Highlights of Lithuania - One Week in Lithuania Itinerary Story

By Ilona Bicker

Introduction

Highlights of Lithuania - One Week in Lithuania Itinerary Story

How much do you know about Lithuania? This tiny country on the Baltic Sea rarely gets the publicity it deserves.... Read more

Day 1

Explore Vilnius

Start your trip in Lithuania's capital. Vilnius is famous for its many churches and its pretty Old Town, so go... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 1

Gates of Dawn

Start your day at the Gates of Dawn. It might not look like much from the southern side, but this... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 2

Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit

You can find beautiful churches all over Vilnius, and while you walk through the Old Town, you should step into... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 3

The Republic of Uzupis

Cross the river east of the Old Town, and you'll reach the Republic of Uzupis. Founded on April 1st, 1997,... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 4

Vilnius Cathedral

Your next stop for the day is Vilnius Cathedral, which does not look like a cathedral at all. With its... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 5

Gediminas' Castle Tower

Your (almost) last stop for today is Gediminas' Hill. The hike up here is short and steep, but worth it.... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 6

Enjoy Traditional Lithuanian Food

Tonight, you should go out and enjoy traditional Lithuanian food. We ate at Etno Dvaras, a chain of restaurants that... Read more

Day 2

Castles and History Lessons

Today, you're going to leave Vilnius and visit Trakai. This cute town was once the capital of Lithuania and is... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 1

Trakai Old Town

From the bus station, walk north along Main Street, and you will reach the Old Town of Trakai. Here, you... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 2

Trakai Island Castle

Keep walking through the Old Town, and you will eventually find a bridge on your right. Cross it to get... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 3

Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights

After returning to Vilnius, you should visit the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights. You can find it in a... Read more

Day 3

The Hill of Crosses

Today is a travel day as you'll be going to Klaipeda. On your way, you should stop in Siauliai to... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 1

Hill of Crosses

Nobody knows how the Hill of Crosses started, but some people believe the tradition of leaving a cross goes as... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 2

Klaipeda by Night

From Siauliai, take a train or your car to travel to Klaipeda. As you will arrive in the late afternoon... Read more

Day 4

Explore Klaipeda

Today, you will explore Klaipeda, so put on good walking shoes. The Old Town might not be massive, but one... Read more

Day 4 - Stop 1

Theatre Square

Start your day at Theatre Square, in front of the Klaipeda Drama Theatre. In summer, festivals take place in this... Read more

Day 4 - Stop 2

History Museum of Lithuania Minor

The History Museum of Lithuania Minor is the perfect place if you want to learn more about the region. Did... Read more

Day 4 - Stop 3

Blacksmith Museum

After the History Museum, we recommend that you go to the Blacksmith Museum. You can find it only a few... Read more

Day 4 - Stop 4

Klaipeda Harbour

It's time to go down to the waterfront. Back in the day, Klaipeda grew quickly because of its access to... Read more

Day 4 - Stop 5

Castle Museum

While the Castle Museum is often listed as an attraction on its own, it belongs to the 39/45 Museum. So... Read more

Day 5

Beaches and Sand Dunes

Today, you will visit the Curonian Spit. Here, you can find the most beautiful landscapes in the country. One day... Read more

Day 5 - Stop 1

Smiltyne

Start your day on the Curonian Spit by visiting Smiltyne. Close to the ferry pier, you can find a few... Read more

Day 5 - Stop 2

Nida

From Smiltyne, take a bus or use your car to get to Nida. This town is the last Lithuanian settlement... Read more

Day 5 - Stop 3

Parnidis Dune

Parnidis Dune is the highlight of the Curonian Spit. This dune is 52 metres high and one of the few... Read more

Day 5 - Stop 4

Nida Cemetery

Your last stop for today should be the Nida Cemetery. Here, you can see the wooden tombstones that are very... Read more

Conclusion

Conclusion

Lithuania might be a small country, but five days are just enough to see the highlights. We completely fell in... Read more