5 days in Kaunas & Trakai Itinerary

5 days in Kaunas & Trakai Itinerary

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5 days in Kaunas & Trakai Itinerary

Start: Kaunas
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Kaunas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Trakai
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Kaunas

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jaukus Namai, Akropolis, Atomic KGB Bunker, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazaislis Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ's Resurrection Church, see the interesting displays at Atomic KGB Bunker, then examine the collection at Kaunas City Museum, then look for gifts at Jaukus Namai, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kaunas Botanical Garden. On your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at Akropolis, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Michael the Archangel, then examine the collection at Devil's Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaunas trip planner .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Kaunas International Airport and Vilnius International Airport. In September in Kaunas, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Trakai.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Kaunas Castle ©
Kaunas Castle
Old Town Kaunas ©
Old Town Kaunas

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Trakai

Trakai ©
Just west of Vilnius lies the lake resort and historical city of Trakai, famed for its fairy tale-like cityscape and the eclectic mix of communities that built it.
You've now added Trakai Island Castle Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of St. John Nepomuk, admire the landmark architecture of Trakai Island Castle Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kenesa, and finally see the interesting displays at Karaim Ethnographic exhibition. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trakai Orthodox Church, then admire the striking features of Old Post Office, then take in the awesome beauty at Kernave Mounds, and finally take an in-depth tour of Reconstruction of the 13th and 14th Century Craftsmen's Yards in KernavÄ—.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Trakai trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kaunas to Trakai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Trakai are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Trakai

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kernave
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