27 days in Lithuania Itinerary

27 days in Lithuania Itinerary

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27 days in Lithuania Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Kaunas
— 5 nights
Bus:  2​h
2
Druskininkai
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Palanga
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Nida
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3​h
5
Siauliai
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Anyksciai
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Vilnius
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Jerusalem

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Panemunes Castle in Pilis (about 1 hour away). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Kaunas Castle, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Ninth Fort, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazaislis Monastery.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kaunas attractions planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Kaunas is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Jerusalem in October: high temperatures in Kaunas hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Druskininkai.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Panemunes Castle
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Kaunas Castle ©
Kaunas Castle
Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Old Town Kaunas ©
Old Town Kaunas

4
nights
Druskininkai

Druskininkai ©
Near the borders of Belarus and Poland, Druskininkai serves as Lithuania's premiere spa town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Druskininkai: Alytus (Alytaus Miesto Parkas & White Rose Bridge). There's much more to do: stroll around Grutas Park, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Icon of Mother of God of All the Afflicted, and admire the landmark architecture of Church of Saint Mary's Scapular.

Before you visit Druskininkai, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by bus from Kaunas to Druskininkai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaunas to Druskininkai. In October, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Palanga.

Things to do in Druskininkai

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Alytus, Merkine Observation Tower
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Grutas Park ©
Grutas Park
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain
Antanas Cesnulis Sculpture Park ©
Antanas Cesnulis Sculpture Park

4
nights
Palanga

Palanga ©
Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Change things up with these side-trips from Palanga: St. Jacob Apostle (in Sveksna), Klaipeda (Meridianas, Klaipeda Old City, & more) and Plateliai (Cold War Museum & Zemaitija National Park). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Birute Park, see the interesting displays at Palanga Amber Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Telsiai Cathedral, and identify plant and animal life at Vente Cape.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Palanga travel planner .

Getting from Druskininkai to Palanga by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. October in Palanga sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Nida.

Things to do in Palanga

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Klaipeda, Telsiai, Plateliai, Vente Cape, St. Jacob Apostle
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Birute Park ©
Birute Park
Palanga Amber Museum ©
Palanga Amber Museum
Zemaitija National Park ©
Zemaitija National Park

2
nights
Nida

Nida ©
Nida is a resort town in Lithuania, the administrative centre of Neringa municipality. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Lithuanian Sea Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Kursiu Nerija Nacionalinis Parkas. On the next day, examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Arts, then explore the striking landscape of Curonian Spit National Park, and then get outside with Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nida road trip planning website .

Drive from Palanga to Nida in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Nida are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Siauliai.

Things to do in Nida

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Juodkrante, Klaipeda
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Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Lithuanian Sea Museum ©
Lithuanian Sea Museum
Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches) ©
Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches)

3
nights
Siauliai

Siauliai ©
Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siauliai: Birzai (Rinkuskiai Brewery & Birzai Castle) and Senvage (in Panevezys). The adventure continues: make a trip to Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George's Church, see the interesting displays at The Angel Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Sundial Square.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Siauliai trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Nida to Siauliai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Siauliai, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Anyksciai.

Things to do in Siauliai

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Birzai, Senvage
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Birzai Castle ©
Birzai Castle
Senvage ©
Senvage
Chaimas Frenkelis Vila ©
Chaimas Frenkelis Vila

2
nights
Anyksciai

Anyksciai ©
Anykščiai is a ski resort town in Lithuania, 20mi west of Utena. On the 20th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Laimes ziburys, then see the interesting displays at Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Rubikiai Observation Tower, and finally walk around VestuviU Kalnas. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Utenio Square, walk around Dauniskio Park, don't miss a visit to Puntukas Stone, then make a trip to The Treetop Walking Path, then see the interesting displays at Angels Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Apostle Evangelist St. Matthew.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Anyksciai trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Siauliai to Anyksciai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Anyksciai are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Anyksciai

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Utena
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Dauniskio Park ©
Dauniskio Park
The Treetop Walking Path ©
The Treetop Walking Path
Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum ©
Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum

6
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.
Step out of Vilnius with an excursion to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and pause for some photo ops at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika).

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vilnius attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Anyksciai to Vilnius takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

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

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