Lithuania is one of the most up and coming travel destinations in Europe and it's central European location makes it very accessible for international visitors. You will get to see some of the prettiest locations in Europe, explore cities, see spectacular National Parks or head to the beautiful coast for great beaches. Get inspired to visit Lithuania today.
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Summer (June to September) is the most popular time to visit for international visitors, please note the weather can be really hot so you will need to prepare for this by packing light clothing and taking sun protection. During winter Lithuania get really cold, usually in minus degrees and unless you are planning a short city break we do not recommend staying longer. Spring and Autumn are very pleasant times to visit the country as the weather is mild.
You can access Lithuania by flying or crossing by road or rail. Most international flights arrive into Vilnius International Airport or Palanga Airport on the coast. Some budget airlines like Ryanair offer flights from Europe to Kaunas International Airport.
Lithuania is a great country to visit for a short break or a longer backpacking / travel adventure. Most tourists visit the three major cities in Lithuania — Vilnius, Kaunas, and Klaipeda but there is a lot more to the country than this. Lithuania is almost 40% forested and we highy recommended planning a break to a National Park or the countryside where you will get to see scenic blue lakes and rivers, and local small towns. There are also lots of new boutique hotels, spas and also castles to see.
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Vilnius is our top rated destination, this is the capital of Lithuania and where most flights arrive into. This UNESCO-protected city has pretty cobbled squares and stunning baroque architecture. You will get to experience a vibrant art scene, old scenic churches in Vilnius Old Town and lots of cafes and bars.
Other places to consider adding to your Lithuania travel itinerary outside of Vilnius include:
There are five National Parks in Lithuania, all offer a chance to see the true natural beauty of the country:
Lithuania is a very safe destination to visit and the only likely crime you might encounter is petty theft in the large cities. Thousands of international tourists visit every year are trouble free. If you do encounter any issues you will need to call 112 to speak the emergency services.
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