Lithuania is often seen as a young nation, having declared independence from the Soviet Union as recently as 1990. But in the 14th Century the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was the largest country in Europe, so it has plenty of history to look back on.
Vilnius is the capital and logical starting point for travellers. For a nice view, walk up to Gediminas Tower above the attractive Old Town. With a smattering of good museums and plenty of local crafts on sale, it's a pleasant city to visit.
Away from Vilnius, a peculiar attraction in Lithuania's countryside is the Hill of Crosses, where religious pilgrims have covered a hilltop in literally thousands of crosses.
Still undiscovered by the masses, Lithuania remains off the tourist trail – so you'll feel every inch the pioneering traveller if you choose to visit here!