The peak time to visit Vilnius is during the summers, from May to September. It is warm and sunny with average high temperatures ranging from 65 to 72 deg F. The onset of autumn (during mid-September to October) is another peak season as it yields a beautiful sight of deciduous trees shedding their yellowish-golden leaves on your way to some top-class architectural marvels in the city. If you’re looking for a budget option, you can visit Vilnius during the winters from mid-November to February. It would be cold and snowy at 50 to 62 deg F, and this would limit the transport facility (especially to the rural areas) but would allow you to enjoy the beautiful sight of snow-clad medieval architecture and some discounted rates for accommodation.
The city is served by Vilnius Airport. One of the fastest growing airports in Europe, it is the largest of the four commercial airports in the country. It is owned by Lithuanian government and is operated by State Enterprise Tarptautinis Vilniaus oro uostas. It serves as a hub for Ryanair, Grand Cru Airlines, Wizz Air and Small Planet Airlines. It offers multiple scheduled flights to numerous international destinations like Moscow, Brussels, Copenhagen, Oslo, Barcelona etc. Prominent airlines like Aeroflot, airBaltic, Ryanair, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines provide round-trip connectivity to and from the Vilnius Airport. Places of Interest in Vilnius
Vilnius is the capital and largest city of Lithuania. This former European Capital of Culture lies in the valley of River Neris and River Vilnia. It is known for its stunning cityscape (best experienced from a hot air balloon) and a host of medieval castles, towers, royal palaces, cathedrals, churches, museums, historical monuments, statues and old cemeteries that together relate to a closed bracket of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque or Neo-Classical architecture. Other prominent hotspots here are the KGB Museum and Nazi Germany’s concentration camps where Jews were tortured until they were dead. Vilnius offers the perfect bang for buck prospect with its lively festivals and cultural events (including annual film festivals and musical concerts), and adventure sports like karting and balloon tours in addition to its eclectic culinary arts.Old Town
The Old Town resembles a millennium old city surrounded by a defensive wall. Its architecture corresponds to late Renaissance and Classicism periods. It is divided into four parts, each with its own natural features. The first part is a castle complex with an old hill fort, second is the old Town Hall, third is a sub-district famous for its riverside beauty and the last is Vilnius Street (it was largely damaged during the WWII).St. Ann's Church
Situated scenically on the right bank of the Vilnia River, the St Ann’s Church can be best described as a glorious triumph of Gothic architecture in Vilnius. This Roman Catholic church has assumed some dramatic fluidic signatures of Flamboyant Gothic and Brick Gothic styles of architecture using 33 different kinds of clay bricks (especially at the facade) that make it quite a sight to behold. Also of related significance are its symmetrical arches and ornate Baroque interiors.Gediminas Castle and Museum
Gediminas Castle is one of the last fortified buildings in Vilnius. It is a nearly 600 year old brick structure, built on the site of a prior 13th century counterpart, which offers a stunning cityscape of the city below. The museum has a remarkable range of 700 year old archaeological artefacts like armours of knights and iconographic fabric of the Old Vilnius. Gediminas Castle was once depicted on the former national currency.