29 days in Lithuania Itinerary

29 days in Lithuania Itinerary

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Palanga
— 1 night
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Siauliai
— 3 nights
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Anyksciai
— 2 nights
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Ignalina
— 1 night
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Vilnius
— 15 nights
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Kaunas
— 6 nights

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Palanga — 1 night

Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. On the 15th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at Kerpė Hotel Kerpė, kick back and relax at Palanga Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, and finally get engrossed in the history at Vinetu Kaimas. On the next day, kick back and relax at Melnrage Beach, then make a trip to Meridianas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Smiltyne Beach, and finally browse the different shops at Akropolis.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Palanga trip itinerary builder website.

Kaunas to Palanga is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Palanga are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Siauliai.
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Siauliai — 3 nights

Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. Let the collections at Joniskis Basketball Museum and The Angel Museum capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Siauliai to Telsiai to see Telsiai Cathedral about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: stop by Akropolis, see the interesting displays at Siauliai Ausros Museum, appreciate the history behind Sundial Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kryziu Kalnas.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Siauliai road trip planning tool.

Getting from Palanga to Siauliai by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Anyksciai.
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Anyksciai — 2 nights

Anykščiai is a ski resort town in Lithuania, 20mi west of Utena. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Horse museum, then see the interesting displays at Angels Museum, then examine the collection at Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Apostle Evangelist St. Matthew. On your second day here, walk around Dauniskio Park, wander the streets of Utenio Square, and then stroll around VestuviU Kalnas.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Anyksciai attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Siauliai to Anyksciai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Ignalina.
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Ignalina — 1 night

Ignalina is a city in eastern Lithuania, famous for the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant in nearby Visaginas. On the 22nd (Wed), make a trip to Sculpture for Ignas and Lina and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ancient Beekeeping.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ignalina online tour planner.

Getting from Anyksciai to Ignalina by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vilnius.
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Vilnius — 15 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gediminas Castle Tower and KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus). Shop till you drop at Vilnil. Museum of illusions and Terra Recognita. Explore Vilnius' surroundings by going to Trakai Island Castle Museum (in Trakai), Druskininkai Aquapark (in Druskininkai) and Kernave (Kernave Mounds & Reconstruction of the 13th and 14th Century Craftsmen's Yards in Kernavė). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, buy something for everyone on your list at Ozas, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and look for gifts at Morka Studio.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vilnius holiday planning app.

Getting from Ignalina to Vilnius by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Vilnius sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) 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.
Let the collections at Kauno Langas and Museum of History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy capture your imagination. Head to Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard) and kARTufor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Kaunas with a short trip to Anantbodh Yoga & Aikido Studio in Jonava, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Akropolis, steep yourself in history at Sugihara House, explore the historical opulence of Kaunas Castle, and get engrossed in the history at Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kaunas trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Vilnius to Kaunas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kaunas can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Lithuania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites
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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