Day 3: VILNIUS - Trakai - KAUNAS
There’s just 100+ km of driving today, so different schedules may be possible. Our suggestions on the route: drive first to the historic capital of Lithuania, Kernave (40 km, 40min), which is now a world famous archeological site under World heritage. Then make a stop in Trakai (37 km, 35min), yet another ancient capital of Lithuania. Stroll the town with typical wooden buildings, the praying house of the local ethnic minority, admire the medieval Trakai Castle in the middle of a lake, feed local ducks… Have lunch here or at least taste traditional Karaim pastries with lamb.
Then continue to Kaunas where you will find ethnographic open-air museum of household tradition of Lithuania (20 km to Kaunas), the beautiful baroque Monastery in Pazaislis, massacre memorial museum of the 9th Fort, Devils’ Museum, Museum of Mr. Chiune Sugihara, Art Museum of country’s most renowned artist M. K. Ciurlionis. Night in Kaunas.