VILNIUS REGION (Vilnius - Kernavė - Trakai)

88 km
12 h.
10 object
Asphalt: 70%
Gravel road: 30%

Discover Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania teeming with life, and its local history. The 150-km-long route takes 5 days to complete. During the trip, you will see stunning architecture, learn fun facts about the lives of Lithuanians in the old times when visiting museums, pass through captivating landscapes of unique beauty and spirit at any time of the year as you cross nature trails and gardens. The route starts in the winding streets of the largest Old Town in the East and Middle Europe, takes you along various churches, Trakai castles and the remaining hillforts, bewitching your heart and allowing you to feel the flow of living history.

Course of route

1. Vilnius University Botanical Garden
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Vilnius University Botanical Garden was established in 1781. The Botanical Garden has two land lots, one in Vingis and one in Kairėnai. With a total area of 199 ha, this Botanical Garden is the largest in Lithuania and has the widest collection of plants, including around 10,000 different varieties (around 190 families and 886 genera).

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2. Bernardine Garden
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Bernardine Garden, formerly known as Sereikiškės Park, is located at the very heart of Vilnius City, between Gediminas Tower, the Vilnelė and Bernardine Monastery. Following a year-long renovation in 2013, the authentic atmosphere of the 19th century was restored in the park based on the design of Artist Vladislav Strauss.

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3. Vilnius Old Town
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Vilnius Old Town is the oldest part of Vilnius City and stretches along the left bank of the Neris towards the south of the Gediminas Tower. Vilnius Old Town is the largest old town in Baroque style in the Eastern and Middle Europe and is thus considered to be an urbanistic monument.

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4. Trakai Peninsula Castle
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Trakai Peninsula Castle, also known as the Great Castle, is located in Trakai City, about 0.1 km to the North from the start of Karaimų Street and at the end of Kęstučio Street. This is the territory of Trakai Island and Peninsula Castle Cultural Park situated between Lake Galvė and Lakes Bernardinai.

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6. Trakai Island Castle
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Trakai Island Castle is a gothic castle with a pedestrian bridge situated on the Castle Island of Lake Galvė in Trakai City. The castle was built by Dukes Kęstutis and Vytautas in the 14th century.

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7. Bike trails in Trakai: Trakai Peninsula Castle – the Old Trakai; Trakai Island Castle – Užutrakis Manor
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Bike trails in Trakai. The crushed stone trails have concrete curbs and are a safe way to get around by bike or on foot. The trail winds along the picturesque shores of Lake Galvė.

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8. Trakai lakes (Galvė, Akmena, Totoriškiai) and beaches
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Trakai lakes and beaches are great places to take a rest or a swim and relax by the clear waters of the lakes. Beautiful beaches and sports courts have been built near the lakes.

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9. Užutrakis Manor and Park
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Užutrakis Manor and Park. The Manor was built between 1898 and 1901 by the Tyszkiewicz family and is now a venue for many cultural events. The park is adorned by sculptures and ponds, providing a romantic view from the Manor to the Trakai Castle.

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10. Kernavė Archeological Site Museum (Kernavė Museum)
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Kernavė Archeological Site Museum has an exhibition of the Kernavė Archeological Site which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, the daily work of archeologists and the annual archeological studies continued on since 1979. Kernavė is like a book with all of its pages intact. The goal of the exhibition is to interest its visitors to read this book from beginning to end.

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Congratulations, you saw all the objects on the route!