Belarus Trip Planner
Know Your Trip Budget for Your Dream Vacation to Belarus
How to plan a trip to belarus
Located perfectly between Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, Belarus is one of the prime tourist destinations in Eastern Europe. There is a lot to explore and experience in Belarus that you need to properly plan your trip here. Apart from Minsk, which happens to be the capital of the country, other popular cities include Brest , Homiel, Hrodna and NiasviÅ¾. While the country can be an odd travel destination, still the low commercialisation and varied number of attractions are some reasons why Belarus is popular among tourists.
Major question: How to get in Belarus? Like other European countries, Belarus also requires visa. And to apply for the same, you should go to the Belarusian Consulate or Embassy. If you’re in an urgent need of the visa, then for sure you’ll have to spend some extra amount of money. But the Embassy will make sure that you get the visa within a day or two. Other option is to approach a Belarusian travel agency for the same. They’ll do the bookings and give you the invitation letter and arrange your visa. If your country doesn’t have a Belarusian office, then once you land up at the Minsk National Airport, you can get the visa for around €90.
Best time to visit:
April, May and September are the months when spring and autumn knocks at the door of Belarus, hence making the weather pleasant like never before. This is undoubtedly the best time to visit the country as majority of outdoor activities in various cities are open for the tourists. But if you’re looking for a budgeted travel, then early September is the perfect time to avoid heavy crowds. The hotel and flight rates are comparatively lower than other months, hence making a fair deal for those planning a trip on tight budget.
Events and Festivals:
July is the month when major events and festivals are organised and celebrated in Belarus. Kupalle, a fortune telling festival is celebrated in early July. Another major Belarusian festival celebrated in July is the iconic Slavyansky Bazaar festival.
What to visit:
As mentioned earlier, Minsk, Brest , Homiel, Hrodna and NiasviÅ¾ are some of the major cities in Belarus. Hence, visiting these places during your trip to Belarus should be on the top of your priority list. There are plentiful of attractions ranging from the leisure ones to the adventure and offbeat ones. Hence, you need to properly prioritise the various things you want to indulge in, on your visit here, without missing the interesting ones. Khatyn Memorial, Mount of Glory, Stalin Line and Minsk at night are some of the numerous incredible attractions which should be visited at any cost.
How to travel:
You can get in Belarus through plane, by train from Poland and cars or buses from any of the Baltic countries. Once, you reach Belarus, you can opt for train, buses or cars to explore the country in a perfect manner. The bus option is much convenient than the train one. It’s fast and also very reasonable.
From lavish hotels to reasonable motels and cheap hostels, Belarus has it all. Hence, making up for traveller of every kind. One free advice: Make sure you’ve done your booking, well in advance during peak time, just to avoid on spot inconvenience.
Belarus has a vibrant food scene. And to add that, pork, beef, bread and potatoes form a major part of Belarusian cuisine. There are many multi cuisine restaurants available throughout the country, so that you don’t have to compromise with the cuisines you’re not very fond of.
How much does it cost to travel to Belarus
Plan your trip to Belarus with an estimated budget for your travel. The average daily cost of food in Belarus is USD 41.88 per person. For a family of four, the cost of eating out is USD 167.52. For accommodation, be ready to spend around USD 58 for a budget accommodation and USD 141 for a luxury hotel, per day, per person. For getting around Belarus, you will need a rough figure of USD 7.5 per day. For detailed Belarus trip cost calculator, use Belarus Trip Planner.
Average Price of a Luxury Trip in Belarus
Average Daily Cost* USD 270 Per Person
Cost for One Week USD 1890 Per Person
Cost for Two Weeks USD 3780 Per Person
Cost for One Month USD 8100 Per Person
Average Price of a Mid-Range Trip in Belarus
Average Daily Cost* USD 121 Per Person
Cost for One Week USD 847 Per Person
Cost for Two Weeks USD 1694 Per Person
Cost for One Month USD 3630 Per Person
Average Price of a Budget Trip in Belarus
Average Daily Cost* USD 78 Per Person
Cost for One Week USD 546 Per Person
Cost for Two Weeks USD 1092 Per Person
Cost for One Month USD 2340 Per Person
*Based on Food, Accommodation & Transportation
How much will it cost once you're in Belarus
- 3-Course meal (mid-range) USD 16.75
- Fast food Combo meal USD 5
- Coffee (Cappuccino regular) USD 1.7
- Bottle of Water (1.5 L) USD 0.56
- Soft Drinks (Coke/Pepsi, 0.33 L) USD 0.71
- Domestic Beer (0.5 L) USD 0.88
- Budget Accommodation USD 58
- Luxury Accommodation USD 141
- Taxi Start (Standard Tariff) USD 2
- Taxi per km (Standard Tariff) USD 0.35
- One-way Ticket (Local Transit) USD 0.3
- Fuel (1 L) USD 0.63