56 days in Russia, Poland & Belarus Itinerary

56 days in Russia, Poland & Belarus Itinerary

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Start: St. Petersburg, Russia
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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
Drive:  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. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress, stroll around Kolonistskiy Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg online attractions planner.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiport 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
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moscow: 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. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, stroll around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), and explore the galleries of Moscow Kremlin.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Moscow trip tool.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; 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, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Etnomir Tourist Complex, Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery
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FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex ©
FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery
Lenin's Mausoleum ©
Lenin's Mausoleum

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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, get engrossed in the history at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science, and have fun at PM Shooter.

For photos, maps, where to stay, 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 do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. 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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Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum ©
Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum

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nights
Krakow, Poland

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. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Krakow trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Krakow are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 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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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Walking tours
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau

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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 ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Minsk vacation planner.

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. 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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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 Ruzhany (Ruzhany Palace, Lake Papernya, &more), Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park (in Kamianiuki) and Kosava Castle (in Kosava). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, see the interesting displays at The 5th Fort Museum, admire the striking features of Bison on Route Brest - Minsk, and don't miss a visit to Lights Alley.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brest day trip planner.

You can drive from Minsk to Brest in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Brest sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up 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 ©
Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress
Ruzhany Palace ©
Ruzhany Palace

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