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Lithuania at a Glance

Lithuania's striking landscape is filled with green rolling hills, tranquil ponds and dense forests. Near the coast and on what is known as the Curonian Spit, elk, deer and birds live alongside each other in fragile sand dunes. Pack your sweater and sturdy shoes and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime.

The Lithuanian countryside is studded with small farms, old churches and mouldering castles. Rounding each bend in the road can be an adventure. For great sightseeing, try taking on Lithuania by bicycle. Cycle the coast along long, flat sandy roads, or head inland for bucolic memories of biking through little villages.

Lithuanian's largest city, Vilnius, has the quaint feel of a village, but with all of the fun of a modern city. Spend the day wandering cobblestone streets of the old city and counting the many church spires that fill the skyline. In the evening stroll between art galleries, have dinner and then get ready to bar hop. With much to occupy you in both the city and the countryside, you'll be planning your next visit to Lithuania before you've even left.

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Passport / Visa Requirements

American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Lithuania if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. For more information, contact a Lithuanian Consulate's office. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

Need to Know

Severe Weather: Lithuania has cold, snowy winters and mild summers. Be prepared with winter clothes and use caution if you need to drive. In summer it can be chilly enough for a sweater. 

Safety Concerns: Lithuania has dangerous traffic in some areas. Be careful both as a pedestrian and when you are behind the wheel. To protect your personal safety, stay in well lit areas at night, lock up your bike and don't leave valuables in your car.

Health Concerns Travelers do not need any special vaccinations to visit Lithuania. Avoid stray dogs, and if you are bitten, seek medical attention right away to protect against rabies. 

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