14 days in Lithuania Itinerary

14 days in Lithuania Itinerary

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14 days in Lithuania Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Kaunas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Klaipeda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Plateliai
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Siauliai
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Vilnius
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Bristol

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kaunas Castle and Pazaislis Monastery. Ninth Fort and Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town Kaunas, see the interesting displays at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, admire the striking features of Kaunas Town Hall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Michael the Archangel.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kaunas travel route website .

Bristol, UK to Kaunas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bristol to Kaunas, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kaunas Castle ©
Kaunas Castle
Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Pazaislis Monastery ©
Pazaislis Monastery

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.
Palanga Amber Museum and Lithuanian Sea Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Nida Cemetery and Memel Nord. Explore Klaipeda's surroundings by going to Nida (Nida Dunes & Ethnographic Fishermen's Museum). Spend the 12th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Curonian Spit / Kursiu Nerija National Park. It doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Birute Park and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Klaipeda online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kaunas to Klaipeda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Kaunas in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Klaipeda, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Plateliai.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nida, Palanga, Memel Nord
Highlights from your plan
Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Nida Dunes ©
Nida Dunes
Lithuanian Sea Museum ©
Lithuanian Sea Museum

1
night
Plateliai

Plateliai ©
Plateliai is a town in Samogitia, Lithuania. On the 15th (Thu), examine the collection at Cold War Museum, learn about all things military at Šaltojo karo muziejus, and then head off the coast to Zemaitija National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Plateliai sightseeing planner.

Getting from Klaipeda to Plateliai by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. In August, daytime highs in Plateliai are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Siauliai.

Things to do in Plateliai

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zemaitija National Park ©
Zemaitija National Park
Cold War Museum ©
Cold War Museum

1
night
Siauliai

Siauliai ©
Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at The Angel Museum, examine the collection at Photography Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. George's Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Siauliai Saint Disciple Peter and Paul Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siauliai Hill of Crosses.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Siauliai travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and train from Plateliai to Siauliai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, daytime highs in Siauliai are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can take a train to Vilnius.

Things to do in Siauliai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas ©
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas
St. George's Church ©
St. George's Church

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Trakai Island Castle Museum and St. Anne's Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gates of Dawn (Ausros Vartai) and Sts. Peter & Paul's Church (Sv. Apastalu Petro ir Povilo Baznycia). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, step into the grandiose world of Presidential Palace, see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), and pause for some serene contemplation at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilnius travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Siauliai to Vilnius in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

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