36 days in Lithuania Itinerary

36 days in Lithuania Itinerary

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36 days in Lithuania Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
1
Vilnius
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Druskininkai
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h
3
Kaunas
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Palanga
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Nida
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3 h
6
Siauliai
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Anyksciai
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Ignalina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: Vilnius

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Trakai (Chapel of St. John Nepomuk, Trakai Island Castle Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), wander the streets of Uzupis, take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, and appreciate the history behind Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika).

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vilnius visit site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Vilnius. In January in Vilnius, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Druskininkai.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Druskininkai

Druskininkai ©
Near the borders of Belarus and Poland, Druskininkai serves as Lithuania's premiere spa town.
Explore Druskininkai's surroundings by going to Merkine Observation Tower (in Merkine) and Alytus (Sv. Angelu sargu baznycia, White Rose Bridge, & more). There's still lots to do: cool off at Druskininkai Aquapark, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Icon of Mother of God of All the Afflicted, stroll around Antanas Cesnulis Sculpture Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Church of Saint Mary's Scapular.

Plan a trip to Druskininkai easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Vilnius to Druskininkai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Druskininkai. In January, daytime highs in Druskininkai are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Kaunas.

Things to do in Druskininkai

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alytus, Merkine Observation Tower
Highlights from your plan
Grutas Park ©
Grutas Park
Church of Saint Mary's Scapular ©
Church of Saint Mary's Scapular
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

8
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.
Explore Kaunas' surroundings by going to Raudone Castle (in Raudone), Panemunes Castle (in Pilis) and The Church of Saint Anthony of Padua (in Birstonas). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Ninth Fort, see the interesting displays at Museum of History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy, step into the grandiose world of Kaunas Castle, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kaunas trip planner .

You can take a bus from Druskininkai to Kaunas in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Druskininkai to Kaunas is minus 1 hour. January in Kaunas sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Palanga.

Things to do in Kaunas

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kedainiai, Raudone Castle, The Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, Panemunes Castle
Highlights from your plan
National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum ©
Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Old Town Kaunas ©
Old Town Kaunas

4
nights
Palanga

Palanga ©
Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Explore Palanga's surroundings by going to St. Jacob Apostle (in Sveksna), Zemaitija National Park (in Plateliai) and Klaipeda (Klaipeda Old City, Laukinis Vyras, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Birute Park, make a trip to Sculpture Fisherman's Daughters, walk around Birute's Hill, and take in the views from Birzos tiltas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Palanga trip planner .

You can drive from Kaunas to Palanga in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Palanga, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Nida.

Things to do in Palanga

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Klaipeda, St. Jacob Apostle, Zemaitija National Park, Kretinga Museum, Vinetu Kaimas
Highlights from your plan
Birute Park ©
Birute Park
Zemaitija National Park ©
Zemaitija National Park
Vinetu Kaimas ©
Vinetu Kaimas

3
nights
Nida

Nida ©
Nida is a resort town in Lithuania, the administrative centre of Neringa municipality. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nida: Klaipeda (Lithuanian Sea Museum & Smiltyne Beach). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Curonian Spit National Park, get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Fishermen's Museum, explore the world behind art at Amber Gallery-Museum, and examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Arts.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nida travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Palanga to Nida in 2 hours. January in Nida sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Siauliai.

Things to do in Nida

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Klaipeda, Sun Clock, Museum of Miniature Arts, The Dead Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Lithuanian Sea Museum ©
Lithuanian Sea Museum
Museum of Miniature Arts ©
Museum of Miniature Arts

3
nights
Siauliai

Siauliai ©
Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siauliai: Telsiai Cathedral (in Telsiai), Birzai (Birzai Castle & Rinkuskiai Brewery) and Senvage (in Panevezys). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas, examine the collection at The Angel Museum, look for gifts at Akropolis, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George's Church.

To plan Siauliai vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Nida to Siauliai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Anyksciai.

Things to do in Siauliai

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Birzai, Senvage, Telsiai Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Birzai Castle ©
Birzai Castle
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas ©
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas
Telsiai Cathedral ©
Telsiai Cathedral

3
nights
Anyksciai

Anyksciai ©
Anykščiai is a ski resort town in Lithuania, 20mi west of Utena. Change things up with these side-trips from Anyksciai: Zarasai (Zarasu Krasto Muziejus & Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary), Utena (Dauniskio Park & VestuviU Kalnas) and Rokiskis Regional Museum (in Rokiskis). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum, appreciate the history behind Laimes ziburys, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Apostle Evangelist St. Matthew, and don't miss a visit to Puntukas Stone.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Anyksciai trip planner.

Traveling by car from Siauliai to Anyksciai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ignalina.

Things to do in Anyksciai

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Utena, Zarasai, Rokiskis Regional Museum
Highlights from your plan
Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum ©
Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum
Dauniskio Park ©
Dauniskio Park
VestuviU Kalnas ©
VestuviU Kalnas

2
nights
Ignalina

Ignalina ©
Ignalina is a city in eastern Lithuania, famous for the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant in nearby Visaginas. On the 10th (Mon), make a trip to Sculpture for Ignas and Lina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paluse St. Joseph's Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Ladakalnis, then enjoy breathtaking views from The observation deck on the lake Zarasas, and finally make a trip to Stelmuze Oak Tree. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ancient Beekeeping and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Cross.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ignalina trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Anyksciai to Ignalina by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Ignalina

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stelmuze, Paluse St. Joseph's Church, The observation deck on the lake Zarasas
Highlights from your plan
Paluse St. Joseph's Church ©
Paluse St. Joseph's Church
Ladakalnis ©
Ladakalnis
Museum of Ancient Beekeeping ©
Museum of Ancient Beekeeping

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