Vilnius, the country's capital, is situated 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of Birstonas, while Kaunas is 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the north.
Staying in only one place, no matter how popular, can only ever give you a narrow glimpse into the wider cultural and natural fabric of a region. So be sure to set aside enough time to delve into Lithuania's other cities, attractions and landscapes. If you've got a hankering for more ways to enjoy the region, try the City Park and Angels of Liberty Monument in and around Alytus, which is 15 miles (24 kilometers) to the north of Birstonas.
When it's time to explore beyond Birstonas, visit the nearest regional city. Kaunas sits 20 miles (32 kilometers) away and is home to visitor attractions including Town Hall Square, Kaunas Zoo and Vytautas Magnus University. Kaunas Town Hall, Tadas Ivanauskas Zoological Museum and Kaunas Castle are good places to visit.
Faith is an important facet of every community's make-up, so set aside some time to visit Lithuania's churches and other religious sites. Spend the time to gain a deeper understanding of Lithuania by researching its history. A good place to start is by visiting the area's historic old towns.
Why don't you relax and enjoy during gentle pastimes such as camping or cycling. Both activities are well-loved options for both tourists and locals alike. When the weather is fine, head to the area's gorgeous waterways for a morning of canoeing or sailing.
When you have to head off and say "Viso gero", you'll be loaded with memories to take with you.