5 days in Vilnius, Trakai & Kaunas Itinerary

5 days in Vilnius, Trakai & Kaunas Itinerary

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Vilnius
— 1 night
2
Trakai
— 2 nights
3
Kaunas
— 1 night

1
night
Vilnius

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.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Casimir, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Theresa, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bernardine Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to St John's church, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, thensteep yourself in history at Ponary cmentarz, and finally stroll the grounds of Vingis Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilnius online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Vilnius. July in Vilnius sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Trakai.

Things to do in Vilnius

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Vingis Park ©
Vingis Park
Bernardine Gardens ©
Bernardine Gardens
Ponary cmentarz ©
Ponary cmentarz

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Trakai Island Castle Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uzutrakis Manor Estate (The Tyszkiewicz Palace). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Kernave Mounds, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, thenmake a trip to Old Post Office, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of St. John Nepomuk.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Trakai trip builder app.

Getting from Vilnius to Trakai by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Trakai can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kaunas.

Things to do in Trakai

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Kernave Mounds
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Aleksotas Hill, learn about all things military at Old car museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Kaunas Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Gertrude's Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kaunas trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Trakai to Kaunas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Kaunas, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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St. Gertrude's Church ©
St. Gertrude's Church
Kaunas Castle ©
Kaunas Castle

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