11 days in Lithuania Itinerary

11 days in Lithuania Itinerary

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11 days in Lithuania Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Vilnius
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kaunas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Siauliai
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
4
Nida
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Palanga
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Montreal

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Anne's Church and Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika). Vilnius Old Town and Gediminas Castle Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Vilnius to go to Trakai and see Trakai Island Castle Museum, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, get a taste of the local shopping with Terra Recognita, take a stroll through Uzupis, and see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus).

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vilnius sightseeing planning site .

Montreal, Canada to Vilnius is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Montreal to Vilnius, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in December: high temperatures in Vilnius hover around 1°C and lows are around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kaunas.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower

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.
On the 7th (Sat), make a trip to Ninth Fort, then don't miss a visit to Kaunas Town Hall, then step into the grandiose world of Kaunas Castle, and finally take a stroll through Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard). On your second day here, wander the streets of Old Town Kaunas, buy something for everyone on your list at Akropolis, and then stop by Jaukus Namai.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kaunas trip planner .

Getting from Vilnius to Kaunas by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kaunas are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Siauliai.

Things to do in Kaunas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard) ©
Kaunas Castle ©
Kaunas Castle
Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort

1
night
Siauliai

Siauliai ©
Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for gifts at Akropolis, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Siauliai Saint Disciple Peter and Paul Cathedral.

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Drive from Kaunas to Siauliai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Siauliai are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Nida.

Things to do in Siauliai

Historic Sites Shopping
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Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas ©
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas
St. George's Church ©
St. George's Church

1
night
Nida

Nida ©
Nida is a resort town in Lithuania, the administrative centre of Neringa municipality. On the 10th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Fishermen's Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Nida Cemetery, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Curonian Spit National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nida trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Siauliai to Nida takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Palanga.

Things to do in Nida

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Curonian Spit National Park
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Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Ethnographic Fishermen's Museum ©
Ethnographic Fishermen's Museum

1
night
Palanga

Palanga ©
Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): kick back and relax at Palanga Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Palanga online trip maker .

You can drive from Nida to Palanga in 2 hours. In December in Palanga, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palanga

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Palanga Beach ©
Palanga Beach

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