12 days in Lithuania Itinerary

12 days in Lithuania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lithuania journey builder

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Palanga
— 2 nights
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Kaunas
— 4 nights
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Vilnius
— 5 nights
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Palanga

— 2 nights
Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Palanga Amber Museum and Museum of Miniature Arts will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Palanga Beach and Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches). Venture out of the city with trips to Klaipeda (Lithuanian Sea Museum, Vytauto Sliogerio atminimo plokste - peda, &more), Cold War Museum (in Plateliai) and Plunge Manor (in Plunge). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Birute Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Birute's Hill.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Palanga vacation builder app.

Vienna, Austria to Palanga is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Palanga due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vienna in July: highs in Palanga hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kaunas.

Things to do in Palanga

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kaunas

— 4 nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum and National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ninth Fort and St. Gertrude's Church. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, see the interesting displays at Kaunas City Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Atomic KGB Bunker, and take a stroll through Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard).

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kaunas day trip planning app.

Getting from Palanga to Kaunas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Kaunas

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vilnius

— 5 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

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.
Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas and Church of St. Theresa will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania and St John's church. Take a break from Vilnius with a short trip to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Ponary cmentarz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia), and see the interesting displays at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vilnius road trip planning site.

Drive from Kaunas to Vilnius in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vilnius are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Lithuania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.