Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Lithuania, Europe

Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Lithuania, Europe

Lithuania is a North European country located along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, surrounded by Poland in the south, Latvia towards north, in the east and south by Belarus and Kaliningrad Oblast towards southwest. Vilnius is the capital and the largest city, Lithuanian is the official language and Lithuanian litas is the currency of Lithuania.

Lithuania is one of the member countries of the European Union, NATO, the Schengen Agreement, and the Council of Europe.


Geography of Lithuania:

Positioned between 54°41′ N latitude and 25°19′ E longitude, Lithuania is spread over an area of 65,300 sq. km.


The major cities of Lithuania are listed below:

  • Vilnius
  • Alytus
  • Kaunas
  • Klaipėda
  • Palanga
  • Panevezys


History of Lithuania:

The history of Lithuania dates back to the 10th millennium BC when the first human settlement settled in Lithuania. On 6 July 1253, the Kingdom of Lithuania was founded which was the first united Lithuanian state, led by the King Mindaugas. During the 14th century, Lithuania was Europe’s largest country including what are today Ukraine, Belarus and some parts of Russia and Poland. Later the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth was created in 1569 and in 1795 the Russian Empire conquered the territory of Lithuania. Lithuania once became independent in 1918 but in the following years the Soviet Union occupied it and finally Lithuanian restored its independence on 11 March 1990.


How to reach Lithuania?

The Vilnius International Airport is the most important airport of Lithuania and other major international airport being the Kaunas International Airport. Both of the above airports cover the major European destinations including London and Dublin.

Vilnius in Lithuania is connected by train to Warsaw, Moscow, Minsk and Saint Petersburg.

The major bus operators in Lithuania include:

  • Ecolines
  • Busturas
  • Simple Express
  • Eurolines

Taxis, rental cars and bicycles are the options to get around in the cities of Lithuania.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Lithuania:

Lithuania is rich in culture and tradition and the some of the major events in Lithuania include Blues Nights, Visagino Country and Apuolė Festival.

The city of Vilnius houses the most of the larger shopping malls of the country and other major cities for better shopping are Kaunas and Klaipeda.

Kibinai, Kugelis and Cheburekai are some of the mouthwatering dishes of Lithuania.


Must see in Lithuania:

Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania:

Situated in the city of Vilnius, the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania was the official residence of the rulers of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It was originally constructed in the 15th century and the present structure was opened on 6 July 2009.


Vilnius University Botanical Garden:

The Vilnius University Botanical Garden is a spectacular garden, open for tourists 10:00-20:00 (summer, every day) and 09:00-16:00 (winter, Monday-Friday). The entrance fee is 7 LTL (May-October) and 4 LTL (November-April).


National Museum of Lithuania:

Boasting many important models, artifacts and manuscripts related to the history of Lithuania, the National Museum of Lithuania was established in 1952 and is located in Vilnius.

Other places of interest in Lithuania include:

  • Dzūkija National Park And Čepkeliai Nature Reserve
  • Samogitian National Park
  • Arvydai Manor
  • National park Of Curonian Spit
  • European Bison
  • Aukštaitija National Park
  • Trakai Historical National Park
  • Šeimyniškėliai
  • Cow’s Cave
  • Žagarė Manor Park
  • Devil’s Pit
  • Oak of Thunder God
  • Palanga Botanical Park
  • Trakų Vokė Manor Estate


Best time to visit Lithuania:

As like other European countries, from May to October is the best time to trip Liechtenstein.


Accommodation Options in Lithuania:

Lithuania boasts loads of world class hotels with superior facilities and services. Camping and youth hostels are ideal for budget travelers. The prominent hotels in Liechtenstein Lithuania (Vilnius) include:

  • Shakespeare Hotel
  • Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square
  • Holiday Inn Vilnius
  • Novotel Vilnius
  • Comfort Hotel LT
  • Barbacan Apartments
  • Hotel Rinno
  • Grotthuss Hotel
  • Ramada Vilnius
  • Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel
  • Best Eastern Centro Kubas
  • Dvaras Hotel
  • Algirdas City Hotels
  • The Narutis Hotel
  • Mabre Residence Hotel

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