13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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13 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Nuremberg
+3
train + bus + Fly + train:  8​h 15​min
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Lahti
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Nuremberg

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tampere road trip app .

Nuremberg, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nuremberg to Tampere. In May, Tampere is slightly colder than Nuremberg - with highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kuopio.

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kuopio online travel planner .

Getting from Tampere to Kuopio by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

2
nights
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 6th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally have fun at HopLop Lappeenranta. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korpikeidas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 8th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Lappeenranta to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. June in Kouvola sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lahti.

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Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

2
nights
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 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and finally enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, then see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, and then admire the landmark architecture of Lahti City Hall.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lahti trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Kouvola to Lahti in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor

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