56 days in Russia, Poland & Belarus Itinerary

56 days in Russia, Poland & Belarus Itinerary

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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 15 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 15 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 10 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
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Minsk, Belarus
— 5 nights
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Brest, Belarus
— 5 nights

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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. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at Russian Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Summer Garden, and browse the exhibits of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg online tour planner.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiport is Pulkovo Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows 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

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WindTunnel FlyStation
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moscow: The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad), Kolomna (Tram Museum, Kolomna Kremlin, &more) and FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo). Pack the 10th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Etnomir Tourist Complex. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Red Square, admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the galleries of Moscow Kremlin.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Moscow trip tool.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Warsaw.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Kolomna, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Vysotskiy Monastyr', Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery
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Church of The Holy Virgin ©
Church of The Holy Virgin
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, make a trip to Palace of Culture and Science, appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny).

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Warsaw trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Moscow to Warsaw in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 25th (Mon), you'll travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum
Palace of Culture and Science ©
Palace of Culture and Science

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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.
When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately Oswiecim away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow attractions planner.

Fly from Warsaw to Krakow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. May in Krakow sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to 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 ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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Minsk, Belarus

Minsk
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Minsk vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Krakow to Minsk takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will leave for Brest on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Minsk

Fun & Games · Museums · Nightlife
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ruzhany (Ruzhany Palace, Lake Papernya, &more), Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park (in Kamianiuki) and Kosava Castle (in Kosava). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Lights Alley, examine the collection at Brest Railway Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Sovetskaya Street, and admire the striking features of Bison on Route Brest - Minsk.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brest trip planner.

Traveling by car from Minsk to Brest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Brest are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brest

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ruzhany, Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park, Kosava Castle
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Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park ©
Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress
The 5th Fort Museum ©
The 5th Fort Museum

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