31 days in Lithuania & Albania Itinerary

31 days in Lithuania & Albania Itinerary

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31 days in Lithuania & Albania Itinerary

Start: Nassau, Bahamas
Fly + Drive:  22 h 45 min
1
Klaipeda, Lithuania
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Kaunas, Lithuania
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h
3
Druskininkai, Lithuania
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
5
Tirana, Albania
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Berat, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Saranda, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: Nassau, Bahamas

4
nights
Klaipeda, Lithuania

Klaipeda ©
Lithuania's third-largest city, Klaipeda, sits as a seaport and cruise stop with a wealth of museums and medieval sites.
Venture out of the city with trips to Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches) (in Juodkrante), Vente Cape (in Silute) and Nida (Promedane of Nida & Nida Cemetery). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Curonian Spit National Park, don't miss a visit to Meridianas, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture The Guard of Old Town, and find something for the whole family at Дино Парк Dino parkas Radailiai.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Klaipeda online tour builder.

Nassau, Bahamas to Klaipeda is an approximately 23- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Nassau to Klaipeda due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nassau in July, things will get colder in Klaipeda: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kaunas.

Things to do in Klaipeda

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Nida, Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches), Vente Cape
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Curonian Spit National Park ©
Curonian Spit National Park
Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches) ©
Raganu Kalnas (Hill of Witches)
Klaipeda Old City ©
Klaipeda Old City

4
nights
Kaunas, Lithuania

Kaunas ©
Situated between the Neris and Nemunas rivers, Kaunas is known for its old town, which, though smaller than the capital's, is in much better condition.
Kaunas is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Ninth Fort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, admire the natural beauty at Kaunas Botanical Garden, and wander the streets of Old Town Kaunas.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaunas trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Klaipeda to Kaunas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kaunas are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Druskininkai.

Things to do in Kaunas

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum ©
Ninth Fort ©
Ninth Fort
Kaunas Castle ©
Kaunas Castle

4
nights
Druskininkai, Lithuania

Druskininkai ©
Near the borders of Belarus and Poland, Druskininkai serves as Lithuania's premiere spa town.
Get out of town with these interesting Druskininkai side-trips: Merkine Observation Tower (in Merkine) and White Rose Bridge (in Alytus). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Grutas Park, head outdoors with One Adventure Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Icon of Mother of God of All the Afflicted, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Mary's Scapular.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Druskininkai trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a bus from Kaunas to Druskininkai in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaunas to Druskininkai due to the time zone difference. July in Druskininkai sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vilnius.

Things to do in Druskininkai

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Merkine Observation Tower, White Rose Bridge
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Grutas Park ©
Grutas Park
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain
Druskonis ©
Druskonis

6
nights
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Trakai (Trakai Island Castle Museum & Chapel of St. John Nepomuk). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), and stop by Uzupis.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vilnius travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Druskininkai to Vilnius by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Druskininkai to Vilnius is minus 1 hour. July in Vilnius sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tirana.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Trakai
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Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

4
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Explore Tirana's surroundings by going to Durres Archaeological Museum (in Durres), Shkoder (Marubi National Museum of Photography, Rozafa Castle, &more) and Kruje (Kruja Castle & Ethnographic Museum of Kruja). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dajti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Et`hem Bey Mosque, pause for some photo ops at Skanderbeg Statue, and get engrossed in the history at Bunk'Art 1.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tirana day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Tirana takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Tirana due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vilnius in July; daily highs in Tirana reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Berat.

Things to do in Tirana

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Shkoder, Kruje, Dajti, Durres Archaeological Museum
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Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Rozafa Castle ©
Rozafa Castle
Dajti ©
Dajti

3
nights
Berat, Albania

Berat ©
A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Get out of town with these interesting Berat side-trips: Ardenica Monastery (in Ardenice) and Apollonia Archaeological Park (in Pojan). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Berat Castle, make a trip to Quarter Of Gorica, examine the collection at National Ethnographic Museum Berat, and take an in-depth tour of National Iconographic Museum Onufri.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Berat driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Tirana to Berat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saranda.

Things to do in Berat

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ardenica Monastery, Apollonia Archaeological Park
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Apollonia Archaeological Park ©
Apollonia Archaeological Park
Berat Castle ©
Berat Castle
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Saranda, Albania

Saranda ©
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saranda: Gjirokaster (Gjirokaster & Skenduli House), Butrint National Park (in Butrint) and Blue Eye (in Vlore). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle, don't miss a visit to Phoenice Archaeological Park, explore the activities along Vivar Kanal, and kick back and relax at Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saranda day trip site.

You can drive from Berat to Saranda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berat to Saranda due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Berat in July since evenings lows in Saranda dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saranda

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gjirokaster, Blue Eye, Butrint National Park, Phoenice Archaeological Park
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park
Blue Eye ©
Blue Eye
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster

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