Welcome to Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital city! The city has its international airport, but it is also reachable by flight and bus from the other main Lithuanian city, Kaunas. Its airport is indeed a hub for low cost companies.

With its rich history, stunning architecture, and an abundance of outdoor activities, Vilnius is a perfect destination for all kind of travelers and all budgets.

The charming city offers a plethora of exciting experiences that will leave you captivated. Join us as we dive into the top things to do in Vilnius, providing an unforgettable adventure for every explorer.

  1. Discover the Historic Old Town:

Start your journey in Vilnius by exploring the UNESCO-listed Old Town. Amazing experience! Embark on a walking tour through its narrow cobblestone streets, marvel at the beautifully preserved medieval architecture, and immerse yourself in the city’s fascinating history.

Don’t forget to visit iconic landmarks such as Vilnius Cathedral, that is also the starting point of the Half Marathon, Gediminas’ Tower, and the Gate of Dawn. The Old Town’s compact size makes it perfect for leisurely strolls and allows you to absorb the city’s charm at your own pace.

Cathedral square



  1. Conquer the Hill of Three Crosses:

For breathtaking panoramic views of Vilnius, hike up to the Hill of Three Crosses. This hill offers a moderate trek through lush greenery, rewarding you with an awe-inspiring vista of the cityscape below.

As you reach the summit, you’ll encounter three crosses symbolizing the crucifixion of Jesus. The Hill of Three Crosses is a popular spot to watch the sunset, providing a truly magical experience for nature enthusiasts and photographers.

  1. Cycle Along the River Neris:

Rent a bike and pedal your way along the banks of the river Neris. Vilnius boasts an extensive network of cycling paths, allowing you to explore the city’s outskirts and admire the natural beauty that surrounds it. Follow the path to Belmontas, a charming area where you can visit a waterfall and enjoy its nature.

Cycling along the River Neris offers an invigorating way to discover the city’s green spaces while staying active.

  1. Escape to the Trakai National Park:

Just a short drive from Vilnius, you’ll find the captivating Trakai National Park. This enchanting oasis boasts pristine lakes, dense forests, and medieval castles that will transport you to another era.

Take a hike through the park’s scenic trails, rent a kayak to explore the serene lakes, or go horseback riding along the picturesque paths. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Trakai Island Castle, a majestic fortress providing a glimpse into Lithuania’s fascinating history.

  1. Try the local food experience

You will not disappointed by the local cuisine, very much in line with Eastern European culture. Soups and broths represent a very good opening, followed by meat (also game) plates. Winters are cold here! Try also the local mead, or honey beer.


Vilnius, with its unique blend of history and outdoor activities, offers a remarkable experience for active travelers.

Whether you prefer cultural immersion, scenic hikes, cycling, or just hang out and relax, this Lithuanian gem has something to offer for everyone.

Did you enjoy my traveling tips? Find here my review of the Vilnius Half Marathon event!

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