31 days in Lithuania Itinerary

31 days in Lithuania Itinerary

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Vilnius
— 13 nights
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Druskininkai
— 4 nights
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Palanga
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nida
— 2 nights
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Siauliai
— 2 nights
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Kaunas
— 7 nights
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Vilnius

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.
Visiting Kernave Mounds and Hill of Three Crosses will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania and Holocaust Museum (The Green House) capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vilnius: Trakai (Kenesa, Trakai Island Castle Museum, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Toy museum, steep yourself in history at Ponary cmentarz, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia), and pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vilnius online itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Vilnius is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Vilnius due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Vilnius to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°F and 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Druskininkai.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 14:

4
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Druskininkai

Near the borders of Belarus and Poland, Druskininkai serves as Lithuania's premiere spa town.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of the Icon of Mother of God of All the Afflicted and Assumption of Blessed Mary Virgin Church. Visiting One Adventure Park and Dzūkija National Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Druskininkai side-trips: Simnas Church (in Simnas) and Alytus (Angel of Freedom & Sv. Angelu sargu baznycia). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Snow Arena, walk around Grutas Park, see where the ancients bathed at Druskininkai Gydykla, and take an in-depth tour of M. K. Ciurlionio Memorial House Museum.

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Traveling by car from Vilnius to Druskininkai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Vilnius to Druskininkai, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Druskininkai can reach 26°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Palanga.

Things to do in Druskininkai

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:

2
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Palanga

Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, get outside with Palanga Beach, see the interesting displays at Palanga Amber Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Drug Store, then browse the different shops at Akropolis, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sculpture The Black Ghost. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Zemaitija Park Forest and then walk around Baltic Mythology Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Palanga route site.

Drive from Druskininkai to Palanga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Druskininkai to Palanga. In January, daytime highs in Palanga are 31°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nida.

Things to do in Palanga

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:

2
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Nida

Nida is a resort town in Lithuania, the administrative centre of Neringa municipality. On the 21st (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Curonian Spit National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Nida Cemetery, examine the collection at Lithuanian Sea Museum, then head outdoors with Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches), and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Miniature Arts.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nida driving holiday planner.

Drive from Palanga to Nida in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Siauliai.

Things to do in Nida

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

2
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Siauliai

Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Cat Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kryziu Kalnas, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George's Church, then examine the collection at Ruta Sokolado Muziejus, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Siauliai Saint Disciple Peter and Paul Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): head outdoors with Splius Adventure Park, then look for gifts at Akropolis, and then examine the collection at Photography Museum.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Siauliai trip maker site.

Getting from Nida to Siauliai by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Siauliai when traveling from Nida in January, with lows around 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kaunas.

Things to do in Siauliai

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

7
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul and St. Gertrude's Church. Explore hidden gems such as Museum of History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy and Atomic KGB Bunker. Go for a jaunt from Kaunas to Birstonas to see Vytauto Kalnas about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Akropolis, examine the collection at Kaunas City Museum, contemplate the long history of Kaunas Town Hall, and admire the striking features of Sugihara House.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kaunas route planning site.

Getting from Siauliai to Kaunas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kaunas can reach 28°F, while at night they dip to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaunas

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 31:

Lithuania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
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.