12 days in Lithuania Itinerary

12 days in Lithuania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lithuania holiday planner

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Fly to Palanga International Airport, Drive to Juodkrante
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Juodkrante
— 3 nights
Drive
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Palanga
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kretinga
— 1 night
Drive
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Kaunas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vilnius
— 2 nights
Fly

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Juodkrante

— 3 nights
Juodkrantė with permanent population of about 720 people is a quiet Lithuanian seaside resort village located on the Curonian Spit. Step out of the city life by going to Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches) and The Dead Dunes. Explore hidden gems such as Herons and Cormorants Colony of Juodkrante and Museum of Miniature Arts. Change things up with a short trip to St. Jacob Apostle in Sveksna (about 52 minutes away).

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Juodkrante trip itinerary site.

Vienna, Austria to Juodkrante is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Juodkrante due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Vienna in August, with highs in Juodkrante at 27°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Palanga.

Things to do in Juodkrante

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Palanga

— 2 nights
Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Relax by the water at Palanga Beach and Melnrage Beach. Appreciate the collections at Palanga Amber Museum and History Museum of Lithuania Minor. Explore Palanga's surroundings by going to Klaipeda (Pilies muziejus & Kalvystes Muziejus). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Vinetu Kaimas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, examine the collection at Iliuziju namas Eureka, and pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Fisherman's Daughters.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Palanga online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Juodkrante to Palanga takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kretinga.

Things to do in Palanga

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kretinga

— 1 night
Kretinga is a city in Klaipėda County, Lithuania. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Apverstas namas RADAILIAI, get engrossed in the history at Vinetu Kaimas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ensemble of the Franciscan monastery and Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Evangelical Lutheran Church.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kretinga holiday planner.

Kretinga is just a stone's throw from Palanga. In August, daytime highs in Kretinga are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kaunas.

Things to do in Kretinga

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kaunas

— 3 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.
Raudondvaris Dvaras and Stumbras Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ninth Fort and Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Gertrude's Church, see the interesting displays at Devil's Museum, take an in-depth tour of Kaunas City Museum Folk Music Branch, and take a stroll through Old Town Kaunas.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kaunas online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Kretinga to Kaunas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kaunas are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Kaunas

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Vilnius

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St John's church, pause for some serene contemplation at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia), then see the interesting displays at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Museum (The Green House), then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Catherine, then wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Theresa.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Vilnius using our trip planner.

Drive from Kaunas to Vilnius in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Vilnius sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Lithuania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.