Mild is not a word that will often be used to describe the winters in Vilnius, and if the locals call it mild then to the visitors it might be downright freezing. December and January can generally be the coldest months of the year and the rainy season begins in October and gradually turns to snow by December. With the coming of the New Year the snow really starts to fall and this lasts until March. The area certainly has that feeling of the great white north throughout the long winters.

Springtime is actually the drier season in this Baltic state but there can be some late spring rain before the fairly dry months from July through September. Summer kicks into high gear in July, and while occasional temperatures in the upper 80s and even in the 90s do occasionally happen these are quite rare. It is more common to experience a cool summer with daytime temperatures in the 70s and a cooling off at night into the mid 60s. Because of its northern location the sun doesn’t se too early and it can be intense during the daylight hours. Things cool off in the fall, but with fairly dry weather and cool temperatures this is an ideal time to explore the history of Vilnius.