20 days in Lithuania Itinerary

20 days in Lithuania Itinerary

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Vilnius
— 5 nights
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Merkine
— 2 nights
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Birzai
— 3 nights
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Nida
— 4 nights
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Palanga
— 5 nights
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Vilnius — 5 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.
Step out of Vilnius with an excursion to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vilnius trip tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Vilnius is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Vilnius are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Merkine.
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Merkine — 2 nights

Merkinė is a town in the Dzūkija National Park in Lithuania, located at the confluence of the Merkys and Nemunas rivers. On the 11th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Merkine Observation Tower and then don't miss a visit to The Pyramid of Merkine. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dzūkija National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Merkine day trip tool.

Getting from Vilnius to Merkine by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. August in Merkine sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Birzai.
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Birzai — 3 nights

Biržai is a city in northern Lithuania. Get out of town with these interesting Birzai side-trips: Rokiskis (Ilzenberg Manor & Rokiskis Regional Museum). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Birzai Regional Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Butautu Manor Brewery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint John the Baptist, and get engrossed in the history at Birzai Castle.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Birzai trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Merkine to Birzai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Birzai are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 16th (Tue), you're off to Nida.
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Nida — 4 nights

Nida is a resort town in Lithuania, the administrative centre of Neringa municipality. Nida is known for wildlife, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Hill of Witches, take a leisurely stroll along Promedane of Nida, take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Fishermen's Museum, and explore the world behind art at Amber Gallery-Museum.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nida visit planner.

Getting from Birzai to Nida by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. August in Nida sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Palanga.
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Palanga — 5 nights

Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Get out of town with these interesting Palanga side-trips: Plateliai (Zemaitija Park Forest & Cold War Museum) and Klaipeda (Meridianas, Sculpture Golden Mouse, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Birute Park, admire the local landmark of Jūratė ir Kastytis, enjoy the sand and surf at Palanga Beach, and examine the collection at Museum of Clocks in Klaipeda.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Palanga visit planner.

Drive from Nida to Palanga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Palanga sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling 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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