The best things to see in Vilnius and its surroundings

things to see in Vilnius

  This attraction is not in Vilnius itself, but in Siauliai. Another ‘big’ city of Lithuania. Although it’s located two hundred kilometers (124 miles) from Vilnius, I recommend to plan a day trip to this major sight. The Hill of Crosses is one of the most exceptional and beautiful monuments that I ever saw. Hundreds of thousands of crosses, gigantic …

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Vilnius to Kaunas

Kaunas, Lithuania

With the train it takes about one hour to get to Kaunas from the Lithuanian capital. For a single ticket I paid €5,60, for my return ticket I paid €6,20. There are trains quite regularly scheduled from Vilnius to Kaunas (or the other way around). You can count on at least one train every hour. When I arrived in Kaunas, …

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Hill of crosses in Siauliai, near Vilnius

hill of crosses, lithuania

The connection between Vilnius en Siauliai isn’t particularly fast… With the bus it would take you between three and four hours and I didn’t particularly liked that idea… A lot faster (and cheaper!) are the regular trains. From Vilnius gelezinkelio stotis you have to take the train to Siauliai gelezinkelio stotis. (The central train station of Vilnius to the central …

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Trakai castle

trakai castle vilnius

Would you like to book a tour from Vilnius to Trakai? Then it’s not a bad idea to book your excursion a bit in advance. I always use GetYourGuide to book tours, since they have most options and also offer free cancelation up until 24 hours before your tour starts. Check out these possibilities: The Trakai castle isn’t located very …

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Citytrip Vilnius

Citytrip vilnius

With my fingers crossed and twenty prayers later I arrived in the Jamaica hostel in Vilnius. The friendly receptionist was already a good sign… Many of my fellow backpackers didn’t seem to like snow, I think, because there was hardly anyone in the hostel. Good for me because I could check in immediately. When I got up I saw that …

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Warsaw to Vilnius

Warsaw to Vilnius

When I finally strolled through the strict control of the Polish airport, I plopped down next to the gate where I had to be –after showing my passport once more because Kiev is outside the Schengen zone.– Because I still had a few hours with absolutely nothing to do, I decided to just continue writing my many blog posts and …

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