21 days in Lithuania Itinerary

21 days in Lithuania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lithuania trip maker
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Vilnius
— 7 nights
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Druskininkai
— 3 nights
Drive
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Palanga
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jurgaiciai
— 1 night
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Kaunas
— 6 nights
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Vilnius — 7 nights

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.
Explore Vilnius' surroundings by going to Trakai (Trakai Orthodox Church & Trakai Island Castle Museum). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul, and admire the striking features of Vilnius Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vilnius trip itinerary app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Vilnius is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Johannesburg in May: highs in Vilnius hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Druskininkai.
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Druskininkai — 3 nights

Near the borders of Belarus and Poland, Druskininkai serves as Lithuania's premiere spa town.
Change things up with a short trip to White Rose Bridge in Alytus (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Dzūkija National Park, walk around K.Dineika Wellness Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Icon of Mother of God of All the Afflicted, and admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Druskininkai trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Druskininkai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Druskininkai is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Palanga.
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Palanga — 3 nights

Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palanga: Klaipeda (Sculpture Golden Mouse, Vytauto Sliogerio atminimo plokste - peda, &more) and Zemaitija Park Forest (in Plateliai). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Birute Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Palanga Beach, admire the striking features of Klaipedos Central Post Office, and examine the collection at Palanga Amber Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Palanga trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Druskininkai to Palanga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Druskininkai to Palanga. When traveling from Druskininkai in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Palanga, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Jurgaiciai.
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Jurgaiciai — 1 night

On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kryziu Kalnas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jurgaiciai trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palanga to Jurgaiciai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Jurgaiciai, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kaunas.
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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.
Kaunas is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Kaunas Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, examine the collection at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazaislis Monastery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kaunas trip builder.

Drive from Jurgaiciai to Kaunas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kaunas can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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