According to petwithsupplies, Lithuania (English: Lithuania, Lithuanian: Lietuva) is a country in Europe that is part of the Baltic States. Lithuania borders Latvia, Belarus, Poland and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. Lithuania has been independent from the former Soviet Union since 1990. The capital of Lithuania is Vilnius. A number of major cities in Lithuania are: Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai and Panevėžys.
Lithuania is geographically the center of Europe. The country has a fairly flat landscape and is therefore ideally suited for walking and cycling holidays. The country has 5 National Parks, 30 nature parks and 4 reserves where 330 bird species occur. The country is ideally suited for walking and cycling holidays. There are several historic cities in the country with churches and castles. Lithuania is also called the land of lakes because of the many lakes in the country (approximately 10,000). On the coast you will find several seaside resorts with white sandy beaches. The seaside resort of Druskinikai is also known for its many spas. See securitypology for Lithuania for nature lovers.
Districts of Lithuania:
Alytus, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Marijampolė, Panevėžys, Šiauliai, Tauragė, Telšiai, Utena and Vilnius.
Where is Lithuania?
Travel information of Lithuania
Official name: Republic of Lithuania
Area: 65,300 km²
Capital city: Vilnius
Country code: LT, LTU
Population: 2,731,464 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 294 m (Aukštojas)
Distance (Amsterdam – Vilnius): 1,373 km
Flight time: approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in Lithuania that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs in Lithuania, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete tours and holidays to Lithuania. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Lithuania?
Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Lithuania at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.
Weather and climate
Lithuania has a temperate maritime climate. In the winter months the temperatures are around -5 degrees and in the summer months around 20 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Lithuania can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Lithuania can be found at Climate info.
June, July and August are the best months to travel to Lithuania. These are the warmest months of the year with pleasant temperatures of around 20 degrees.
Lithuanian is the official language in Lithuania.
Would you like to translate from or into Lithuanian for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Lithuania: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Embassy of Lithuania in the Netherlands: nl.mfa.lt.
Consulates of Lithuania in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting Lithuania, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Money and Currency
In Lithuania, payments are made with the euro (EUR).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Lithuania can be found on our ATMs page.
Prices in Lithuania are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -35% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (50% cheaper), food (34% cheaper), imported beer in catering (42% cheaper), cigarettes (49% cheaper) and public transport (64% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In Lithuania it is customary to tip. A tip between 5 and 10% is expected, especially in tourist areas.
In Lithuania it is 1 hour later than in the Netherlands.
Summer time in Lithuania is the same as in the Netherlands.
Check the local time, date and time zone for Lithuania on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Lithuania you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Lithuania.
Information about public transport in Lithuania can be found at 118.lt.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Lithuania.
In Lithuania the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity in Lithuania can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112
Tap water is not drinkable everywhere.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Lithuania can be found on Google news.
An overview of Lithuanian newspapers can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Lithuania end with.lt.
Lithuania’s official website: lithuania.travel.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Lithuania is 00370 or +370.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Lithuania? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Lithuanian Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Lithuania.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Lithuania.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Lithuania.
Holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays in Lithuania can be found on Beleven.org.
You will find an overview of all school holidays in Lithuania in the Eurydice school guide.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Lithuania, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Lithuania?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Lithuania. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Lithuania can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Lithuania can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Lithuania? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, medicines, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Lithuania, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Lithuania, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Lithuania.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.4 (0.2 for novice drivers up to 2 years old).
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…The center of Europe lies within the Lithuanian borders?
…Lithuania has one of the most important ports in the entire Baltic Sea?
…Lithuania has the fastest internet speeds in the world?
…Lithuania was the largest country in Europe at the time of the 14th century?
…Lithuanian is the oldest spoken European language?
…Lithuania is the oldest and largest country of the Baltic states?