16 days in Lithuania Itinerary

16 days in Lithuania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lithuania trip planner

Make it your trip
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Klaipeda
— 4 nights
Drive
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Druskininkai
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vilnius
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kaunas
— 3 nights
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Klaipeda

— 4 nights

Port City

Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nemunas River Delta Regional Park and Ventes Rago Lighthouse. Get outdoors at Palanga Beach and Birute's Hill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Klaipeda: Mastis Lake (in Telsiai), Amber Gallery-Museum (in Nida) and Cold War Museum (in Plateliai). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Palanga Amber Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Astronomical Calendar with Solar Clock, and walk around The Sculpture Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Klaipeda travel route site.

London, UK to Klaipeda is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Klaipeda. In July, daytime highs in Klaipeda are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Druskininkai.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Druskininkai

— 2 nights
Near the borders of Belarus and Poland, Druskininkai serves as Lithuania's premiere spa town.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): ponder the design of Musical Fountain, then get outside with One Adventure Park, and then examine the collection at Girios Aidas. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at M. K. Ciurlionio Memorial House Museum and then walk around Antanas Cesnulis Sculpture Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Druskininkai vacation planner.

Getting from Klaipeda to Druskininkai by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Druskininkai

Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Vilnius

— 6 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.
Vilnius With Locals Tours has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas and Church of St. Theresa. Visiting Kernave Mounds and Suvio Akademija will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of All Saints, explore the historical opulence of Presidential Palace, get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum (The Green House), and examine the collection at Toy museum.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vilnius itinerary planner.

Drive from Druskininkai to Vilnius in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Druskininkai to Vilnius due to the time zone difference. In July in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kaunas.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum and Historical Presidential Palace of the Republic of Lithuania in Kaunas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul and Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Go for a jaunt from Kaunas to Panevezys to see Senvage about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Gertrude's Church, examine the collection at Atomic KGB Bunker, admire the natural beauty at Kaunas Botanical Garden, and get to know the resident critters at Lietuvos Zoologijos Sodas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kaunas holiday planner.

Getting from Vilnius to Kaunas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Kaunas, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaunas

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.