City Beach
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Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral ©
Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©

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