Resources

Lonely Planet (www.lonelyplanet.com/lithuania) Destination information, hotel bookings, traveller forum and more.

Visit Vilnius (www.vilnius-tourism.lt) Comprehensive listings and lively suggestions for exploring Lithuania's capital city.

Lithuania Travel (www.lithuania.travel/en-gb) The country's official guide: driving routes, activities and attractions listed by theme, and downloadable maps and pamphlets.

Lietuva.lt (http://www.lietuva.lt) Fast facts, historical background and deep dives into the country's culture and traditions.

Baltic Times (www.baltictimes.com/news_lithuania) English-language news about Lithuania and the other Baltic states.

True Lithuania (www.truelithuania.com) A motley set of resources on Lithuanian food, culture and history.

Top Tips

  • Under-35s in Lithuania are the age group most likely to know English (and prepare to be humbled by how fluently they speak it). Older locals may be better at German or Russian.
  • Lithuania is hyper-connected: wi-fi is fast, often even in rural areas, and SIM cards are cheap and easily available. Pick up a SIM card for around €2 from convenience stores.
  • Pack layers, whichever season you travel in. Summer has long sunny days, but Baltic sea winds blast in from the coast. Meanwhile winter nights can drop as low as -20°C.
  • Cross at crossings – you'll stick out like a sore thumb if you jaywalk and Lithuanian drivers may not slow down.