Best time to visit Belarus

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The best time to visit Belarus is April-May

Belarus is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, April-May is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

In summer, the average maximum temperature in Minsk climbs to around 24℃ (75℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 28℃ (82℉) on the hottest days of the year. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of -8℃ (18℉). Temperatures often differ in other areas of Belarus though so you can find out more information about this below.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Belarus are usually in July, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Belarus in May – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Belarus, explore hidden gems and destinations to visit while you’re there, discover our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

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Belarus seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Belarus is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Belarus

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

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Top FAQs

Belarus is in Europe.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Belarus:

The warmest month of the year in Minsk, one of the most popular places to visit in Belarus, is July.
The driest month of the year in Minsk, Belarus, is usually around February each year.

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