Lithuania

Lithuania Travel Guide

Quick Facts

💰Currency Euro (€)
🔄Exchange Rate US$1 = €0.94
💬Language Lithuanian
🗣️English Fluency Moderate
🏙️Capital Vilnius
👥Population 2.79 million
🚘Driving Side right
🔌Plugs C, F
🕑Time Eastern European Time (UTC+02:00)
🍽️Must-Try Cepelinai, Kibinai, Kugelis, Šaltibarščiai, Šakotis

Backpacker Budget: US$35 ( 33)

Hostel Dorm US$15 ( 14)
Takeaway Meal US$5 ( 5)
Public transport US$2 ( 2)
Long-distance bus US$18 ( 17)
Entrance Fee US$5 ( 5)
Beer US$3 ( 3)

When to go?

June-September High season with warm weather and festivals.
October-May Low season with colder weather and fewer tourists.

What's unique?

Welcome to Lithuania, a hidden gem in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. This country is brimming with rich cultural heritage, picturesque landscapes, and an intriguing blend of old-world charm and modern innovation.

Lithuania boasts an impressive array of historical landmarks that tell stories of its fascinating past. Explore the medieval Old Town of Vilnius, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with its cobblestone streets, Gothic architecture, and charming courtyards. Don't miss the iconic Gediminas' Tower for panoramic views of the city.

Nature enthusiasts will be captivated by Lithuania's diverse natural beauty. From the serene Curonian Spit National Park, where golden sand dunes meet lush forests and tranquil beaches, to the enchanting Trakai Island Castle nestled on Lake Galvė surrounded by pristine nature.

Lithuanian cuisine is another highlight not to be missed! Indulge in traditional dishes like cepelinai (potato dumplings), šaltibarščiai (cold beetroot soup), and kugelis (potato pudding) while savoring locally brewed beer or delicious honey mead.

Whether you're exploring ancient castles or immersing yourself in vibrant cultural festivals such as Užgavėnės or Joninės (Midsummer Night), Lithuania offers a truly unique experience that will leave you wanting more.

Klaipėda
Klaipėda

Ultimate Lithuania Experience
(1 week)

  1. 1
    Vilnius

    Explore the charming capital city of Lithuania with its beautiful Old Town, historical landmarks, and vibrant cultural scene.

  2. 2
    Trakai

    Visit the picturesque Trakai Island Castle and learn about the fascinating history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

  3. 3
    Kaunas

    Discover the lively city of Kaunas and its impressive architecture, including the iconic Kaunas Castle and the Ninth Fort.

  4. 4
    Klaipėda

    Explore the coastal city of Klaipėda, wander through the charming Old Town, and relax on the sandy beaches of the Curonian Spit.

  5. 5
    Hill of Crosses

    Visit the unique pilgrimage site of the Hill of Crosses, a symbol of Lithuanian national identity and resilience.

Trakai
Trakai

Fun Fact

Lithuania is one of the world's leading producers of amber.

FAQ

Is Lithuania safe for tourists?

Yes, Lithuania is generally safe for tourists. However, it is always recommended to take normal precautions and be aware of your surroundings.

What are some popular tourist destinations in Lithuania?

Some popular tourist destinations in Lithuania include Vilnius, Trakai Castle, Hill of Crosses, and Curonian Spit.

What is the official language of Lithuania?

The official language of Lithuania is Lithuanian.

What is the currency in Lithuania?

The currency in Lithuania is Euro (EUR).

What is the driving side in Lithuania?

The driving side in Lithuania is right.

Travel Tips

  • Money Cards are accepted at most places
  • ATM Fees Most ATMs charge fees, but you can find fee-free ATMs
  • Do remove your shoes when entering someone's home.
  • Do try local dishes and beverages.
  • Don't be overly familiar or touch people without permission.
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Photo Credits: Ricardas Brogys, Arvydas Venckus, Maksim Shutov

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