15 days in Lithuania Itinerary

15 days in Lithuania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lithuania trip planner
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Kaunas
— 4 nights
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Plateliai
— 2 nights
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Siauliai
— 1 night
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Merkine
— 1 night
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Vilnius
— 6 nights
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Kaunas — 4 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.
Shop till you drop at Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard) and kARTu. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kaunas Castle and Panemunes Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaunas: Anantbodh Yoga & Aikido Studio (in Jonava) and Gelgaudiskis Manor (in Gelgaudiskis). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the long history of Sugihara House, browse the different shops at Akropolis, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaunas trip maker site.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Kaunas is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Colombo to Kaunas, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colombo in March, things will get much colder in Kaunas: highs are around 6°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Plateliai.
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Plateliai — 2 nights

Plateliai is a town in Samogitia, Lithuania. On the 6th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Telsiai Cathedral, then explore the activities along Mastis Lake, then brush up on your military savvy at Cold War Museum, and finally explore the activities along Zemaitija Park Forest. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Baltic Mythology Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Evangelical Lutheran Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Church.

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You can drive from Kaunas to Plateliai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. March in Plateliai sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Siauliai.
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Siauliai — 1 night

Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. On the 8th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kryziu Kalnas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Siauliai Saint Disciple Peter and Paul Cathedral, and then look for gifts at Akropolis.

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Drive from Plateliai to Siauliai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. March in Siauliai sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Merkine.
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Merkine — 1 night

Merkinė is a town in the Dzūkija National Park in Lithuania, located at the confluence of the Merkys and Nemunas rivers. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Dzūkija National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Merkine road trip site.

Drive from Siauliai to Merkine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vilnius.
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Vilnius — 6 nights

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.
Trakai Island Castle Museum and Gediminas Castle Tower will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vilnil. Museum of illusions and Tsekh Vilnius. Step out of Vilnius to go to Trakai and see Uzutrakis Manor Estate (The Tyszkiewicz Palace), which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, get outside with UNO Park VILNIUS, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vilnius online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Merkine to Vilnius takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Merkine to Vilnius is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in March, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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