The city has its own airport, Kaunas International Airport, which is easy to get to from the city centre. Hiring a car is a great way to start your trip to the wonderful city of Kaunas.
What is There to See and Do in Kaunas?
Take a stroll down the Laisves Aleja which is a mile-long pedestrian-only street. The Laisves Aleja will explain the history of the area by taking you from Kaunas Old Town all the way to St. Michael the Archangel Church.
Built in a Neo-Byzantine style, the church is a spectacular sight with high walls and large domes on top.
On your travels, you will also see the Tadas Ivanauskas Zoological Museum. Established in 1919, the museum offers a large insight into animals from snakes through to beautiful butterflies. There are a wide variety of different animals, skeletons, and dissections on display.
Close to the Neris and Nemunas Rivers is the oldest building in Kaunas; Kaunas Castle. Originally built in the 14th Century, much of the castle has been rebuilt and now houses a public art gallery. Nearby to the castle is a public park filled with trees and meadows, perfect for a relaxing afternoon.
Day Trips From Kaunas
Rent a car and head south over the Nemunas River and you will find the Kaunas Botanical Gardens. The garden is a showcase for local plant life with its own unique ponds. It is another place for you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
Travel east towards Vilnius. Before you reach the capital, you will see one of the newest cities in Lithuania, Elektrenai. Originally built during Soviet times to house the workers of a nearby power plant, it is visible from afar due to its three large chimneys.
What the city lacks with history, it definitely makes up for it with its architecture. The church is also a spectacular sight as it boasts to having six exterior tall columns that overlook the church itself. The church can also be seen from a distance. If you happen to be travelling by night, be ready to be hypnotised by the city's unexpected sea of glowing lights.