39 days in Lithuania Itinerary

39 days in Lithuania Itinerary

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Vilnius
— 11 nights
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Druskininkai
— 4 nights
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Kaunas
— 6 nights
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Klaipeda
— 6 nights
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Nida
— 2 nights
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Plateliai
— 1 night
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Siauliai
— 3 nights
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Anyksciai
— 3 nights
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Ignalina
— 2 nights
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Vilnius

— 11 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vilnius: Trakai (Old Post Office, Trakai Island Castle Museum, &more) and Dubingiai Castle (in Dubingiai). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses, and admire the natural beauty at Bernardine Gardens.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilnius visit planning app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Vilnius. In April in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Druskininkai.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Druskininkai

— 4 nights
Near the borders of Belarus and Poland, Druskininkai serves as Lithuania's premiere spa town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Druskininkai: Alytus (Sv. Angelu sargu baznycia, White Rose Bridge, &more), Simnas Church (in Simnas) and Vainezerio Dvaro Parkas (in Lazdijai). The adventure continues: ponder the design of Musical Fountain, stroll around Grutas Park, make a splash at Druskininkai Aquapark, and enjoy breathtaking views from Merkine Observation Tower.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Druskininkai travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vilnius to Druskininkai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Druskininkai due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Druskininkai are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Kaunas.

Things to do in Druskininkai

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kaunas

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kaunas: Panemunes Castle (in Pilis), Antanas and Jonas Juska Museum of Ethnic Culture (in Vilkija) and Raudone Castle (in Raudone). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Ninth Fort, examine the collection at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, explore the historical opulence of Kaunas Castle, and stroll around Kaunas Lagoon Regional Park.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Kaunas trip planner.

Drive from Druskininkai to Kaunas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Druskininkai to Kaunas is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Kaunas are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Klaipeda

— 6 nights

Port City

Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Get out of town with these interesting Klaipeda side-trips: Nemunas River Delta Regional Park (in Silute), Ventes Rago Lighthouse (in Vente) and St. Jacob Apostle (in Sveksna). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Curonian Spit National Park, appreciate the history behind Sculpture The Kiss (Bucinys), don't miss a visit to Meridianas, and explore the world behind art at Pranas Domsaitis Gallery.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Klaipeda driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kaunas to Klaipeda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Kaunas, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Klaipeda, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nida.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nida

— 2 nights
Nida is a resort town in Lithuania, the administrative centre of Neringa municipality. On the 20th (Wed), stroll the grounds of Nida Cemetery, take a leisurely stroll along Promedane of Nida, then don't miss a visit to Sun Clock, and finally enjoy the sea views from Nida Lighthouse. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Fishermen's Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at The Dead Dunes, then head outdoors with Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches), then explore the world behind art at Museum of Miniature Arts, and finally see the interesting displays at Thomas Mann Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nida journey planner.

You can drive from Klaipeda to Nida in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Klaipeda in May, expect nights in Nida to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Plateliai.

Things to do in Nida

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Plateliai

— 1 night
Plateliai is a town in Samogitia, Lithuania. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Plunge Manor, learn about all things military at Cold War Museum, and then explore the activities along Zemaitija Park Forest.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Plateliai day trip website.

Getting from Nida to Plateliai by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Nida in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Plateliai: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Siauliai.

Things to do in Plateliai

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Siauliai

— 3 nights
Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. Venture out of the city with trips to Telsiai (Mastis Lake, Telsiai Cathedral, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Kryziu Kalnas, head outdoors with Splius Adventure Park, stroll the grounds of Siauliai Cemetery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. George's Church.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Siauliai visit planner.

You can drive from Plateliai to Siauliai in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Siauliai are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Anyksciai.

Things to do in Siauliai

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Anyksciai

— 3 nights
Anykščiai is a ski resort town in Lithuania, 20mi west of Utena. Explore Anyksciai's surroundings by going to Rokiskis Regional Museum (in Rokiskis), Panevezys (Panevezio Krastotyros Muziejus, Senvage, &more) and Utena (Dauniskio Park & Utenio Square). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum, don't miss a visit to The Treetop Walking Path, steep yourself in history at The Historical Complex of Seimyniskeliai Mound, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Apostle Evangelist St. Matthew.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Anyksciai trip itinerary tool.

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 May in Anyksciai, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ignalina.

Things to do in Anyksciai

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ignalina

— 2 nights
Ignalina is a city in eastern Lithuania, famous for the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant in nearby Visaginas. On the 29th (Fri), don't miss a visit 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 get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ancient Beekeeping, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Cross. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at The observation deck on the lake Zarasas and then make a trip to Stelmuze Oak Tree.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ignalina trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Anyksciai to Ignalina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Ignalina

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.