12 days in Lithuania & Finland Itinerary

12 days in Lithuania & Finland Itinerary

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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Palanga, Lithuania
— 1 night
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Kaunas, Lithuania
— 1 night
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Tampere, Finland
— 1 night
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Turku, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly to Mariehamn, Drive to Aland Island
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Aland Island, Finland
— 1 night
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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania — 2 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.
Visit Church Of St Peter And St Paul and Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia) for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Balloon Rides and Hill of Three Crosses. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, pause for some serene contemplation at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, and make a trip to St John's church.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilnius online route planner.

Vienna, Austria to Vilnius is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Vilnius. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vienna in August, with highs in Vilnius at 27°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Palanga.
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Palanga, Lithuania — 1 night

Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): walk around Birute Park, examine the collection at Palanga Amber Museum, see the interesting displays at Antanas Moncys House, then enjoy the sand and surf at Palanga Beach, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Insectarium.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Palanga day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Palanga takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Palanga can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kaunas.
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Museums · Parks · Beaches · Childrens Museums
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Kaunas, Lithuania — 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 15th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, then contemplate the long history of Sugihara House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Michael the Archangel, and finally get engrossed in the history at Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kaunas trip planner.

Drive from Palanga to Kaunas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Tampere.
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Tampere, Finland — 1 night

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then take in the exciting artwork at Valokuvakeskus Nykyaika.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tampere vacation maker site.

You can fly from Kaunas to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. When traveling from Kaunas in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tampere: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.
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Turku, Finland — 2 nights

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Aland Island.
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Aland Island, Finland — 1 night

There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally try to win big at PAF Casino.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Aland Island trip builder app.

Do a combination of flight and car from Turku to Aland Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In August, daily temperatures in Aland Island can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.
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Helsinki, Finland — 3 nights

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kansallisgalleria and Porvoo Old Town. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get interesting insight from Tours, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

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Traveling by flight from Aland Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Lithuania travel guide

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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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Finland travel guide

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Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."
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