Though occasionally overshadowed by fellow Baltic states Latvia and Estonia, to those in the know, Lithuania is considered one of Europe’s best kept secrets.

Begin your adventure in the capital city of Vilnius, regarded by many as the ‘Rome of northern Europe’, where unusual architecture, baroque splendour and artistic flourishes mingle amongst the bars, restaurants and green spaces that have earned it such a beguiling reputation.

For the more discerning traveller, outside Vilnius you’ll such oddities as a Soviet sculpture park, a disused nuclear missile site-turned-museum and the Hill of Crosses, not to mention stunning hidden beaches along its bracing Curonian Spit coastline.


What you’ll love most about Lithuania

  • Discover the historic charm of Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital, where the cobblestone streets and baroque architecture of the UNESCO-listed Old Town offer a glimpse into the city’s rich history, with highlights including the magnificent Vilnius Cathedral and the Gediminas Tower
  • Explore the medieval Trakai Castle, nestled on an island in Lake Galvė, where the well-preserved fortress and picturesque surroundings invite you to step back in time and enjoy the beauty of one of Lithuania’s most iconic landmarks
  • Wander through the haunting Hill of Crosses near Šiauliai, a powerful symbol of Lithuanian faith and resistance, where thousands of crosses of all sizes and designs create a moving and unique pilgrimage site
  • Experience the natural beauty of Lithuania’s Curonian Spit, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where pristine sandy dunes, dense forests, and charming fishing villages offer a serene escape along the Baltic Sea’s stunning coastline
  • Savour the flavours of Lithuanian cuisine, from hearty dishes like cepelinai (potato dumplings) and šaltibarščiai (cold beet soup) to sweet treats like šakotis (tree cake), as you dine in traditional restaurants and cosy cafes that celebrate the country’s culinary traditions
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Lithuania, with lively festivals, contemporary art exhibitions, and folk music performances that showcase the nation’s rich heritage and modern creativity, promising a dynamic and enriching experience for visitors
  • Pazaislis Monastery - Lithuania Travel/Andrius Aleksandravicius

  • Lake in the Trakai district - Lithuania Travel/Vaidas Geguzis

  • Raudone Castle - Lithuania Travel/Laimonas Ciunys

  • Trakai Castle, Lithuania Travel/Vaidas Geguzis

  • Landscape near Trakai - Lithuania Travel/Vaidas Geguzis

  • The Curonian Spit sand dunes and purple sky - Lithuania Travel/Andrius Aleksandravicius

  • Trakai Castle at night - Lithuania Travel/Laimonas Ciunys

  • Vilnius at night - Lithuania Travel/Laimonas Ciunys

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 12℃
  • 18℃
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  • 22℃
  • 17℃
  • 10℃
  • 4℃
  • -1℃
  • 15
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 15
  • 15
  • 15
  • 14
  • 17
  • 17
  • 15

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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