10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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10 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
train:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
Lahti
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
End: Helsinki

5
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Vapriikin Museokeskus. We've included these beaches for you: Suolijarvi Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach. Step out of Tampere to go to Haemeenlinna and see Hame Castle, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, and let little ones run wild at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto).

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planner .

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

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Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 12th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Tampere to Savonlinna by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
day
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

2
days
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and finally have fun at Hohtokeila Lahti.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lahti route planner.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Lahti in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lahti are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Lahti

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

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Repovesi National Park
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland

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