View Map

Overview

Beautiful Lithuania is home to some of the Baltic region's loveliest countryside, from pretty Trakai with its red brick gothic castle, serene lakes, and wooden cottages, where a feast of fresh trout is essential to any visit, to the magnificent forested mountain wilderness and national parks of eastern and southern Lithuania. Here hiking, mushroom- and berry-picking, and fishing are part of the local experience. The pine-clad Baltic coast, with its vast white sand dunes that stretch for some 60 miles, and its famous Curonion Spit, a dramatic slither of sand backed by the Curonian Lagoon on one side and the wild Baltic Sea on the other, is a ...

Beautiful Lithuania is home to some of the Baltic region's loveliest countryside, from pretty Trakai with its red brick gothic castle, serene lakes, and wooden cottages, where a feast of fresh trout is essential to any visit, to the magnificent forested mountain wilderness and national parks of eastern and southern Lithuania. Here hiking, mushroom- and berry-picking, and fishing are part of the local experience. The pine-clad Baltic coast, with its vast white sand dunes that stretch for some 60 miles, and its famous Curonion Spit, a dramatic slither of sand backed by the Curonian Lagoon on one side and the wild Baltic Sea on the other, is a must-see. For those seeking some serious pampering, check in to one of the myriad spas at Druskininkai, a spa resort town since the nineteenth century. Kaunas, a lively university town with a vibrant arts scene, is like a mini-Vilnius, while Lithuania's capital itself can't be beat for its atmospheric old town, splendid Baroque churches, and Eastern Europe's oldest university.

Lara Dunston
About the Expert

Lara Dunston and Terry Carter have traveled to over 60 countries and written more than 40 guidebooks for Lonely Planet, DK, Rough Guides, Footprint, and others on destinations in the Middle East, Europe, and South America.

view full overview

Lara Dunston for Triporati

Must See, Do

Save It for Next Time

info

If time is short, save these attractions for a second visit.

Compare Flight, Car Rental, and Hotel Rates

Note: A new window will open for each site you select.

Note: A new window will open for each site you select.

Note: A new window will open for each site you select.

Now Happening in Lithuania

Facts at a Glance

  • Location: Lithuania is the southernmost of the three Baltic states. Situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea.
  • Language: Lithuanian
  • Currency: Lithuanian Litas
  • Research: Wikipedia | Wikitravel