16 days in Lithuania Itinerary

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Kaunas
— 3 nights
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Siauliai
— 2 nights
Drive
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Klaipeda
— 3 nights
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Druskininkai
— 1 night
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Vilnius
— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kaunas side-trips: Panemunes Castle (in Pilis) and Raudone Castle (in Raudone). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town, make a trip to Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see the interesting displays at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kaunas trip maker app.

Cairo, Egypt to Kaunas is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in December, with highs in Kaunas at 2°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Siauliai.
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Siauliai — 2 nights

Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at The Angel Museum, then don't miss a visit to Kryziu Kalnas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Siauliai Saint Disciple Peter and Paul Cathedral, and finally appreciate the history behind Sundial Square. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Ruta Sokolado Muziejus, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George's Church, stop by Akropolis, then see the interesting displays at Siauliai Ausros Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Chaimas Frenkelis Vila.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Siauliai visit website.

Getting from Kaunas 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 up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Klaipeda.
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Klaipeda — 3 nights

Port City

Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Klaipeda: St. Jacob Apostle (in Sveksna) and Ventes Rago Lighthouse (in Vente). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Lithuanian Sea Museum, appreciate the history behind Vytauto Sliogerio atminimo plokste - peda, pause for some serene contemplation at KLaipeda Evangelical Baptist Church, and snap pictures at Chain Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Klaipeda tour planner.

Getting from Siauliai to Klaipeda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Klaipeda sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Druskininkai.
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Druskininkai — 1 night

Near the borders of Belarus and Poland, Druskininkai serves as Lithuania's premiere spa town.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Icon of Mother of God of All the Afflicted, then admire the landmark architecture of Church of Saint Mary's Scapular, then get engrossed in the history at M. K. Ciurlionio Memorial House Museum, and finally stroll around Grutas Park.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Druskininkai driving holiday tool.

Getting from Klaipeda to Druskininkai by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. When traveling from Klaipeda in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Druskininkai: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vilnius.
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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.
Change things up with a short trip 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, examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, and visit Uzupis.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilnius holiday planner.

You can drive from Druskininkai to Vilnius in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -2°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Lithuania travel guide

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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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