Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Travel from Lisbon to Amsterdam to Boston
  2. 2 wondering if this trip too ambitious
  3. 3 Trip Report Great Value Vacations - NOT
  4. 4 Greek Islands - Which to use as our base?
  5. 5 Rome or Lisbon during end of November? Please help me pick
  6. 6 Driving through Paris
  7. 7 lurento sports car rental - anyone?
  8. 8 Need help with ideas for stopover location
  9. 9 Cyclades w/kids & my ruins-fanatic DH (itin and accommodation advice)
  10. 10 He Musta Saw Us a-Comin': A Brief, Cautionary Tale about Taxis in Rome
  11. 11 Poor weather outlook 10/16-19 Grindenwald
  12. 12 Train Questions: Getting a Train to Bruges And One Random Question
  13. 13 Spanish Medical Providers
  14. 14 Barcelona alternative
  15. 15 So Many Places, So Little Time-17 Day Euro Trip--HELP!
  16. 16 Suggestion for trip to Switzerland, Greece and Italy
  17. 17 Help with Portugal Itinerary Please
  18. 18 Trip Report Lisbon
  19. 19 Trip Report FRANCE 10 YEARS ON: Paris Dordogne Albi Toulouse Arles S Rhone and Nice
  20. 20 Trip Report Stanbr and Lolly visit Eastern Crete
  21. 21 Sicily in feb? If not, where to from Israel?
  22. 22 Italy Car Scam
  23. 23 Itinerary for 5 adults, 3 kids, 2 weeks, & 1 holiday adventure!
  24. 24 Road trip with our dog
  25. 25 Undiscovered Places in Paris
View next 25 » Back to the top

Lithuania & Germany Advice and Ideas

Jump to last reply

I am in the early planning stages for a combined trip to Kaunas/Vilnius, Lithuania and Frankfurt ,Germany for this time next year 2014. The main reason for my trip is to meet my pen pal who I have been writing to for over 20 some years. I could ask for her advice but I do not hear from her an a regular basis and do not want her to feel that is my personal tour guide. She knows I am planning a visit and I will inform her of my plans as they are made but in the meantime, I would like to start my own planning. I also do not see many posts on Lithuania or anything too recent so hoping some people can offer advice or ideas on must sees or how to get around.

I am planning on traveling with my sister and possibly my mom. We will be going exactly one year from now and will have about 12 total days which includes travel time. Right now, I am tracking flight routes even though the dates aren't open yet, it helps me decide in my planning. Flights so far are cheaper to fly into Vilnius versus Kaunas where she lives. I have read that Vilnius is more happening so I am thinking of staying in Vilnius not to mention I can get a better flight to Frankfurt than from Kaunas. I have also read that there are routine buses to Kaunas as it is not too far. I am not sure how much time I will be spending with my friend as I do not want to be a nuisance but think this would be ok. I have also read not to trust taxis that are waiting but rather call one as they overcharge significantly. Is this still true? Are there any other things I should be aware of while in Vilnius? Are there areas that are not recommended to stay in?

I was able to talk my sister into joining me provided we can fit in some Christmas Markets. Since the flight that I am tracking has a connecting in Frankfurt, I thought splitting the trip between Lithuania and Frankfurt. I have not been to Frankfurt so am interested in knowing what Christmas Markets people can recommend in this area. I also read Frankfurt would be ok to spend 5 or 6 days. Would people agree with this or would I be short changing the time there? I will continue to do my own research but just wanted to get some information from people who have been to both areas.

5 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement