44 days in Belarus & Ukraine Itinerary

44 days in Belarus & Ukraine Itinerary

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44 days in Belarus & Ukraine Itinerary

Start: Vilnius, Lithuania
Drive:  3 h
1
Mir, Belarus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Minsk, Belarus
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Gomel, Belarus
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Chernobyl, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Kiev, Ukraine
— 6 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Kharkiv, Ukraine
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Odessa, Ukraine
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  8 h 15 min
8
Bukovel, Ukraine
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Lviv, Ukraine
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h
10
Brest, Belarus
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Grodno, Belarus
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: Vilnius, Lithuania

2
nights
Mir, Belarus

Mir ©
Mir is a town in Kareličy raion, Hrodna Voblast, Belarus on the banks of Miranka River, about 85 kilometers southwest of the national capital, Minsk.Prior to 1939 the town was in Poland.HistoryMir village was founded sometime prior to 1345. Explore Mir's surroundings by going to Nesvizh (Zamkovaya Tower, Symon Budny Monument, &more) and Navahradak (St. Michael's Church, House Museum of Adam Mitskevich, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Mir Castle and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mir route website .

Vilnius, Lithuania to Mir is an approximately 3-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. Traveling from Vilnius in February, Mir is little chillier at night with lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Mir

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nesvizh, Navahradak
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Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle
Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh ©
Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Minsk: Republican Ski Center Silichy (in Silichy), Barysaw (Holy Resurrection Cathedral, Barysaw State Museum, &more) and Holy Spring of St. Nicholas (in Lahojsk). The adventure continues: browse the collection at National Library of Belarus, steep yourself in history at Khatyn Memorial, don't miss a visit to Victory Square, and get outside with Trinity Hill.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Minsk day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Mir to Minsk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Minsk, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can take a train to Gomel.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Barysaw, Khatyn Memorial, Holy Spring of St. Nicholas, Republican Ski Center Silichy
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Khatyn Memorial ©
Khatyn Memorial
National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus

3
nights
Gomel, Belarus

Gomel ©
Gomel is the administrative centre of Homiel Voblast and with 526,872 inhabitants (2015 census) the second-most populous city of Belarus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gomel: Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov (in Vetka) and Chapel of St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk (in Rechitsa). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peter and Paul Cathedral, admire the striking features of Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches, and appreciate the history behind Monument to Irina Paskevich.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gomel trip planning site .

You can take a train from Minsk to Gomel in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chernobyl.

Things to do in Gomel

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian Traditions F.G. Shklyarov, Chapel of St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk
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Gomel Regional Museum of Military Glory ©
Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble ©
Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble

2
nights
Chernobyl, Ukraine

Chernobyl ©
Chernobyl or Chornobyl is a city in the restricted Chernobyl Exclusion Zone situated in the Ivankiv Raion of northern Kiev Oblast, near Ukraine's border with Belarus. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): deepen your knowledge of military history at Chernobyl Go and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elijah Church. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Pripyat Amusement Park, then don't miss a visit to Reactor No 4, and then make a trip to Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Chernobyl travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Gomel to Chernobyl takes 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Gomel to Chernobyl is minus 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in Chernobyl can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kiev.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pripyat Amusement Park
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St. Elijah Church ©
St. Elijah Church
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker ©
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker
Pripyat Amusement Park ©
Pripyat Amusement Park

6
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kiev is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, and see the interesting displays at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum.

Plan a Kiev trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Chernobyl to Kiev in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. February in Kiev sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kharkiv.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Andriyivski Uzviz ©
Andriyivski Uzviz
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

5
nights
Kharkiv, Ukraine

Kharkiv ©
Kharkiv hosts numerous Soviet monuments from its stint as the capital in the 1920s and is considered the industrial and educational heart of Ukraine.
Kharkiv is known for parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, ponder the design of Mirror Stream fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, and take in the pleasant sights at Strilka Square.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kharkiv road trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Kiev to Kharkiv in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Kharkiv are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kharkiv

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Feldman Ecopark
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Kharkov Dolphinarium ©
Kharkov Dolphinarium
Mirror Stream fountain ©
Mirror Stream fountain

5
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Odessa to Ochakiv to see Sudkovsky Seascape Painting Museum about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, get some jogging in at Path of Health, see the interesting displays at Insomnia- The Haunted House, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of the Duc de Richelieu.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the Odessa road trip planner .

You can fly from Kharkiv to Odessa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kharkiv in February: high temperatures in Odessa hover around 4°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bukovel.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Catacombs of Odessa, Sudkovsky Seascape Painting Museum
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street
Potemkin Stairs ©
Potemkin Stairs

1
night
Bukovel, Ukraine

Bukovel ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of St. John the Baptist and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Khomyak. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bukovel, get your game on at Entertainment Center Buka, then get outside with Extreme Park Bukovel, and finally explore the striking landscape at Yablonitskiy Pass.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bukovel trip maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Odessa to Bukovel in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Odessa in March, Bukovel is slightly colder at night with lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lviv.

Things to do in Bukovel

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yaremche
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Mount Khomyak ©
Mount Khomyak
Mount Bukovel ©
Mount Bukovel
Nativity of St. John the Baptist ©
Nativity of St. John the Baptist

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lviv: Drohobych Tower (in Drohobych) and Truskavets (Landscape Park Podgorye & Assumption Church of Blessed Virgin Mary). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, explore the galleries of Insomnia - The Haunted House, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dominican Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lviv online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Bukovel to Lviv takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Lviv are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Brest.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Truskavets, Drohobych Tower
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Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kamianiuki (Forest Zoo & Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park), Kosava Castle (in Kosava) and Ruzhany (Ruzhany Palace, Lake Papernya, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Simeon Church, learn about all things military at Military History Museum of Suvorov, and take in the pleasant sights at Sovetskaya Street.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brest route builder site .

You can drive from Lviv to Brest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lviv to Brest is 1 hour. March in Brest sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Grodno.

Things to do in Brest

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Grodno, Belarus

Grodno ©
The capital city of the region of the same name, Grodno (also called Hrodna) was built around the river flowing through it, and is known as a hub for the arts celebrating both modern and classical culture with three major theaters, a philharmonic society, and a multitude of museums.
Get out of town with these interesting Grodno side-trips: Melovyye Kar'yery (in Karpovtsy), Lida (St. Michael's Cathedral, Sculpture of Bathers Vasya, &more) and Wolf Monument (in Vawkavysk). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church, have some family-friendly fun at Recreation and Development Center PORTAL, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Intercession Cathedral, and explore the historical opulence of The Old Castle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grodno itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Brest to Grodno takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Grodno are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Grodno

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lida, Melovyye Kar'yery, Wolf Monument
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Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church ©
Kalozha Church Boris-Gleb Church
The Jesuit Catholic Church ©
The Jesuit Catholic Church
The Old Castle ©
The Old Castle

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