22 days in Lithuania Itinerary

22 days in Lithuania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lithuania vacation planner
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Vilnius
— 7 nights
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Druskininkai
— 4 nights
Drive
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Palanga
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jurgaiciai
— 1 night
Drive
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Kaunas
— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Trakai (Trakai Orthodox Church & Trakai Island Castle Museum). The adventure continues: examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vilnius trip site.

Melbourne, Australia to Vilnius is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Vilnius, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Druskininkai.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Side Trip

Druskininkai — 4 nights

Near the borders of Belarus and Poland, Druskininkai serves as Lithuania's premiere spa town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Druskininkai: Alytus (White Rose Bridge, Alytaus Miesto Parkas, &more). Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Dzūkija National Park. The adventure continues: stroll around Grutas Park, take in panoramic vistas at Merkine Observation Tower, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and contemplate the waterfront views at Druskonis.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Druskininkai day trip planner.

You can drive from Vilnius to Druskininkai in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Druskininkai is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Druskininkai are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Palanga.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips

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, Sculpture The Kiss (Bucinys), &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Birute Park, examine the collection at Palanga Amber Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Bridge of Palanga, and take in the awesome beauty at Birute's Hill.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Palanga trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Druskininkai to Palanga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Druskininkai to Palanga, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Palanga sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jurgaiciai.
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Parks · Museums · Beaches · Nature
Side Trip

Jurgaiciai — 1 night

On the 18th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kryziu Kalnas.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Jurgaiciai trip planner.

You can drive from Palanga to Jurgaiciai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kaunas.
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Kaunas — 5 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: step into the grandiose world of Kaunas Castle, admire the natural beauty at Kaunas Botanical Garden, visit Old Town, and don't miss a visit to Kaunas Town Hall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Kaunas day trip planning site.

You can drive from Jurgaiciai to Kaunas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September in Kaunas, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) 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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