15 days in Lithuania Itinerary

15 days in Lithuania Itinerary

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15 days in Lithuania Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
1
Vilnius
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Anyksciai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Siauliai
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Nida
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Palanga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kaunas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Druskininkai
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Vilnius

3
nights
Vilnius

Vilnius ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Vilnius side-trips: Trakai (Trakai Island Castle Museum & Chapel of St. John Nepomuk). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vilnius trip planning tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Vilnius. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Anyksciai.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Trakai
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

1
night
Anyksciai

Anyksciai ©
Anykščiai is a ski resort town in Lithuania, 20mi west of Utena. On the 30th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Laimes ziburys, examine the collection at Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum, make a trip to The Treetop Walking Path, then let the kids burn off some steam at Labyrinth Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rubikiai Observation Tower.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Anyksciai day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Anyksciai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Anyksciai can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Siauliai.

Things to do in Anyksciai

Museums Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
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Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum ©
Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum
The Treetop Walking Path ©
The Treetop Walking Path

1
night
Siauliai

Siauliai ©
Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get outside with Splius Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at The Angel Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Siauliai trip planning tool .

Getting from Anyksciai to Siauliai by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Siauliai sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nida.

Things to do in Siauliai

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Splius Adventure Park ©
Splius Adventure Park
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas ©
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas
The Angel Museum ©
The Angel Museum

2
nights
Nida

Nida ©
Nida is a resort town in Lithuania, the administrative centre of Neringa municipality. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Lithuanian Sea Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kursiu Nerija Nacionalinis Parkas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): take in the waterfront at Promedane of Nida, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Curonian Spit National Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Nida Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Nida vacation maker .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Siauliai to Nida takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nida can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Palanga.

Things to do in Nida

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Klaipeda
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Lithuanian Sea Museum ©
Lithuanian Sea Museum

2
nights
Palanga

Palanga ©
Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. On the 4th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Sculpture Fisherman's Daughters, explore the striking landscape at Naglis mountain, stroll through Palanga Beach, then examine the collection at Palanga Amber Museum, and finally stroll around Birute Park. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then make a trip to Klaipeda Old City, and then don't miss a visit to Meridianas.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Palanga holiday planner.

You can drive from Nida to Palanga in 2 hours. In October in Palanga, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kaunas.

Things to do in Palanga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Klaipeda
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Birute Park ©
Birute Park
Palanga Amber Museum ©
Palanga Amber Museum
Palanga Beach ©
Palanga Beach

3
nights
Kaunas

Kaunas ©
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, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Kaunas Castle, take a stroll through Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard), take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazaislis Monastery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kaunas Botanical Garden.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kaunas vacation planner.

You can drive from Palanga to Kaunas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kaunas can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Druskininkai.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Kaunas Castle ©
Kaunas Castle
Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Old Town Kaunas ©
Old Town Kaunas

2
nights
Druskininkai

Druskininkai ©
Near the borders of Belarus and Poland, Druskininkai serves as Lithuania's premiere spa town.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): walk around Antanas Cesnulis Sculpture Park and then cool off at Druskininkai Aquapark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Merkine Observation Tower, then walk around Grutas Park, then head outdoors with One Adventure Park, and finally make a trip to Musical Fountain.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Druskininkai trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Kaunas to Druskininkai by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaunas to Druskininkai. In October in Druskininkai, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Druskininkai

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Merkine Observation Tower
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Grutas Park ©
Grutas Park
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain
Antanas Cesnulis Sculpture Park ©
Antanas Cesnulis Sculpture Park

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