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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘sveiki ’
( svay-kyer )
Lithuanian
Plug combo cf
Electricity
230V/50hz
May-Sep
Best time to go
Summer

Visas

Not required for citizens of the EU, USA, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Australia for visits up to 90 days.

Get the latest visa advice for Lithuania from our community.

When to go and weather

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Getting to Lithuania

With budget flights into Vilnius and Kaunas, and rail routes from other destinations in Eastern Europe, it's easy and inexpensive to reach Lithuania from within Europe.

Flights to Lithuania

The best price found from United States to Lithuania is on November 4th, 2019, travelling with TAP. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

IAD
Washington Dulles
from $306.00
VNO
Vilnius

Getting around Lithuania

Lithuania is a user-friendly destination, from its road network to public transport.

Car Lithuania is a relatively easy country to drive in: roads are good quality, signage is simple and, other than in narrow-laned historic town centres, parking isn't hard to come by.

Bus An extensive network makes it easy to hop between major towns though services are thinner, and sometimes seasonal, for small towns and villages.

Train Useful for getting between major cities, though for some routes a bus is faster and more direct.

Bicycle Increasingly a good option in summer months, cyclists can enjoy flat terrain and ferry and bus services geared to transport their two-wheeler.

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Advice for travellers

Travelling with children

Families are at the heart of Lithuanian life, so pint-sized travellers will be welcomed with open arms.

For tips and tricks for travelling with the whole family, grab a copy of Lonely Planet's Travel with Children.

Practicalities

  • In cities, museum and public-transport tickets are often half-price for kids.
  • Nappies, formula and baby food are easy to find in supermarkets and some pharmacies.
  • Lithuanian foods like dumplings and pancakes are very popular with kids, and the local penchant for pizza ensures there is familiar food at hand.
  • Food allergies are slowly being understood, though Vilnius' vegetarian and vegan eateries, and top-end restaurants, are the best equipped to cater to children with dietary needs.
  • Cots and extra beds are common requests at Lithuanian hotels, though they're best made in advance (they'll sometimes carry a small extra fee).
  • Vilnius is a good destination for family travel. Check out Vilnius Tourism's downloadable maps of kid-friendly spots, including playgrounds, ice rinks and museums (www.vilnius-tourism.lt/en/what-to-see/vilnius-for-you).
  • Curonian Spit is a superb active destination for families, with plenty of beaches to scamper along and pancake-flat cycling trails.

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