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Lithuania Travel Guide.

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Wondrous landscapes aplenty.

Lithuania is situated along the south-eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. It is the largest of the Baltic States. With an array of hills and sand dunes, this breath taking landscape is sure to capture the imagination of all who visit.

Visiting the capital Vilnius is a must, with its baroque style, you are sure to fall in love with this diverse city. By hiring a car, you will be able to take in the scenery in this country of scenic lakes and forests at your own pace.

Lithuania Tourist Board: The official website for the Lithuanian Tourist Board – a useful resource for planning your trip to Lithuania.

Know Before You Go: Travel advice from the FCO from Lithuania.

Things to see and do

  • Enjoy the various Mardi Gras festivities, with processions in towns and cities all over Lithuania; the procession in Vilnius is the most renowned.
  • Explore Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Grediminas Square in the centre of the city is a popular attraction; the square’s main feature is the cathedral.
  • Visit Trakai, which is situated on the shore of the picturesque Lake Galve, it has a castle dating from the 14th century.
  • Visit the Curonian Spit National Park where you can explore large sand dunes and several pine forests.
  • Do a bungee jump off Vilnius’ TV Tower.

Festivals and events

  • The Republic Winter Festival is held in the village of Ignalina and features dancing, music and feasting. (January)
  • Independence Day is a national holiday celebrated throughout Lithuania. (February)
  • Mardi Gras marks the end of winter and takes over Vilnius. (February)
  • At the International Folklore Festival visit a craft fair, listen to traditional music and singing, and taste traditional dishes. (May)
  • The Cucumber Festival is certainly unique, held in Kedainia, this enables you to sample cucumber based food and even a liqueur made with cucumber. (July)

Time difference

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