The best of LITHUANIA (Lietuva)

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The Best Of LITHUANIA

1. VILNIUS

Give yourself two days or so to explore the city. Don't forget to head up to the TV tower (bus ride from the city centre)!

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2. TRAKAI

Easy day trip from Vilnius. Get a bus from the Central Bus station (50min or so). Easy to walk around and get to the castle.

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3. KAUNAS

Second largest city. Very regular buses, trains from/to Vilnius. You can see the main attractions in a full day.

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4. DRUSKININKAI

Slightly out of the way, but worth a trip if you do have extra time or you're heading towards Poland.
Grutas Park is 15min drive from town of Druskininkai but seeing is believing!

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Historically town of Druskininkai has been a spa town and in recent years has regenerated itself with various spa experiences.

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5. Scenic route from Kaunas along the northern rim of the river NEMUNAS

Harder to do it on public transport as so many nice stops along the way. However if you do have your own car this is a great experience. Take a leisurely trip and overnight in JURBARKAS, before heading along the Kaliningrad border towards KLAIPEDA.

Nice stops along the way:
-Vilkija
-Seredzius
-Raudone Casle
-Pilis I (castle)
-Smalininkai
-Viesvile

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6. KLAIPEDA & CURONINA SPIT & PALANGA

Klaipeda is a nice city with beautiful German architecture. Take a ferry to the Curonian Spit and if you have a car this will make it so much easier to get around this part.

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One day for both and towards evening head to Palanga. Seaside resort with a long pedestrian pier. Bear in mind that this is a very popular weekend spot during summer months and accommodation can be eyewateringly expensive. A lot of bars and restaurants.

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7. SIAULIAI

Out of the way unless you are heading towards Latvia. A couple hours to explore the city. Not to be missed - Hill of Crosses (not the easiest place to get to on public transport).

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This featured blog entry was written by ToddP from the blog Traveled Far And Wide.
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By ToddP

Posted Fri, Dec 07, 2018 | Lithuania | Comments