12 days in Lithuania Itinerary

12 days in Lithuania Itinerary

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Fly
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Vilnius
— 6 nights
Drive
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Merkine
— 1 night
Drive
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Kaunas
— 4 nights
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Vilnius — 6 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.
Step out of Vilnius to go to Trakai and see Trakai Island Castle Museum, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Lukiskes Prison 2.0, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn, and take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vilnius trip itinerary builder site.

Istanbul, Turkey to Vilnius is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Vilnius due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Istanbul in October, with highs in Vilnius at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Merkine.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Merkine — 1 night

Merkinė is a town in the Dzūkija National Park in Lithuania, located at the confluence of the Merkys and Nemunas rivers. On the 22nd (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dzūkija National Park and then make a trip to Merkine Mound.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Merkine trip maker.

You can drive from Vilnius to Merkine in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Merkine is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Kaunas.
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Kaunas — 4 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: don't miss a visit to Ninth Fort, see the interesting displays at Museum of History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazaislis Monastery, and explore the historical opulence of Kaunas Castle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Kaunas trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Merkine to Kaunas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games
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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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