Explore Vilnius: bucket list for tourists

Vilnius bucket list for touristsVilnius bucket list for tourists. Photo by Dovydas Žilinskas

Vilnius Bucket List

This charming, bohemian city is one of our favorite getaways with its Old Town and laid-back character. The capital is the most densely populated city in Lithuania. With a population of half a million, it is an exceptionally friendly place. A favorite stop on the Baltic route, Vilnius is a great place to get lost for a few days.

Things not to miss in Vilnius

  • Wonder about the streets of Baroque Old Town to take some breathtaking shots.
  • Take a walk in the Cathedral Square and make a wish by spinning around clockwise on the tile three times.
  • Get lost in the bohemian quarter of Užupis, a scenic part of the city with 19th-century houses, courtyards, and small cafes.
  • Be captivated by the unique architecture of 16th-century Gothic St. Anne’s Church with its richly ornated facade and slender windows.
  • Keep an eye on street art, top-notch and creative things spicing up the historic allure of Vilnius.
  • Indulge in a mystic atmosphere by visiting Antakalnis Cemetery, the best-preserved historical cemetery with crosses and tombs.

Eat like a local in Vilnius

  • Have a coffee and a vegan cake in a cute Chaika coffee shop.
  • For traditional Lithuanian food, stop by Ethno Dvaras with traditional decor and an abundance of national dishes.
  • For evening leisure visit In Vino to enjoy wine and snacks.
  • Šnekutis in Užupis is another wonderful place to indulge in an authentic Lithuanian culture with local beers and food.
  • While visiting the highest TV tower, have lunch in a rotating restaurant with breathtaking views.
  • If you are a cat person, you can’t miss the famous Cat Cafe, a fun place for coffee and cuddling.

Where to stay in Vilnius

  • Drink coffee on your open balcony of the 5-star Hotel PACAI enjoying the view of the Old Town.
  • In the heart of Old Town, 4-star Neringa Hotel makes you feel at home, relaxing and enjoying all the comfort you were looking for.
  • Find the colors popping in music-themed 3-star Comfort Hotel LT – Rock ‘n’ Roll Vilnius.
  • Find a feel-at-home atmosphere at the Jimmy Jumps Hostel, and don’t pay much for staying in Vilnius.
  • Find peace and privacy in Trakai Island and spend a romantic night in the 5-star Esperanza Resort & SPA.

Vilnius hotels map with room prices

Flights to Vilnius

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