8 days in Lithuania Itinerary

8 days in Lithuania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lithuania trip planner

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Make it your trip
Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to Palanga International Airport
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Palanga
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kaunas
— 1 night
Drive
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Vilnius
— 3 nights
Fly

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Palanga

— 2 nights
Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palanga Beach and Sculpture The Black Ghost. Escape the urban bustle at Curonian Spit National Park and Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palanga: Museum of Miniature Arts (in Juodkrante) and Akropolis (in Klaipeda). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Palanga Amber Museum and take in the awesome beauty at Birute's Hill.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Palanga trip itinerary builder site.

Kansas City, USA to Palanga is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. In August, Palanga is little chillier than Kansas City - with highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kaunas.

Things to do in Palanga

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kaunas

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, then browse the different shops at Akropolis, then stop by kARTu, and finally take a stroll through Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kaunas driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Palanga to Kaunas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kaunas are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vilnius.

Things to do in Kaunas

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Vilnius

— 3 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.
On the 25th (Wed), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, and then examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Bernardine Gardens, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, then visit Vilnius Old Town, and finally wander the streets of Gediminas Avenue.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vilnius trip planner.

You can drive from Kaunas to Vilnius in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vilnius are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods

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.