Old meets new
Cheap flights to Lithuania will fly you directly to Vilnius, the capital and largest city in the country. Vilnius is best known for its Baroque architecture and medieval old town which has been classified a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its cobblestone streets and alleyways, architecturally diverse churches and orange-roofed buildings lie beside the hilltops on the banks of the Neris River. But Vilnius also has a modern side with tall skyscrapers and a busy nightlife. It is this blend of the new and old worlds which draws people to this destination.
Take a step back from city life and visit the numerous national parks which showcase the natural landscape of the country. The Curonian Spit National Park boasts large natural sand dunes that meet the Baltic Sea. Furthermore, about 70 per cent of this park is covered with forest making it home to plenty of wildlife.
While Lithuania has plenty of churches and religious sites to see, its most unique is the Hill of Crosses. Just north of Siauliai, this hilltop boasts possibly over 100,000 crosses collected over decades, drawing in both the religious and non-religious to see the site. Alternatively, near the village of Juodkrante is the Hill of Witches. This outdoor sculpture gallery features characters of Lithuanian folklore and ancient traditions.
When to go
Lithuania has a continental climate that is relatively mild. Summers are short but warm and dry, and winters are very cold. Summer temperatures average between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius while also experiencing some heavy thunderstorms and rainfall. On the other hand, winter temperatures can drop as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius, and experience north-eastern winds, snowfall and snowstorms. Severe storms are rare in the east, while more common around the coastal areas.
Spring sets in around April and May, bringing in lots of rain. Early spring may be quite grey, although it is followed by plenty of greenery and warmer weather. Autumn also brings ideal weather with sunny days and chilly nights. Temperatures begin to drop around mid-September and snowfall can arrive as early as mid-November.
Spring and Autumn are the best times to travel to save on costs and experience warm pleasant weather and fewer crowds. Spring is ideal for outdoor activities like canoeing, and autumn has music festivals in Vilnius. The summer peak season is when the water is warm, the weather is at its best and the festivals take place. While prices are high during this season, booking a flight as early as possible will help you make major savings.
Airports and airlines
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Choose from popular airlines like Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air France, British Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Ukraine International for flights to Lithuania from the UK. Booking two to three months in advance will help you find cheaper tickets for your travels.
Flights are indirect and stop over at one or more cities across Europe. These include: Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Paris, Riga and Vienna. Most flights will arrive at Vilnius Airport, located just 6km from Vilnius’s city centre. Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga are three of the most popular destinations in the country.