12 days in Lithuania Itinerary

12 days in Lithuania Itinerary

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12 days in Lithuania Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16​h
1
Vilnius
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kaunas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Klaipeda
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Siauliai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Ignalina
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19​h
End: San Francisco

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vilnius: Trakai (Trakai Island Castle Museum & Chapel of St. John Nepomuk). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, and take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilnius travel route planning app .

San Francisco, USA to Vilnius is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 10 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in November, you will find days in Vilnius are cooler (40°F), and nights are little chillier (33°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kaunas.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trakai
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Ninth Fort, then wander the streets of Old Town Kaunas, and then explore the historical opulence of Kaunas Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard), examine the collection at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazaislis Monastery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaunas trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Vilnius to Kaunas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kaunas are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
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Kaunas Castle ©
Kaunas Castle
Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Old Town Kaunas ©
Old Town Kaunas

2
nights
Klaipeda

Klaipeda ©
Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
On the 9th (Sat), head outdoors with Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches) and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Curonian Spit National Park. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Klaipeda Old City, appreciate the history behind Laukinis Vyras, appreciate the history behind Sculpture The Kiss (Bucinys), then pause for some photo ops at Monument in Honor of the Millennium of Lithuania, then examine the collection at Lithuanian Sea Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jacob Apostle.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Klaipeda trip planning app .

You can drive from Kaunas to Klaipeda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in November, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Siauliai.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches), St. Jacob Apostle
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Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Lithuanian Sea Museum ©
Lithuanian Sea Museum
Klaipeda Old City ©
Klaipeda Old City

1
night
Siauliai

Siauliai ©
Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. On the 11th (Mon), examine the collection at Siauliai Ausros Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George's Church, see the interesting displays at Ruta Sokolado Muziejus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas, and finally examine the collection at The Angel Museum.

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Traveling by train from Klaipeda to Siauliai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Siauliai can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ignalina.

Things to do in Siauliai

Museums Historic Sites
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The Angel Museum ©
The Angel Museum
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas ©
Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas
St. George's Church ©
St. George's Church

1
night
Ignalina

Ignalina ©
Ignalina is a city in eastern Lithuania, famous for the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant in nearby Visaginas. On the 12th (Tue), make a trip to Sculpture for Ignas and Lina, explore the striking landscape at Ladakalnis, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ancient Beekeeping.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ignalina trip planner.

Getting from Siauliai to Ignalina by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ignalina

Museums Nature Parks
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Museum of Ancient Beekeeping ©
Museum of Ancient Beekeeping
Ladakalnis ©
Ladakalnis

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