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:  5 h 45 min
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 10 nights
Fly:  1 h
4
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Bus:  7 h 15 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.
Step out of St. Petersburg with an excursion to WindTunnel FlyStation in Kuzmolovsky--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, make a trip to Chasovnya Svyatoy Blazhennoy Ksenii Peterburgskoy, admire the landmark architecture of Peter and Paul Fortress, and stroll around Kolonistskiy Park.

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If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiport is Pulkovo Airport. April in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling 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
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kolomna (Tram Museum, Kolomna Kremlin, &more), FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo) and The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad). Pack the 10th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Etnomir Tourist Complex. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, contemplate the long history of Red Square, and examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow travel route planner.

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April in Moscow, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Warsaw.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kolomna, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, Vysotskiy Monastyr', FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex, Church of The Holy Virgin
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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, enjoy some diversion at PM Shooter, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), and examine the collection at NBP Money Centre.

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Traveling by flight from Moscow to Warsaw takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Warsaw are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 25th (Mon), you're off 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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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. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Krakow holiday maker.

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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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 other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Minsk trip 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Krakow to Minsk. In May, daytime highs in Minsk are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll set off 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brest: Bielaviežskaja pušča National Park (in Kamianiuki), Kosava Castle (in Kosava) and Ruzhany (Ruzhany Palace, Lake Papernya, &more). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress, examine the collection at Brest Railway Museum, make a trip to Bison on Route Brest - Minsk, and take in the pleasant sights at Sovetskaya Street.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Brest trip builder.

Traveling by car from Minsk to Brest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Brest, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brest

Parks Museums 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
Ruzhany Palace ©
Ruzhany Palace

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