Things to do in Lithuania

Lithuania is situated in the southernmost region of Europe’s Baltic States and is a former Soviet bloc nation.

The country’s capital is Vilnius which lies close to the Belarus border and is famous for its picturesque old town. With Gothic architecture and an 18th century cathedral, Vilnius attracts culture vultures from all over the world.

The Hilltop Gedimina’s Tower is also well worth a visit and offers stunning views of the city. Take a guided tour of Vilnius to help unravel its rich history.

If you are looking for things to do in Lithuania and staying near Vilnius, take a trip to the Antakalnis district which can be reached in under ten minutes from the city by car. Here you will find the Labas Adventure Park which provides the perfect family day out. With over 2km of tracks through the trees, 140 adventures and 40 zip lines, Labas is ideal for all ages.

Make the most of things to do in Lithuania during the summer, when it stays light almost 24 hours a day. Enjoy the long days and nights with Midsummer celebrations, outdoor concerts, art festivals, cultural events and sports activities. Mountain walking, boat tours, swimming, cycling and horse riding are among the most popular.

If you feel like chilling out, relax on the beach at Palanga. Don’t expect excessively hot days. The average temperature in July is 18C.

Take a tour of Klaipeda, an ancient port town with impressive castle ruins and historic traditional houses. The 98km long Curonian Peninsula is a dune-covered stretch of land that has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status.

Enjoy a trip to Kernave, which was the first capital of Lithuania and marvel at scenery which features on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Kaunas boasts a medieval old town and Kaunas Castle.

Whichever tours you choose in Lithuania, you will find a host of things to do in Lithuania to suit all tastes and budgets.

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Best Season:May, June, July, August, September
Popular Location: Vilnius, Trakai, Kaunas