19 days in Moscow & Lithuania Itinerary

19 days in Moscow & Lithuania Itinerary

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19 days in Moscow & Lithuania Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Moscow, Russia
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Palanga, Lithuania
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Brussels, Belgium

6
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Red Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Lenin's Mausoleum, and admire the landmark architecture of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Moscow trip builder tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Moscow is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Brussels to Moscow. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Church of The Holy Virgin, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

4
nights
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boastsĀ an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Go for a jaunt from Vilnius to Trakai to see Trakai Island Castle Museum about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: visit Vilnius Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), and see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus).

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vilnius trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Vilnius takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Vilnius. In July, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kaunas.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Trakai
Highlights from your plan
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kaunas side-trips: Grutas Park (in Druskininkai), The Church of Saint Anthony of Padua (in Birstonas) and White Rose Bridge (in Alytus). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Ninth Fort, wander the streets of Old Town Kaunas, get a taste of the local shopping with Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard), and walk around Kaunas Lagoon Regional Park.

Discover how to plan a Kaunas trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Take a train from Vilnius to Kaunas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kaunas can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Palanga.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, Grutas Park, White Rose Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Grutas Park ©
Grutas Park
Pazaislis Monastery ©
Pazaislis Monastery

4
nights
Palanga, Lithuania

Palanga ©
Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Change things up with these side-trips from Palanga: Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches) (in Juodkrante), Zemaitija National Park (in Plateliai) and Klaipeda (Sculpture The Kiss (Bucinys), Curonian Spit National Park, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Birute Park, explore the striking landscape at Naglis mountain, examine the collection at Palanga Amber Museum, and get outside with Palanga Beach.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Palanga online route builder .

Drive from Kaunas to Palanga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Palanga sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palanga

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Klaipeda, Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches), Zemaitija Park Forest
Highlights from your plan
Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Birute Park ©
Birute Park
Palanga Amber Museum ©
Palanga Amber Museum

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