Lithuania Destination Info

Lithuania is the southernmost and largest country of the three Baltic States, sharing borders with Latvia, Belarus, Poland, and Russia (Kaliningrad). Historically, Lithuania was once a powerful empire with borders stretching from the Baltic to the Black Sea. After being incorporated into the U.S.S.R. in 1944, Lithuania declared its independence in 1990, becoming the first of the Soviet republics to do so.

This vibrant and quirky country offers unspoiled national parks, such as Aukštaitija National Park and the Curonian Spit, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lithuania’s Baltic coastline boasts beautiful beaches, with Palanga and Nida being popular seaside resorts. The country is also home to fairy tale-like medieval castles, such as the Trakai Island Castle, and a variety of architectural styles from gothic to baroque, particularly in Vilnius, the capital.

Lithuania’s hearty national cuisine includes dishes like cepelinai, kugelis, and šaltibarščiai, complemented by a growing craft beer scene. The lively nightlife in Vilnius and coastal towns like Klaipėda and Palanga features trendy bars, clubs, and summer festivals. The cultural landscape is enriched by events such as the Vilnius International Film Festival and the Sea Festival in Klaipėda. Lithuania seamlessly blends rich history with modern vibrancy, offering a memorable travel experience.

Lithuania Tour Packages

A Lithuania tour package that includes Latvia and Estonia is an excellent way to explore the Baltic States and experience their unique cultures, histories, and landscapes. These three countries share a common history and cultural heritage, but each has its own distinct personality and attractions. Visitors can explore the charming medieval Old Towns of Vilnius, Riga, and Tallinn, admire the stunning natural beauty of the Curonian Spit and Gauja National Park, and learn about the region’s complex history and traditions at museums and cultural sites. Our typical tour packages include transportation between the countries, accommodation, guided tours, and free time to explore on your own. With friendly locals, delicious cuisine, and plenty of cultural events and festivals, a tour of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Classic Baltic Tour

10 Days / 9 Nights

FROM €1675


Complete Baltic Holiday

16 Days / 15 Nights

FROM €3250


Baltic Christmas Tour

8 Days / 7 Nights

FROM €1175


Baltic Capital Tours

10 Days / 9 Nights

FROM €850


Active Baltic Adventure

10 Days / 9 Nights

FROM €2125

Where to go in Lithuania



Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is a charming city full of history, culture, art, quirky neighbourhoods and cool and happening bars and restaurants. The UNESCO listed Old Town is one of the world's largest surviving medieval old towns, full of Baroque, Gothic, Neoclassical, and Renaissance architecture. The city's cobbled streets are simply a delight to wander around at. A mixture of Lithuanian, Jewish, Polish, and Russian cultures, evident in the churches, shops, and all the delicious food can all be found in this vibrant city. From the bohemian atmosphere of Užupis to the bustling energy of its lively neighborhoods, Vilnius is waiting to be discovered.



Klaipeda, the third largest city in Lithuania, and one of the most successful port cities in the Baltic Sea, is full of surprises. Its pleasantly homely old town is full of cosy restaurants, pubs and cafes. Formerly an important trading post with Germany, the city still exudes the instantly recognisable German spirit, with beautiful half-timbered houses dotted around the city. Klaipeda is a great stop over for a relaxing weekend and a perfect gateway to the Curonian Spit, an UNESCO-listed peninsula. Our Complete Baltic Holiday let's you spend at least two nights there, so you'd have plenty of time to visit the Curonian Spit and its unique natural and cultural features.


Aukštaitija National Park

Aukštaitija National Park is a pristine wilderness area located in northeastern Lithuania. The park is home to many crystal-clear lakes, dense forests, and diverse wildlife, making it a perfect destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can hike the numerous trails that wind through the park, kayak or canoe in its tranquil waters, or take a relaxing bike ride through the scenic countryside. The park is also home to many traditional villages and historic sites. With its breathtaking natural beauty, abundant recreational opportunities, and rich cultural history, Aukštaitija National Park is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Lithuania.



