Best Time to Visit Lithuania

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Lithuania. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Klaipeda und Vilnius. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Lithuania for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol -9 °C to 22 °C
Waves Symbol 2 °C to 19 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.223.54 in (8 – 14 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 6 °C (Vilnius) and 7 °C (Klaipeda)
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Geographical location

The northern European state of Lithuania is the southernmost of the three Baltic states. In the west, the Baltic Sea is a natural border and Lithuania borders Latvia, Belarus, Poland and Kaliningrad.

The capital is Vilnius and lies in the southeast of the country. More than 2.9 million people live on an area of 41000 square miles. This results in a population density of 45 inhabitants per square kilometre.

Climate in Lithuania

The beauty of Vilnius (aivas14)  [flickr.com]  CC BY-SA 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' Similar to the other Baltic states, Lithuania has a temperate continental climate. This is characterized by large differences in the summer and winter months. The average annual temperature is minus 6 °C, in July it can get up to 17 °C. The Baltic Sea provides for maritime influences in the regions at the west coast.

Even in the winter months, for example, day temperatures in Klaipeda do not usually fall below 0 °C. In the autumn and winter months is the precipitation up to 3.54 in. In the country side, like the capital Vilnius, the climate is much more continental.

In the winter months of November to February, temperatures can drop significantly below 0 °C, especially at night. Rainfall increases in the summer months and can reach 3.07 in in the eastern regions in July. In the summer months, up to 9 hours of sunshine can be on the agenda, making the air quite warm.

Best Time to Visit Lithuania: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 1 °C
Water max. 3 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax.1 °C
Water max. 2 °C
MarchMar
MaximumMax. 3 °C
Water max. 2 °C
AprilApr
MaximumMax. 11 °C
Water max. 4 °C
MayMay
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JulyJul
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AugustAug
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SeptemberSep
TemperaturesTemp. up to 16 °C
OctoberOct
MaximumMax. 12 °C
Water max. 13 °C
NovemberNov
MaximumMax. 6 °C
Water max. 9 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 2 °C
Water max. 6 °C

When to travel to Lithuania?


From the month of May, the days in Lithuania will be longer and allow for a variety of excursions and sightseeing tours. If you prefer a seaside holiday on the Baltic Sea, you should travel to Lithuania in the summer months of June, July or August. At air temperatures of about 20 °C, the water temperature rises to similar values of up to 19 °C.

For hardened people this should not be an obstacle to risking a jump into the cool water, especially on sunny days. We also recommend the summer months of June to August as the best time to travel to Lithuania. The winter months are less suitable for a trip to Lithuania due to the relatively high rainfall and sinking temperatures.

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Lithuania) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
KlaipedaJune, July, and August
VilniusMay, June, July, and August

Climate Charts Lithuania

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Klaipeda

Climate Chart Klaipeda
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Vilnius

Climate Chart Vilnius
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Lithuania

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Lithuania, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Klaipeda (Lithuania)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature-0°15°18°20°20°16°12°
Night Temperature-5°-5°-2°11°14°14°10°-3°
Water Temperature10°15°19°19°17°13°
Precipitation (inch)1.971.221.541.421.542.22.913.273.53.153.542.68
Rainy days12101088891211131414
Hours of Sunshine1246910986311
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Klaipeda is 7 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: August (16.8 °C)
Coldest month: January (-2.8 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Klaipeda is 19 °C. Comfortable bathing is possible at water temperatures of about 21 °C.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
July, August, and September

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 28.94 inch on 129 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, April, November, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 9.5 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 4.9 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Vilnius (Lithuania)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature-4°-2°11°18°21°22°22°16°10°-1°
Night Temperature-9°-8°-4°11°12°12°-1°-5°
Precipitation (inch)1.611.51.541.812.443.033.072.832.562.092.242.17
Rainy days10991091011101191212
Hours of Sunshine134688775311
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Vilnius is 6 °C.

Warmest month: July (16.9 °C)
Coldest month: January (-6.1 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 26.89 inch on 122 rainy days

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, April, October, November, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, May is the sunniest month with an average of 7.8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 4.4 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Highlights and Attractions


The capital Vilnius has a lot of cultural highlights to offer. The small but fine old town is an attraction. The St. Annen Church and the Gediminas Tower are further architectural highlights in Vilnius. In the coastal town Klaipeda you should not miss the Kursiu Nerija National Park. Other highlights in Lithuania include Trakai Castle and Druskininkai Aquapark.

Popular Activities

More attractions

Lonely Planet Experiences: Soviet Vilnius Small-Group Tour | Vilnius: Then and Now Old Town Tour | Vilnius: 2.5-Hour Jewish Quarter Walking Tour | Vilnius Kickbike Tour | Vilnius: 2-Hour Haunted Walking Tour | Vilnius: City Highlights Walking Tour | Soviet Vilnius Guided Walking Tour |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Klaipeda (Station Rumpišk?)
light rain     light rain, 6 °C
Clouds: 0 %       Wind: 2 mph N
Air Pressure: 1029 hPa       Humidity: 100 %
Last updated: 26th May 2020, 01:42 am
The next days …
26th May 202027th May 202028th May 202029th May 202030th May 202031st May 2020
sky is clear8 °C to 16 °Cbroken clouds10 °C to 12 °Clight rain9 °C to 12 °Cmoderate rain9 °C to 15 °Cmoderate rain11 °C to 13 °Clight rain10 °C to 14 °C
8 °C to 16 °C10 °C to 12 °C9 °C to 12 °C9 °C to 15 °C11 °C to 13 °C10 °C to 14 °C
Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 62 %Clouds: 13 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 90 %
No PrecipitationNo Precipitation0.05 in of rain0.27 in of rain0.29 in of rain0.02 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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