36 days in Lithuania Itinerary

36 days in Lithuania Itinerary

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36 days in Lithuania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Anyksciai
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Siauliai
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Nida
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Palanga
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kaunas
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Druskininkai
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Vilnius
— 8 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Anyksciai

Anyksciai ©
Anykščiai is a ski resort town in Lithuania, 20mi west of Utena. Change things up with these side-trips from Anyksciai: Utena (Utenio Square & Kristaus Zengimo i dangU baznycia), Zarasai (Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, The observation deck on the lake Zarasas, & more) and Rokiskis Regional Museum (in Rokiskis). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Rubikiai Observation Tower, explore the landscape on two wheels at Cycling route Anyksciai-Puntukas Stone, pause for some photo ops at Laimes ziburys, and let the kids burn off some steam at Labyrinth Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Anyksciai online trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Anyksciai is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Anyksciai due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Anyksciai hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Siauliai.

Things to do in Anyksciai

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zarasai, Utena, Rokiskis Regional Museum
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum ©
Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum
The Treetop Walking Path ©
The Treetop Walking Path
Rokiskis Regional Museum ©
Rokiskis Regional Museum

3
nights
Siauliai

Siauliai ©
Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. Explore Siauliai's surroundings by going to Senvage (in Panevezys), Telsiai (Telsiai Cathedral & Mastis Lake) and Pakruojis Manor Living Museum (in Pakruojis). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas, get engrossed in the history at Birzai Castle, and see the interesting displays at The Angel Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Siauliai tour planner .

Drive from Anyksciai to Siauliai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Nida.

Things to do in Siauliai

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Telsiai, Pakruojis Manor Living Museum, Birzai Castle, Senvage
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
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The Angel Museum ©
The Angel Museum
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas ©
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas
Senvage ©
Senvage

2
nights
Nida

Nida ©
Nida is a resort town in Lithuania, the administrative centre of Neringa municipality. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lithuanian Sea Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kursiu Nerija Nacionalinis Parkas. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Promedane of Nida, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Curonian Spit National Park, and then stroll the grounds of Nida Cemetery.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nida online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Siauliai to Nida in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Palanga.

Things to do in Nida

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Klaipeda
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
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Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Lithuanian Sea Museum ©
Lithuanian Sea Museum

5
nights
Palanga

Palanga ©
Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Change things up with these side-trips from Palanga: Plateliai (Cold War Museum & Zemaitija National Park), Vente Cape (in Silute) and Klaipeda (Klaipeda Old City, Laukinis Vyras, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Birute Park, take an in-depth tour of Vinetu Kaimas, enjoy the sand and surf at Palanga Beach, and examine the collection at Palanga Amber Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Palanga road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nida to Palanga takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Palanga are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kaunas.

Things to do in Palanga

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Klaipeda, Plateliai, Vente Cape, Vinetu Kaimas
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 10:
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Birute Park ©
Birute Park
Palanga Amber Museum ©
Palanga Amber Museum
Zemaitija National Park ©
Zemaitija National Park

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kaunas: Kedainiai Old Town (in Kedainiai), Raudone Castle (in Raudone) and Panemunes Castle (in Pilis). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Kaunas Castle, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, and steep yourself in history at Ninth Fort.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kaunas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Palanga to Kaunas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Druskininkai.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Panemunes Castle, Raudondvaris Dvaras, Kedainiai Old Town, Raudone Castle
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Kaunas Castle ©
Kaunas Castle
Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Old Town Kaunas ©
Old Town Kaunas

5
nights
Druskininkai

Druskininkai ©
Near the borders of Belarus and Poland, Druskininkai serves as Lithuania's premiere spa town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Druskininkai: Alytus (Alytus Town Hall Square & White Rose Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Grutas Park, get outside with One Adventure Park, make a trip to Musical Fountain, and contemplate the waterfront views at Druskonis.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Druskininkai trip itinerary builder .

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, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Druskininkai

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Alytus, Merkine Observation Tower, Grutas Park
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:
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Grutas Park ©
Grutas Park
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain
Antanas Cesnulis Sculpture Park ©
Antanas Cesnulis Sculpture Park

8
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Vilnius: Trakai (Trakai Island Castle Museum & Chapel of St. John Nepomuk). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses, examine the collection at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Vilnius trip planner .

Getting from Druskininkai to Vilnius by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Trakai
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

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