11 days in Lithuania Itinerary

11 days in Lithuania Itinerary

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11 days in Lithuania Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Vilnius
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kaunas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Siauliai
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Klaipeda
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Shanghai

3
nights
Vilnius

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Change things up with a short trip to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vilnius driving holiday planner .

Shanghai, China to Vilnius is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Shanghai to Vilnius due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Shanghai in August, you will find days in Vilnius are little chillier (27°C), and nights are much colder (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kaunas.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

2
nights
Kaunas

Kaunas ©
Situated between the Neris and Nemunas rivers, Kaunas is known for its old town, which, though smaller than the capital's, is in much better condition.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazaislis Monastery, examine the collection at Sugihara House, see the interesting displays at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Kaunas Town Hall, then see the interesting displays at Devil's Museum, and finally make a trip to Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard).

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kaunas tour planner .

Traveling by train from Vilnius to Kaunas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Kaunas sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Siauliai.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Kaunas Castle ©
Kaunas Castle
Old Town Kaunas ©
Old Town Kaunas

1
night
Siauliai

Siauliai ©
Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Siauliai journey planning website .

You can drive from Kaunas to Siauliai in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Siauliai, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Siauliai

Historic Sites Museums
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Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas ©
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas
Chaimas Frenkelis Vila ©
Chaimas Frenkelis Vila
Ruta Sokolado Muziejus ©
Ruta Sokolado Muziejus

3
nights
Klaipeda

Klaipeda ©
Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Step out of Klaipeda with an excursion to Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches) in Juodkrante--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Curonian Spit National Park, don't miss a visit to Meridianas, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture The Black Ghost, and see the interesting displays at Lithuanian Sea Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Klaipeda, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Siauliai to Klaipeda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Klaipeda, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches)
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Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Lithuanian Sea Museum ©
Lithuanian Sea Museum
Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches) ©
Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches)

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