Nestled along the Nemunas River, Kaunas seamlessly blends history, culture, and modernity. Its charming old town, dominated by the majestic Kaunas Castle, invites exploration of centuries-old heritage, while art and culture thrive with galleries and theaters showcasing local talent. Laisvės alėja, the city's bustling thoroughfare, buzzes with modern energy, offering shopping and dining experiences. Meanwhile, surrounding landscapes provide outdoor adventures, from scenic trails to leisurely riverbank strolls. In Kaunas, history meets innovation, creating an unforgettable experience for visitors.

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Palanga, a charming seaside resort on Lithuania's Baltic coast, captivates visitors with its sandy beaches, lush forests, and vibrant atmosphere. The town's bustling promenade, lined with charming cafes and shops, invites leisurely strolls and vibrant socializing. Visitors can explore cultural attractions such as the Palanga Sculpture Park, showcasing works by renowned Lithuanian artists, and the historic Tiskeviciai Palace, home to the Palanga Amber Museum. Surrounded by picturesque landscapes, including the stunning Palanga Botanical Park, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, cycling, and beachside relaxation.



Druskininkai, nestled in Lithuania's scenic countryside, is a serene spa town renowned for its healing mineral waters and tranquil ambiance. Visitors can unwind in the town's rejuvenating spas, explore its lush parks and forests, and discover its rich cultural heritage. The Druskininkai Aqua Park offers fun for all ages, while cultural attractions like the Grūtas Park provide insight into Lithuania's history. Surrounded by pristine nature, Druskininkai invites outdoor adventures, from hiking and cycling to boating on the Nemunas River. Every moment promises relaxation, rejuvenation, and exploration amidst the beauty of the Lithuanian countryside.

Useful Facts About Vilnius

Capital city: Vilnius
Population: 2.9 million
Currency: EUR
Language: Lithuanian
Dialling code: +370

The best time to explore Lithuania is during the warm and inviting months of late spring through summer. From May to August, the country’s landscapes come alive with lush greenery, and pleasant weather makes outdoor adventures and sightseeing a joy. If you’re drawn to the coastal beauty of the Baltic Sea, plan your visit between June and August for a truly enjoyable seaside experience. However, if you’re intrigued by Lithuania’s winter charm and festivities, the months of December through February offer a chance to witness its magical snowy landscapes and vibrant holiday celebrations. You can read more about it from our Best Time to Visit the Baltic States blog post. 

Generally, Lithuania is a safe country to travel to. At the same time you should still pay attention to your surroundings and use common sense. Don’t walk the dark streets at night, never leave your drink unattended, keep an eye on your belongings and keep your money safe. We also recommend that you check with your government or national travel advisory organisation for the latest information before departure.

  • 1 Jan New Year’s Day
  • 16 Feb Independence Day
  • 11 Mar Independence Restoration Day
  • 17 Apr Easter Sunday
  • 18 Apr Easter Monday 
  • 1 May Labour Day
  • 7 May Mother’s Day
  • 5 Jun Father’s Day
  • 24 Jun St John’s Day
  • 6 Jul Statehood Day (King Mindaugas’ Day)
  • 15 Aug Assumption Day
  • 1 Nov All Saints’ Day
  • 24 Dec Christmas Eve
  • 25 Dec Christmas Day
  • 26 Dec 2nd Day of Christmas

Please note these dates are for 2022. For a current list of public holidays in Lithuania go to:

Root vegetables (potatoes and beetroot), meat and dairy products are prominent in Lithuanian food. Different soups are especially popular, and are widely regarded as the key to good health. You can find the cold beetroot soup (Šaltibarščiai) a very popular dish during warm summer months. Popular drinks in Lithuania are gira (a non-alcoholic rye bread drink), kisielius (fruity cranberry drink), beer, various spirit drinks with fruit or herbal infusions and, of course, mead. Mead is said to be the oldest alcoholic drink in the world and is made of honey. The Lithuanian mead comes in a variety of different flavours and strengths – from 12% to 75%. 

Blog Posts About Lithuania

What to do in Vilnius on a Rainy Day?

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National Parks in Lithuania

Lithuania has five national parks, each with unique landscapes and ecosystems, waiting to be explored by nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.

Curonian Spit

The Curonian Spit is a unique and stunning natural wonder that offers an array of experiences to its visitors. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site now!