5 days in Lithuania Itinerary

5 days in Lithuania Itinerary

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5 days in Lithuania Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
1
Vilnius
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Trakai
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kaunas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Siauliai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
End: Vilnius

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, get curious at Vilnius University Science Museum (Vilniaus Universiteto Mokslo Muziejus), take a stroll through Uzupis, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vilnius trip builder website .

If you are flying in from Bulgaria, the closest major airports are Vilnius International Airport and Kaunas International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Vilnius are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Trakai.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Hill of Three Crosses ©
Hill of Three Crosses
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

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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.
On the 3rd (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Uzutrakis Manor Estate, then get engrossed in the history at Trakai Island Castle Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trakai Orthodox Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Trakai day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Vilnius to Trakai takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kaunas.

Things to do in Trakai

Museums Historic Sites
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Uzutrakis Manor Estate ©
Uzutrakis Manor Estate

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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.
On the 4th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Ninth Fort, wander the streets of Old Town Kaunas, and then explore the historical opulence of Kaunas Castle.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kaunas trip builder tool .

Getting from Trakai to Kaunas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Siauliai.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Kaunas Castle ©
Kaunas Castle
Old Town Kaunas ©
Old Town Kaunas

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Siauliai

Siauliai ©
Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Siauliai Saint Disciple Peter and Paul Cathedral, and then examine the collection at Ruta Sokolado Muziejus.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Siauliai trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Kaunas to Siauliai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Siauliai are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Siauliai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas ©
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas
Ruta Sokolado Muziejus ©
Ruta Sokolado Muziejus

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