23 days in Lithuania Itinerary

23 days in Lithuania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lithuania attractions planner

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Kaunas
— 3 nights
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Klaipeda
— 4 nights
Drive
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Siauliai
— 3 nights
Drive
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Utena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vilnius
— 6 nights
Drive
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Druskininkai
— 3 nights
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Kaunas

— 3 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: take a stroll through Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Kaunas Castle, shop like a local with Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard), and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kaunas travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Kaunas. In December in Kaunas, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Klaipeda.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:

Klaipeda

— 4 nights

Port City

Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Klaipeda: St. Jacob Apostle (in Sveksna) and Ventes Rago Lighthouse (in Vente). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Lithuanian Sea Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Klaipedos Central Post Office, make a trip to Meridianas, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Svyturys Brewery.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Klaipeda trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Kaunas to Klaipeda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Siauliai.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:

Siauliai

— 3 nights
Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siauliai: Telsiai Cathedral (in Telsiai), Zemaitija Park Forest (in Plateliai) and Birzai (Rinkuskiai Brewery, Birzai Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kryziu Kalnas, see the interesting displays at Siauliai Ausros Museum, and make a trip to Chaimas Frenkelis Vila.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Siauliai holiday maker tool.

Getting from Klaipeda to Siauliai by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Siauliai sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Utena.

Things to do in Siauliai

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

Utena

— 3 nights
Utena is a city in north-east Lithuania. Change things up with these side-trips from Utena: Anyksciai (Angels Museum, Church of Apostle Evangelist St. Matthew, &more), Ignalina (Sculpture for Ignas and Lina & Museum of Ancient Beekeeping) and Ladakalnis (in Papiliakalne). There's still lots to do: stroll around Dauniskio Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kristaus Zengimo i dangU baznycia, stop by Utenio Square, and don't miss a visit to VestuviU Kalnas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Utena online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Siauliai to Utena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Utena

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Vilnius side-trips: Trakai (Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God & Trakai Island Castle Museum). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses, take in panoramic vistas at Vilnius TV Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church.

Make your Vilnius itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Utena to Vilnius takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Druskininkai.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 3:

Druskininkai

— 3 nights
Near the borders of Belarus and Poland, Druskininkai serves as Lithuania's premiere spa town.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 5th (Wed) at Druskininkai Aquapark. The adventure continues: stroll around Grutas Park, make a trip to Merkine Mound, ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Icon of Mother of God of All the Afflicted.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Druskininkai trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vilnius to Druskininkai in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in Druskininkai are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Druskininkai

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

Lithuania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.