15 days in Lithuania & Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Lithuania & Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Lithuania & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Vilnius, Lithuania
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
4
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Albufeira, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Vilnius, Lithuania


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Vilnius, Lithuania

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Trakai Island Castle Museum, then don't miss a visit to Vilnius Cathedral Square, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, pause for some photo ops at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), then take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses, then get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vilnius online attractions planner .

If you are flying in from Lithuania, the closest major airports are Vilnius International Airport and Kaunas International Airport. September in Vilnius sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kaunas.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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) ©

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Kaunas, Lithuania

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Ninth Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazaislis Monastery, then examine the collection at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kaunas Castle.

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

You can take a train from Vilnius to Kaunas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kaunas are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Museums
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Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Pazaislis Monastery ©
Pazaislis Monastery
Kaunas Castle ©
Kaunas Castle

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Klaipeda, Lithuania

Klaipeda ©
Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lithuanian Sea Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Curonian Spit National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Klaipeda journey planner .

Traveling by car from Kaunas to Klaipeda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Lithuanian Sea Museum ©
Lithuanian Sea Museum

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Porto, Portugal

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Porto itinerary planner .

Fly from Klaipeda to Porto in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Klaipeda to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Klaipeda in September, expect Porto to be a bit warmer, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Belém Tower, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon planner .

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Casa Grade (in Porches), Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa) and Lagos (Pro Putting Garden & Ponta Da Piedale). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha, have some family-friendly fun at Hot Wheels Raceway, Head underground at Algar de Benagil, and get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Albufeira trip planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Albufeira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Albufeira sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lagoa, Porches, Lagos, Praia Da Rocha, Algarve
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve

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