Aukštaitija National Park (~ 120 km from Vilnius, 6 hours tour) is the bigest and the most popular National park in Lithuania, covering an area of 30 thousand hectare and famous for its numerous lakes and unspoiled nature.
Solitary findings indicate, that in a present territory of the Aukštaitija National Park people lived already in 9-8 century B.C. Human activities for longer than ten thousand years left many traces, and cultural heritage of many generations is one of the most valuable in the park today. Here one can learn about life of ancestors starting from the Stone Age in centre of National Park - Palušė, about their fights with crusaders from Livonia Order during medieval ages and about customs of Aukštaitija ethnic region in 18th -20th centuries. Many historical, archaeological and architecture monuments reminds about the old times and the great past of human kind in this region.