56 days in Russia, Poland & Belarus Itinerary

56 days in Russia, Poland & Belarus Itinerary

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56 days in Russia, Poland & Belarus Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg, Russia
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 15 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Moscow, Russia
— 15 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 10 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Bus:  7​h 30​min
5
Minsk, Belarus
— 5 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
6
Brest, Belarus
— 5 nights
End: Brest, Belarus

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.
Go for a jaunt from St. Petersburg to Kuzmolovsky to see WindTunnel FlyStation about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, make a trip to Palace Square, take an in-depth tour of Peterhof Grand Palace, and admire the striking features of Smolny Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary planning tool .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Pulkovo Airport. In April, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. 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 ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

15
nights
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.
Explore Moscow's surroundings by going to FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo), The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad) and Kolomna (Tram Museum, Kolomna Kremlin, & more). Pack the 10th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Etnomir Tourist Complex. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Red Square, admire the striking features of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, walk around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), and explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

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Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Moscow, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. 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, Church of The Holy Virgin, Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo
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FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex ©
FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
Red Square ©
Red Square
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

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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, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, admire the masterpieces at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, take an in-depth tour of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Warsaw trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Warsaw takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Moscow to Warsaw. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll set off for Krakow on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, browse the exhibits of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow day trip tool .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for 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 ©
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, read our Minsk day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Krakow to Minsk takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Krakow to Minsk, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Minsk sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll set off for Brest on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Fun & Games 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brest side-trips: Ruzhany (Ruzhany Palace, Lake Papernya, & more), Kosava Castle (in Kosava) and Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park (in Kamianiuki). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, don't miss a visit to Gogolya Street, see the interesting displays at The 5th Fort Museum, and take in the pleasant sights at Sovetskaya Street.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brest day trip website .

You can take a train from Minsk to Brest in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brest

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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