32 days in Lithuania Itinerary

32 days in Lithuania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lithuania holiday planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Vilnius
— 9 nights
Drive
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Druskininkai
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kaunas
— 6 nights
Drive
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Klaipeda
— 4 nights
Drive
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Plateliai
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siauliai
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zarasai
— 3 nights
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Vilnius — 9 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Trakai (Kenesa, Trakai Island Castle Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn, don't miss a visit to Lukiskes Prison 2.0, and take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vilnius trip planner.

Kayseri, Turkey to Vilnius is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kayseri in October, expect nights in Vilnius to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are much colder, around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Druskininkai.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours
Side Trip

Druskininkai — 4 nights

Near the borders of Belarus and Poland, Druskininkai serves as Lithuania's premiere spa town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Druskininkai: Alytus (Sv. Angelu sargu baznycia & White Rose Bridge). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 17th (Mon) at Druskininkai Aquapark. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dzūkija National Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Merkine Observation Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Church of Saint Mary's Scapular, and explore the activities along Druskonis.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Druskininkai day trip planning website.

You can drive from Vilnius to Druskininkai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Druskininkai due to the time zone difference. October in Druskininkai sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kaunas.
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Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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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: contemplate the long history of Ninth Fort, examine the collection at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, stop by Jaukus Namai, and explore the historical opulence of Kaunas Castle.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kaunas route builder site.

You can drive from Druskininkai to Kaunas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Druskininkai to Kaunas is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Klaipeda.
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Klaipeda — 4 nights

Port City

Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Get out of town with these interesting Klaipeda side-trips: Ventes Rago Lighthouse (in Vente), The Dead Dunes (in Pervalka) and St. Jacob Apostle (in Sveksna). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Autentic, stroll the grounds of Nida Cemetery, and take in the views from Chain Bridge.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Klaipeda trip planner.

Drive from Kaunas to Klaipeda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Plateliai.
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Plateliai — 2 nights

Plateliai is a town in Samogitia, Lithuania. On the 31st (Mon), explore the activities along Mastis Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at Telsiai Cathedral, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Church. On the next day, learn about all things military at Cold War Museum and then delve into the lush surroundings at Zemaitija Park Forest.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Plateliai online vacation planner.

You can drive from Klaipeda to Plateliai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Siauliai.
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Siauliai — 3 nights

Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siauliai: Panevezys (Cido Arena, Senvage, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kryziu Kalnas, make a trip to Chaimas Frenkelis Vila, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George's Church, and look for gifts at Akropolis.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Siauliai trip site.

Getting from Plateliai to Siauliai by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Siauliai can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zarasai.
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Zarasai — 3 nights

Zarasai is a city in northeastern Lithuania, surrounded by many lakes and rivers: to the southwest of the city is Lake Zarasas, to the north – Lake Zarasaitis, to the southeast – Lake Baltas, and the east – Lake Griežtas. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from The observation deck on the lake Zarasas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and then take an in-depth tour of Rokiskis Regional Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): walk around Dauniskio Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Ladakalnis, then make a trip to Sculpture for Ignas and Lina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paluse St. Joseph's Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ancient Beekeeping.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zarasai driving holiday site.

Getting from Siauliai to Zarasai by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You will leave for home on the 7th (Mon).
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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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